New beta for MCEBuddy was released.

By | January 19, 2010

MCEBuddy LogoI don’t do much recording, but I setup a series recording for a PBS Kids show that my kids like and decided to go looking for something to remove the commercials.  The first place I looked was at the MCEBuddy site.  I used it a good while back and was impressed, so when revisiting, I found that a new beta was released this past Sunday (1th).

MCEBuddy 1.1 BETA3 for x86 and x64 systems is now available.  Download page is here.

A quick rundown of what’s new (taken directly from the MCEBuddy download page):

  • Disk space check to ensure there is sufficient space for the conversion
  • File history logging – remembering which files have been converted and allows re-conversion
  • H264 conversions are now apple friendly
  • iPhone/iTouch and new iPod profiles
  • MPEG conversion now works correctly
  • WMV conversion now works correctly
  • Better Mediaportal support
  • Sub directory search option
  • Multiple file masks
  • Updated to support and include the latest comskip
  • Updated to support the latest ShowAnalyzer
  • Better conversion failure support
  • Volume correction
  • Updated PS3/XBox 360 profile
  • Built in event log viewer for only MCEBuddy events
  • Some UI tweaks
  • Monitor application is not in the startup by default
  • Fixes to file mask
  • New version update checker
  • Completion check fixes

I know I can’t wait to see how it performs!

One thought on “New beta for MCEBuddy was released.

  1. DamianP

    I have been using the beta since beginning of this month and it has worked great for my sons tv shows (Disney and PBS). It handles .wtv flawlessly which has been a PITA for other softwares out there. I do wish that it had an mkv profile, but for now I have been using the default mp4 version. I need to do a few more comparisons with how comskip performs, and I noticed a few shows I recorded have a shorter run time (by anywhere from 1-3 minutes) vs the same shows available via BT. Overall though, MCEBuddy has turned a painful process into something I don’t have to give a second thought about.


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