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Sep 15, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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Marked as answer by rboy1 on 1/1/2014 at 6:57 AM
Jun 26, 2013 at 5:08 PM
If you're trying to upload very large file and don't need to upload the whole file, after you login to the MCEBuddy server you can download the File Splitter to cut the file into smaller chunks.

Make sure for WTV and DVRMS file you upload ONLY the FIRST chunk, all the rest are useless.
May 19, 2015 at 4:33 AM
Does MCEBuddy use a program called handbrakeCLI.exe ? If so why should it use 100% of my Intel I7 processor (with 8GB RAM) and run my C: drive 100% of the time for minutes at a time? I was having performance problems with my PC and ran task manager to see what the problem was and I saw handbrakeCLI.exe running my processor at 100% and likewise my C: drive. This was during prime time 8:00 to 10:00 PM) when I was recording TV programs. My tuner cards software is set to send shows they capture to an external USB drive (I have 2 dual tuner capture cards... rarely capture more than 8 shows an evening). MCEBuddy is set to watch the folder on the USB drive where the recorded programs are sent.

Task manager didn't say MCEBuddy was running at all, it said handbrakeCLI.exe was. I searched my C: drive and found handbrakeCLI.exe in a sub-directory of C:\Program files\mcebuddy2.x. Does that file belong there? Is it needed? Any suggestions to prevent my PC from overworking my processor or C: drive but still using MCEbuddy?

Please help. I've currently disabled handbrakecli.exe by changing its name to handbrakecli.exeno.


Tom Ackley ( or
May 19, 2015 at 5:03 AM


I use the System Settings to reduce the cores in my processor that are available to MCEBuddy.

MCEBuddy will reduce the number of cores that are available to any process that it spawns off.

In addition, on the main screen you can reduce the priority of the process from Normal to Low on your desktop.

This is exposed in the INI file and in the GUI.

CPU’s 1, 3, … n (odd numbered) Cores are real cores

CPU’s 2, 4, … o (even numbered) Cores are Hyper-Threading cores, which are slightly less than the real cores.

So, I pick the last one or two odd numbered cores for processing because the foreground processes tend to start on CPU 1 so your system will be a lot more responsive to you.

So, first, lower the priority, and second, limit the CPU’s.

MCE Buddy uses a bunch of external programs to do its work. Handbrake ( happens to be one of them and will run at 100% if you let it.

May 19, 2015 at 1:11 PM
You can also schedule MCEBuddy to run at off times. That's what I do.
May 19, 2015 at 1:45 PM
Please start a new thread. Yes MCEBuddy uses handbrakecli to convert the videos.