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MCEBuddy 2.x
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MCEBuddy 2.x

- The background images used on this page are not royalty-free. Please use images from your own collection.  
 
- The page SAMPLE is a "hidden" page that contains sets of elements grouped into "sections": Title + photo, Icons + text, text + icons + video, etc...  
 
Select the section that best fits the design desired and copy/paste it onto your page (to “paste” in a specific location, right-click and choose Paste). Be sure to take the entirety of the section by selecting its external container (the one containing the background image or color). 
 
- Important: each "section" must have one, and only one, inner container (element group) for the section content. The outer margins of this sub-container set minimum distances from section boundaries.
 
- The "Horizontal" button in the "Selection" menu controls the automatic centering of an element. 

- To change the order of elements - i.e. place an element below another in a "relative" positioned container (like most of the content in the sections), use the Element Explorer on the left: green "arrow buttons" will appear when it is possible to change the order. Icons under an element and above the element group allow to put elements onto the same "line" and modify alignment.
 
- The entire header menu can be modified in its dedicated Layer (e.g. "Base_MenuRetractable"; simply change the page’s Layer to use a different menu). Use this to modify menu links (by copy/pasting existing links), change the colors etc. Note that these elements are pre-programmed to work with one another, so try to avoid “dragging” new ones on that could disrupt the general responsive behavior of the menu (favor using copy & paste).
 
- For more information, please consult the Wiki:  
 
http://wiki.openelement.com/en/index.php?title=Responsive_Templates_%22Centered%22
 
Please delete this notice before publishing the final version of your website.

To change the appearance of the page, edit the styles of the corresponding elements (in most cases by using the "Main Frame" Style Zone).  
 
To change the menu’s links: edit, copy-paste, or delete the Link Elements within. 
 
To hide an element without deleting it, use its property Visible.
To "activate" displaying of an arrow, use its property "Visible"
MCEBuddy 2.x
Remove Commercials and Ads, Convert Videos and Organize your video collection for your Windows Media Center, DVR, Recorded TV, and recorded videos.

Description 

Convert Videos, Remove Commercials/Ads and Organize your Media Center (WTV, DVRMS, TS, MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV), TV Recordings (SiliconDust DVR, WMC/MCE, nPVR, Media Portal, Sage TV, Argus TV, ICE TV, PlayLater, HDHomeRun), DVR and any other Video.
 
MCEBuddy  Removes Commercials and Advertisements from your video recordings while converting them into formats that are usable on other systems and portable devices. It does all of this automatically in the background with a minimum of fuss and little technical knowledge required.
 
Converts from WTV, DVR-MS, TS, MPEG and many other formats to WTV, MP4 , AVI, MKV, portable devices and others. Organizes and renames videos, monitor folders and batch conversion in the background at scheduled times. It also integrates with your iTunes and WMP libraries to keep them up to date.
 
Very easy simple user interface for basic users and an advanced options interface for power users to tweak the quality, volume, trim videos, extract subtitles, schedules, custom file renaming, eMail notifications, downloading show information from the internet, selecting audio language and many more features.

If you have a newer computer, it provides super fast conversion using the latest generation NVENC, QuickSync and OpenCL hardware encoders to reduce your conversion time from hours to minutes.

Check out the Getting Started User Guide here. More documentation here.


Features
  • Remove Commercials & Advertisements 
  • Convert Videos and TV Recordings (HDX/HD/SD) 
  • Supports Windows Media Center, SiliconDust DVR, nPVR, Media Portal, Sage TV, Argus TV, ICE TV, PlayLater, HDHomeRun DVR etc with metadata support 
  • Convert WTV, DVR-MS, TS, MPG, MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV, TiVO (with MAK) and more 
  • Shrink TV Recordings & Videos 
  • Schedule Conversions 
  • Batch Conversions 
  • Multiple Simultaneous Conversions 
  • Monitor Folders (runs in the background as a lightweight service even without user logon) 
  • Batch processing, queue files manually (drag and drop) or monitor folders for new files 
  • Multi-channel Audio Support (AC3, DTS, AAC) 
  • Multilingual Audio Language Selection 
  • Multiple Audio Tracks 
  • Simple Controls to Skip Cropping, Limit Video Width, Volume Adjustment, Quality Adjustment and more 
  • Extract and Embed Closed Captions, Teletext, DVB Subtitles and Subtitles, burn Subtitles into the Video 
  • Trim Videos 
  • Custom File and Folder Renaming 
  • eMail Notifications 
  • Creating Chapters as Commercial Markers instead of Cutting Commercials 
  • Archiving, Syncing Folders and Conversions 
  • International/Regional Languages Support (44+ languages) and Unicode files 
  • Support for Accessibility (Large Fonts / DPI Scaling) 
  • Import converted/processed files automatically into the iTunes library and Windows Media Player (WMP) Library with categorization (TV Shows, Movie etc based on metadata) 
  • Supports iTunes Metadata 
  • Supports IMDB, MovieDB, TVDB, TV.com and advanced Metadata processing 
  • Supports multiple displays (TV, Monitors etc) and ultra low resolution 
  • Converters include support for FFMPEG, Handbrake and MEncoder 
  • Supports NVENC and QuickSync based hardware encoders and OpenCL for Intel, NVidia and ATI graphics cards 
  • Supports Comskip and ShowAnalyzer 
  • Write Custom Commands/Programs 
  • Manually mark sections of the video to cut, reads VideoRedo project files and save as an EDL file for automated processing 
  • Convert to WTV, MP4, MKV, AVI, M4V, TS, WMV, MPG and more 
  • Convert to Mobile/Portable devices (iPhone, iPad, Roku, TiVO, Kindle, FireTV, Samsung, Blackberry, Zune, iRiver, Nokia, Meizu, PSP, PS3, XBox, Zen etc) 
  • UPnP / NAT and Remote connections (control multiple engines from a mobile/desktop client remotely) 
  • Power Management Support (Allow Sleep / Prevent Sleep / Wake Up) 
  • Support for Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 
  • Windows Media Center Plugin to control MCEBuddy (separate installation
  
NOTE: NO software can remove, edit or convert DRM protected (encrypted copy once) WTV files. If unsure, check your WTV file properties for the Protected flag. Some cable providers encrypt a few premium channels, most channels including Free to Air Channels (FTA) are not encrypted.

Our Rules
 
#1 Focus on the user and all else will follow (thanks Google)
#2 Refer to #1

PREMIUM ACCESS PROGRAM
Get the latest features, fastest and most stable version of MCEBuddy
First of all we want to thank you all for your support with your donations to keep MCEBuddy going. 
 
To help cover the ongoing hardware/software costs to develop and test MCEBuddy we have the PREMIUM ACCESS PROGRAM for users who want to latest/premium/immediate access to bug fixes, features and support. Through this program you can access to the latest MCEBuddy builds and get support from the development team.

To join the PREMIUM ACCESS PROGRAM please contribute atleast $30 USD to mcebuddy2x@gmail.com (one time - feel free to donate more to continue supporting the development) to MCEBuddy. Click here to Contribute.

Once paypal processes the payment, we'll send you an eMail with your Username/Password and instructions to access the PREMIUM ACCESS PREMIUM program. (typically within 1 hour). Thank you very much!

If you have donated less than $30 USD in the past year, please consider contributing $30 USD, it takes a lot of effort and money to keep MCEBuddy going.
If you cannot contribute the full amount, you can pay the difference and send us an eMail with the details of eMail id from which the donations were made, when the original/additional donations were made and we'll send you a login.

NOTE: WATCH YOUR SPAM FOLDER and ENSURE YOU ARE USING A VALID EMAIL ID FOR PAYPAL. We will only send login/passwords to the eMail from which the payment was made for security reasons. 
Please add mcebuddy2x@gmail.com to your whitelist/contacts/list of approved sendors. This is espcially important for Hotmail/MSN/Live users. You will definitely get a response within 24 hours. If you're using eChecks to make the payment please note that Paypal takes 2-3 days to process the transaction after which we send out your username and password.
 
This will help keep the development going and support continued.

Once you've made the payment via PayPal, we'll create an ID for you on the MCEBuddy server which you can use to login (HTTP or FTP) to the server and get the latest builds.
We do not refund any contributions once you have downloaded the premium builds.
HTTP SERVER : http://premiumaccess.mcebuddy2x.com
UserId/Password: <mailed to you after the payment is processed> 
FTP SERVER : ftp://premiumaccess.mcebuddy2x.com
UserId/Password: <mailed to you after the payment is processed> 
After logging in look for folder EARLY_ACCESS

NOTE: If you are using the FTP server, ensure that your firewall and router supports FTP active connections otherwise you won't be able to connect. Alternatively disable your firewall or use a passive FTP client/connection.  
TIP: Open the FTP Server link in Windows Explorer and you can upload AND download files by dragging and dropping them
NOTE: Sometimes the EARLY_ACCESS directory may be empty. This is NORMAL, we're either doing a new build or removed a bad build. Check back the following day and you'll find a new version in there.

Thank you all once again for your support to keep MCEBuddy going.
RETRIEVE LOST UserId/Password : http://password.mcebuddy2x.com

Enter the eMail address from which the payment was made and your username and password will be instantly mailed to the same eMail address. (don't forget to check your SPAM folder).
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO GET THE PREMIUM ACCESS VERSION 
  • Contribute $30.00 or more to mcebuddy2x@gmail.com (Click here to contribute
  • Receive your login/password via eMail (check your spam folder and typically within an hour) 
  • Click on the following link from your browser http://premiumaccess.mcebuddy2x.com
  • Enter the Username and Password from the Premium Access eMail (the username and password are the same) you received when you contributed. 
  • Open the version folder you want
  • Click and download the appropriate file for 32 or 64 bit systems 
  • Open the download zip file, extract the contents to your computer and perform the installation, don't forget to uninstall any old versions of MCEBuddy prior to installing the new version. 

 Alternative access: 
  • Download and install a the FTP client FileZilla
  • Start FileZilla then copy and paste premiumaccess.mcebuddy2x.com into the Host field at the top of the page 
  • Enter the Username and Password from the Premium Access eMail (the username and password are the same) you received when you made the donation. Then press QuickConnect 
  • A directory will open in the right pane under Remote Site that contains the EARLY_ACCESS folder 
  • Open the EARLY_ACCESS folder 
  • Open the version folder you want
  • Drag the appropriate file for 32 or 64 bit systems to your drive/folder in the left pane 
  • Open the folder on your computer and perform the installation, don't forget to uninstall any old versions of MCEBuddy prior to installing the new version.
DOWNLOADS
"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."

    - PatrickMc

PREMIUM ACCESS DOWNLOAD
You can find the latest builds of MCEBuddy here. The latest version release notes can be found here.

You need a subscription to the Premium Access Program to access this section. Click here for details on how to get access to the Premium Access Program.
SHARED INFORMATION
You will find community shared useful scripts and tools (like custom Comskip INI's, DVBLink metadata extraction etc here.
You can  download the file splitter from here to split and upload samples to the MCEBuddy server.

OLDER DOWNLOADS
Version 2.3.13 is the current fully functional freely compiled version available for general download. Please consider joining our Early Access Premium Program to continue supporting this project and to get access to the latest builds and support.
You can find user guides and documentation at http://documentation.mcebuddy2x.com
REVIEWS
"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."

    - PatrickMc

The work you put into MCEBuddy makes its use limitless 
 
    - nyplayer
Absolutely love your program! ... the ability to cut commercials & convert Media Center useless file type to an mp4 without any work is priceless. Thank you so much!  
 
    - Nick Reed
Brilliant developers have completely revolutionized entertainment in my home  
 
    - Will Dreiling
...just wanted to add that, with Custom Cuts, this program is now an incredible value... 
 
    - slydog75
Your work continues to be amazing.....thank you for looking at my request and adding it.
 
    - MNSearcher
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Got a Question or need some Help?

Check out the discussion forum at
http://discussions.mcebuddy2x.com

Lost your Premium/Early Access UserId or Password

Visit the following website to retrieve it:
http://password.mcebuddy2x.com

Enter the eMail address from which the payment was made and your username and password will be instantly mailed to the same eMail address.
(don't forget to check your SPAM folder)

New to MCEBuddy?

Check out the Getting Started Guide and Common Issues at:
http://documentation.mcebuddy2x.com
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