Stop using the PC when burning ? Ripping ? Converting?

Is it necessary to stop using the PC when I’m burning a disk ?
Or Ripping a DVD ?
Or converting from one to another (eg. MPG to DivX) ?

Can I also watch live TV or do a TV recording when I’m doing the above ?

What about scanning ? Can I do some scanning when I’m doing the above ?

Thanks.

Well it kinda all depends on your pc’s spec. Let us know what your specs are.

I have always believed the safest way is not doing anything else, why risk screwing up your project, but that is only my opinion.

Intel 6420
RAM 2GB
MOBO ASUS P5B-E Plus
DVD LG GSA H42N

I’m not very good at HW. Is this sufficient ? Thanks !

That’s a pretty fast system, and with the dual core processor you should be able to multi-task fairly easily. The only thing I worry about in my much slower, single processor system is writing to a disk.

Oh but I forgot to mention… I’m running Win 2000. Don’t know if that would make a difference.

I’ve got the same motherboard as you but with a 6600 & I do loads of other things when burning. I use XP but I can’t see that W2000 should be any different, probably slightly faster than XP anyway.

Yo-

My experience has been that if I multitask whilst burning - the burns do not come out as well as if the computer is left alone - hence - one work computer and another burning computer (see below) to prevent the need for multitasking-eh!!