Multiple Instances

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Jako, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Jako

    Jako Member

    I've got 3 optical drives on my windows computer. Was wondering if there was a way to run more than 1 instance of AnyDVD so I can rip more than one DVD at a time.
     
  2. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    One instance is all that is needed.

    As for ripping more than one DVD at a time, theoretically you could simultaneously use the AnyDVD ripper for one disc, CloneDVD for another disc and DVD Shrink for yet another disc. This would be a very unwise decision, IMHO. Ripping one disc at a time is the best way and it really doesn't take that long. Adding in support for ripping multiple discs at the same time with the AnyDVD ripper is something that will likely never happen.
     
  3. rckymtntim

    rckymtntim Member

    I believe it's only legal to run one instance of AnyDVD at one time if you only have one license. Two licenses, 2 instances.
     
  4. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    That refers to installations on multiple computers. The OP wants to run multiple instances of the software on the same computer. As it is they don't need to run multiple instances, anyway. It does appear that they want to use the AnyDVD ripper on more than one disc at a time which can't be done with the software.

    They would not be doing anything against the license agreement if they did as I said in my previous post. It would just be a bad idea to do it, IMHO.
     
  5. Jako

    Jako Member

    That doesn't really make sense if they are on the same computer anyways. Even if you had two licenses. You could never get two of the applications running at the same time, I think.

    Edit: Drink beat me too it.
     
  6. rckymtntim

    rckymtntim Member

    Open mouth insert foot. Sorry about that.
     
  7. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    If you're really intent on doing multiple discs at the same time you could always do them from command line with the copy command. E.G. using robocopy(hey, it's what I use for network copies so I know the syntax off the top of my head) :

    -robocopy d:/ c:/Disc1/ *.*
    -robocopy e:/ c:/Disc2/ *.*
    -robocopy f:/ c:/Disc3/ *.*

    etc. Is this a good idea? Meh. As long as your system can handle it, it's not a big deal. No different than any other file copy operations.
     
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Not yet. Next AnyDVD version will allow to run multiple instances of AnyDVD ripper.
     
  9. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    Sick. Very sick. :) I like it! The multiple copy idea would work, would it not?
     
  10. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    *blink* I always envisioned Hell freezing over before you added this. Wow...
     
  11. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, I even announced it once somewhere... Webslinger will probably know. :)
     
  12. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    Hopefully he'll point me in that direction because I don't ever remember seeing that. :eek:

    Now I just look like a dumba**. :p
     
  13. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Unfortunately, I only tend to (selfishly) pay attention to things that interest me. Running multiple instances of Anydvd ripper is not one of those things, so I don't seem to recall that conversation (however, the odds are I probably participated in the discussion given my post count). But if James said he announced something it must be true, and I'm sure some people will find that feature useful.

    This is just another instance of James improving Anydvd. :clap:
     
  14. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    My brain tends to work the same way.

    I don't doubt he said it if he says he did. :) I just don't recall ever reading it anywhere and I can't find it using the search feature. I was just curious to read what else was included in the discussion at the time.

    Yes. :)
     
  15. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    REMEMBER!!! If you are ripping 2 DVD's at the same time - it outta be to 2 different PHYSICAL hard drives. Ripping 2 disks to the same drive causes undue drive wear, and ripping 2 disks to 2 different partitions on the same drive is worse wear and tear. Further, you don't get much speed boost ripping 2 to one drive - you just beat up the poor drive.

    -W
     
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Try Anydvd 6.4.0.3 beta: http://sandbox.slysoft.com/beta/SetupAnyDVD6403.exe

    You can now run multiple instances of Anydvd ripper.
     
  17. Jako

    Jako Member

    Whata know...a few days after I post about this the beta goes official...

    Thanks :D
     
  18. jcusimano2@kc.rr.com

    jcusimano2@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member



    Yeah, WOW!! :D