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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.

Released:Mar 3,2018
File size:34.4MB
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Latest version

4.1.0 (March 3, 2018)


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4.1.0 available (4th March)

A key thing to not with this release is that it is no longer compatible with XP. The application is now using .NET 4.6. It should prompt to download and install this if you do not have it.

- No longer compatible with XP. Now using VS2017 and .NET 4.6.
- fixed issue where playback would freeze if you tried to resume after being paused and you'd paused longer than the buffer.
- fixed an issue where OSD graphics wouldn't update with EVR video renderer while video is paused.
- fixed issue with recording shows that started with a complete windows reserved like "con".
- fixed issue with Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder with AAC which could cause crash.
- fixed a bug with downloading m3u8 keys from relative web paths
- added support for handling .ts files that lose 188 byte alignment mid file.
- fixed minor grid align issue in modern web app tv guide.
- improved the speed when deleting large number of channels
- improved the speed when saving large number of channels
- added a tickbox to control whether IPTV VOD channels and groups are sent to Kodi. (on Settings->Misc2 screen)
- fixed bug where re-imported recordings could have wrong date/time
- fixed an issue with playing back ts files that include a clock wrap-around
- now using in new reader if file is available
- improved detection of .ts file playback duration (when not available)
- fixed issue where HDHR Prime could generate broken recording with incorrect PAT at beginning of file.
- fixed an issue where LAV video decoder could show partial MPEG2 frames when playback starts before it gets an I-Frame
- fixed issue where 'unmute' in context menu was not working.
- increased timeout when downloading xmltv guide over http, since some IPTV providers are pretty slow at providing this
- fixed a bug that could cause NRecord.exe to crash if NDigitalHost.exe had crashed.
- fixed minor memory leak with IPTV or CableCard devices.
- fixed issue where sometimes OnDemand playback would report duration of zero, and user wouldn't be able to skip
- added an option to display just the channel name in the left column of the TV guide (see Settings->Misc2), since many IPTV users have long channel names, and no interest in the channel numbers. The original guide style would often show the name truncated to something unidentiable from the other channels around it.
- added ProcAmp support for analog devices, for those that need to tweak contrast/brightness etc.
- now remembers and auto selects the last caption/subtitle option, for those users that prefer to leave captions enabled all the time
- now possible to change font used for teletext by editing <TeletextFontName> in config.xml
- added a new <If> directive for skins, to accommodate more complex requests I was getting from users
- added a couple more guide channel header styles, and now dynamically sizing the main guide to accommodate header styles that use less space
- added a setting to remember the TV Guide last channel selection
- further improvements for compatibility with quirks of some IPTV providers

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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.

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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19 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

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

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

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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

Wish I could say something good about this. The program errors at startup stating that there is no database found at /hushpc/NVPR, but why would there be if this is a new installation?

I've run Capture4ME, GamerCap and Hauppauge Capture (for the HDPVR2) without any problem, so I have no idea what the issue could be.

Apr 25, 2015 Version: 3.4.8 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 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).

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.

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

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