Add-on:DVBViewer Client

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DVBViewer Client

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Author: Manuel Mausz

Repo: repo v21 repo v20 repo v19

License: GPL-2.0-or-later
Source: Source code
Summary: Kodi's frontend for DVBViewer
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DVBViewer Media Server; supporting streaming of Live TV & Recordings, EPG, Timers.


This add-on is installed from the Add-on browser located in Kodi as follows:

  1. Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Install from repository
  4. PVR clients
  5. DVBViewer Client
  6. Install

For Linux, see... Ubuntu PVR add-ons

Live TV, PVR & Radio Contents

PVR main page

1. Tuner Cards
2. Backends
3. Setup
4. Live TV Artwork

Related Pages:

All PVR Pages
All PVR Add-on Pages


DVBViewer Client is a Kodi PVR add-on for the DVBViewer Media Service, supporting live and timeshifted TV playback (also for scrambled channels), recording playback, EPG, manual and EPG-based timers and timer rules.

DVBViewer Pro is made by CM&V Hackbart and is available for purchase online at Main feature are watching/streaming live TV and recordings, EPG, extensive web interface, UPnP/DLNA AV server, special iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad support, video transcoding and a lot more.

DVBViewer Pro and DVBViewer Media Server (the backend) is available for Windows only. However the Kodi addon (the frontend) is available on all platforms which are supported by Kodi.

More Information can be found in the wiki: English, German

A list of supported hardware can be found at (German only)

DVBViewer Recording Service

Kodi Leia will be the last version supporting the older Recording Service. Users are encouraged to upgrade. New features like series timers, EDL support and storing recording play position and play count on the backend is only supported with the newer Media Server.

Installing DVBViewer PVR backend software

Connecting Kodi to DVBViewer Media 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 Media Service IP address.
  4. For Linux see... Ubuntu PVR add-ons



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DVBViewer Media Service IP address
The hostname or IP address of the server where DVBViewer Media Service is installed and running. If on the same machine then 'localhost' or can be used.
Webinterface Port
Port of Media Service Webinterface
Username / Password
Login credentials for the Media Service Webinterface
Use Wake-on-LAN to wake up service
Enable or disable Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
MAC address
MAC address of the device to wake up

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 disabled the remote (stored on the Media Service Host) will be used.
Enable Timeshift
Enable or disable timeshift support. Timeshift support can be enabled on playback or on (first) pause.
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.


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Group Recordings
Group by recording directory, recording date, first letter, tv channel or series
Enable EDL support
Enable or disable EDL support.
The EDL file has to be named like the recording and placed next to it. The file extensions has to be .edl. Only classic mplayer edl format is supported. That is multiple lines of [start time] [end time] [action]. Frame or hour style format entries are not supported.
Requires DMS or later.
Start time padding / Stop time padding
User specific offset which gets added to the values of each EDL entry

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, Media 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.
Custom Live TV timeout (0 to use default)
Changes the timeout (curlclienttimeout) from Kodi's default for Live TV connections
Stream read chunk size
Changes the chunk size to use when reading streams (0 to use Kodi's default)
Enable Transcoding
Enable or disable Live TV transcoding. See below.
Transcoding URL parameters
URL parameters to be passed to the Media 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.



Code for the client is available here:

Please submit bug reports here:

External Links