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.
6.0.4 (November 1, 2017)
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Change Log DVBViewer Pro 6.0.4
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Added: Teletext Window: Navigation tree view showing the available pages and sub-pages. A “+” icon indicates a page with sub-pages, an “S” icon a subtitle page and an “N” icon a news flash page. Please note: The tree view changes the navigation with the arrow keys, page up/down etc. according to the tree view standard behavior. Additionally holding down the Ctrl key lets the Teletext Window respond as before.
Change/Added: Teletext Window: The (non-graphical) teletext representation for the visual impaired that appears after activating Options → Extended → Support for visual impaired users is now adjusted to the current window size (thus being more readable for non-impaired users) and provides additional keyboard functions:
Placing the text cursor on a page number and pressing Return switches over to this page. Placing the text cursor on an internet address and pressing Return opens a browser window with the corresponding page (does not work if the address contains a line break). Ctrl + C copies the selected text to the clipboard, Ctrl + A selects the whole teletext page. Ctrl + arrow keys are for teletext navigation (up: previous (sub-)page, down: next (sub-)page, left: back to the last visited page, right: forward).
Fix: Teletext: DVBViewer unnecessarily reset the teletext page memory on audio track changes. The Teletext Window content now responds more smoothly to resizing.
Change: Teletext Subtitles: They are now synchronized with video according to the broadcasted presentation time stamps (PTS) and displayed at the position and with the color intended by the broadcaster.
Added: Subtitles: DVB and teletext subtitles are labeled as “for the hearing impaired” in menus if they are flagged by the broadcaster accordingly.
Fix: Subtitles: DVBViewer only remembered the last selected teletext subtitles for a channel. Other subtitle types were excluded.
Fix/Change: Subtitle Options: The font size grew after each change on this page and OK/Apply in case of a Windows/Resizer text size greater than 100%, particularly affecting teletext subtitles. Additionally the Subtitle Options have been generally reworked. They don't apply to teletext subtitles anymore (the corresponding settings are now completely covered by the Teletext Options).The misleading Delay setting, that only takes effect under exceptional/error conditions has been moved to Tweaker.exe.
Added: Main Window: Toolbar Editor for rearranging and extending the toolbar. It can be opened by right-clicking the toolbar. The icon set selection in the upper part was located on Options → General in previous versions. On the left side it shows the icons (sorted in categories) that are available in the currently selected icon set. The right side shows the icons that are currently assigned to the toolbar including dividers. You may use the buttons or drag & drop to add, delete and rearrange icons.
Added: Main Window: VisionX icon set that covers almost all commands that are available in the DVBViewer main window and allows to add them to the toolbar, if VisionX is selected in the Toolbar Editor. Please note that VisionX is a modifiable external icon set on disk (see below).
Added: Main Window: Possibility to add external icon sets for the toolbar (also self-made sets). They must comply with the following rules:
The icons must be *.png files carrying the internal name of the corresponding DVBViewer action object, e.g. actRecord.png (see the fairly complete VisionX set as example – in case of doubt ask in the DVBViewer forum).
The icons must be located in the installation directory (containing DVBViewer.exe) in sub-directories of ImagesIcons . The sub-directory names (e.g. ImagesIconsMyIcons) appear in the Icon Set drop down list of the Toolbar Editor.
If the sub-directory name equals the name of an internal standard set (like “XPedition” or “Vision”) DVBViewer uses the external icons in addition to the internal icons of this set. In this case the external icons must have a size of 16x16. Such extension sets don't need to provide icons for actions that are already covered by the standard set.
If the sub-directory name does not match an internal standard set name DVBViewer regards its content as additional independent icon set. It should at least provide icons for the actions covered by the standard sets.
Independent Icon sets that contain actRecord.png (for recording the currently played channel) must also contain actRecordStop.png that is shown while the currently played channel is recorded.
Icons of independent sets may have any (uniform) square size (e.g. 24x24). If the size is not 16x16 it must be specified in a Settings.ini file contained in the icon set subdirectory. It may also specify the width of separators and a default toolbar assignment that is used when the user clicks the Default Button in the Toolbar Editor. If no Settings.ini is present DVBViewer assumes the following content:
Added: Main Window: Help menu item “Order/Unlock Add-Ons...” that launches KeyTool.exe.
Change: Main Window: The signal strength field of the status bar (with four display modes switchable by mouse clicks) has been reworked. The former “None” display mode that showed an empty field has been replaced by a time of day display. Hints have been added for each display mode (elapsed time / remaining time / signal / time of day) indicating its meaning. The elapsed/remaining time modes consider timeshift playback by calculating “now” accordingly. On HLS Internet TV playback they are used for displaying the position in the timeshift buffer provided by the broadcaster. On file playback the signal display mode that formerly only showed 0% now displays the elapsed time as percent value.
Added: Recorder/Timeshift: “Remove video filler data” now also applies to HEVC video (previously only to H.264 and MPEG2). Thanks to Martin K for coding!
Fix: Timer Recordings: Changing the start time of a Media Server timer in DVBViewer also changed its end time.
Change: Timer Recordings: The lead and follow-up time of recordings are now stored internally as separate data fields (previously they had to be reconstructed from the difference of the EPG and timer start and end times). Additionally they are stored in the file timers.xml and are sent to / received from the Media Server.
Fix: Timer Recording Window: Several minor issues concerning language files, the selection of control elements with accelerator keys, the activation of buttons, tuner type icons etc.
Fix: Recording Statistics Window: The Recordings list wasn't updated on some occasions when it was visible. Recording Status → Context Menu → Delete Recording also deleted a corresponding auto-repeat timer. General cleanup and adjustments, particularly concerning language file entries.
Removed: Recorder Options: “MPG with DVD packet size” checkbox that enabled enhanced MPG file recording compatibility with (old) DVD players. The setting is still available as tweak (see Tweaker.exe).
Fix: Recorder: A wrong (non-existing) Service ID in the channel data prevented recordings from starting. Please note: Without a correct Service ID the recorder output is restricted in any case. Decryption is not possible, DVB subtitles and additional audio tracks are not available and the Adjust PAT/PMT option does not take effect. Clients / Players may be unable to play the result. New debug and recording log entries inform about the issue (“Service ID not found in PAT”).
Added: UPnP Window (Playback → UPnP Server): Optional thumbnail display that can be switched on and off in the context menu of the media list.
Fix: UPnP Window: Some minor fixes and adjustments (the window couldn't be closed with Esc, no minimum window size, child nodes were indicated in the left tree for nodes that had no children, language file corrections etc.)
Added: TS Stream: Tweak “Automatically create TS Stream devices on demand” (see Tweaker.exe, default “on”). It allows to disable the automatic internal creation of Virtual TS Stream devices in order to limit the streams to the number of manually added TS Stream devices on Options → Hardware.
Added: TS Stream (HLS): Temporary storing of (session) cookies and sending them back to the server, thus enabling reception of streams that don't work without it. DVBViewer does not store cookies permanently. They are deleted after the reception of the stream is finished.
Fix: TS Stream: A HTTP host header field as part of an addhdr URL parameter did not replace the host header field created by the Media Server, but was attached as an additional header field. Requesting an AES key for encrypted HLS from the server didn't use the intended user agent string in the HTTP header and ignored an addhdr URL parameter. In order to fix problems with Deluxe Music TV the number of buffered segments (with an intended overall duration/timeshift of 30 seconds) is now based on the actual duration of segments, not on the announced target duration value anymore.
Fix: Movie Options: The Clean Up Database button performed a cleanup of the recording database (TVDatabase.db3), not the indicated cleanup of the movie database (MediaDatabase.db3). The main purpose of the movie database is storing the last playback position. Now the clean up works in the following way: Entries referencing a file on the local PC are deleted if the file does not exist anymore. Entries referencing a remote file (by URL, UNC path, network drive) or a removable medium (DVD) are deleted if the object hasn't been played in the past 12 months.
Change: General Options: The menu style selection has been removed. All installations are changed to the DVBViewer...
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.
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DVB Viewer, DVBViewer Pro, DVB Viewer Pro
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Fantastic application, too bad the author insists on not supporting madVR.
Nov 23, 2012 Version: 22.214.171.124
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.
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.
Jul 31, 2009 Version: 4.11
OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 8/10
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.
Jul 29, 2009 Version: 4.2.1
OS: Vista Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
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.
Jul 29, 2009 Version: 126.96.36.199
OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10
Value for money: 10/10
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