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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. Full description.

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NameDate(Year-M-d)Size
NPVRSetup_3_4_8.exe2015-04-2523.9MB
NPVRSetup_3_3_8.exe2014-10-2423.8MB
NPVRSetup_3_2_9.exe2014-03-2923.6MB
NPVRSetup_3_1_1.exe2013-10-1223.1MB
NPVRSetup_2_6_2.exe2013-03-2320.4MB
NPVRSetup_2_5_9.exe2012-09-3020.4MB
NPVRSetup_2_5_5.exe2012-08-0420.3MB
NPVRSetup_2_4_3.exe2012-03-2419.9MB
NPVRSetup_2_3_6.exe2012-01-1820MB
NPVRSetup_2_2_6.exe2011-08-2820MB
NPVRSetup_2_1_5.exe20MB
NPVRSetup214.exe20MB
NPVRSetup203.exe19.8MB
NPVRSetup1536.exe19.6MB
NPVRSetup1524beta.exe8.5MB
15 files303.1MB





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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
3.4.8 available (25th April)

If you're upgrading from a previous release, remember to make sure you stop NextPVR before running the upgrade.

Changes:
- added support for multi-record on HDHR devices
- added HDHomeRun tuner locking, to stop other applications from being able to steal tuners
- speed up stopping of HDHR graphs
- added diseqc support for a wider range of devices, including Digital Devices, Pinnacle, AnySee and a couple of others
- added support for SAT>IP devices
- digital scanning now shows provider information if known
- added ability to sort scan results by clicking any of the columns, for making it easier to find specific channles in a long list of results.
- added ability for channel groups to have a different sort order than the channel numbers. This effects the order channels are shown in the TV Guide etc.
- added support for listing/switching audio tracks, and subtitle tracks, on a wider range of video files like mkv files etc (if source filter support standard IAMStreamSelect interface).
- added ability to edit digital channel tuning properties on the Setting->Channel screen, in channel settings. (previously you could do this, but have to get into the channel via the Settings->Devices screen, and had to do it separate for each tuner mapped to the channel)
- 'groups' screen now shows more information about the channels, and allows you to drag and drop to adjust the order within a channel group.
- improved error reporting in the case of a HDHomeRun Prime recording failing to start
- HDHR-TC now only lists QAM/ATSC (not HDHR) options in Settings->Devices screen, to minimize confusion.
- changed titlebar from 'nPVR' to 'NextPVR'. Sorry if this causes any issues with remote control apps. I'd been reluctant to do it in the past for this reason, but I got sick of looking at it and wanted it changed.
- if you tries to play a non-.ts file in client mode, it now gives them a message to tell them "this file type is not compatible with client mode"
- added "-first" and "-second" commandline parameters which can be used to override the "start on second monitor" setting
- fixed a problem where webclient could restart with lower resolution UI
- added a "method=system.log&type=error&msge=asdasdasdasdasd " api that web client can use for logging in web.log. Default type if not specified is 'debug'. Also supports 'info', 'error', 'warn'.
- added a "method=recording.lastupdated" api to get the time of last change to the recording list
- fixed a 'divide by zero' crash that could occur in NPVRTSReader.ax with files with broken timeline.
- added a 'forget' menu item in the Recordings screen, so you can forget a recording, allowing it to be recorded again.
- added ability to strip prefixes from show EPG titles when the EPG is imported, and have default it to include a few common nuisance that some broadcasters use (like "All New ...");
- changes to the metadata screens to make them more usable from the Recording screen. ie, now shows recording date, subtitle, changes to the multi-file screen layout to have buttons for resume etc, supporting the user-defined red/green/yellow/blue color tags.
- added a info screen when playing videos, accessed via Ctrl-I, which shows information about video or live stream being watched (codec, resolution, signal strength etc). I'll probably add further info to this during the pre-release cycles.
- added support for MCE remote zoom/aspect button to toggle aspect ratio
- fixed issue webserver not parsing requests correctly
- 'Import Recording' feature can now import an individual .ts file by pointing at external xml file produced when using <StoreSeparateMetadataXml>.
- wider popups for selecting subtitle/audio streams, to accommodate longer descriptions
- fixed issue with description of MKV subtitles.
- fixed a long standing bug where attempts to overwrite a recording with a recording of the same name could cause a broken recording with only small samples every 10 seconds or so
- fixed an HDPVR xml error that could occur with some blaster executables or args.
- more graceful exit from live tv if you kill recording service while watching tv. Previously you'd get a persistent message box that was difficult to get rid of.
- remove spammy "GetDuration returning ...." log message
- fixed error where video library list position could get messed up, making it difficult to get to some items.
- updated Schedules Direct support to include a wide set of countries, include some European countries (including automapping where possible).
- added titles to audio/subtitle selection popups (thanks for the taking the work out of it for me Whurlston!)
- fixed issue with conflict recordings being include as upcoming recordings in the "method=recording.list"
- settings screen is now larger. Some screens were very cramped, and it was hard to find space for some new settings I wanted.
- added a 'use S01E01 style file naming if possible' setting.
- added a 'Use Movie.Name.(YEAR) format for movies if possible' setting.
- running "-emptydb" will also cause the Setting screen to show, like a fresh install
- fixed a bug where mouse could hide while Settings screen is visible, making it hard to do anything
- moved to most recent Schedules Direct API
- more accurately reporting Hauppauge HDPVR2 and Colossus2 model names
- improvements to teletext subtitle rendering
- now possible to control teletext subtitle delay. Previously you could only control the delay on DVB Subtitles.
- now showing " (SxxExx)" in Recordings screen if this info is known.
- improvements to recording export to ensure all show details are exported (star-rating, genre etc, which were previously missing) and to fix the start/end times.
- fixed problem where mouse could auto hide while settings screen is visible
- fixed problem that cause only a single color flag to be exported with recordings
- fixed problem with season/episode info on the new Schedules Direct API
- increase maximum subtitle delay
- handling age info like "(13)" from the end of name when looking for metadata
- handling (T), (S), (R) when looking for metadata
- added support for retrieving artwork from Schedules Direct for those people using this EPG service.
- fixed issue with range header when streaming via HTTP
- updated NEWA

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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


Alternative to GB-PVR:
Argus TV
DVBViewer
ProgDVB
SmartDVB



Guides and How to's:
No guides/tutorials, submit guides here.



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 April 25, 2015 by . 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 October 16, 2010 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 June 03, 2006 by . Tool version 0.97.9 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


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 January 26, 2006 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 January 26, 2006 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 December 17, 2005 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 December 15, 2005 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 December 14, 2005 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 February 14, 2005 by . Tool version .90.10 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


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 December 09, 2004 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 October 06, 2004 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 October 05, 2004 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 October 01, 2004 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 September 16, 2004 by . Tool version .21 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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