Thumbnails Tasks List
Use the Thumbnails Tasks List to manage the files to be converted as well as any DVD videos to be created along with their properties. The Thumbnails Tasks List displays the tasks to be performed, the status of each task and other information. Each row in the list represents one task. Use the list to change the target filename or the order in which the tasks are to be performed, to remove tasks, and to select tasks for customization.
The order of the items in the Thumbnails Tasks List is the order that in which the tasks will be performed. To change an items order, drag the item to the new location or use the Move Up or Move Down commands on the toolbar at the bottom of the Tasks List. When dragging an item, notice that there is a highlight marker on the item where it will drop. The item will be dropped before the highlighted item.
Right-click anywhere in the Thumbnails Tasks List or on an item in the list to open the Tasks List Context Menu, which contains useful commands. Double-click on a thumbnail item to play its source file.
The Thumbnails Tasks List is shown in the figure below:
The following fields can be displayed for each task:
Displays the name of the source file being converted. When a DVD image is being created, the text "<multiple Sources>" displays.
Displays the name of the target file resulting from the conversion (or the name of the folder, if creating a DVD). To change the name of the target file, select the item and press the F2 key.
Displays the status of the task.
Displays an estimate of how much time it will take to complete the task. If the task is paused, the estimate will not be updated until the task resumes.
Displays notes about the task being executed such as an error message for any failed item.
Thumbnails Tasks List Icons and buttons
The Thumbnails Tasks List also displays icons for the task type as well as the task status, as described in the following paragraphs:
The Thumbnails Tasks List displays thumbnail or icon for each task type. For file conversion, a thumbnail or special icon that depends upon the media content of the source file is displayed, if a source has At least video a thumbnail is generated for the task, if a source has audio an icon that shows audio will be displayed for the item. For DVD image tasks a DVD icon is displayed.
The Tasks List also displays icons in each task that show the task's status. The status can be one of the following:
Idle (no icon is shown)
Failed to convert
Tasks List Buttons
Video Playback Window
Tasks List Context Menu
Tasks List Toolbar