Convert Windows Media Center recording files using MC-TVConverter

I have seen lot of threads in different communities asking for a way to convert Windows Media Center recordings  eg. WTV format files to other formats. There are several software that can help us in converting them. Yesterday I found this freeware MC-TVConverter, that can help us in converting WTV format.


MC-TVConverter is a basically a GUI for the following applications: remuxTool, HandBrake, FFmpeg, MEncoder, ComSkip, ccextractor.

According to their website the features are:

  • 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 – WTV and DVR-MS conversion deprecated as of now).
  • Supports WTV-HD recordings.
  • Automatically remove commercials from MPEG2-streams
  • Choose your language in audio streams (or convert all streams in supported target formats).
  • Easy to use GUI with “drag ‘n’ drop”.
  • Conversion via right click context menu!
  • For all who want it easy: no need for professional knowledge to get high Quality output!
  • For all who want more: advanced settings in profiles file and create own profiles.
  • Clearly arranged interface for a fast conversion in between.
  • Watch folder: converts all supported files in a folder and its subfolders in the background (checks if file is in use and creates a history file to convert a file only once).
  • Rename files according to their metadata (in WTV files).
  • Extract subtitles to file.
  • Minimizes into the tray for minimal invasive appearance.
  • Debugging to analyze errors.

The best part is you’ll get all these features for free because this is a open source program.

Download: MC-TVConverter.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at