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NextPVR is a popular free personal video recorder application for Microsoft Windows, making it easy to watch or record live tv, and provides great features like series recordings, web scheduling, playing music, video and image files, Kodi/XBMC integration etc.

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  Latest version (September 29, 2016)

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3.8.3 Available (29th Sept)

from build 160929:
- TV Guide refreshes the pending recording list more frequently, to avoid issues where shows were scheduled to record, but not marked red.
- fixed a bug that could cause a frozen black frame, and 'not responding' UI when stopping playback
- a couple of the NextPVR.exe command line options will now show a message on the screen so you know something happened
- fix to logic which downloads new releases
- changes to settings for tweaking the transcoder arguments
- fixed an issue that could cause the 'watched' indicator to not reflect the correct value
- further updates to web UI

From the change log:
- improved logic when moving up/down in TV guide, so that the show selection is not prone to moving towards the left of the screen
- added support for showing Schedules Direct 'isPremiereOrFinale' information
- when season/episode info is known, this is now listed in the Search screen show times
- now able to see cast/crew info on the show details popup by pressing the left/right key
- fixed issue IPTV streams not stopping cleanly.
- the red/green/blue/yellow colored indicators are now summarized in the Ready Recordings list, showing either all contained recordings have that indicator set, or a partial if only some have it set
- 'find all' on a advanced recurring recording will now shows results that matched the criteria
- added support for DVD style closed captions which can sometimes used in North America recordings or live tv.
- added support for out-of-process analog
- fixed a bug that could sometimes cause ndigitalhost.exe to die, prematurely ending the recording
- fixed an html issue that cause problems viewing the guide for some users
- fixed bug with logging that could recording service to crash.
- fixed a bug with with the EPG data supply for external clients, when user had manual recordings
- fixed minor issue on settings web page.
- added support for "Big5" traditional chinese character set in scan results
- added support for HDHR Primes lineup.xml file's H.264 channel indicator.
- fixed a QAM scanning issue.
- added a setting disable mouse controls that are shown during live tv or recording playback
- added logic to for notifying user when installer had been updated to include new patches etc.
- fixed a bug with 'spread' mode recording on UNC drives
- fixed issue where 'channels' popup could stay open if you try selecting the same channel
- slightly nicer digital scanning startup, to remove the 'not responding' window status that the user would often experience for a few seconds.
- fixed scanning issue for H.264 channels reporting themselves as service type 0x11 (used for MPEG2 HD in North America)
- fixed issue with closed caption support in 3.7.7
- fixed an issue with transcoded streams on 32 bit versions of Windows (for web stream and for iOS app).
- improved logic for ensuring live tv buffer directory exists for new users
- fixed issue that could affect some systems with mulitple HDPVR/HDPVR2 style devices.
- video/music/picture library has improved support for shortcuts (.lnk files)
- web UI now shows 'new' indicator
- web UI is now able to 'delete' recordings
- web UI now has 'download' and 'delete' buttons in recording details.
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Devices Supported
NextPVR supports a wide range of capture devices. Supported digital tuners include DVB-S/S2, SAT>IP, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DMB-T, ATSC and ClearQAM.

NextPVR also supports specialist component/HDMI capture devices (like the Hauppauge HDPVR, HDPVR2 and Colossus), and Copy-Freely devices (like the Hauppauge DCR-2650 and HDHomeRun Prime). Old-school analog and FM capture devices are also supported, if SoftPVR components are available on your PC.

User Interface
NextPVR's user interface is designed to be easy to use for the entire family. NextPVR's interface provides a TV Guide for scheduling recording, Recordings screen for watching/managing your recordings and schedule, and Library screens for watching movies, listening to music, and viewing photos.

NextPVR enables you to view it's user interface out to devices like Samsung TV and Blu-Ray players, and LG TVs. You can also use the great X-NEWA to access NextPVR's interface on any platform able to run Kodi/XBMC. If it better suits your needs, you can also use the built-in addons in Kodi/XBMC, or MediaBrowser3, to user the backend television services provided by NextPVR

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Wish I could say something good about this. The program errors at startup stating that there is no database found at /hushpc/NVPR, but why would there be if this is a new installation?

I've run Capture4ME, GamerCap and Hauppauge Capture (for the HDPVR2) without any problem, so I have no idea what the issue could be.

Posted April 25, 2015 by mail2tom. Tool version 3.4.8 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

excellent software, very stable and strong for long captures of 2-4 hours. This is base software for Capture4ME, GamerCap and perhaps Hauppauge Capture (for the HDPVR2). Increase bitrate from 9mbs as desired in C\Users\Public\NPVR\config.xml for 720p. Record with Recordings , Man-Rec (no preview window).

Posted January 12, 2015 by texas1. Tool version 3.3.8 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Tried and Tried to make it work with my Hauppauge 1600 and no dice. The older version works great. Maybe I am doing something wrong. Needs to have a downloadable instructions or something.

Posted October 18, 2010 by Backpain. Tool version 1.5.33 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10

lorvix - you need to look into adding mc2xml.exe to GB-PVR

Posted October 17, 2010 by hech54. Tool version 1.5.33 beta using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

This is not very useable...There is no way change scanning options...i try it and can scan only qam64/gam128 with vrong frequensis...i need qam128/256 and freq.äs not work in finland cable..... :(

Posted October 16, 2010 by lorvix. Tool version 1.5.33 beta using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

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