Latest Version

Coordinator
Sep 15, 2012 at 7:53 AM
Edited Nov 7, 2016 at 5:36 PM

2.4.6 is out - thanks to all the users for their support and feedback.

Download it here http://download.mcebuddy2x.com

You will need to join the PREMIUM ACCESS PROGRAM to get the Latest Releases.
To support ongoing development and hardware costs MCEBuddy is requesting donations.

NOTES ON UPGRADING (UNINSTALLING/REINSTALLING) FROM OLDER VERSIONS
  • If your CURRENT installed version is 2.2.3 or newer MCEBuddy preserves the History file and transfers the settings from your MCEBuddy.conf while uninstalling/reinstalling. MCEBuddy also backsup the configuration files (mcebuddy.conf and profiles.conf) as a safety measure. The files are placed in the installation directory with an “.old” extension. PLEASE DO NOT BLINDLY REPLACE THE NEW CONFIGURATION FILES WITH THE OLD FILES AS PARAMETERS IN THE NEW FILES ARE ADDED/UPDATED WITH REACH RELEASE.
  • If your CURRENT installed version is 2.2.6 or newer MCEBuddy preserves the Comskip.ini file restores the file while uninstalling/reinstalling. (as of 2.3.1 it is restored as comskip.ini.old)
  • If your CURRENT installed version is 2.2.1 or older then you need to manually backup and restore the coniguration files (mcebuddy.conf and profiles.conf) if you wish to preserve your settings. PLEASE DO NOT BLINDLY REPLACE THE NEW CONFIGURATION FILES WITH THE OLD FILES AS PARAMETERS IN THE NEW FILES ARE ADDED/UPDATED WITH REACH RELEASE.
  • If you CURRENT installed version is 2.1.5 or older, if you would like to MCEBuddy NOT to re-convert all your files again, make a backup copy of the History file in the config directory (C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy\config\History) before uninstalling the old version and restore it back there after installing the new version.
  • If you CURRENT installed version is 2.1.5 or older, delete the MCEBuddy installation directory C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy after uninstalling MCEBuddy and before installing the new version
2.4.6 RELEASE
  • Fix for Fast Transfer TiVO conversion failing
  • Improved support for HDHomeRun DVR
  • Added support for two new UserCLI options to help with automation of Plex
  • Added support for directory exclusions in Monitor Tasks
  • Various improvements to metadata support
  • Added support to retain chapters markers if found in the original file even after cutting commercials out (chapter markers are adjusted for cuts)
  • Added language support for Afrikaans, Catalan, Cantonese and French
2.4.5 RELEASE
  • Improved the overall stability and killed a few nasty bugs
  • Improved metadata support, now MCEBuddy uses some fuzzy logic to match your metadata, that means more matches and less frustration
  • Improved support for SiliconDust HDHR
  • Improved the performance of NVIDIA hardware conversions
2.4.4 RELEASE
  • 20 new features, enhancements and bug fixes
  • Improve quality and stability of hardware accelerated conversions, upto 3000% (8x - 30x) faster conversion (vs 2.3.13)
  • Improved support for NVidia NVENC and Intel QuickSync for H.264 and H.265/HEVC hardware accelerated encoding with automatic encoder selection (mix and match hardware)
  • Improved metadata matching and management
  • Improved product stability
  • Improved support for TiVO and PlayOn
  • Improved customization options
  • Lots of bug fixes
2.4.4 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • 48 new features, enhancements and bug fixes
  • Improve quality and stability of hardware accelerated conversions, upto 3000% (8x - 30x) faster conversion (vs 2.3.13)
  • Added support for NVidia NVENC and Intel QuickSync for H.264 and H.265/HEVC hardware accelerated encoding with automatic encoder selection (mix and match hardware)
  • Added support for Silicon Dust HDHomeRun DVR
  • Lots of bug fixes and user interface enhancements
  • Improved metadata matching and downloading show/movie information from the internet
  • Improved support for various media recorders
  • Added support for Windows 10
  • Added support for Comskip hardware decoding
2.4.2 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • 58 new features, enhancements and bug fixes
  • Improve quality and stability of hardware accelerated conversions, upto 3000% (8x - 30x) faster conversion (vs 2.3.13)
  • New features in MCEBuddy Custom Cuts including inserting and new format support
  • Improved metadata support including seasons and episodes
  • Improved support for Playlater
  • Ability to rename and duplicate tasks
  • Improved support for International languages
  • Dropped support for WindowsXP (officially)
  • Added support for latest version of ffmpeg, handbrake, mkvmerge and other tools
2.4.1 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • 87 new features, enhancements and bug fixes
  • More profiles use hardware encoding, upto 3000% (8x - 30x) faster conversion
  • Upto 800% speed increase for hardware enabled profiles and 50% faster for corrupted recordings
  • Introducing MCEBuddy Custom Cuts, manually mark the sections of video you want to cut
  • Improved metadata and renaming manager
  • MP4 profiles now support multi channel AAC audio
  • Support for burning subtitles via the profile
  • Improved support for iTunes, WMP, TiVO and PlayLater
  • Improved support for High DPI scaling
  • Improved support for subtitle extraction and syncing
  • Added a Comskip INI GUI editor
  • Archiving and deleting original files is now a per monitor task option
  • Load of bugs squashed, the most tested and stable release to date
  • Tons of new stuff (refer here for details: https://mcebuddy2x.codeplex.com/releases/view/123675)
2.3.15 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • 109 new features, enhancements and bug fixes
  • Most profiles use hardware encoding, upto 3000% (8x - 30x) faster conversion
  • Support for TiVO Desktop and fast transfers
  • CLI program for integrating with 3rd party programs
  • Updated metadata and renaming manager from all new sources
  • Simplified user interface, easier to use
  • Brand new profiles for Roku, iPod, FireTV, Kindle, XBox, compressed WTV/TS etc
  • Unicode support, now go global with over 100 languages
  • Improved support for network files
  • Load of bugs squashed, the most tested and stable release to date
  • Tons of new stuff (refer here for details: https://mcebuddy2x.codeplex.com/releases/view/116426)
2.3.14 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • 100 new features, enhancements and bug fixes
  • Upto 40% faster conversion
  • Simplified user interface, easier to use
  • Basic support for hardware encoding and run engine as program (instead of service)
  • iTunes and WMP library support
  • Automatic best audio track and video detection support
  • Tons of new stuff (refer here for details: https://mcebuddy2x.codeplex.com/releases/view/100122)
2.3.13 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • 50 new features, enhancements and bug fixes
  • 20% - 40% Faster conversion, optimized profiles
  • Simplified user interface
  • Better support for AAC multi channel audio
  • New pre conversion custom command
  • Suspending on battery and resuming on A/C
  • Emails are stored until connection is available, customizable subjects
  • New conversion history and performance metrics management
  • Lots of bug fixes (refer here for details: https://mcebuddy2x.codeplex.com/releases/view/105099
2.3.12 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
2.3.11 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • Major rehaul of the remuxing algorithm, improved performance and reliability
  • Major Audio Sync issues resolved across multiple profiles
  • Many new features including deleting converted files when original files are deleted (monitored)
  • Some new profiles, many updated/enhanced profiles for speed, quality and stability
  • Revamped support for WTV output, seeking and large files are working
  • Various network performance and bugfixes
  • Remote engine is now WebServices SOAP 1.1 compliant for cross platform communication
  • Media Center native plugin supported (developed by @andrei_kr)
2.3.10 CRITICAL UPDATE RELEASE
  • Fix missing files from installer in 2.3.9
  • Update ShowAnalyzer to check for installation on remote engine rather than local machine
2.3.9 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • Support for saving to WTV and enhanced stability for other formats like TS, WMV etc
  • Minimizing to system tray
  • New features such as custom archive folders and sub-folder monitoring
  • Improved support for corrupted and OTA recordings
  • Significant improvements in metadata management and extracting
  • General performance and stability improvements
2.3.8 CRITICAL ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • Huge increase in GUI performance and responsiveness
  • Significantly reduce Disk IO
  • Minor bugfixes for UI
  • Faster engine stopping and uninstall
2.3.7 MINOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • Added support to Pause and Resume converions
  • Better performance for Fast profiles and priority handling
  • Better support for iTunes descriptions
  • Fallback support to source directory if network connections fail
  • ShowAnalyzer is now installed with MCEBuddy
2.3.6 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • Fixed a bug in multichannel audio conversion
  • New robust MP4 and MKV profiles
  • Added support for airhour and airminute
  • Better support for downloading information/metadata
  • Support for Windows 8
  • Better service stop/uninstall
2.3.5 MAJOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • Fixed Windows XP crashes
  • Fixed resource and memory leaks
  • Added support for TVDB and IMDB (specifying Id's)
2.3.4 MINOR ENHANCEMENT RELEASE
  • Important bugfixes for bug introduced in 2.3.3 causing conversions to fail
  • Bugfix for SRT and EDL file handling
  • Improved unsupported options
Marked as answer by rboy1 on 1/1/2014 at 7:02 AM
Apr 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Just wanted to let you all know that I wish I had donated earlier. Joining your Early Access Program is a more than reasonable cost for what you're offering. The latest version of MCE Buddy and Comskip are super fast and so much more accurate. Having an evening's television show(s) converted, all the commercials removed and ready to be put onto my iPad for the train commute to work in the morning is never a problem now. With the "free" version of the software, while still a solid product, sometimes the conversion was still going on the next morning and I would have to wait until the next day to watch. With your latest, 50% faster, version the conversion never goes past 2 am for a night with several TV programs I record with Windows Media Center. Thank you to everyone who worked on the project and contributed.
Coordinator
Apr 20, 2014 at 3:57 AM
Thank you for your support. I'm glad we're able to make your life a little simpler.
  • From the MCEBuddy team.