Some basic help can be found within MCEBuddy itself. Hover of the text, buttons or titles to get help on what they are for.

OPEN THE ILLUSTRATED USER GUIDE (PDF or Word Document).

If you are unable to open the attached guides, refer to the text version below.

The 5 Step 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 place the output 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

YOU'RE DONE!
Welcome to MCEBuddy

The Slightly Longer Guide to Getting Started with MCEBuddy

  1. Start MCEBuddy from the Windows Start Menu
  2. Click on Settings
  3. 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
  4. Enter the Task Name if you're creating a new task (give it any name)
  5. 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.
  6. Select the Destination Directory, this is the place where the converted file will be placed.
  7. Remove Ad's, by default MCEbuddy is set to remove 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.
  8. Click Ok to close the Conversion Task page and return to the Settings page.
  9. 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.
  10. If you selected Add, enter a name to mark this location
  11. Set to Monitor Path to the directory in which all your video's to be converted are lying(e.g. your Recorded TV directory).
  12. 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.
  13. Click OK to close the Monitor Location page and return to the Settings page
  14. Click OK to close the Settings page
  15. Click Start and MCEBuddy should get started with the conversions
  16. You can always Manually add additional files to convert by clicking the Add button on the main page or drag and drop the file into the white box on the main page.
  17. Click on the Close button to close the window and MCEBuddy will keep running the background.
  18. You can always start MCEBuddy from the Start Menu to see the current status of the conversions.

Last edited Nov 10, 2013 at 2:58 PM by rboy1, version 20