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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:5.3.1 History


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
DVBViewer Pro 5.3.1
In Memoriam - Lars Gehre

Changelog DVBViewer Pro 5.3.1

Fix: TV Playback: HEVC aspect ratio was not processed correctly.
Fix: Playback: The “Disable AV” state after performing the according action was not handled correctly (applies to 5.3.0 and playback with DVBViewer Filter).
Change: Playback: The stricter graph building method introduced in 5.3.0 now falls back to the more “tolerant” handling of previous versions instead of displaying an error message if an audio decoder cannot be connected. Please note: User DirectX settings are ignored silently in this case. Please check Settings → Filters to see which DirectShow components are actually used by playback.
Add: File Playback: Detection of MP3 in TS files if the audio headers are aligned with the PES packet structure. Applies to playback with the DVBViewer Filter.
Fix: Stream Playback: For some file formats (e.g. .mkv) the decoder and video renderer selected in the DirectX options were not used with VODSource as source filter.
Change: Stream Playback: If the VOD Filter is not registered the LAV Source is used as replacement if installed.
Updated: DVBViewer Filter to version 3.8.1. Fixes issues occurring occasionally if Options → DirectX → DVBViewer Filter → TV/Radio Pre-Format Detection is switched on.
Change: Music Options: Restructured.
Change: FreeDB Options: Removed. FreeDB lookup setting moved to the Music Options, the FreeDB server settings are now available as tweak (see Tweaker.exe).
Change: Recording Service Options: Restructured, prevents useless activation of channel list / favorites list download and Wake On LAN if a local Recording Service instance is selected.
Change: Recording Service Wizard: Prevents useless activation of Wake On LAN if a local Recording Service instance is selected.
Change: Hardware / Recording Service Options: RTSP (SAT>IP) server detection reworked. It is now performed in a separate background thread so that a missing server response cannot block the UI. Also applies to the Recording Service Wizard.
Fix: Recorder: Recording of an inactive / non-existing audio track with "Options -> Recorder -> Auto-split on channel data change" switched on and "All audio tracks" switched off could result in thousands of small files. Now the recorder uses an active audio track in this case.
Fix: Recorder: A timer recording assigned to the Audiorecorder Plugin didn't start in playback off state due to repeated access violations.
Add: IPTV/RTSP Device: RTP packet reordering. It significantly lowers the probability of drop outs resp. discontinuities, particularly when receiving TV/Radio via WLAN.
Change: IPTV Device: The virtual IPTV network device is now based on a different code library and uses much less memory than before.
Add: IPTV/RTSP Device: Two tweaks for virtual IPTV/RTSP network devices in the file hardware.xml:
The RecvBuffer entry specifies the size of the receive buffer in kB. The default is 13560 kB (approx. 13 MB).
The ReorderTimeout entry specifies how many milliseconds DVBViewer waits at maximum for missing RTP packets and meanwhile stores subsequent packets for processing them in correct order. The default is 100 ms.
Change: Main Window: The View → Window Size percentage now refers to the desktop resp. monitor work area, not to the video resolution anymore (which didn't make much sense). The new percent values are 40%, 50%, 60%, 75% and 100%, the latter representing the maximum achievable window size.
Change: Status Bar: Right-clicking it opens the main window context menu (previously disabled). Left-clicking the (textual) format information section opens the DVBViewer Filter property page, if available (previously right-clicking the audio channel icon or signal strength field).
Add: Tray Icon: A left-click minimizes DVBViewer if it is visible. A click with the middle mouse button switches audio off/on (mute).
Fix: OSD: DVBViewer now prevents a second confirmation dialog as Windows message box in addition to an OSD dialog if actions that require confirmation are performed repeatedly. They are ignored as long as an OSD confirmation dialog is visible (which means they are internally answered with “No”).
Fix: OSD: Readability of several default skin (Envy) pages enhanced, missing images on certain HTPC pages added, missing 1088 display fixed.
Fix: HbbTV: The AIT Parser did not read all packets.
Fix: HbbTV: Playback of playlists could cause damaged links filled with parts of previous URLs (a HbbTV broadcast plugin bug worked-around in DVBViewer).

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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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