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MCEBuddy is an automated service for Media Center and Recorded TV that removes advertisements and commercials and converts the Recordings into a compressed or mobile friendly format.
Language: English
Ease of use: Beginners
Latest Version: 2.3.13 (details)
OS Support: Windows XP Windows 2003 Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8
License: Open Source
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Version:2.3.13 (added Nov 14, 2013 - view changelog)
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Convert, Shrink and Remove Ads for Your Windows Media Center

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.


  • Remove Commercials & Advertisements
  • Convert TV (HD/SD) Recordings and Videos
  • Shrink TV Recordings & Videos
  • Schedule Conversions
  • Multiple Simultaneous Conversions
  • Monitor Folders (runs in the background even without user logon)
  • 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 as Subtitles
  • 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 (39+ languages)
  • Supports WTV, DVR-MS, TS, MPG, MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, TiVO (with MAK) and more
  • Support for Accessibility (Large Fonts / DPI Scaling)
  • Supports iTunes Style Metadata
  • Supports IMDB, MovieDB, TVDB, and advanced Metadata processing
  • Support metadata extraction from Windows Media Center, nPVR, MediaPortal, SageTV, ArgusTV and more
  • Supports FFMPEG, Handbrake and MEncoder
  • Supports Comskip and ShowAnalyzer
  • Supports Custom Commands/Programs
  • Support for Mobile/Portable devices (iPhone, iPad, 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, Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Windows Media Center Plugin (separate installation)


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: 3GP, AAC, AC3, ASF, AVC, AVCHD, AVI, DivX, DTS, DVR-MS, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, SRT, TS, VC-1, WMV, WTV, XML, Xvid
Output Files: 3GP, AAC, AC3, ASF, AVC, AVCHD, AVI, DivX, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPG, SRT, TS, VCD, WMV, WTV, XML, Xvid

OS Compatibility:

Windows XP/Windows 2003/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8

Related Articles & Tutorials:

Read Article: Getting Started with MCEBuddy   Getting Started with MCEBuddy

Description: A guide to help you get started with MCEBuddy, as well as showing you the advanced options available in the tool

Revision History:

Version 2.3.13
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2013
  • Download(s):
    • Added support for 2 GUI start up command (/startmin and /startengine). Refer to documentation for more details
    • Added support to show the history of converted files, status, profile, conversion duration etc and copy to clipboard
    • Added support for user provided translations to be loaded at runtime on the fly. User can create custom translations by creating a <language>-fixed.txt in the Localization directory (e.g. de-fixed.txt). The format of the files is a tab separated translation, one row for each phrase (no quotes), i.e. <english text><TAB><translated text>
    • Added support for Klingon language (go start trek!)
    • Added a new window for expert settings, no more meddling with mcebuddy.conf (use carefully!)
    • Users can now define a custom profiles.conf file so they don’t need to keep replacing it after each upgrade. NOTE: if you use this feature you will miss out on new enhancements and performance improvements to profiles.conf that comes with mcebuddy upgrades.
    • Added support for pre conversion Custom Commands (prefixed with the letters Pre). This custom command is run BEFORE the conversion process (before copying EDL/SRT file and before remuxing) starts but after extracting the metadata. Refer to documentation for more details.
    • Added option for suspending conversion on battery power and automatically resuming on a/c
    • Added performance metrics to conversion log
    • Emails are now stored in a new email engine and retried every 5 minutes until they are successfully sent (indefinitely), even if the engine is in stopped mode.
    • Upgraded ffmpeg to build Apr 28th 2013
    • Improved remote engine connect and GUI responsive performance
    • GUI now shows a message if conversion is paused because it’s outside the programmed schedule
    • Updated CCExtractor to 0.65 and improved validation of SRT files to avoid failed conversions due to non compliant SRT files
    • Improved encoding performance by up to 50% by rationalizing bitrates and encoders
    • Better handling of crashes due to corrupted or incorrect profiles
    • Added ffmpeg encoding of aac multichannel audio
    • ffmpeg and handbrake profiles are about 30% faster
    • Sync converted files now works with manual files and even after restarting the engine, it scans all converted files in the History file and sync them
    • Improved the quality of high quality profiles by upto 60%
    • Improved the performance of Monitor Tasks and processing conversion queues over extended periods of time and for very large filesystems
    • Two new custom command parameters added, %taskname% and %profile%
    • Added support for customized eMail subjects
    • In some cases MCEBuddy can prevent system hibernation when Allow Sleep is unchecked
    • Updated MKVMerge to 6.2.0
    • Removed header compression from all tracks in MKV and added meta seek data for better seeking and compatibility with hardware
    • Optimized bitrate of profiles for size, speed and quality
    • Added support for pause event in service, improved shutdown support
    • FixedResolution=true now also fixes the bitrate specified in the profile, refer to the documentation for more detail
    • Updated handbrake to 0.9.9 (support for fast deinterlacing Bob filter)
    • Engine and conversion status now shown in status bar
    • Now notifications and custom eMail subjects for adding a conversion to the queue
    • GUI reporting incorrect info sometimes
    • MCEBuddy drash due to CCExtractor parsing corrupted closed caption file
    • Prevent any 3rd party apps from crashing mcebuddy
    • Sometimes remote event logs didn’t display properly
    • Fix announcement text size, sometimes too large, is now scrolling
    • Change and Delete button in the Settings page sometimes caused an error when nothing is selected and the buttons are pressed
    • MKV profile incorrectly used AAC instead of AC3 for handbrake fallback
    • Multichannel audio output did not work when audio language was selected
    • Original TS files would get overwritten
    • Original EDL and SRT files would get deleted when using Rename Only option without checking Delete Original
    • Original files would not get deleted after checking Delete Original if Show or Network metafilters were set
    • Once a file has been processed for matching metafilters (show or network) it would not reprocess the file when the filters where changed
    • MCEBUDDY does not install ffdshow anymore since it breaks WTV playback (MPEG2)
    • Skip crop checking if cropping is disabled (speed improvement)
    • Upgraded MediaInfo to 0.7.63 (hanging with some WTV files)
    • Issues with some files not converting due to ffmpeg MediaInfo parsing crash
    • Test eMail timeout fixed
    • Handbrake not creating 6ch AAC files (profiles should either remove -6 or add -6 5point1, -6 auto will downmix the channels for AAC audio)
    • Test emails are now sent from the engine instead of the client
    • Default audio and video information selection which could prevent multichannel audio from being created
    • Fixed issue with large lists and event logs overloading the communication channel
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