MCEBuddy - How to Get Started - User Guides


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Below are some guides to get you started with MCEBuddy.

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The Quick Start Guide to Getting Started with MCEBuddy

  1. Start MCEBuddy from the Window Start Menu and click on Settings on the main screen
  2. Double click Convert to MP4 on the Conversion Tasks pane
  3. Change the Destination Directory to the directory you want to the converted file and click OK
  4. Double click Windows Default in the Monitor Locations pane
  5. Change the Monitor Path to point to the directory where you video/recording are that need to be converted, then click OK
  6. Now click OK to close the settings page and then click Start

Welcome to MCEBuddy

The Detailed Guide to Getting Started with MCEBuddy

  • Start MCEBuddy from the Windows Start Menu
  • Click on Settings
  • In the Conversion Tasks section double click on the default Conversion Task (Convert to MP4) to open it or click on Add in the Conversion Tasks pane to create a new task
  • Enter the Task Name if you’re creating a new task (give it any name)
  • Select the Profile you want to use to convert the video. The profile determines that format of the encoding and quality of the encoding. A brief description of each profile will be given in the box below.The default setting is to convert the video in a High Quality MP4 file. If you want you can change the format or quality by selecting the appropriate profile from the drop down list.
  • Select the Destination Directory, this is the place where the converted file will be placed.
  • Remove Ad’s, by default MCEbuddy is set to detect commercials using a program called Comskip. If you want to keep the commercials change this to None or leave it as Comskip if you want to remove the Commercials from the video while converting. If you’ve selected the option to install ShowAnalyzer while installing MCEBuddy, will show up here as another option to use to detect commercials.
  • Click OK to close the Conversion Task page and return to the Settings page.
  • If you want MCEBuddy to automatically convert all video files in a particular directory then click on Add in the Monitor Locations pane or double click on Windows Default in the Monitor locations pane.
  • If you selected Add, enter a name for this Monitor Task
  • Set to Monitor Path to the directory which contain your videos to be converted (e.g. your Recorded TV directory).
  • Search Pattern, by default MCEBuddy will look for ALL video files in that directory. Say you want it to convert only WTV files, then enter *.wtv to in the Search Pattern box.
  • Click OK to close the Monitor Location page and return to the Settings page
  • Click OK to close the Settings page
  • Click Start and MCEBuddy should get started with the conversions
  • You can always Manually add additional files to convert by clicking the Add button on the main page or dragging and dropping the folders/file into the white box on the main page.
  • Click on the Close button to close the window and MCEBuddy will minimize to the system tray and keep running the background.
  • You can always start MCEBuddy from the Start Menu or click on the icon in the System Tray to see the current status of the conversions.

Detailed Documentation and FAQ’s

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Click on the tag for Tweaking Topics: #tweaking

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