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DVBViewer Pro 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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Shareware (Free download but time limited software. Full version from $22)

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DVBViewer Pro

Added: General: Possibility to open the context menu of list view column headers (allowing to hide/show columns) by pressing Alt + F10, provided the list view is focused, so it can receive keyboard input. Previously the menu could only be accessed by right-clicking the headers, which was an obstacle for visually impaired users. Additionally, if the list supports sorting, a “Sort by…” sub-menu inserted at the top of the context menu allows to select the column by which the list shall be sorted. Selecting an already selected column (marked with a “radio button” dot) reverses the sort order from ascending to descending and vice versa. Previously this could only be achieved by left-clicking column headers. The additions apply to the “EPG per Channel” and “EPG at…” tabs of the EPG Windows, the Timer Recordings and UPnP Server windows and the “Recording Status” and “Recordings” tabs of the Recording Statistics window.

Fix/Added: General: Measures for receiving Windows suspend/resume messages in case of modern (connected) standby (see here), so that sleep / wake-up events can be handled properly. In contrast to normal standby applications explicitly have to register for the messages.

Fix: General: Adjustments avoiding certain issues if DVBViewer is running under Linux/Wine.

Fix: General: Potential issues concerning window positions, caused by unreliable acquisition of the difference between the visible window bounds and the ones reported by the Windows 10/11 API (see 5.6.0 changes: “Windows did not dock gaplessly to the desktop edges or other windows under Windows 10”).

Fix: Main Window: The title bar flickered when the DVBViewer main window was moved (since 7.2.4, see here).

Fix: URL Playback: DVBViewer did not recognize the content of HTTP carrying a transport stream if the URL contained no .ts filename extension.

Fix/Change: Playback: The “Resume playback after sleep mode / hibernation” function (see Options → General) has been reworked. It now ensures that playback does not resume until the user has logged in, if a lock screen is present after wake. The previous lock screen detection method did not work reliably. In case of a network/internet TV/Radio source or HbbTV auto-start the new method additionally ensures that playback does not resume after wake until the host is reachable, checked by a ping once per second, because network adapters may not work at an early stage.

Fix: Playback Components Options: Switching “Use DVBViewer Filter for *.m2ts” off on the DVBViewer Filter tab did not take effect because the setting was not assigned correctly to the .m2ts filename extension.

Added: Playback Components: Support for the MPC Video Renderer. It can be selected on Settings → Options → Playback Components → Video as video renderer, if it is registered in the system. See here what is working / not working with it. The MPC Video Renderer is recommendable if DVBViewer is running under Linux/Wine.

Change: OSD: DVBViewer does not display “n/a” for unknown artists or album names on OSD main menu → Media Center → Music anymore, but omits it.

Added: OSD: “Record Series” items in the OSD Blue context menus of OSD pages showing EPG data. Please note that the items are only available if DVBViewer is configured as client of a Media Server full version (not Basic version) and “Send timers to the server” is enabled (see Options → DVBViewer Media Server). DVBViewer itself contains no series recording functionality.

Change: OSD: The overscan settings in Options -> OSD General, enabling a certain OSD size reduction on each side so it doesn’t get cut off on CRT TV sets (see here), has been replaced by OSD size adjustment settings. They allow to shrink the horizontal and/or vertical OSD size to a certain percentage of the whole display area extent. An additional “Only apply to full screen” checkbox enables using the settings for OSD adjustment to an ultra wide screen monitor (21:9) or a monitor with portrait orientation (9:16), thus avoiding OSD deformation to the full extent (see here).

Removed: OSD: The code for games and the Alarm Timer page. They cannot be reactivated with a tweak anymore (see 7.2.3 changes).

Change: Music Database: A database cleanup now also deletes single music files that are no more present (previously only directories including their content that are no more present).

Added: Music Tags: DVBViewer now recognizes and reads the IDv2.3 “Album Artist” tag and uses it as artist information for its music database, if no per-track-artist is specified.

Fix: Recorder: After a download of a file referenced by an MPEG Dash URL (.mpd) the recording representing the download was not stopped automatically.

Change: Timeshift: No (useless) timeshift recording is started automatically anymore if a video and audio PID are missing in the channel data. DVBViewer now waits until the automatic channel update has retrieved the PIDs.

Fix: Timeshift: In case of timeshifted playback, activated “Warning on timeshift termination” option and the start of a live stream via the file playback code branch (where live streams are detected and redirected to the live TV branch) the user was prompted two times to decide whether timeshift should be canceled, because after the first confirmation timeshift was not stopped.

Fix: Channel Logos: Before using a cached channel → channel logo assignment from the file ChannelLogos2.ini, DVBViewer now checks if the image file exists. If not, DVBViewer automatically deletes the assignment and tries to find another matching logo for the channel. This avoids missing logos in the UI due to removed or renamed logo image files. Previously the user had to reset all cached logo assignments in the Channel Logo Options or to delete the file ChannelLogos2.ini for getting it fixed.

Fix: Channel Editor: On a transponder list update to which the user agreed (see 7.2.2 changes), user defined settings stored in the old transponder list (name, channel group, DiSEqC, LOF values) were not copied to the new (updated) one.

Added/Change: EPG Window: The EPG export as XML now conforms to the XMLTV format (see here), which is widely used for storing and processing EPG data. Additionally the export function provides saving the EPG in the DVBViewer data format (*.dat), that conforms to the format of the file epg.dat in the configuration directory, where DVBViewer stores its EPG data when it is closed.

Change: Hardware: Due to frequent DiSEqC timing problems, the DiSEqCCount value for TBS DVB-S devices is now 2 by default (previously 1), so that every DiSEqC command is sent two times to the switch (see here). The change takes effect on the next device detection (see Options → Hardware).

Change: Hardware Options: The “Shared LNB” option has been renamed to “Shared antenna cable” and supplemented by the hint “Tuner connected via 2-way splitter” that appears on mouse-over, in order to prevent misunderstanding and wrong usage.

Fix: RTSP (Sat>IP) Client: Increased timeout for connection attempts to Sat>IP servers if the presence of Bitdefender security software is detected, that delays the procedure considerably, so that the normal timeout lets the initialization of virtual RTSP network devices fail.

Fix: TS Stream: Memory leak if a transport or radio stream was received and the server forcibly closed the connection (WSAECONNRESET socket error, see here).

Added: HbbTV: Support for HbbTV-only channels without DVB video and/or audio, that only display HbbTV content from the internet. The channel search now recognizes such channels, includes them in the search results and appends “(Internet)” to the channel name. This triggers an HbbTV auto start, so that switching to the channel immediately activates the HbbTV content, particularly playback of HbbTV IPTV channels.

Updated: HbbTV: Default file HbbTV2.xml, that defines a user agent with lower HbbTV version number for URLs containing “” in order to make the ZDF Mediathek work again. DVBViewer automatically updates the file in already existing installations with HbbTV add-on by downloading HbbTV2.xml from

Fix: HbbTV: Some issues with live streams started from HbbTV if DVBViewer timeshift was active:

Jumping in the broadcaster’s MPEG Dash timeshift buffer with HbbTV functions did not work correctly because DVBViewer reported the current position in its own timeshift recording to the HbbTV app and tried to apply the position change to the recording.

DVBViewer did not recognize a new live stream URL, that was supposed to start playback at a different position, as MPEG Dash stream.

In case of timeshifted playback, activated “Warning on timeshift termination” option and playback start of a video or live stream via HbbTV, the prompt for confirmation that timeshift shall be canceled terminated HbbTV. Due to the lack of a better solution DVBViewer currently avoids it by suppressing the prompt (only in this case).

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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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13 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

Have enjoyed DVBViewer so much that I paid for licence well worth it's stable configurable easy to setup have tried many of these Media players and this comes as close to my favourite Windows Media Center

Review by Col on Sep 6, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by ivanjum on Feb 21, 2020 Version: 6.1.6 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Rating by mahmut on Apr 10, 2019 Version: 6.1.4 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 1/10

Rating by Steve234 on Jan 13, 2019 Version: 6.1.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 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 on Jul 23, 2018 Version: 6.1.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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