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How it works:
  • Use Expression Media Encoder to create an encoding profile, then save the profile as an XML file.
  • Launch this batch encoder application, specify the folder in which your AVI files exist.
  • Specify the fully-qualified path/name of the Expression profile XML file.
  • Click the Start button to perform the initial file search and begin the worker thread.
  • During the initial file search. the application will enumerate the AVI files in the specified folder, omit the ones that have a WMV counterpart, leaving only the AVI files that have not yet been converted.
  • The application will also start 'watching' the specified folder for changes and will automatically add any newly-created AVI files to the list as the application is running.
  • The application will work its way through the list of AVI files, converting each to WMV using the Microsoft Expression 3 engine, per the details in the profile XML file.
  • The application will display a progress bar and some details about the current encoding job.
  • The application will set the Created Date/Time of the newly-created WMV files to match the original .AVI file's date time. This is handy because (my) digital video camera stores the date/time that the video was recorded, and Windows Live Video Importer will use this date/time when encoding the AVI file. The AVI files are imported with their Created Date/Time attributes set to the date/time that the video was recorded. Pretty nifty there, Redmond!
  • You can continue to import videos from your camera while this application is running. This application will add the new AVI files to the job list automatically. You just keep switching out those tapes!

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Last edited Jun 3, 2010 at 4:36 PM by mrscottfletcher, version 7

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