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Jacob Gull
What to do after Compressor kills my computer speed
on Sep 30, 2013 at 4:59:10 pm

I left Compressor on overnight to compress a BluRay file. I'm used to it leaving the computer sluggish, so I rebooted. Only the computer remained sluggish. I have rebooted several times, including unplugging the power cord. I also zapped the PRAM, trashed my preferences, and verified my disc and disc permissions. Computer is still very slow.

How do I get my computer back to speed?

Computer: Mac Pro G5, 2.66Ghz, 8Gb Ram, Mac OS 10.6.8


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Michael McIntyre
Re: What to do after Compressor kills my computer speed
on Sep 30, 2013 at 5:23:23 pm

Hey Jacob,

Your Compressor job could be hung up and still trying to complete. Open Batch Monitor and see if it's still running. Within Compressor, you can go to Compressor -> Reset Background Processing -> "Reset and cancel jobs". For failed jobs that I've sent to a cluster, I've even had to go into QMaster and stop sharing that cluster.

Doesn't matter if you reboot or repair permission, the job will start again unless you can kill it somehow.

Hope this help - Michael


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Jacob Gull
Re: What to do after Compressor kills my computer speed
on Sep 30, 2013 at 5:33:30 pm

Thank you for the input, but this is not solve the issue.


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Michael McIntyre
Re: What to do after Compressor kills my computer speed
on Oct 1, 2013 at 12:44:37 am

Sorry to hear that, Jacob. Not sure how best to advise:
• Does Batch Monitor still show an encode processing?
• Does Activity Monitor show any 'suspicious activity'? [i.e. What's hogging all that CPU?}

- Michael


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