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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. Premium version costs $30.

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File size:102.4MB
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Latest version

2.3.13 Free / 2.4.9 Premium (December 5, 2018)


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Download MCEBuddy 2.3.13 Free  102.4MB  Win

Download MCEBuddy 2.3.13 Free 64-bit  104.2MB  Win64

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Download MCEBuddy 2.4.9 Premium  Win

Download MCEBuddy old versions

MCEBuddy 2.3.13 64bit.zip2013-11-13104.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.13 32bit.zip2013-11-13102.4MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.12 64bit.zip2013-04-08102.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.12 32bit.zip2013-04-08100.5MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.11 64bit.zip2012-12-26101.9MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.11 32bit.zip2012-12-26100.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.9 64bit.zip2012-11-28103.4MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.9 32bit.zip2012-11-28101.7MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.10 64bit.zip2012-11-28101.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.10 32bit.zip2012-11-2899.9MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.7 64bit.zip2012-11-0584.1MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.7 32bit.zip2012-11-0583.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.6 64bit.zip2012-10-2967.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.6 32bit.zip2012-10-2966.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.5 64bit.zip2012-10-2567.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.5 32bit.zip2012-10-2566.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.4 64bit.zip2012-10-2167.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.4 32bit.zip2012-10-2166.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.3 64bit.zip2012-10-2067.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.3 32bit.zip2012-10-2066.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.2 64bit.zip2012-10-0967.7MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.2 32bit.zip2012-10-0966.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.1 64bit.zip2012-10-0467.7MB*
MCEBuddy 2.3.1 32bit.zip2012-10-0466.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.18 Remote Client.zip2012-10-0411MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.18 64bit.zip2012-10-0467.7MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.18 32bit.zip2012-10-0466.7MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.17 32bit.zip2012-09-3066.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.16 Remote Client.zip2012-09-2711MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.16 64bit.zip2012-09-2767.7MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.16 32bit.zip2012-09-2766.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.15 64bit.zip2012-09-1567.5MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.15 32bit.zip2012-09-1566.6MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.14 64bit.zip2012-09-0567.4MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.14 32bit.zip2012-09-0566.4MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.13 64bit.zip2012-08-2767.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.13 32bit.zip2012-08-2766.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.12 64bit.zip2012-08-1867.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.12 32bit.zip2012-08-1866.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.11 64bit.zip2012-08-1267.4MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.11 32bit.zip2012-08-1266.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.10 32bit.zip2012-08-1166MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.9 64bit.zip2012-08-0667MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.9 32bit.zip2012-08-0666MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.8 64bit.zip2012-08-0567MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.8 32bit.zip2012-08-0566MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.7 64bit.zip2012-07-1961.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.7 32bit.zip2012-07-1960.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.6 64bit.zip2012-07-1660.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.6 32bit.zip2012-07-1659.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.5 64bit.zip2012-07-1560.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.5 32bit.zip2012-07-1559.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.4 64bit.zip2012-07-1360.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.4 32bit.zip2012-07-1359.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.3 64bit.zip2012-06-2154.3MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.3 32bit.zip2012-06-2153.5MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.2 64bit.zip2012-06-1954.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.2 32bit.zip2012-06-1953.5MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.1 64bit.zip2012-06-1154MB*
MCEBuddy 2.2.1 32bit.zip2012-06-1153.2MB*
MCEBuddy 2.1.9 64bit.zip2012-05-1251.4MB*
MCEBuddy 2.1.9 32bit.zip2012-05-1250.7MB*
MCEBuddy 2.1.8 64bit.zip2012-04-2951.4MB*
MCEBuddy 2.1.8 32bit.zip2012-04-2950.7MB*
MCEBuddy.x64.2.1 Release 7.zip2012-04-0751.2MB*
MCEBuddy.2.1 Release 7.zip2012-04-0750.5MB*
MCEBuddy.x64.2.1 Release 6.zip2012-04-0351.2MB*
MCEBuddy.2.1 Release 6.zip2012-04-0350.4MB*
MCEBuddy.x64.2.1 Release 5.zip2012-03-1951.2MB*
MCEBuddy.2.1 Release 5.zip2012-03-1950.4MB*
MCEBuddy.x64.2.1 Release 4.zip2012-03-0549.7MB*
MCEBuddy.2.1 Release 4.zip2012-03-0549.3MB*
MCEBuddy.x64.2.1 Release 3.zip2012-03-0249.7MB*
MCEBuddy.2.1 Release 3.zip2012-03-0249.3MB*
MCEBuddy.x64.2.1 Release 2.zip2012-02-2151.4MB*
MCEBuddy.2.1 Release 2.zip2012-02-2151MB*
MCEBuddy.x64.2.0 BETA20.zip2012-02-0250.1MB*
MCEBuddy.2.0.BETA 20.zip2012-02-0150MB*
87 files5GB

Software License

Free software (Free download and also open source code!)

Supported operating systems


Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Changelog for 2.4.9 (32bit and 64bit)

Added support for Icelandic
Added support for Telegu
Allow relative paths in destination folder
Added option to adjust Minimum commercial duration to cut in Settings -> System Settings
Added support for file size filters in Conversion Task -> Expert Settings
Added support for matching filepath instead of filename using the path: tag in the search pattern
Start multiple remote clients (from multiple directories) to connect to multiple engines
Added parameter in custom command %convertedfilename% - Name of the converted file (without the path or extension)
Added support for profile option DisableDVRMSStreamsRemuxing=true to skip using stream for remixing DVRMS files
Added support for subtitle languages for Plex and Serviio

Handler malformed closed captions/SRT files better
Check for updates
Check if chapters are ad markers and skip them if EDL markers are present
Limit UPnP discovery to only WAN devices and set discovery response timeout to 60 seconds at a time to work around CETON TV Tuner firmware bug
Donít delete root monitoring folder when archiving / deleting original files
Adjust chapter markers when using a saved EDL file and trimming the original video
Fix for extra segments being cut off under certain conditions
Fix metadata matching with IMDB and TV
Improve handling of malformed chapters and fix chapter name
Fix for custom Comskip INI skip field values not being preserved
Improved handling of ffmpeg errors
On some servers MCEBuddy engine didnít start after a reboot since it depends on other windows services which hadnít started, it now starts as a Delayed Service
Fix custom file renaming when the only difference between the original and destination filenames is the letter case
Fixed an issue where setting a Cut start value in Conversion task -> Expert settings would accidentally cut that amount before each commercial segment

Honor user preference of encode if both handbrake and ffmpeg support hardware encoding
Handle comskip errors better
Save SeriesPremiereDate on partial but confirmed match
Donít skip the initial few seconds, encoders can handle corrupted data
Upgraded MP4Box to 0.7.2-DEV-rev461-g01391a0c
Improved processing of Kodi (XBMC) metadata
Improve performance of UI
Improve processing metadata from filename with special characters
Only enforce minimum segment size if commercials are being cut
Show different system tray icons for disconnected, stopped, idle, paused and active conversions
Improve performance while monitoring large directories
Streamlined setup process, now you have check boxes instead of prompts for optional components

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All features

Remove Commercials & Advertisements
Convert Videos and TV Recordings (HDX/HD/SD)
Supports Windows Media Center, SiliconDust, nPVR, Media Portal, Sage TV, Argus TV, ICE TV, PlayLater, HDHomeRun DVR, Channels DVR etc with metadata support
Convert WTV, DVR-MS, TS, MPG, MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, TiVO (with MAK) and more
Shrink TV Recordings & Videos
Schedule Conversions
Batch Conversions
Multiple Simultaneous Conversions
Monitor Folders (runs in the background as a lightweight service even without user logon)
Batch processing, queue files manually (drag and drop) or monitor folders for new files
Multi-channel Audio Support (AC3, DTS, AAC)
Multilingual Audio Language Selection
Multiple Audio Tracks
Simple Controls to Skip Cropping, Limit Video Width, Volume Adjustment, Quality Adjustment and more
Extract and Embed Closed Captions, Teletext, DVB Subtitles and Subtitles, burn Subtitles into the Video
Trim Videos
Custom File and Folder Renaming
eMail Notifications
Creating Chapters as Commercial Markers instead of Cutting Commercials
Archiving, Syncing Folders and Conversions
International/Regional Languages Support (44+ languages) and Unicode files
Support for Accessibility (Large Fonts / DPI Scaling)
Import converted/processed files automatically into the iTunes library and Windows Media Player (WMP) Library with categorization (TV Shows, Movie etc based on metadata)
Supports iTunes Metadata
Supports IMDB, MovieDB, TVDB, and advanced Metadata processing
Supports multiple displays (TV, Monitors etc) and ultra low resolution
Converters include support for FFMPEG, Handbrake and MEncoder
Supports NVENC and QuickSync based hardware encoders and OpenCL for Intel, NVidia and ATI graphics cards
Supports Comskip and ShowAnalyzer
Write Custom Commands/Programs
Manually mark sections of the video to cut, reads VideoRedo project files and save as an EDL file for automated processing
Convert to WTV, MP4, MKV, AVI, M4V, TS, WMV, MPG and more
Convert to Mobile/Portable devices (iPhone, iPad, Roku, TiVO, Kindle, FireTV, Samsung, Blackberry, Zune, iRiver, Nokia, Meizu, PSP, PS3, XBox, Zen etc)
UPnP / NAT and Remote connections (control multiple engines from a mobile/desktop client remotely)
Power Management Support (Allow Sleep / Prevent Sleep / Wake Up)
Support for Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Windows Media Center Plugin to control MCEBuddy (separate installation)

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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15 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

Just loving it, been using it for years and it gets better all the time

Review by jack0lan on Dec 5, 2018 Version: 2.4.9 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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Review by trustyxl on Jan 30, 2018 Version: 2.4.8 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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Review by JoUtopia on Nov 2, 2017 Version: 2.4.7 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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Review by JacjLantern on Oct 16, 2017 Version: 2.4.7 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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

Review by HUjorgen on Apr 10, 2016 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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