Part 2: Import Disc to Create Media Library
1. How to Convert a DVD
Looking at the interface of Vidon Import Utility, users can immediately feel that the designing philosophy shows the simplicity at its best. Not even a single unnecessary button is invited. Everything seems clean, neat and simple.
Now, time to walk you through the whole journey of converting a commercial movie disc. In the following tutorials, a DVD disc is used for demoing. Users can also load a DVD ISO file or folder from computer hard disk drive.
Step 1: Load the DVD Source into Vidon Import Utility
Just throw the target DVD disc into your DVD optical drive, and then launch Vidon Import Utility to access it automatically.
Step 2: Specify the Output Settings
At the lower left part of the interface, users are required to specify the following:
The Video Codec: usually there will be H264 and H265 available, just select the one you prefer;
Full Audio/Video quality versus Smallest file size: if the Full Audio/Video quality is selected, then the converted file will be exactly as the original in terms of audio and video quality, and also the file size. And it takes comparatively longer time to convert. If the Smallest file size is selected, then the converted file is reduced to the possible minimum size with certain rate of compression involved. And the audiovisual quality is still considered excellent, despite less perfect than the original.
Output Directory: Select an output directory from your hard disk drive to save the final converted file. Bear in mind that the location selected needs to be abundance in free space.
Step 3: Initiate the Conversion Process
After doing the required settings, just click the Start button to start the conversion process.
While the conversion is the progress, users are given the choices to pause and resume the conversion anytime, and they are even allowed to appoint what actions shall be taken upon the completion of the conversion. Choices are Doing Nothing, Exit Program, Hibernate and Shut Down. In case you misunderstand, Exit Program means the software will be closed, and Shut Down means to automatically shut down the computer when conversion finishes.
As a reminder, the converted file will be automatically imported to Vidon Server, users are required to do nothing manually.
2. Add Existing Videos on HDD into Vidon Server
Step 1: To add the existing videos from your HDD into Vidon Server, click the pencil icon near the top left corner of the home screen.
Step 2: Click the Add New Path button
Step 3: Click the folder icon to browse the location where your media files are located, select that folder and click OK.
Step 4: Click the Save button to finish adding new videos
After saving the newly added path, the media library shall refresh itself and you are just a couple of minutes away from seeing the newly added videos appear in your sight.
Assumed that all your movies and TV Shows are properly named, Vidon Server will automatically categorize them into respective groups, and meanwhile scrap relative Meta data from internet net that match your targets, also automatically.
3. Edit the Media Meta Info
What if the Meta data information applied to my video is less accurate? Don’t worry, there is a solution to that.
Step 1: Hover the mouse over the problematic video, and click the icon.
Step 2: When at the Edit Meta Data window, you can then fill in all the correct information about the movie you know. You are even allowed to choose your local images as the poster or the background art.