Add-on:DVBViewer Client

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DVBViewer Client

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

License: GNU GPL Version 2
Source: Source code
Summary: DVBViewer Client
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DVBViewer Client for DVBViewer Recording Service supporting streaming of LiveTV, Timers, Recordings, EPG and timeshift.

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 XBMC PVR client addon for DVBViewer Recording Service. It supports LiveTV, Timers, Recordings, EPG and timeshift.

For more information about DVBViewer and it's Recording Service please see PVR/Backend/DVBViewer.

3 Installing DVBViewer PVR backend software

Please see PVR/Backend/DVBViewer

4 Connecting XBMC 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
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.

5 Advanced Settings

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Enable Timeshift
Enable or disable timeshift support. This might increase channel switching time.
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.
Use RTSP streaming for live TV
Use RTSP instead of MPEG transport stream for live TV. At present this disables support for timeshift.
Enable low performance mode
Disables loading for channel logos and recording thumbnails. Use on low performance devices such as the Raspberry PI

6 Support

7 Development

Code for the client is available here:

Please submit bug reports here:

Development snapshots and information about ongoing development can be found here:

8 See also

9 External Links