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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.

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OS: Win
File size: 7.2MB
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Latest version

6.1.6 (February 12, 2020)


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Shareware (Free download but time limited software. Full version from $20)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Change Log DVBViewer Pro 6.1.6

Added: Subtitle Options: Checkbox “Use teletext font for teletext, ATSC and ISDB subtitles” (default unchecked). If switched on, DVBViewer uses the (usually mono-spaced) font specified on the Teletext Options page for the mentioned subtitle types, which are typically output in a grid with fixed character positions. If switched off, DVBViewer uses the font selected on the Subtitle Options page and particularly displays teletext subtitles with variable spacing in case of a proportional font, thus enhancing the appearance and readability. However, not aligning the output to the teletext character grid may also have disadvantages (see here).
Added: Subtitle Options: Settings for adjusting the synchronization of subtitles with video. The value in the delay input line lets the subtitles appear x milliseconds later, or earlier in case of a negative delay. Checkboxes allow to separately switch the delay on and off for different subtitle types. A change takes effect immediately, but is reset on channel switching, stopping the video or if the Options Window is closed, unless clicking Apply makes it permanent.
Removed: Subtitle Options: Checkboxes in the Appearance section for switching shadow, outline and background transparency off. This can as well be achieved by moving the sliders to their leftmost position.
Removed: Teletext Options: Sliders for adjusting background transparency and outline of teletext subtitles. The functionality is now covered by correspondent sliders on the Subtitle Options page.
Fix: Hardware Options: Updated device list entries were not marked as available after “Scan Devices”, causing tuners, that were displayed in red due to a wrong device name, to remain red, though the name was corrected. “Scan Devices” did not add the SRx1000 entry (read from an updated hardware database) to an already existing DVB-C tuner in the file hardware.xml.
Added: Hardware Options: The TS Stream device settings dialog contains a new input line “Replace in URL”, allowing to vary the processed URL per device. It applies to HLS, internet radio and transport streams wrapped in HTTP(S). The syntax is [placeholder]=[device specific string], e.g. @@=username:password. A use case is described here (IPTV provider requiring x different accounts for receiving x streams simultaneously).
Fix: Hardware: If TBS 5520/5580 multistandard devices were configured and used for ISDB-T reception, DVBViewer switched the tuners to DVB-T mode on tuning (see here).
Fix: EPG: The erroneous “\n” inserted by some Austrian providers as line break indicator is now automatically replaced by a DVB compliant line break on EPG data reception.
Change: EPG: Auto-detection of the ISO 6937 and ISO 8859-2 character sets for some East European countries (particularly Poland, Romania, Hungary) where providers indicated them wrongly in the past years. DVBViewer now first assumes ISO 6937 and then tries to find a proof for ISO-8859-2 (previously the other way round). This handles true ISO 6937 always correctly, but may fail in certain cases where ISO-8859-2 is used with missing indication (see here).
Fix: EPG Window: When opened for the first time between 00:00 and 00:15 o'clock, the timeline showed an empty EPG for Saturday, 30 December 1899 (see here).
Fix: Channel Editor: Issues when using the New button while an audio sub-node is selected or after it was selected. The input form was not adjusted to the parent reception type or controls remained deactivated though a category was selected subsequently.
Added: TS Stream: Support for channels broadcasting via internet in HLS format with audio tracks provided as separate streams.
Added: TS Stream: Tweak “Receive all audio tracks of HLS streams” (→ launch Tweaker.exe). If switched on DVBViewer fetches all available audio tracks of HLS streams from the server, thus occupying more bandwidth. If switched off only the main audio track (marked as default by the provider) is fetched.
Fix: DVD Playback: Resuming playback at the last position could fail due to potential timing issues when retrieving the Disc ID.
Fix: Recorder. Lazy program response caused by uselessly repeated tune attempts once per second in case of a whole transponder recording, if the allocated device was not usable for this purpose. This particularly applied to all RTSP network devices, that by default are not configured for delivering a whole transponder. DVBViewer did not realize this until tuning was performed. Now only devices are allocated for such recordings, that either deliver the whole transponder anyway (most BDA devices) or can automatically be configured for it (unused RTSP network devices). However, whole transponder recording with RTSP devices may still be hindered by servers that do not support the pids=all parameter or by insufficient network bandwidth.
Fix: Main Window: Horizontal resizing of the Radio Window did not work correctly, if the mode was selected manually in the View menu (not by Options → TV/Radio → Auto-switch to TV/Radio Window.... ).
Added: Zoom Presets: Tweak “Number of zoom presets” (→ launch Tweaker.exe). It can be used to change the number of zoom presets. Four presets are set up by default. The Preset #x button in the Settings -> Zoom window or the "Zoom Next Preset" action switch over to the next preset.
Fix: HbbTV: Issues with Swiss HbbTV (see here) and other channels using erroneous JavaScript or broadcasting a HbbTV Application Information Table (AIT) with more than one section (particularly “Das Erste” in Germany).
Fix: HbbTV: If the tweak “Use browser cache for HbbTV” (see Tweaker.exe) was switched off, DVBViewer failed to clear the HbbTV cache completely, because files were still in use. Clearing the cache is now done right after DVBViewer start.
Fix: Component Downloader: Bug causing error code 406 in the server response on DVBViewer installation and when using the downloader separately.

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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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DVB Viewer, DVBViewer Pro, DVB Viewer Pro

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Review 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

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Review 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

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Review 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

Fantastic application, too bad the author insists on not supporting madVR.

Review by Greathelp on Nov 23, 2012 Version: OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 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 on Mar 9, 2011 Version: 4.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 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.
Highly recommended.

Review by elpopito on Jul 31, 2009 Version: 4.11 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 10/10

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.

Review by videoants on Jul 29, 2009 Version: 4.2.1 OS: Vista Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 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.

Review by 6522 on Jul 29, 2009 Version: OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

I visited the authors website but couldn't find anywhere to download this software. There are links to download addons but nothing for the DVBViewer itself. There is no information provided about where to go for downloading either. One has to wonder why the author has to make it so damned difficult to get the software!

In case you were wondering I also registered as "a member" [in case that was required for downloads] but that didn't work either as I never received a confirmation email.

Unfortunately I have to assume that the software, like the website, is a total waste of time. Pity that!

Review by cyberpro60 on Jul 27, 2009 Version: 4.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

I tried this one with my Hauppauge Nova-T USB2 for receiving H264/AVC + AAC DVB-T signal, I selected CoreAVC for H264 decoder and ffdshow for Audio decoder. Preview was okay but when I started recording it just stopped after 25 seconds and that was it, I had to restart program.

Review by x92 on Apr 9, 2008 Version: OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10

Works great with DVD-S2 cards and HD streems; highly configurable.

I had problem to record AC3 audio with original software (crap!!!) bundled with TT-BUDGET S-2 3200 card. DVBViewer resolved it perfectly.

Review by noemi7 on Apr 25, 2007 Version: OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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