Add-on:DVBViewer Client

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DVBViewer PVR client

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Author: A600, Manuel Mausz
Website: link
Type: PVR
Repo: repo v19 repo v18

License: GNU GPL Version 2
Source: Source code
Summary: DVBViewer PVR client
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DVBViewer PVR client for DVBViewer Recording Service supporting streaming of Live TV & Recordings, EPG, Timers.

1 Installing

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to

  1. The home screen
  2. Add-ons
  3. Download
  4. PVR clients
  5. DVBViewer Client
  6. Install

2 Overview

DVBViewer Client is a Kodi PVR add-on for the DVBViewer Recording Service, being fully compatible with the upcoming version 2 (now called DVBViewer Media Server), supporting live and timeshifted TV playback (also for scrambled channels), EPG, instant and (EPG-)scheduled (via one-shot and repeating timers) recordings.

For more information about DVBViewer Recording Service, please see PVR/Backend/DVBViewer.

3 Installing DVBViewer PVR backend software

Please see PVR/Backend/DVBViewer

4 Connecting Kodi to DVBViewer Recording Service

  1. Go to Settings -> Add-ons -> Enabled add-ons -> PVR Clients and select the DVBViewer Client add-on
  2. Select "Configure"
  3. By default, you should only need to fill in DVBViewer Recording Service IP address.

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DVBViewer Recording Service IP address
The hostname or IP address of the server where DVBViewer Recording Service is installed and running. If on the same machine then 'localhost' or can be used.
Webinterface Port
Port of Recording Service Webinterface
Username / Password
Login credentials for the Recording Service Webinterface

5 Live TV

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Use favourites instead of channel list
Display channels of favourites file instead of whole list. Small favourites list speeds up startup time.
Use local favourites file
Allows to specify a local favourites file. If not specified the remote (stored on the Recording Service Host) will be used.
Enable Timeshift
Enable or disable timeshift support.
Timeshift buffer path
The path to the timeshift buffer file. If you watch a channel for a long time you might run out of disk space (depends on your free space). Switching channel will truncate the file.

6 Recordings

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Group Recordings
Group by recording directory, recording date, first letter, tv channel or series

7 Advanced Settings

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Put outline (e.g. subtitles) before plot
Some skins don't display the outline so some EPG information is hidden. Values are: Never, In EPG only, In recordings only, Always
Enable low performance mode
Disables loading of channel logos and recording thumbnails. Use on low performance devices such as the Raspberry Pi
Enable transcoding
If enabled, Recording Service will encode the video stream on the fly to some other format. Setting specifies the container format and can be either TS, WebM or FLV.
Transcoding URL parameters
URL parameters to be passed to the Recording Service transcoding API. For example to specify the ffmpeg preset (e.g preset=medium 768 kbit&subs=1). See transcoding_params_en.txt for all supported URL parameters.

8 Support

9 Development

Code for the client is available here:

Please submit bug reports here:

10 See also

11 External Links