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Possible to rip 2 discs at once?

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:44 pm
by Ferrett1983
Hi,

I have quite a few boxsets i want to rip, one of them has 32 discs. I was wondering that if I picked up another drive to accompany the one I already own would I be able to rip two discs at once?

Regards

Daniel

Re: Possible to rip 2 discs at once?

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:06 pm
by Woodstock
The number you rip at once is really limited by how many drives you have (obviously) and how much bandwidth you have to save things. You assign a copy of MakeMKV a drive, and run one copy per drive.

My personal limit has been three drives on a machine, because I have to coordinate file names between instances when dealing with episodes.

Re: Possible to rip 2 discs at once?

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:25 pm
by Ferrett1983
OK that makes sense. I have two drives, so if I assign one drive to makemkv and then open makemkv again I can then use my second drive?

Re: Possible to rip 2 discs at once?

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:29 pm
by Woodstock
There is a setting in MakeMKV preferences to ask which drive to use if more than one is found. Preferences->IO, Ask for single drive mode.

With that checked, starting MakeMKV with more than one drive will present you with a dialog box where you can assign a single drive to the current instance, or "all drives". Start one with the first drive selected, then start a new instance and select the second (or third, or ...) drive. After that, they won't interfere with each other.