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Final Steps

The final settings to look at before you start encoding are muxing options. Muxing is short for multiplexing, which is simply weaving video, audio and subtitle streams together to form an output file where all can be read (and played) simltaneously.

Muxing Options

On the Muxing tab, found on the Advanced Options tab of Encoding Options are a few settings which you may need to adjust.

1. Default Subtitle

Check this box if you want a particular subtitle to be on when you start the movie. Most of the time this should be unchecked.

2. Portable Device Compliance

Select either Mux IPOD Compliant or Mux PSP Compliant if you are encoding your video to watch on one of those devices.

3. Generating Chapters

If you used a DVD IFO for your source file its chapters will be transferred to your output file. AVI files are an exception since there is no chapter support. If you wish to put chapters at regular intervals instead, or if your source wasn't a DVD, you can turn that option on here and select the number of minutes between chapter points.

Job Management

HDConvertToX uses a job queue to manage the various steps involved in creating your output files. This includes demuxing, encoding, remuxing, and (for AVCHD or Blu-ray) authoring. Go to the Queue tab to see or edit

Before creating your queued job you should set the Save File location at the top of the window. Click the button and browse to your desired destination folder.

1. Queue Jobs & Start Queue

Click the Add to Queue button to add all jobs required to encode, mux, and author your video file to the queue. The Start Queue button runs the jobs in the queue one at a time, starting from the top. You can bypass the queue entirely by using the Generate Encode button. The jobs will be run normally but no queue entries will be made.

2. The Queue

You can see the contents of the queue, a list of command line instructions for various tools, on the Queue tab. You can also directly edit queue items and even copy text from the queue.

3. Removing & Saving Jobs

You can remove either the first (top) job or all jobs in the queue using the buttons at the bottom of the Queue tab. You can also save the entire queue. When you save a queue, instead of creating a data file which must be opened by HDC it simply saves a Windows batch file to perform the jobs on its own.

Once all the jobs complete you will have a new video file ready for burning to disc, storing on your network, or transferring to the device of your choice.

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Version History
v1.0 2009.11.30 - Original version by Rich Fiscus
Written by: Rich Fiscus