OK first the warning.
This is only a work around. I am NOT a programmer and this code is UGLY. Also ONLY tested on Windows XP Professional
I hope this helps some people. I have created a small script using the inbuilt scripting capabilites of Windows XP. I have heard rumours that the scripting service is not found in Windows XP HOME, but as I don't have the HOME version I can't be sure.
It works as follows - when run, it loads ConvertXtoDVD with ONLY the first file it finds in the specified directory. It will AUTOMATICALLY start to convert it USING THE SAME SETTINGS AS THE LAST TIME YOU SHUT DOWN CONVERTXTODVD.
Once it has finished converting, it waits til the script closes down ConvertXtoDVD before repeating the process for every other file left in the directory specified.
So how to get and edit the script:
1) Download the text file attached to this message. It is called "Encode.txt", you should rename it to "Encode.vbs" (I would have done so but I can't upload a ".vbs" file on the forum.
2) Open the "Encode.vbs" with a text editor like "Notepad".
3) There are THREE lines that need to be edited to suit YOUR system:
3.1) Set objFolder = objFileSystem.GetFolder("C:\DIRECTORY-WHERE-AVI-ARE") ' <---CHANGE THIS LINE
This should be set to where you have all the avi's held. Eg C:\Video\AVI ( NO BACKSLASH AT END )
3.2) MinutesToDelay = "65" '<---CHANGE THIS LINE
This value should be changed to a sensible time as it tells the script how long to wait, in minutes, before shutting down convertxtodvd (forceably and even if it's still encoding the avi) and starting on the next one. Be generous!
3.3)strFullCommand = "C:\PATH-TO-CONVERTXTODVD\ConvertXtoDvd.exe
This line needs just to be told what directory YOUR convertxtodvd resides.
4.)Save the file. Ensure you ONLY have AVI's in your source directory, and then double click the "Encode.vbs" file to start an unattended conversion.
Any programmers out there, please make my code better and post a better script here if you can. I've just done about 60 conversions in the past few days and this script works for me fine - but it isn't an elegant solution.
Thanks and I hope it helps.
Encode.txt (755 Bytes)