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NextPVR(former GB-PVR) is a Personal Video Recorder (PVR), allowing you to schedule TV recordings and view and pause live TV. It also acts as a media center allowing you to watch movies, listen to music and view pictures. GBPVR also supports hardware decoders including Sigma XCard, Hauppauge PVR/MediaMVP. Requires .net framework and updated Microsoft runtime.

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Version:3.2.9 History
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3.2.9 (March 29, 2014)


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Download NextPVR old versions:
NameDate(Year-M-d)Size
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
13 files255.5MB





Supported operating systems:
Windows


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CaptureDigitalTV/DVB/HDTVMedia Center/HTPC/PS3/360

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
3.2.9 available (March 29th)

Changes:
- improvements to the layout and look of icon mode in library screens. Icon lists now scroll vertically instead of horizontally.
- leaf nodes in video library now shows a details screen if metadata exists. May add option to also show this screen in the Recordings screen.
- added new IMetadataPlugin interface, for new class of plugins, called at recording completion, to allow for improved file naming, and auto downloading of additional metadata and artwork. I may need to change this interface, so plugin can UI way for user to select other artwork/metadata if it gets it wrong.
- added new "Filter" menu option in the Recordings screen for users that have more than one recording directory, allow you to show just the "KIDS" recordings etc
- video/music/picture library now gives useful error if the user tries to delete a file but it cant (like readonly or access denied etc).
- fixed bug where PLAYBACK_POSITION history wouldn't be deleted for recordings auto deleted due to 'keep x recordings' when scheduling recurring recording.
- fixed bug that could lead to duplicate DVB EPG entries
- fixed a problem that could lead to DVB EPG entries being in the wrong timezone
- changes to web api:
added method=recording.color.toggle&recording_id=123&col or=blue
method=recording.list will now also detail red/green/yellow/blue flags
- updated NEWA (thanks UJB!)
- improvement to the speed of video library loading of artwork and metadata (mainly via improvements to the caching scheme). It'll probably only be noticeable on network video directories though. I notice a big improvement for my Video Library, in my-now-preferred icon mode, using a NAS full of movies.
- fanart backgrounds are now loaded asynchronously, and only when the user stops moving around, to improve responsiveness.
- fanart now also carries through to the new Video details screens
- fixed old bug in Covers view in Video screen, where '..' folder could be shown behind artwork, and showing through if artwork was not big enough
- fixed bug where webclient menu screen would stop responding
- IPTV device makes a return. This time it's a little more flexible, now handling http/udp/rtp transport streams
- fixed a problem with iso playback via webclient.
- fixed problem with changing channel groups in the now/next popup in live tv.
- fixed EPG mapping display problem when viewing channel settings in multi-lineup Schedules Direct setups.
- now has option to give a popup if you reach the end of recording playback prompting for deletion. ("This recording was watched to completion. Would you like to delete this recording?")
- added support for high-definition DVB Subtitles
- fixed a problem that could cause NextPVR in window mode to start out with the wrong shape window, which would jump to the correct shape when you tried resizing it.
- fixed a problem where recordings could be moved to a disabled tuner
- added support for Media Companion style metadata in video library (ie, just minor tweaks to the filenames etc).
- if you have movies in individual directories, you can also have an extra "-trailer" video file in the directory (as created by Media Companion), and the video library will show "Trailer" button for watching it.
- recordings with show titles that only vary by upper/lower case are now grouped together in the Recordings screen.
- added 'exit' action for web clients
- fixed a minor skin issue where text would occassionally get slightly wider when quite a few items were in the list and you'd scroll down and back up the list.
- recording list is exported slightly earlier in the EPG update process, so that it's been done before PostUpdateEPG.bat is executed.
- fixed a crash that would occur if you tried to change an ATSC/QAM channel to H.264. While not common, we have started to encounter some channels that require it.
- fixed a problem with analog recordings.
- fixed an incorrect message shown when attempting to delete a recording using NScriptHelper.exe
- added support for XMLTV shows with "(R)" in the title to indicate a rerun.
- fixed bugs with HDHR plugin when multiple network adapters were present, and HDHR devices were not on default NIC.
- added an extra EPG loading API to speed things up for NEWA json API
- now able to control recording priority in Recordings screen Recurring list. Pretty much the same as GBPVR, use the skip forward/back to change priority. It'll only let you do this when the sort order is 'Priority' or 'Priority Descending'. If you try it on 'A-Z' or 'Z-A', it'll give you a message to tell you why it cant do it.
- added "-genre" command to NScriptHelper.exe, to get the primary genre of a recording
- added a new 'Freesat (UK)' EPG option, which tells that app to use the existing DVB EPG functionality, but only from the Freesat EPG transponder (cutting down the time to fetch the EPG)
- improved handling of partial or broken responses from Schedules Direct.
- reduced memory requirements for processing of live stream for analog/hdpvr/hdhr-prime devices, which could previously lead to errors/crashes on machines with limited memory
- implemented a basic default metadata plugin which will look up metadata and show artwork from TheTVDB. Metadata plugins are called soon after a recording is started. Can be disabled in the setting screen.
- added 'Metadata' button in the Video Library, which can be used to download metadata/artwork for the selected folder.
- if metadata/artwork downloading is enabled, it'll now auto download shows without artwork in the TV Guide when you view a show's details.
- added option to use new single/multi file screens in the Recording Ready list when you click on a group. This will be off by default, but may evolve in that direction in the 3.3 if users seem interested.
- added a few more skinning options in new single/multi screens. @genre, @duration, @subtitle, @subtitleOrAirDate
- slight behavior change of recording failures in pre-padding. Instead of immediately marking the recording as failed, it'll try again after the pre-padding period.
- 'blue' key now toggles view in the Library screens.
- watched indicator now also show in video library.
- fixed issue with resume in new screens.

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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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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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