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MCEBuddy 2.3.13

Rating:        Based on 2 ratings
Reviewed:  2 reviews
Downloads: 56514
Change Set: 30382
Released: Jun 28, 2013
Updated: Jul 7, 2017 by rboy1
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

All newer versions are available through the Premium Access Program at

Refer to to get access to the latest releases premium program. 2.3.13 is the last release you can download from here.

Newer versions support Hardware Encoding (upto 30x faster than 2.3.13) with 800+ new features and enhancements.

2.3.13 Known Issues:

1. WTV profile does not work in 2.3.13, please upgrade to 2.3.15 (or later) for creating WTV files

2. Network authentication does not work for manually added files in 2.3.13, upgrade to 2.3.15 (or later) for complete support of network authentication

3. The MovieDB website has stopped supporting v2 API's. If you're facing issues with missing data during file renaming please upgrade to 2.3.15 (or later) which uses v3 API's.

4. Compared to 2.3.13, 2.3.15 is about 25% faster, with Hardware Encoding enabled it is about 1800% faster

Changelog for 2.3.13 (32bit and 64bit)

1. Added support for 2 GUI start up command (/startmin and /startengine). Refer to documentation for more details
2. Added support to show the history of converted files, status, profile, conversion duration etc and copy to clipboard
3. Added support for user provided translations to be loaded at runtime on the fly. User can create custom translations by creating a <language>-fixed.txt in the Localization directory (e.g. de-fixed.txt). The format of the files is a tab separated translation, one row for each phrase (no quotes), i.e.
<english text><TAB><translated text>
4. Added support for Klingon language (go start trek!)
5. Added a new window for expert settings, no more meddling with mcebuddy.conf (use carefully!)
6. Users can now define a custom profiles.conf file so they don’t need to keep replacing it after each upgrade. NOTE: if you use this feature you will miss out on new enhancements and performance improvements to profiles.conf that comes with mcebuddy upgrades.
7. Added support for pre conversion Custom Commands (prefixed with the letters Pre). This custom command is run BEFORE the conversion process (before copying EDL/SRT file and before remuxing) starts but after extracting the metadata. Refer to documentation for more details.
8. Added option for suspending conversion on battery power and automatically resuming on a/c
9. Added performance metrics to conversion log
10. Emails are now stored in a new email engine and retried every 5 minutes until they are successfully sent (indefinitely), even if the engine is in stopped mode.
11. Upgraded ffmpeg to build Apr 28th 2013
12. Improved remote engine connect and GUI responsive performance
13. GUI now shows a message if conversion is paused because it’s outside the programmed schedule
14. Updated CCExtractor to 0.65 and improved validation of SRT files to avoid failed conversions due to non compliant SRT files
15. Improved encoding performance by up to 50% by rationalizing bitrates and encoders
16. Better handling of crashes due to corrupted or incorrect profiles
17. Added ffmpeg encoding of aac multichannel audio
18. ffmpeg and handbrake profiles are about 30% faster
19. Sync converted files now works with manual files and even after restarting the engine, it scans all converted files in the History file and sync them
20. Improved the quality of high quality profiles by upto 60%
21. Improved the performance of Monitor Tasks and processing conversion queues over extended periods of time and for very large filesystems
22. Two new custom command parameters added, %taskname% and %profile%
23. Added support for customized eMail subjects
24. In some cases MCEBuddy can prevent system hibernation when Allow Sleep is unchecked
25. Updated MKVMerge to 6.2.0
26. Removed header compression from all tracks in MKV and added meta seek data for better seeking and compatibility with hardware
27. Optimized bitrate of profiles for size, speed and quality
28. Added support for pause event in service, improved shutdown support
29. FixedResolution=true now also fixes the bitrate specified in the profile, refer to the documentation for more detail
30. Updated handbrake to 0.9.9 (support for fast deinterlacing Bob filter)
31. Engine and conversion status now shown in status bar
32. Now notifications and custom eMail subjects for adding a conversion to the queue
33. GUI reporting incorrect info sometimes
34. MCEBuddy drash due to CCExtractor parsing corrupted closed caption file
35. Prevent any 3rd party apps from crashing mcebuddy
36. Sometimes remote event logs didn’t display properly
37. Fix announcement text size, sometimes too large, is now scrolling
38. Change and Delete button in the Settings page sometimes caused an error when nothing is selected and the buttons are pressed
39. MKV profile incorrectly used AAC instead of AC3 for handbrake fallback
40. Multichannel audio output did not work when <default> audio language was selected
41. Original TS files would get overwritten
42. Original EDL and SRT files would get deleted when using Rename Only option without checking Delete Original
43. Original files would not get deleted after checking Delete Original if Show or Network metafilters were set
44. Once a file has been processed for matching metafilters (show or network) it would not reprocess the file when the filters where changed
45. MCEBUDDY does not install ffdshow anymore since it breaks WTV playback (MPEG2)
46. Skip crop checking if cropping is disabled (speed improvement)
47. Upgraded MediaInfo to 0.7.63 (hanging with some WTV files)
48. Issues with some files not converting due to ffmpeg MediaInfo parsing crash
49. Test eMail timeout fixed
50. Handbrake not creating 6ch AAC files (profiles should either remove -6 or add -6 5point1, -6 auto will downmix the channels for AAC audio)
51. Test emails are now sent from the engine instead of the client
52. Default audio and video information selection which could prevent multichannel audio from being created
53. Fixed issue with large lists and event logs overloading the communication channel

Reviews for this release

UPDATE: After using 2.3.14, I make this 4 stars, this is good byt 2.3.14 is BLAZING and I love the new interface and the all new cool features! 2.3.14 Totally worth it. Uber fast, I see about 28% increase in speed, thanks RBoy. I agree, this is a GREAT, STABLE FREE software which otherwise is paid. I love the new customizations and how easy it to access them via the UI.
by hunnypuppy on Nov 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM
Used to work, now fails on fast remuxing every time. The 'early release' has had 2 dozen newer releases but this version might as well be considered broken at this point.
by kill2313 on May 18, 2016 at 6:54 AM
Most metadata downloading will no longer work as the websites have changed the formats, however conversions should not be affected but as you've pointed out we have hundreds of new features, bug fixes and 10x fold performance improvements in the newer releases. This is a good version to try the basics.
Reply by rboy1 (N/A) on Jun 12, 2017 at 1:48 AM