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MCEBuddy is an automated service for Media Center and Recorded TV that removes advertisements and commercials, converts the videos into a compressed or mobile friendly format and organizes your media library including managing the metadata for movies, ser
Language: English
Ease of use: Beginners
Latest Version: 2.6.1 (details)
OS Support: Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10
License: Open Source
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Description:MCEBuddy 2.6.1 (64bit) Release notes can be found here:

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Main Screen
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Conversion Task
Conversion Task


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 and organizes them into folders and renames them to manage your library. 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. Reorganizes your media library using metadata from various sources for movies, tvshows, series, news, sports and more.

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 7, 8.1, 10, 11 and Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019, 2022
  • Windows Media Center Plugin (separate installation)


Supported File Formats:

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

OS Compatibility:

Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10

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 2.6.1
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2023
  • Changelog for 2.6.1 (64bit)


    1. Added support for Windows 11
    2. Added support for extracting ad markers from cTiVO MP4 recordings
    3. Added options to specify custom cli parameters for Comskip in Conversion Tasks → Expert Settings


    1. Fix for identifying MP4 episode metadata (Streamfab and iTunes)
    2. Fix >10 metadata correction entries caused UI problems
    3. Fix for broken internet metadata matching and updates
    4. Fix for conversions failing when processing a read only file
    5. Improve detection and correction of IMDB id from metadata
    6. Fix IMDB metadata


    1. Fix for validating network paths
    2. Added support for 10K and 16K max resolution
    3. Use Alt + N to add new metadata correction row entry
    4. Added support for Basque, Faroese and Galician language translations
    5. Show network credential warning once per network path when adding files manually. Warnings are reset when MCEBuddy is closed or minimized
    6. Improve series premiere date (series air date) matching with TVDB
    7. Report status of rescan command when sent via CLI
    8. Updated base libraries, security and stability
    9. Allow for manual metadata corrections without downloading
    10. Improve pop up help on how to use regex to match and replace titles in manual metadata correction
    11. Added %imdbmovieid% - IMDb Movie ID, %movieid% - TMDB Movie ID, %seriesid% - TVDB Series ID patterns to custom renaming options
    12. Improved the CommandLine Engine status display to sync with the GUI
    13. Added support for 18 new language translations (total 129 languages)
    14. Speed up IMDB metadata for long running shows
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