Can MCEBuddy encode MPEG-4 / h.264 video into a valid WTV container including the correct metadata needed to properly function as a WMC file served from the “Recorded TV” folder?
[added modified question in response to comments]
I haven’t paid for MCEBuddy yet, I’d like to know if it can do what I need first. I’d like to monitor my RecordedTV folder and replace the original mpeg2 WTV files with re-encoded h.264 WTV files. Commercial removal would be nice, but isn’t required.
Background: I pay for cable TV, and I use a HDHR Connect with CableCard as my tuner. I have a Windows Media Center computer as a back end to record TV shows. I use ServerWMC to serve up live and recorded shows to RaspberryPi’s running Kodi.
My setup has been working great for several years, but my wife just picked up an android tablet that doesn’t like mpeg2 streams. I want to get Kodi running smoothly on the tablet. The tablet plays h.264 streams flawlessly, but mpeg2 is software decoded and the video can’t keep up. The tablet supports hardware mpeg2/h.264/HEVC/VC-1/VP8/JPEG video decoding, but I don’t think the vendor paid for the mpeg2 license. I’ve tried to ask the vendor, Lenovo, but no response yet.
Since the tablet and RPI’s play h.264 streams well, I’d like to convert my mpeg2 WTV recorded shows to h.264 recorded shows and leave them inthe same location on the WMC computer.
Until a bit over a year ago I was using two HDHR Extend tuners that streamed in h.264, but the cable company switched to 100% encrypted channels. I replaced the two HDHR Extends with one HDHR Connect & CableCard decryption, but the connect only streams the cable company’s mpeg2 streams without compression.
Sorry if the write-up is long. Any help would be appreciated.