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VP-540 prints slow when playing videos.

Discussion in 'Roland' started by RidicRick, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. RidicRick

    RidicRick New Member

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    Not sure if I am the only one but when I try to listen to music from a website or play videos from a website my printer goes very slow (using the same computer for printing and listening to music). I am assuming its from the bandwith being used but it just seems weird that it is affecting the printer. I know I could just play music with another computer but I don't want to. lol Anyone else notice this problem? A print job that is suppose to take 6 minutes just took 22 minutes printing the same thing. The head moves accross the vinyl at normal speed but it pauses for a few seconds before coming back across. Its not a big deal, I am just curious if anyone noticed this problem.
     
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  2. TC Grafix

    TC Grafix Member

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    I think its time for you to go old school and hook up a radio. :D
     
  3. RidicRick

    RidicRick New Member

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    Thats the problem.. I am so sick of the same songs over and over on the radio so I built a playlist on playlist.com. But thanks for the suggestion :) lol
     
  4. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    Maybe it's a problem with the bandwidth traffic on your ethernet card?
     
  5. cdiesel

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    yep.. network bandwidth is choking thr printer.
     
  6. MuggaMan

    MuggaMan New Member

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    Might need to get a cheap print server (aka rip), if you did that it would rip the job from the server and your computer won't have to do anything.
     
  7. anotherdog

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    does the 540 have a 10/100/1000 network card??
    Would it be worth putting one in the rip?
     
  8. DRamm76

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    It's definitely the network bandwidth. Does this also happen if you're just playing music stored on your hard drive? I would also go into the Task Manager and see if you have all sorts of processes and applications running that don't need to be and shut them down. That can slow things up tremendously.

    Also, porn looks better on an HDTV rather than a PC so maybe stop watching and printing at the same time..just saying LOL
     
  9. Mainframe

    Mainframe Very Active Member

    I have a 24" imac, it is not uncommon for me to watch pawn stars in one corner, design something in illy, print from versaworks using parallels & xp, all the while the mail ap is open & hits the server every minute for email. No problem & while I am at it I will pull something from the 3 other Macs on the network if I need it. I have never seen the printer slow or stop. Just letting you know what I have experienced.
     
  10. High Octane

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    If i have a video play while Corel is open....it screws up Corel and if you try to move something in the program it makes copy after copy of it until you restart the program
     
  11. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    HighOctane if you are talking about Corel and the move and copying, try hitting your space bar and see if it quites rather than restart!
     
  12. cdiesel

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    High Octane,
    You can also try zooming in and out again. Usually fixes the "ghosting".

    Mainframe,
    I've seen this happen when the network is getting hit really hard. I have also seen it happen when the processor gets slammed, but it's usually the network. I'd venture to say you have a gigibit card in your iMac. One cheap fix is to just add another NIC.

    As far as using a RIP, Versaworks is the RIP. It rips on the computer and transfers the print data to the printer as it prints.
     
  13. Mainframe

    Mainframe Very Active Member

    cdiesel, I think you misunderstood my post, I was bragging about my imac, in short, I seem to be able to do a bunch of things including watch movies while printing without any trouble, I was suggesting maybe he look into getting one.
     
  14. RidicRick

    RidicRick New Member

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    Sorry for not posting so soon, been pretty busy lately. It only slows down for a few sites like youtube and such and not for videos or music on the hard drive. But here is the weird part. When I download stuff from a friends hosting server and the speed is maxed out as far as my cable provider will let me go my printer doesn't slow down at all. It only slows down when streaming videos or music and of course not PORN! thats for my other computers.. lol But thanks for the feedback, I will look into getting a print server or something. The pc I use is extremely fast and loaded with lots of ram. I actually do the vinyl graphics on custom pc cases for companies like Nvidia, crucial, ASUS and so on so they are always sending me the latest and greatest hardware to build some killer pc's. Plus I am proud I just did the graphics for the fastest pc in the world (link below). But if I dont got the proper print server or network going I guess those fast pc's wont do well for printing, only graphics and of course gaming.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/news/15651...erno_ssds_burn_the_benchmarks_down/index.html
     
  15. joeshaul

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    Tried hookin up via the USB to see what happens then?

    I've seen similar issues on printing, but usually mine were resource related. I use like a pentium 4 2 ghz for RIP'ing, but that's its sole purpose in life, I set a job up to RIP and print, then go back to designing on my other PC. Every once in awhile if I try to change artwork/etc while printing, I've noticed it'll pause up like an old Windows 98 app. Also, are you set up to do RIP, then print, or do you use Versaworks RIP while printing option ? The difference being the first will basically compose the complete output for the printer before it sends it to the printer, the latter will do it on the fly and could cause potential bottlenecking.
     
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