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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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OS: Windows
File size: 102.4MB
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Latest version

2.3.13 Free / 2.4.10 Premium (April 8, 2019)


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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 2.4.10 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 / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)

Supported operating systems


Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Changelog for 2.4.10 (32bit and 64bit)

Improve H.265 remuxing support, added new profile parameter AllowH265CopyRemuxing=true
Added support for extracting and embedding multiple subtitle files
Allow for updating metadata, subtitles and chapters in rename only mode

Fix for conversion failure when using Rename only with Comskip enabled and a Saved EDL file
Fix for not reading Silicon Dust HDHR episode/season metadata
Improve IMDB matching
Fix for reading metadata from filenames without a subtitle
Fix writing MKV metadata in some cases
Fix for using original title regex while correcting metadata
Patch for Kodi bug, donít write BOM to EDL file

Handle asymmetrical special characters (-) in filename while extracting metadata
Added support for extracting Premiere Year from Filename ShowTile, e.g. Alice (1979) Ė S01E03 Ė Episode name
Upgraded ffmpeg to N-92683-g32601fb821 Dec 13th build to improve hardware conversions
Add support for absolute exclusion paths in Monitor Locations
Improve ffmpeg encoding/decoding performance (software and NVIDIA CUDA)
Improve interlace detection speed by 100%
Improve crop detection speed by 350%
Update AVIDemux to 2.7.1 Jan 15th 2019 build to support H.265
Fixed H.265 profile generating very large files
Updated MediaInfo to 18.12
Change Disable cropping to Enable cropping in settings page
Speed up Rename only tasks by up to 10x
Donít limit minimum file size allowing renaming of SRT and other meta files
Improved reading and writing for MP4 and MKV metadata
Improve DVB subtitle detection (requires OCR files installed How to Enable DVB and Image Subtitle Extraction)
Updated CCExtractor to 0.87
Improved matching metadata using series years
Added 3 additional custom renaming commands:
%ifpremieredate%<RenamePatternIfTrue,RenamePatternIfFalse> - If Series Premiere Date is present rename using True pattern, else rename using False pattern
%ifairdate%<RenamePatternIfTrue,RenamePatternIfFalse> - If Original Air Date is present rename using True pattern, else rename using False pattern
%ifrecorddate%<RenamePatternIfTrue,RenamePatternIfFalse> - If Video Record Date is present rename using True pattern, else rename using False pattern

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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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