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ALTDVB application allows you to experience Digital TV on your PC.With a DVB-S satellite card you can enter the world of digital entertainment and experience high quality, incredibly sharp TV pictures and near CD quality radio! More then's FREE !

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2.4 (May 3, 2021)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New

v2.4 (2021-05-03)

– hardware interface: maximum devices extended from 8 to 64
– decapsulation of T2-MI streams
– LAN streaming, with remote control for VLC 3.x and MPC-HC
– unicode text for channel name, provider, EPG events. Characters decoding as is described in ETSI-EN-300-468 (v1.16.1), using internal tables for char translation of ISO-6937 and ISO-8859-05..ISO-8859-15 and windows CodePages 20949,20936 for KS-X-1001 (Korean),GB-2312 (Simplified Chinese)
– channel’s internal structure was changed to allow max 32 ES, 32 CA and channel/provider name up to 127 chars (UTF8).File extension was changed from *.adcl to *.adch
– screenshots button + hotkeys ([CTRL+S]=Current window, [CTRL+SHIFT+S]=Video window, [CTRL+ALT+S]= All app windows)

Other changes:
– added quick LOF settings for Ka Band, C Band Extended & X Band
– allow plugins to alter TS packets (eg. Pow..Vu E m u)
– option to select frequency units KHz/MHz (see Settings->General)
– added detection of stream type 0x32 = VVC (no parsing/demuxing yet)
– option to set default character set per transponder. Default: ISO-6937 DVB Superset
– the buttons with key from main window are hidden if no plugins loaded and enabled
– option: Don’t decrypt recorded channel
– save composition and ancillary page from subtitling descriptor
– device selector is now vertically resizable & remember lists height
– satellites list: minor GUI changes, font changed

Scanner window:
– the columns in transponders list can be hidden (right-click on columns header)
– window remembers width/height and hidden TP list columns
– fixed non-working menu item “Select TP with scan errors”
– text search in the transponders list (visible columns only)
– added some keyboard shortcuts to transponders list + mouse action [Ctrl+LeftClick] for check/uncheck

Scan result (update button from scanner)
– window is now resizable and remembers dimensions
– window has incorporated channel differences
– detailed differences report for ES and CA lists
– save differences report to .csv file

Channels tree:
– width of info column is adjusted based on content displayed
– not using fixed font for root/group nodes
– option to show SID into info column
– search text also search in group nodes caption

– automatically resize short event text box to fit content
– bottom panel (short & extended event descriptor) is resizable
– parse and display extended event items

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All features

Fast startup
Parallel transponder scanning
Native DiseqC 1.2 & USALS + RAW
Integrated Program Guide (EPG)
Teletext + TTX Subtitles
Extensible with Multidec compatible plugins
Complete channel information, including ES & CA
Channel list filter & grouping
Independent channel volume control
Fast channel switch
Picture-in-Picture (PIP)

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WOW! The King of the DVB is back! This great piece of software is now again fully functional! Thanks to the authors, AltX & Mr. Orbita!

Review by nicksson on Jan 17, 2020 Version: 2.3 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by mahmut on Apr 10, 2019 Version: 2.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

Rating by Zafari on Dec 8, 2017 Version: 2.2.0 Build 3912 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

"This is a touch of genius."
After few months of playing "try and drop" :) with "dvb in pc" programs, i can state that AltDVB is still THE BEST around, despite his 5 years age!

Review by nicksson on Nov 14, 2011 Version: 2.2.0 build 3912 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

For me, AltDVB is a cult.

Seems like it's been around forever, still its interface is the best and slickest of all - believe me, I tried no less than dozen DVB apps. This is a touch of genius.

Would be a killer app, if it was updated. ;) Unfortunately, from the HappySat forum, it seems that the great altxro just can't get around to release 2.3 :(

Review by neato-mosquito on Oct 31, 2008 Version: 2.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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