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DVBViewer allows you to experience Digital TV on your PC. With a proper DVB card you can enter the world of digital entertainment and experience high quality, incredibly sharp TV pictures and near CD quality radio! It provides all basic functions you need to enjoy digital television and radio programs. In addition, DVBViewer offers you a wide range of advanced features such as Teletext, Electronic Programming Guide, Remote Control support and enhanced recording capabilities which enable you to record your favourite shows on hard-disc, edit them or share them with your friends.

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Version:5.5.0 History


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DVBViewer Pro 5.5.0 beta
In Memoriam - Lars Gehre

If you are updating from version 5.3.2 to 5.5.0 please take note of the changes in version 5.4.0 beta and 5.4.1 beta. They are not contained in the following list.
Change: Hardware: The “Retune on missing stream...” function now ensures that the interval between (!) two tuning processes is at least twice as long as the time needed for tuning, thus preventing DVBViewer from getting completely occupied by repeated tuning.
Removed: Hardware Options: The device status cannot be set to “Preferred” anymore. Free devices are now allocated solely according to the device list order. The first (topmost) entry has the highest priority.
Add: Hardware Options: The selected device list entry can be moved up and down by using the shift key plus arrow up/down, thereby influencing its priority.
Fix: Hardware Options: The Delete button in the DVB File Device settings did not perform any action.
Add: Hardware Options: Tweak for devices / BDA drivers that expect a symbol rate value multiplied by 1000 (applies specifically to the PCTV 291e/461e DVB-C tuner). The following line has to be added manually in the corresponding section of the file hardware.xml:
<entry name="SRx1000">1</entry>
Fix: RTSP Device: The Sat>IP Frontend Tweak (to be added manually in the file hardware.xml) did not work correctly.
Fix: Unicast Device: Switching between scrambled channels did not work anymore.
Change/Add: Channel List: The keyboard shortcuts for the filter options are now Ctrl + function keys (previously function keys without Ctrl colliding with standard functions like F1 for help). Shortcuts for other functions have been added (see channel list context menu).
Fix: Channel List: Adding a favorite via the channel list context menu did not update the favorites menu in the main window.
Add: Channel List: If the file channels.dat can neither be loaded from the configuration folder nor from the installation folder, DVBViewer tries to load the backup file channels.bak.
Fix: Channel List Editor: Right-clicking the favorites panel did not select the according entry.
Fix: Options: In certain cases the Options Window did not show the last selected page when it was re-opened and radio buttons did not show the current settings.
Fix: Music Options: The “FreeDB Audio CD lookup” checkbox did not activate the Apply button. Under certain circumstances the “Cleanup Database” function caused an access violation, which caused an hourglass cursor to remain active until DVBViewer was restarted.
Fix: EPG Options: The “Offset to GMT” field in the time zone settings displayed the value as time of day formatted according to the Windows regional settings (e.g. with AM/PM), not as a simple time offset. Selecting “Automatic time zone” did not reset the offset to the standard value.
Fix: EPG Window: Several language file related issues (@language file authors: requires language file update). The search settings were not stored in the file setup.xml and got lost when DVBViewer was closed. Additionally right-clicking the timeline did not select the according entry.
Change: OSD: Several default skin pages reworked.
Fix: OSD: Truncated EPG descriptions of Freesat / Freeview programs.
Fix: OSD: The caption of the currently played playlist item was invisible in the default (Envy) skin.
Fix: OSD: After browsing channels in the Mini EPG and closing it, the OSD Main Menu showed the logo of the last Mini EPG channel, not the logo of the currently played channel.
Fix: OSD: The OSD Menu &#8594; htpcHome &#8594; UPnP page could let DVBViewer freeze for a long time.
Fix: OSD: While being shown OSD dialogs prevented UI status updates. Additionally the pop-up channel list did not disappear.
Change: OSD/Weather: MSN weather has been replaced by OpenWeather and Microsoft seems to have abandoned the support for its weather forecast system. Please note: The cities in the weather options need to be updated since the IDs have changed.
Fix: MHEG-5 / OSD: Some flaws when receiving and displaying BBC MHEG-5 content.
Fix: General: The support for visually impaired resp. screen readers in the Virtual TreeView component was broken again.
Add: Recorder: Removing video filler data includes an additional filler data type (adaptation field stuffing).
Change: Recording Service: DVBViewer only responds to shutdown messages (by showing a confirmation dialog) sent by the Recording Service with which it is associated. Formerly shutdown dialogs for other Recording Service instances in the network showed up, but the Cancel Button had no effect (did not stop shutdown).
Change: Recording Service: DVBViewer uses the value in Options &#8594; General &#8594; Shutdown &#8594; Shutdown Warning Timeout for the “Recording Service will shutdown” dialog instead of hard-coded 20 seconds. This also allows to disable the dialog completely.
Fix: Playlist: DVBViewer did not recognize .m3u8 files as playlist and tried to play comments and unknown extended M3U directives (with leading #) as a file.
Fix: Custom EVR / DVD Playback: Selection changes in DVD menus remained invisible if the Custom EVR was used in combination with certain decoders.

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Alternative to DVBViewer:
Argus TV

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Acronyms / Also Known As:
DVB Viewer, DVBViewer Pro, DVB Viewer Pro


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Fantastic application, too bad the author insists on not supporting madVR.

Posted November 23, 2012 by . Tool version using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

i have tried so many DVB appz, but never found something like dvbviewer.
its easy and has a neat look with great functionality.

Posted March 09, 2011 by . Tool version 4.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I have been using DVBviewer for over a year to view DVB-T.
It works superbly, noglitches.
$15 is not nuch considering what you get (indeed you must order to download, but you won´t regret it)
I have used before ProgDVB and WinFastDTV and this is much better.
Highly recommended.

Posted July 31, 2009 by . Tool version 4.11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

It's the best DVB software I have ever found(I've tryied most of all). I have Hauppauge and AverMedia tuners, but I use only DVBViewer not the software they add, for easy of use and it's better functionality. 15 EUR I payed, is not too much.
Buy the way, there was no problems to order the software from their website, it was wery easy and clear.

Posted July 29, 2009 by . Tool version 4.2.1 using OS Vista
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I could visit the authors website, order, login, download, post in forum ...
Though the usability of the site could be better.

The basic recording functions of DVBViewer Pro are very stable and without nags.
With my TerraTec Cinergy DT USB XS Diversity (2 DVB-T Tuners) i have recorded up to 5 programs on 2 Channels simultaneously. Standby (suspend to RAM) is supported flawlessly. Programming of timers is comfortable once you have understood the functions of EPG.

Posted July 29, 2009 by . Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

I visited the authors website but couldn't find anywhere to download this software. There are links to download addons but nothing for the DVBViewer itself. There is no information provided about where to go for downloading either. One has to wonder why the author has to make it so damned difficult to get the software!

In case you were wondering I also registered as "a member" [in case that was required for downloads] but that didn't work either as I never received a confirmation email.

Unfortunately I have to assume that the software, like the website, is a total waste of time. Pity that!

Posted July 27, 2009 by . Tool version 4.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

I tried this one with my Hauppauge Nova-T USB2 for receiving H264/AVC + AAC DVB-T signal, I selected CoreAVC for H264 decoder and ffdshow for Audio decoder. Preview was okay but when I started recording it just stopped after 25 seconds and that was it, I had to restart program.

Posted April 09, 2008 by . Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

Works great with DVD-S2 cards and HD streems; highly configurable.

I had problem to record AC3 audio with original software (crap!!!) bundled with TT-BUDGET S-2 3200 card. DVBViewer resolved it perfectly.

Posted April 25, 2007 by . Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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