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NEW VERSION 2.3.13 Free / 2.4.4 Donate

MCEBuddy takes your video recordings and REMOVES COMMERCIALS and Advertisements while converting your recordings into formats that are usable on other systems and portable devices. It does all of this automatically in the background with a minimum of fuss and little technical knowledge required. Converts from WTV, DVR-MS, TS, MPEG and many other formats. Converts to MP4 , AVI, MKV, portable devices and others. Removes Commercials. Converts in the background at scheduled times. Very easy simple user interface for basic users and an advanced options interface for power users to tweak the quality, volume, trim videos, extract subtitles, schedules, custom file renaming, eMail notifications, downloading show information from the internet, selecting audio language and many more features.

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OS:Windows
Version:2.3.13 Free / 2.4.4 Donate
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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Changelog for 2.4.4 (32bit and 64bit)
NEW FEATURES:
1.Added support for TiVO Bolt

BUG FIXES:
2.Fix for Windows 10 64bit install error while trying to install FFDShow
3.Bugfix for reading movie/sports showtype from MediaPortal XML
4.Updated IMDB matching to match the new API version (old version stopped working)
5.Fixed a critical bug that would cause conversions to fail under rare circumstances when doing a short operation
6.Corrections to pop up help
7.Fixed a bug with MCEBuddy Custom Cuts, close file before sending to MCEbuddy to process otherwise MCEBuddy complains that the file is locked
8.Fixed bug in monitoring files not happening when source file paths contains a partial archive path
9.Fixed very rare critical bug which would cause MCEBuddy to not start an app and throw an error
10.Fixed an issue with HDHR files and files with ;=] characters in their names not working with Sync Conversions

ENHANCEMENTS:
11.Metadata from an external file (ARG/XML/NFO etc) will take precedence over metadata within the file. This allows users to override incorrect metadata manually.
12.Added option “–noru” to CCExtractor avoid creating a closed caption roll up effect while extracting them
13.Automatically insert a match all in the filters if the user forgets to add one
14.Added extraction of ratings from TiVO metadata
15.Automatically enable Ad marker processing from PlayOn MP4 files
16.Improved metadata matching algorithm when checking online providers for downloading information (now MCEbuddy can ignore special characters (._-) in Title names while matching
17.When delete original option is selected the original file in Monitor Task options, the original file, supporting files with same name (XML, NFO etc) and the folder and parent folders are deleted recursively up to the monitoring root path.
18.Added custom params for eMails and custom commands %sourcefilesizemb% and %convertedfilesizemb% to get the file sizes for source and converted files in MB with 2 decimal numbers
19.Updated to support new IMDB lookup format (old versions will no longer work)
20.Added more options to UserCLI to query conversion queue length, current engine state and if it is within the configured conversion schedule
e.g. MCEBuddy.UserCLI --command=query --action=queuelength

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All features / Full description:
DVR-MS to WMV, DVR-MS to DivX, DVR-MS to H264, DVR-MS to AVI, WTV to TS, WTV to MP4, WTV to AVI, WTV to MKV


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Acronyms / Also Known As:
MCE Buddy


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Great tool, use it often. I donate because I like the tool and want it to get better.


Posted April 10, 2016 by . Tool version 2.3.1.3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



Love this more each day I use it. Great work MCEBuddy team, you really sweat the small stuff


Posted December 10, 2014 by . Tool version 2.4.1 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



Also I am using their new custom cuts tool to trim any excess video. It works perfectly and at the click on a button I can have mcebuddy finish processing it after I mark the cuts. I just love the way these guys innovate!


Posted October 19, 2014 by . Tool version 2.4.1 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



The best version yet I've used in the last 2 years. With hardware encoding it zips past, infact comskip takes longer than the encoding itself.

Great job guys!



Posted October 18, 2014 by . Tool version 2.4.1 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



2.3.15 with hardware encoding is just super fast. brought my conversion time down from 1.5 hours to 20 minutes!

Great going guys.



Posted February 21, 2014 by . Tool version 2.3.15 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



2.3.14 just takes the software to a different level, i like the new simplified user interface and love the new features. just the best software of it's kind. I wish other developers would take examples from this team, very responsive and supportive.

the new software release hardware encoding and I'm loving it so far. It's like a 10x increase in speed.



Posted December 14, 2013 by . Tool version 2.3.14 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



The best software I've ever used for converting videos and it removes commercials. It's fast, super easy to use and just brilliantly designed and it's free :)
Not to mention the awesome support.



Posted November 25, 2013 by . Tool version 2.3.14 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



I've gotto say since 2.2.15, this has been the best version out there.

It's pretty stable, love the UPnP feature which lets me connect to MCEbuddy from work (:D)
The new comskip profile works for me pretty well, it's a little more aggressive but I like it, no ad's at all!
and it's finally working on windows XP also.



Posted October 25, 2012 by . Tool version 2.3.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: https://mcebuddy2x.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Ge ... r%20Guides



Brilliant software, 2.2.15 is the msot stable version yet.

I love the features, it works like a charm on all my recordings (including HD, except Copy Protected). It's the easiest and most functional software I've used to date (now the most stable too to removing commercials)

Love that I can really customize it through the app, I can schedule my conversions and get notified via eMail, the commercial cutting is very accurate for me. I cen control the language, rename the files as I like, change the resolution and quality - brilliantly done!
I can even make my own custom profiles as I choose and the support and documenation is the best I've seen yet for free software.

Nice work RBoy.



Posted September 16, 2012 by . Tool version 2.2.15 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: https://mcebuddy2x.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Ge ... r%20Guides



Does not do hd recordings , nowerday a must...


Posted August 12, 2012 by . Tool version 2.2.11 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10



My review of MCEBuddy will be mostly on a functional level, as I'm no videophyle, so I haven't tried all the different options and configurations. But so far, as I've used it, MCEBuddy does what it's advertised to do. I set it to watch a folder of DVR-MS files, and boom, it converts them all to Divx automatically! The conversion looks pretty darn good too. But like I said, I'm no videophyle, so what I think looks good, I'm sure someone else will say looks crappy.

Ease of use is great. I'm pretty sure a non-technical person could pick it up and use it no problem. Point it to your source directory, give it a destination directory, choose your format, and you're done. But there seem to be enough configurations to satisfy the pickier users. I've only tested out the Divx conversion, which worked great. But it's got a list of formats longer than my... well, it's pretty long. I'm excited to try out the Zune configuration, cause I'd love to have it convert some of my shows for my Zune.

The only reason I didn't give it a 10 for functionality is that it takes a while to convert the files. I don't do a whole lot of encoding/decoding, so I'm sure it's on par for the course, but it's seems a bit long for me. But if you record a lot of stuff, which I'm sure most people running MCE do, don't point it to your main Recorded TV folder. Your machine will be encoding all day long, and it will never catch up to all the shows you've got. What I do is use a tool to move specific shows out of that folder automatically to another folder, say called "Converting Queue", then run MCEBuddy on that folder only. It might be nice in future releases of MCEBuddy to allow it to create some filters so you could tell it to only convert certain shows. But my setup works great. (If you're curious what I'm using to move the shows, it's Belvedere, from Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/341950/belvedere-automates-your-self+cleaning-pc)

I have not yet tested out the commercial detection/skipping functionality.

Anyway, all around great tool, and named very aptly, because I can assure you it will be my buddy with MCE from now on.




Posted March 24, 2008 by . Tool version 1.0.8 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


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