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Live TV and PVR Setup Guide:
  1. Introduction
  2. Setting up the recording software
  3. Configuring live TV settings in Kodi
  4. The basics of Live TV and recording

NextPVR is a free Personal Video Recorder (PVR) application for Microsoft Windows.

NextPVR supports a wide range of digital tuners including DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DMB-T, ATSC and QAM. 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). NextPVR supports all broadcast codec's including: MPEG-2 and H.264 video, and MPEG1 Layer II, AC3, E-AC3, AAC, HE-AAC audio.

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1 NextPVR quick start guide

For new users it is recommended you view the NextPVR wiki quickstart guide before installing NextPVR. The latest release of NextPVR can be downloaded and installed from

1.1 XBMC Usage

NextPVR v2.5.9 or a later version is required for XBMC compatibility. On top of installing NextPVR v2.5.9, it is recommended you install: this patch , which corrects a couple of issues that were found after the initial 2.5.9 release.

2 Connecting XBMC to NextPVR

Note: PVR add-ons are not currently hosted in the XBMC add-on repo.

  1. Download the NextPVR client add-on through the add-on manager in XBMC: Settings -> Add-ons -> Get add-ons -> -> PVR Clients
  2. Go to Settings -> Add-ons -> Enabled add-ons -> PVR Clients and select the NextPVR add-on
  3. Select "Configure"

Next step: Configuring XBMC

3 Additional guides and links

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