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NEW VERSION 3.7.7

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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Version:3.7.7
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3.7.7 (June 27, 2016)



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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

3.7.7 available (27th Jun)

From the change log:
- new more modern looking web interface. Still needs more work in areas, but very usable. The old web UI is still available for those that prefer it. This was a joint effort between UJB and myself.
- added ability to disble recurring recordings
- changes to the way listings are saved, to speed up this step of the EPG update
- database vacuum now done automatically each time the recording service is started
- channel groups screen is now major.minor channel number friendly.
- fixed an exception that could occur when FanArt.TV was disabled.
- fixes to the 'A-Z' and 'Z-A' sort order in the recordings screen
- fixed a DVB-S2 tuning issue on some SAT>IP devices
- fixed a crash that could occur with Schedules Direct mappings
- looks for and populates season/episode numbers from DVB/XMLTV show descriptions
- prompt for resume now works on in-progress recordings you've watched to the end
- fixed issue which could cause the Recordings screen to report the incorrect number of recordings in each group
- channel scanning now supports unicode, to allow for Russian/Chinese/etc characters in channel names.
- improved logic when finding large fanart images to get best aspect ratio
- fixed an exception that could occur when selecting 'Find All' on a recurring recording
- multi item metadata screen will now show colored dots on items, like the Recordings screen.
- keyword recording now searching title/subtitle/description
- fixed an issue where recording service could crash if a tuner was not connected when a recording was due to start.
- fixed issue with exporting/importing ATSC channels, causing channel numbers to be incorrect, loosing the original major.minor numbers.
- fixed issue with typing into 'Find Channels' popup.
- fixed an issue with 'find all' on a keyword recurring recording.
- removed some overly verbose logging
- added 'Show Settings' to tray app context menu
- fixed an exception that could happen when clicking in white space on the 'Find Channels' popup screen.
- fixed issue where using the up/down buttons on the Settings->Channels screen wouldn't work as expected, and changes were often not saved.
- added support for AVerMedia HD capture devices
- fixed download link for DirectX 9.0C
- clicking poster artwork will do an artwork search, giving you the option to choose another match. This should help when the auto artwork got the wrong images.
- added logic to start ntray.exe from the installer, and to double check the service has started
- fixed a bug with updated recurring recordings in Kodi
- the 'spread' recording directory selection now supports UNC paths.
- fixed issue with deleting recording from metadata screens on client machines
- fixed bug in video library where fanart image from previously selected folder could continue to show when a new folder with no fanart was selected
- added http interface for controlling main NextPVR running on the server, for possible remote control apps people might create in the future. For example, http://127.0.0.1:8866/control?key=40...=RemoteControl, where key is the keycode, and "RemoteControl" is the client identifier to tell it to act as a remote control for the main session.
- fixed issue with resume position not always being presented after previously watching an in-progress recording.
- added playback keyboard controls that don't require Ctrl key for common activities. ie, spacebar to toggle pause, F to fastforward, R to rewind, right-arrow to skip forward, left-arrow to skip back. Will look to extend this to other keys if users recommend further actions they'd like to access with single key.
- changes to the way closed caption data is processed in the background, to remove the risk of crashes in the Microsoft Line 21 decoders (even for users that weren't viewing Closed Captions).
- fixed bug which would cause existing clients to added to the list on Settings->Client screen
- fixed a bug with client/server mode, when time-shift configured for 'time-based', and the show name has a '&' or other special xml characters.
- mouse controls and pointer will no longer auto hide while pointer is over mouse controls
- returning to Recordings from metadata screens restores previous position in list etc
- fixed issue where deleting a channel would leave any listings in the database associated with that channel.
- fixed recording filename problem with show names that end with a period character
- auto creating 'Temporary ASP.NET Files' directory if it's missing on the system.
- now warning user if they try to configure a recording directory on a mapped network drive.
- fixed issue that could sometimes cause the wrong audio stream to be selected when the user has specified a preferred language
- old recording conflicts will be automatically deleted a day after they were due to occur.
- added a red note to the DVB-T scan settings, telling the user "If a scan doesn't find all the channels you expect, try 'All Regions' instead", if they'd chosen a area specific frequency list
- added a maximum tuning timeout for the HDHR, after seeing a users log where executing lock command did not return
- cleaned up names shown for Schedules Direct lineups
- increased the maximum number you can enter for 'whats new days'
- fixed issues with multi-tuner SAT>IP devices
- fixed a scenario with HDHR Prime and Hauppauge DCR devices that could lead to a recording that plays in NextPVR but not in external players.
- added ability to force the rewriting of PMT table in transport streams, to deal with a bug in Kodi's live tv playback engine.
- added context menu options for switching between window and fullscreen mode.
- added new Schedules Direct for looking up other language artwork. (like if you wanted to switch from localized Finnish artwork to using the original American artwork)
- fixed issue where "-thumb.jpg" file could be left behind when deleting recording
- fixed a bug where recording service would sometimes not see newly setup device until after the recording service was restarted
- fixed a scenario where analog devices wouldn't run a blaster executable
- fixed very large log messages that could come from Schedules Direct with errors.
- added logic to improve 'new show' indicator with xmltv listings sourced from Schedules Direct and zap2xml.
- added a setting to 'Use Lighter Font', which gives the same fonts that NextPVR defaulted to in Win7
- fixed a date formating issue with Schedules Direct expiry date in some locales
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All features / Full description

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.

Integration
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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Acronyms / Also Known As

gbpvr, NVPVR, NV-PVR, NextPVR,GB-PVR



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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 by . Tool version 3.4.8 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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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 by . 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 by . 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 by . 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. 50000-738000....so...itäs not work in finland cable..... :(


Posted by . 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



I've tried all the free/commercial PVR software and this is the best by a distance. If you have a hardware encoder based card (e.g. PVR150) then you must give this software a try. It is a pleasure to use and has superb support from the author.
The software is very stable and never misses a recording (which you can't say for most other products). It plays back all my videos, DVD, Music with excellent picture quality. In addition an excellent web interface & support for XMLTV/ZAP2it makes scheduling a breeze.
There is also a very active plugin/skinning community.
This software is superbly suited for a dedicated HTPC and is so easy to use that you can confidently give the wife the remote control.



Posted by . Tool version 0.97.9 using OS WinXP
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This just has to be the best HTPC tool on the planet, it supports multi tuner configurations be it analogue or digital and my wife and I use it on a regular basis, I have just about tried em' all and this is hands down the best, forget the rest this is the business.


Posted by . Tool version GBPVR09516 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



When I made the mistake of buying an MS media center computer and learned that it only records in dvms, I was really upset. After some research and finding this program that works wonderfully with MVP, my mistake, I found, was not so great afterall. But GBPVR IS.


Posted by . Tool version 95.13 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



GB-PVR is one of those tools that's incredibly useful, yet always 'almost there.' It does everything I want it to do (i.e., it'll record what I want when I want it to), but the UI needs some work, so getting it to do what I want is a little clunky. For instance, the 15 second pause that occurs when you go from live tv to timeshifting shouldn't happen -- the buffer should always be going -- and I can't forward over the commercials anyway since it doesn't appear to work correctly in this version. Likewise, I can find out when all the Globe Trekker episodes are on -- but I occasionally find that the EPG has been messed up from my last update. I could go on, but I'd be too critical of a piece of software that, like I said, actually does what I want (and at a good price, of course.) One other wish: This software should be open source. One-developer solutions are fine for small projects, but something of this size and potential requires input from more than one persion.


Posted by . Tool version 0.94.13 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10



After some initial struggle with channel # ('til I found the TuningAssistant util), it's beautyful!
Thought I was fine with WINTV and the Scheduler - Boy, was I wrong!
One thing tho - the documentation is non existant, the wiki pages slow as molasses (and not very packed with info)
But where are the skins?
The perfect companion for my Hauppage PVR250 card.
The day I build a HTPC, I'll use GB-PVR.



Posted by . Tool version 0.95.16 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 4 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



If you own a hardware mpeg-2 encoding card, or a DVB-T card, this is the only software you'll ever need to PVR and much more.


Posted by . Tool version 9.51.6 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: http://forums.gbpvr.com/



What a great program!

I actually was on the market looking for a new capture card to replace my old and tired Hauppauge WinTV USB(uhhgg...). I ended up buying a cheap PCI software capture card off NewEgg. Before it arrived, I found this program, and realized that it requires hardware encoding capture cards. So, I ended up buying a Hauppauge PVR-150 at Circuit City($99). The card itself is a great buy, but this software makes the value of it come to life! Everything works like it should, except the volume is a little loud, and I can't find an option to control captured volume.

If your capture card isn't listed on the website as compatible, you should still download it to check out to compatibity. In the Config shortcut under Capture Sources >> Add/Edit >> Recording Source >> Settings >> Capture Card Type, will show the full compatibility list(not just what's shown as compatible on the website).

This is by far the most usefull peice of software that I have ever downloaded off videohelp.com. BY FAR(Even compared to VDub)!



Posted by . Tool version .90.10 using OS WinXP
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Update!

Since purchasing WinTV PVR-150 and Media MVP 1000 (2), so far this is the only PVR and media center to use with these hardware products from Hauppauge! Still need to run some Windows XP SP2 registry tweaks, change some BIOS settings, move the default LIVE TV folder to another drive instead of the default. Once you do all of that you can enjoy using GB-PVR!



Posted by . Tool version Current using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



For freeware, this is a good application. Its only been around for a year and has come along way and more features and card support coming all the time. To note, it only supports hardware based encoding cards, but as others have pointed out you can still use other features.

It has excellent support Hauppauge's Media MVP and makes this box very usuable. It supports multiple MVP's each of which can be showing different recordings, though you can only have as many live tv sessions as you have turner cards.

For EPG's you can use xmltv and support for some online guides has been added. As for the comment made about zap2it, this is a free service. You have to fill in a survey once every 3 months, but that's not much to ask for.

There are some timeshifting features missing (ie. FW, RW) but these are to come along in a future release.

Mulitple tuner cards are supported along with various output devices (PVR350, XCard, MVP, etc), plus there is the option to develop your own plugins.

All in all, this is a good choice and worth checking out.



Posted by . Tool version 0.21.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



GB-PVR, well what can I say, the program works with Zap2It TV Guide, which you get a few months for free under the GOLD plan, but after that you'll have to pay.

It's pretty good interface with Zap2It Guide for all your local Cable and Digital Cable TV for me (Comcast). This program if you had the right capture card in my case nope. You would be able to record right off this guide with a simple click of your mouse.

Also has a TV program or show search like you get from your Comcast Digital TV box, but GB-PVR is easier than what Comcast give you, then again a DVR box would be a better bet.

This program also features type of server base system so you can view your recordings throughout your network, but I haven't tested that feature well that's right I don't have one of those capture cards on the authors list.

Should you be lucky to have a WinTV, PVR 250 or 350 cards, then this freeware Recorder/Guide/Server is just right for you. I am going to use my Pinnacle PCTV Pro with WinDVR and Titan TV Web Guide for which by-the-way it's for free. Does the same thing as GB-PVR but over the internet you can right click on the TV show you want to record from your Cable or Digital Cable TV (Comcast) and it will do it with your WinDVR 3 has a button that launches the web site right away!



Posted by . Tool version Current using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10



Very simple and easy to use program. Being free I think it is great. I don't use it to watch live tv, but captures flawless with my pvr-250 card.

Just a couple of bad things I have found

- when searching through shows you can't type in anything, you have to go through the letter, then alphabetically through to find the show

- File name just puts the date and time in the name, it would be nice to have the name of the show and title of the episode.



Posted by . Tool version .20 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10



Right now I am only using this for the media server aspect of the program, but I must say, it runs great, its only a few mb's in size and it is pretty intuitive to use. My TV capture card isnt supported by it, so Im not sure about the recording quality, but even as an interface this is a great little program.On computers that were running the Mediaportal, it ran easily twice as fast. I cant give it a ten because I cant verify the recording function, and I also had trouble with keeping aspect ratios on certain DIVX files. But this one is in it's infancy and I think it shows great promise.


Posted by . Tool version .21 using OS WinXP
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