I’ve been following the development of MCEBuddy for a while now, as it was the only free way to transcode WTV files to a more compatible format. It is still in Beta however, and whilst it works it has 2 downsides to my mind. It transcodes the video which means an inevitable loss of quality, and this also means it takes a long time to transcode each recording. Around 4 hours for a 1Hr BBC HD recording on my Sempron LE-1100 server.
MCEBuddy does have some other very useful features however. It has a folder monitoring system which automatically detects recorded files, and it has support for removal of advert breaks. Can MC-TVConverter do the same? Apparently so! Both features seem to be present. I will be testing both in the next few days and will update this article accordingly.
As HunnyPuppy points out in the comments below, MCEBuddy 2 final is out and since 2.1.2 also does a quick remux without transcode, and has several advantages
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