ConvertX top options



These options are detailed as follows:


File


Project:
New Project : Start a new project from scratch. A new project is automatically created with saved settings preloaded when ConvertX is first started.
Load Project : Load a saved project that you previously worked on. This will allow you to continue where you left off without restarting from the beginning and without setting up all the options you may have already configured. Do not change the location of the source file(s); otherwise, loading of project will be unsuccessful. The project saves only the file location, not the file itself. The project file name is saved with file extension .XtoDVD or .XtoHD.
Note: When you load a saved project into a actual created project, everything is replaced by the settings and content of this previous saved project.
Save Project : Clicking this will save directly a new project or an existing project with all the source file locations and customized settings.  The first time you save a project you will be asked choose the location on where you want to save your project and also you are asked to provide a project name.  ConvertXtoDVD provides a default project name:  My DVD.  The project file name is saved with file extension .XtoDVD or .XtoHD.
Save Project as.. : Clicking this will save a project with all the source file locations and customized settings.  You will be asked to provide a project name.  ConvertX provides a default project name:  My DVD.  The project file name is automatically saved with file extension .XtoDVD or .XtoHD.  You can choose the location on where you want your project saved.

Add video file: Select the video file you want to convert and it will be added to the Tree View window. It will be shown as Titleset #1, followed by estimated time duration and file name. Every additional file added will have the next titleset number incremented, e.g. Titleset #2, #3, etc.
Note: DVD specification allows only a maximum of 99 titlesets to be added.

Add Blu-ray/DVD: if you want to load a (decrypted) DVD or Blu-raydisk or file, use these options for easier selection (from disc/folder/ISO).

Merge files to this titleset: Joins several files together so they will play seamlessly as one titleset. More details are further explained in Merge window editing topic. Once a video file is added, select it (highlight the Titleset #) and click on this function to merge another file to it. For quick access, this function is also available in the "Merge" Tab under the Preview.

Remove title: Remove the selected titleset in the Tree View window from the current project. The original file still exists on your hard drive.  For quick access, this function is also available in the Toolbar and via context menu by right clicking on the Titleset # node.

Batch conversion (for ConvertXtoDVD only): links to BatchXtoDVD, a free application developed by a third party (not VSO) that enables you to make batch conversions with ConvertXtoDVD.
Exit to close/shut down ConvertX.


Action



Edit Titleset: Shortcut to reach each editing tab for the titleset

Convert /Cancel: Starts or cancels the conversion of your project. Same function as the button in the middle of the Main menu window.
Pause conversion: Pause the conversion at any time during the conversion process. Note: When no conversion is happening this option is greyed out.

Conversion priority: Set how much of CPU resources for ConvertX to perform its task compared to other processes running on your computer. The higher the conversion priority level, the quicker the task will be done but the slower the response for other processes.
Note: Enabled only when there's a conversion in process.

Shutdown PC when finished: Check this option if you want ConvertX to shutdown your computer automatically when the conversion has finished.

Close program when finished: Check this option if you want ConvertX to close itself when the conversion has finished.

Minimize to tray icon: Hides the actual display of the program and show only as a icon in the tray bar.

Move title up: Moves selected titleset up one position (Ctrl + Up): Move a selected titleset up one position in the Tree View window. The titleset number will be decremented by one. e.g. Titleset #2 now becomes Titleset #1.
Note: Enables only when 1) Titleset #2 and above is selected and there are at least 2 titlesets in the project, or 2) conversion has not started. This function is also available via context menu by right-clicking on the Titleset # node.

Move title down:  Moves selected titleset down one position (Ctrl + Down): Move a selected titleset down one position in the Tree View window. The titleset number will be incremented by one. e.g. Titleset #1 now becomes Titleset #2.
Note: Enables only when 1) the next-to-last titleset is selected and there are at least 2 titlesets in the project, or 2) conversion has not started. This function is also available via context menu by right-clicking on the Titleset # node.

Burn an already converted project : Select an already converted project
For ConvertXtodvD:VIDEO_TS stored in the working folder that is set in General tab at Settings) and ConvertXtoDVD will burn it directly to a DVD disk.
This option can also burn any valid DVD video folder (VIDEO_TS=IFO, BUP, VOB) or ISO file that are not created by ConvertXtoDVD. You can only select one(1) VIDEO_TS folder as that is what the standard DVD video disc specifications allows.(The fully finished result is inside this folder)
Note: ISO file burning with the following limitation: The user still select a folder, and if this folder contain an ISO file, it'll be used in priority. If the folder contains several ISO files, the first one will be used.
Note: Disabled only when there's a conversion.

For ConvertXtoHD: select already converted file in HD format, ie  index-BDMV, index-bdm or ISO image, insert a BD disk and ConvertXtoHD will burn it straightaway.


General Settings

See the General Settings section


Windows


Click on the Preview and Log to turn them Off/On. If there is a "tick" in front of Preview or Log, then they are displayed in the software windows.
The Log is the history of all the software's actions. Very useful if there is any conversion/burning issue.


Help




Online guide: links to the online guide on VSO website.  An internet connection is required.

Online Help
: This will direct you into the VSO website where you find several options. An internet connection is required.

Open log file: Will open a text document (usually opened with the standard Windows application Notepad) containing all the log files of your conversions). The most recent conversion is found at the top of the file.
A full conversion log with burning is shown between
********** Log session stop 2009-01-22 00:48:15.578 PID 274960****************
(info)
********** Log session start 2009-01-21 23:53:37.812 PID 274960****************
In case of problems, this information is first needed together with a good description of your problem. Both the description and log file information can be posted on the VSO forum / sent to VSO Support team by either copy and pasting into message window or by attaching as a separate document.
Note: All log files are automatically saved by the software. I.E. you do not need to do a new conversion to create and save a log file. All conversions are recorded, saved and stored for you by the software.  Log files are stored here C:|ProgramData|VSO ConvertXToDVD|6|Log or C:|ProgramData|VSO|ConvertXtoHD|2.  You will also find crash logs in this location.

Report a bug: Click here to open and fill in bug report. The report will be sent out to us, containing the relevant information (log files, etc) we need in order to check the issue. Please detail the problem as thoroughly as possible.

Check for update: Manually check if a new version is available at the VSO website. An internet connection is required. If a new version is available click on the download link on the VSO website. You do not need to uninstall the software before installing a newer version, but you do need to close ConvertX on your computer if it is open before installing the latest version.

Enter license key: See topic Registration.

Buy software: Brings you directly to the VSO Shopping page where you can buy a license key. Entering a license key unblocks the software by removing the watermark that is on the trial version. License keys are sent by email immediately after the payment is received. An internet connection is required.

Extras: points out to other VSO programs if you want to carry out specific tasks (download videos, convert in other formats..)

About: Provides information about
- the program, its version number and drivers used in the program
- whether the software is registered or a trial version

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