I recently tried an upgrade project on my MCE system to add streaming to android. This failed due to lacking functionality and interoperability in several necessary products like Plex, RemotePotato, Recorded TV HD, and MceBuddy. I have uninstalled Plex
and MceBuddy since they did not lead to the new feature I was seeking. I remain using dvrmstoolbox, Recorded TV HD, Remote Potato, Media Browser, and Ceton tuners.
Plex had serious issues seeing my WTV files unless they were renamed, enter MceBuddy to the rescue.
I quickly found out that MceBuddy is not yet ready to handle my mix of DRM/non-DRM WTV files.
First, I do not need transcoding, and since roughly half my recordings are DRM it will fail anyway. I would prefer not wasting the I/O on my busy multi-tuner box.
I do own and use ComSkip, I expect it to work on those non-DRM WTV files.
All my WTV files are first recorded to an SSD, where they are then ComSkip scanned, then finally moved to a large HD.
MceBuddy release 12 added the rename only feature, but this prevents ComSkip so it is not useful to me.
I had considered a mixed approach, let dvrmstoolbox do the ComSkip and move to temp, then let MceBuddy rename and move from temp to HD, but I realized that the rename would abandon the ComSkip file so I backed out the changes.
I would love to try this again with better success.
I believe that with small features added to MceBuddy it could more than fully replace my use of dvrmstoolbox.
- Add WTV - No Remux PERIOD option, let ComSkip have the original file.
- You alredy detect DRM, add ability to not attempt ComSkip on DRM files.
- Add option that If remux/ComSkip fail, then rename/move the file anyway. There is not much space on the SSD for recordings to pile up.
- Add option/instructions to specify where ComSkip files go to.
Let me know if I am missing something or if there are any changes that will benefit my scenario.