Question about pausing

Sep 17, 2013 at 8:02 PM
Should I not leave a conversion paused for an extended period of time? Or put my computer to sleep while a conversion is paused? Because I paused a conversion and put my computer to sleep before I went to bed last night because I have trouble sleeping with the fan spinning so loud. When I woke up the next morning I tried to resume the conversion and it failed. Did I do something wrong, or should that not have happened? Thanks.
Sep 21, 2013 at 5:27 PM
I just gave it a test with a short sleep and things seem to be working fine. What error did you get in the log when it failed?
Sep 29, 2013 at 8:38 PM
I don't know, I didn't look. The only other thing I can think of is that the file I was compressing was on an external hard drive. Could that have caused any problems?
Sep 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Don't know; I have never tried encoding from an external hard drive and putting the computer to sleep. It could be that it had some trouble initializing the device when the computer came back up and the file got closed.