Recording 'event' times?



Terry Pinnell
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Not sure of most appropriate ng for this, but maybe someone here could
point me in the right direction please?

I'm experimenting with various DVD-writing programs, such as
MemoriesOnTV, NeroVision etc. Typically, these open the tray when a
burn is finished. For very short tests I've been scribbling down the
time I started a run, going off to some other application like reading
my emails/newsgroups, and then noting the time when the tray opens.
But for long burns this is impractical, as I need to leave the PC and
may not get back for the completion. And in any case I'd prefer to
give the programs maximum resources.

So it would be handy to be able to automatically record the time when
my CD/DVD tray opens. Either the actual time of day (so I can manually
subtract the handwritten start time), or the elapsed time between two
events: an attended start, and an unattended finish signaled by the
tray opening.

I suppose another route would be to setup FileMon, or RegMon with a
filter of some sort to record only the required events, but I think
that might be complicated.

Anyone know of any simple utility that might do the job please?

--
Terry, West Sussex, UK

Nick Walker
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Terry...Might be going the wrong way but doesnt Nero actually tell you the
time taken for a burn on the middle right hand side of the status window??

Kind regards

Nick
"Terry Pinnell" <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> Not sure of most appropriate ng for this, but maybe someone here could
> point me in the right direction please?
>
> I'm experimenting with various DVD-writing programs, such as
> MemoriesOnTV, NeroVision etc. Typically, these open the tray when a
> burn is finished. For very short tests I've been scribbling down the
> time I started a run, going off to some other application like reading
> my emails/newsgroups, and then noting the time when the tray opens.
> But for long burns this is impractical, as I need to leave the PC and
> may not get back for the completion. And in any case I'd prefer to
> give the programs maximum resources.
>
> So it would be handy to be able to automatically record the time when
> my CD/DVD tray opens. Either the actual time of day (so I can manually
> subtract the handwritten start time), or the elapsed time between two
> events: an attended start, and an unattended finish signaled by the
> tray opening.
>
> I suppose another route would be to setup FileMon, or RegMon with a
> filter of some sort to record only the required events, but I think
> that might be complicated.
>
> Anyone know of any simple utility that might do the job please?
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
>


Recording 'event' times?