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NextPVR (former GB-PVR) is a popular free personal video recorder application for Microsoft Windows, making it easy to watch or record live tv, and provides great features like series recordings, web scheduling, playing music, video and image files, Kodi/XBMC integration etc.

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5.0.6.200614 (June 13, 2020)



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Software License

Freeware (Free download and usage!)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


NextPVR v5 Public

The public builds have been updated (Windows, Linux, Mac, Docker) to v5.0.6.200614.

Quote:
Restored screen saver to nextpvr.exe
Added 'download' function in web app
Added a 'login failed' log message, which reports the address of the client that failed to login
Added merge/unmerge tools to Advanced Tools dropdown
Changed MCE remote mapping of 'info' button to stop an error messages
Improvements to scrolling tv guide page on iphone/ipad
Improvements to the speed the recordings page is loaded
Removed a dependency in the web app which was being downloaded from cloudflare
Search screen now makes it clear when no matches could be found
Minor tweaks to tray application (bug fixes, and the ability to point it at another server)
Fixed an issue SAT>IP DVB-C tuning
Fixed issue with scripthelper "-rename" function
Fixed issue with trying to clear out schedules direct username/password in web app
Fixed an issue with loading cached EPG info in recordings where formatting wasn't exactly as expected
Fixed a not-implemented exception in video playback in nextpvr.exe.
Fixed a crash that could occur when channel name could not be found
Fixed a situation where artwork was not being loaded
Fixed an issue that could result in a locked database, and errors with later operations that need the database, like recordings etc.
Fixed an issue with the Resume functionality
Fixed an issue with legacy HDHR scanning/tuning
Fixed issue with how NextPVR handles Schedules Direct artwork not being available.
Fixed an issue with playing in-progress recordings in nextpvr.exe
Fixed an issue where EPG update could kick off earlier than the configured time.
Fixed issue where channels with duplicate channel numbers wouldn't show listings on the Channels page of the web app
Further improvements to IPTV support
Fixed UK compatibility issue with DVB EPG with HDHR/SAT>IP devices
Removed some logging messages that contained credentials

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Devices Supported
NextPVR supports a wide range of capture devices. Supported digital tuners include DVB-S/S2, SAT>IP, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DMB-T, ATSC and ClearQAM.

NextPVR also supports specialist component/HDMI capture devices (like the Hauppauge HDPVR, HDPVR2 and Colossus), and Copy-Freely devices (like the Hauppauge DCR-2650 and HDHomeRun Prime). Old-school analog and FM capture devices are also supported, if SoftPVR components are available on your PC.

User Interface
NextPVR's user interface is designed to be easy to use for the entire family. NextPVR's interface provides a TV Guide for scheduling recording, Recordings screen for watching/managing your recordings and schedule, and Library screens for watching movies, listening to music, and viewing photos.

Integration
NextPVR enables you to view it's user interface out to devices like Samsung TV and Blu-Ray players, and LG TVs. You can also use the great X-NEWA to access NextPVR's interface on any platform able to run Kodi/XBMC. If it better suits your needs, you can also use the built-in addons in Kodi/XBMC, or MediaBrowser3, to user the backend television services provided by NextPVR




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Acronyms / Also Known As

gbpvr, NVPVR, NV-PVR, NextPVR,GB-PVR



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18 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


I've been using NextPVR for over 10 years now. If you're primary requirement is to schedule and watch TV shows over the air, then I don't think there is any better software out there. It may lack some of the pzazz of some other media players but often that is all they are (media players) and don't offer intelligent scheduling of all your favourite TV shows from one or multiple TV tuners. For example did you know that if the channels you want to watch are on the same DVB mux, it can record multiple shows at the same time, all from a single tuner. It can avoid recording the same show, reschedule a show to resolve a conflict with recordings, keep the last X episodes of a series etc.

I would say the software is pretty much bullet-proof and I don't recall the last time I ever had the software barf on me. (There were a few issues with FF/RW when the playback code was rewritten but these gremlins are pretty much all ironed out now). You do however need to ensure that you have the necessary codecs installed (not supplied with NextPVR) if you wish to playback other formats as NextPVR just asks windows to use whatever the default codec is for that file type. Most folks use decoders from LAV , MS or various codec packs that are available.

If you just want software to playback movies that you have downloaded or ripped off a disc, NextPVR can cater for these files just fine although there may be other products that can provide more bling to your viewing experience.

As a true client/server app, it supports playback from other pcs/laptops/browsers and mobile devices (being actively developed).

The author has also been investing a lot of time in ramping up support for IPTV during the last 12 months.

I would prefer to call it donateware rather than freeware as I feel that regular users of the product should support the author who dedicates a huge amount of his time to this project and the forum is friendly, responsive and helpful.



Review by gEd on Jun 1, 2018 Version: 4.1.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




It doesn't allow to import IPTV channels from m3u file, so it is useless.

Review by Pinto007 on Dec 14, 2017 Version: 4.0.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 1/10




excellent software, very stable and strong for long captures of 2-4 hours. This is base software for Capture4ME, GamerCap and perhaps Hauppauge Capture (for the HDPVR2). Increase bitrate from 9mbs as desired in C\Users\Public\NPVR\config.xml for 720p. Record with Recordings , Man-Rec (no preview window).

Review by texas1 on Jan 12, 2015 Version: 3.3.8 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Tried and Tried to make it work with my Hauppauge 1600 and no dice. The older version works great. Maybe I am doing something wrong. Needs to have a downloadable instructions or something.

Review by Backpain on Oct 18, 2010 Version: 1.5.33 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 2/10




lorvix - you need to look into adding mc2xml.exe to GB-PVR

Review by hech54 on Oct 17, 2010 Version: 1.5.33 beta OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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