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

One Comment

  1. famousnamess

    To insert wtv
    to mp4?Avdshare which can not only easily open and read WTV, but also convert WTV to
    MP4. In addition, this great app supports to convert WTV directly to your
    portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Blackberry, Samsung, PSP, PS3, Xbox,

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