All of my television watching flows through a central Media Center computer that I have in our house, and from there it is distributed to a few Xbox’s that serve as extenders. I absolutely love watching TV with the Media Center interface, but things get a bit more complicated when I want to take a recorded show on-the-go with me since Media Center records using a proprietary WTV format.
MC-TVConverter is a great Media Center companion for anyone that may need to get videos into a format that virtually all devices support. It bridges a half-dozen tools together including remuxTool, HandBrake, FFmpeg, MEncoder, ComSkip, and CCExtractor. The good news is that you don’t have to know what any of those programs do because MC-TVConverter does all of the dirty work. You just have to tell it what to convert, and it will figure out the rest.
If you want to eliminate some of the manual intervention you can actually designate a watched folder (such as the folder where your recordings are saved) and even specify the timeframe when the process should run.
Here are some of the features you’ll find buried in MC-TVConverter:
- Conversion from WTV, DVR-MS, MPG, TS, AVI, MP4 and WMV
- Conversion to TS, DEMUX, MPG, WMV, AVI, FLV and MP4 (depending on the input format)
- Supports WTV-HD recordings
- Automatically remove commercials from MPEG2-streams
- Easy to use GUI with “drag ‘n’ drop”
- Conversion via right click context menu
- Watch a folder: converts all supported files in a folder and its subfolders in the background (makes sure the file isn’t in use and creates a history file to make sure it is only converted once)
- Rename files according to their metadata (in WTV files).
- Extract subtitles to file.
- Minimizes into the tray.
Go ahead and grab this if you want a way to easily and automatically convert your WTV recorded shows into a format that most media players can handle.
MC-TVConverter Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)