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.
6.1.3 (January 13, 2019)
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Change Log DVBViewer Pro 6.1.3
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Change/Fix: Recording Timers: The internal timer handling has been reworked and unified, including synchronization with the timer list of an associated Media Server. Several issues have been fixed.
Added: EPG Window: New “Record Series” command in the context menu and as button. It is only available if DVBViewer is configured as Media Server client (version 2.1.3 or later required), with Options → DVBViewer Media Server → Send timers to the server switched on. The command lets the Media Server create timers for all programs of the same channel with the same title (without appended season and episode numbers) that are currently present in the EPG. Additionally the Media Server creates a search preset that enables automatic timer creation for further episodes. Program repetitions yield deactivated timers that are not executed. For this purpose the Media Server compares the programs with already existing recordings and timers. Please note that this function may create scores of timers at once. For programs that are always broadcasted at the same time on the same day(s), recurring timers with daily/weekly repetition are much more efficient.
Added: Media Server Client: “Parameters for series recording” tweak (→ see Tweaker.exe). It allows to modify the /api/searchadd.html URL that DVBViewer sends to the Media Server to let it execute the "Record Series" function offered in the EPG window (see above). Further information about this topic will be provided on demand in the DVBViewer Forum.
Change: Recording Timers: Stopping an ongoing recording manually before its end time, now uniquely results in the following handling of the corresponding timer:
Manual instant recording: As before the associated timer (by default with a duration of 23:59 hours) is deleted.
One-time recording: The timer is deactivated, not deleted or kept in an invisible canceled state anymore. Re-activating it restarts recording in another file. The timer is deleted after it has reached its end time.
Recurring recording (on additional days of the week, weekly repetition): The timer is immediately switched to the next execution date, not kept in an invisible “canceled” state until its end time, that caused an unwanted recording restart after closing and relaunching DVBViewer.
A forced early recording stop by closing DVBViewer or shutting the PC down keeps the timer in a waiting state, causing the recording to be restarted as soon as DVBViewer is relaunched or wakes up, provided the end time has not been reached yet.
Please note that deactivating a timer manually always stops a corresponding ongoing recording (as before).
Fix: Recording Timers: Recording timers for TS Stream channels were wrongly marked as “not executable” in the timer list, if there was no TS Stream device in the hardware list. The functions that checks if timers are executable did not consider that TS Stream devices are auto-created on demand. However, only the UI was affected. The timer was executed anyway.
Change: Recording: The TV/Radio → Recording Statistics → Recording Status context menu → “Split” menu item now requires the new tweak “Allow manual split of recordings” to become visible (see Tweaker.exe). It also lets this menu item appear in the Main Window → “Record Current Channel” submenu for ongoing manual (instant) recordings. The “Split” function lets the recorder continue the recording in a new file with a number 00x appended to the filename. The split is lossless, so that the parts can be concatenated gaplessly (e.g. by using the TSPlayer). DVBViewer is able to play them as if they were one file. However, the Media Server only considers the first part.
Added: Recording: TV/Radio → Recording Statistics → Recording Status context menu → “Delete and Restart” menu item. It stops and deletes an ongoing recording and immediately restarts it. Previously this function was only available in the “Record Current Channel” submenu for ongoing manual (instant) recordings. Please note: DVBViewer Media Server 2.1.3 or later is required for this function, if DVBViewer delegates recordings to it.
Fix: Recording: Picture in Picture context menu → Record Current Channel → Stop after current/next program wrongly referred to the program played in the main window, not the one in the PiP window.
Fix: Timer Recordings Window: The timer list did not keep its scroll state when it was updated.
Fix: TV/Radio Playback: Live stream playback (particularly via UPnP, HbbTV or the Open URL dialog) could fail if Options → TV/Radio → Fast Channel Switching was switched off.
Fix: TV/Radio Playback: Missing video format detection in case of switching channels with HEVC video and Lentoid decoder usage. A changed resolution caused a wrong picture size.
Added: TV/Radio Playback: Method for performing adjustments to the video/audio format later if a necessary format detection on playback start does not succeed within a 3 seconds timeout. This enables for example HEVC playback with the Lentoid decoder or ADTS AAC playback with the Microsoft audio decoder in certain cases where it previously failed.
Added: Subtitles: Usage of the XYSubFilter (if installed) in combination with the LAV source filter / splitter and MadVR for displaying subtitles e.g. on MKV or MP4 playback. DVBViewer only loads the filter if no other subtitle filter has been added before by a filtergraph preset (see Options -> DirectX -> Presets). Auto-loading of the filter can be switched off with the tweak “Load XYSubFilter for subtitles” (see Tweaker.exe).
Added: Subtitles: Support for ATSC closed captions (CEA 608) embedded in H.264 video, including US internet streams. Please note that DVBViewer only searches for captions in live H.264 video if the reception type is ATSC or TS Stream, the latter requiring Options → Subtitles → Always check for ATSC captions to be switched on.
Program appearance and behavior
Added/Fix: General: Color management that enhances the DVBViewer appearance in case of Windows designs with a dark background. Several DVBViewer defined colors that don't correspond to system colors are now adjusted to the Windows design. The color definitions for bright and dark designs can be tweaked in the file setup.xml. More information about it will be published on demand.
Fix: Main Window: Under Windows 10 a framed main window snapped to the screen edge did not keep this position after a DVBViewer restart. If View → Show Frame was switched off, but a temporary frame for resizing was visible, switching to another display mode like full screen and back changed the “Show Frame” setting to on. Additionally a frameless window, that was snapped to the screen edge, moved away from it after resizing.
Added: General: Additional windows (besides the main window) snap to the screen edge: EPG, Timer Recordings, Recording Statistics, Teletext, Channel List etc.
Change: OSD: Channel switching by number input now uses the Mini EPG for channel preview, not the display at the main window top anymore. Additionally DVBViewer immediately switches over to the channel and does not wait for another digit if the previous input already specifies the channel unambiguously, e.g. favorite number 4 if there are only 35 favorites. In case of 1-based channel numbering the zero key now switches back to the previous channel (formerly without effect).
Change: EPG Window: New timeline design that indicates the program genres by colors (see here). The tweak “Simple timeline view in the EPG window” (see Tweaker.exe) allows to revert to the simpler timeline view of version 6.1.2 and earlier. The colors and properties of both timeline views can be tweaked in the file setup.xml. More information about it will be published on demand.
Change: EPG Window: Selecting an EPG item now sets the date/time input area to the item's start time, so that it remains selected on tab changes.
Fix: EPG Window: Under certain circumstances programs were not marked as “already covered by a timer” if the lead and follow-up time were 0 (see here). The native (not imported) DVB EPG of channels belonging to the TS Stream reception type was not displayed on the TV Guide tab. Channel auto-selection after a channel change did not work properly on the “EPG at...” and “Timeline” tab in case of TS Stream channels with imported EPG.
Network & Hardware
Added: Channel Editor: Channel list import plug-in (ImportConf.dll) for the channel.conf files of the Linux VDR, particularly those offered by Vodafone/Kabel Deutschland for cable reception in different regions. Simply drag & drop the downloaded file into the Channel Editor. Additionally future Transedit uploads will be able to create transponder lists out of conf files.
Change: Media Server Client: More reliable communication with an associated Media Server. DVBViewer now stores the network adapter IP over which the server responded to the search request during the detection process. Henceforth DVBViewer uses this adapter for listening for incoming Media Server messages. Additionally the new tweak “Adapter IP for Media Server messages” can be used to specify the network adapter manually (see Tweaker.exe).
Change: TS Stream / Channel Editor: HTTP header instructions for Kodi appended to URLs are now automatically translated to the corresponding DVBViewer commands on M3U playlist import (previously only on manual URL input, see here).
Fix: TS Stream: Channel auto-update issues if a TV server (e.g. Dreambox) delivered the originally broadcasted PAT (Program Allocation Table), that enumerates all services of a transponder. In certain cases DVBViewer was not able to determine in a timely manner which service and which video/audio/subtitle streams were actually contained in the received transport stream (see here).
What does DVBViewer provide?
In addition to the basic features like reception of digital television and radio, the DVBViewer offers several advances treats. A complete user defineable surface allows you to control the program. Services like Teletext, HbbTV, MHEG-5 can be used, as well as scheduling the recorder via EPG (electronic programming guide). Advanced algorithms, derived from industrial processes, allow the parallel usage of multiple devices. The parallel usage of multiple devices is one of our core competences. Ingenious algorithms, usually used to optimize complicated work flows of industrial processes, are used to manage your available devices.
Which features make it unique?
The DVBViewer offers groundbreaking features: As worldwide first program capable to display additional content via HbbTV on a PC and by now it also supports Ultra HDTV. As worldwide exclusive PC application it is also capapable to present additional services via HbbTV or MHEG-5. A configuralbe multi media center allows you to comfortably manage your own music- and videofiles even with a remote. With modern graphic adapters and intelligent algorithms (Lanczos, Mitchell-Netravali, Nearest Neighbor etc.) the DVBViewer coaxex the maximum out of your TV stations and videos.
Is the software compatible with my hardware?
You can use almost every available TV-card, USB-TV receiver or USB Stick in combination with the DVBViewer. The parallel use of several adapters is only limited by the available ports/slots of your PC. Besides regular DVB adapters you can also use SAT>IP Servers inside the DVBViewer. You are still not convinced? Please try the free demo version!
Can I receive PayTV and can I also watch IPTV?
Playback and recording of PayTV is supported for DVB cards/adapters with integrated CAM and valid subscription. With the spread of fast internet connections streaming television gains more and more followers. Consequently the DVBViewer features not only playback and recording of DVB-S/C/T but also IPTV.
Are 4k programmes supported?
You can receive and watch HEVC encoded material, which is used for DVB-T2 transmissions in most parts of Europe. This also includes the ability to watch channels broadcast in ultra high definition (3.840 x 2.160 pixels and more).It is recommended to use a modern graphics card to support the complex decoding process, though.
Acronyms / Also Known As
DVB Viewer, DVBViewer Pro, DVB Viewer Pro
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Review by Steve234
Jan 13, 2019 Version: 6.1.2
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
This is the first thing I found on this page that worked, and the demo indeed works well.
I guess I’ll have to buy it.
Review by Art
Jul 23, 2018 Version: 6.1.1
OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
Fantastic application, too bad the author insists on not supporting madVR.
Review by Greathelp
Nov 23, 2012 Version: 18.104.22.168
OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10
Value for money: 10/10
i have tried so many DVB appz, but never found something like dvbviewer.
its easy and has a neat look with great functionality.
Review by meshal
Mar 9, 2011 Version: 4.6
OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
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.
Review by elpopito
Jul 31, 2009 Version: 4.11
OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 8/10
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