Add-on:VBox TV Gateway PVR Client

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VBox TV Gateway PVR Client

See this add-on on the kodi.tv showcase

Author: Sam Stenvall

Type:
Repo: Kodi.tv repo v19
Kodi.tv repo v18

License: GPL-2.0-or-later
Source: Source code
Summary: PVR addon for VBox Home TV Gateways
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This is a PVR addon for interfacing with VBox Communications' XTi TV Gateways. It supports all the basic functionality you would expect, such as watching, recording and timeshifting. Additionally, it supports augmenting the over-the-air guide data with external XMLTV data.

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. VBox TV Gateway PVR Client
  5. 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


VBox TV Gateway PVR Client, is a PVR Client Addon to connect VBox TV Gateway, VHome TV Gateway, and [email protected] TV Gateway devices to Kodi.

2 Overview

This is a PVR addon that works with VBox Communication's "XTi" Home TV Gateways [1], which are network television tuners. It supports all the basic functionality you would expect, such as watching, recording and timeshifting. Additionally, it supports augmenting the over-the-air guide data with external XMLTV data.

For more information on VBox hardware and capabilities please see VBox Home TV Gateway Backend.

3 Settings

This Add-on is available as part of the official Kodi build from Kodi v15 and newer

  1. Go to Settings -> Add-ons -> Install from repository -> PVR Clients and select the VBox TV Gateway PVR add-on
  2. Select Configure
  3. For Linux installation see... Ubuntu PVR add-ons

Be sure to select Okay when you are done changing settings in order to save those changes and to Enable the add-on

Settings---Internal-IP.jpg
Connection setting (Internal IP)
Mandatory input
Enter the TV Gateway's IP address (from within the home network)
HTTP port - default is 80 - port address for web interface
UPnP port - default is 55555 - streaming port
Connection timeout - default is 3 seconds - when connecting from outside the home network, the add-on attempts to connect to the internal IP address first, and after the set timeout, it attempts to connect using the external IP address
Settings---External-IP.jpg
Connection setting (External IP)
Optional input
Use this setting to connect to the TV Gateway from anywhere in the world and continue to watch and record Live and scheduled TV
Enter your network's external IP address or hostname - Enter the external IP address
HTTP port - default is 19999 - External web interface port address, enter the same port address as configured in the Remote Access section of the TV Gateway web management
UPnP port - default is 55555 - External Streaming port address, enter the same port address as configured in the Remote Access section of the TV Gateway web management
Connection timeout - default is 10 seconds - If the add-n cannot connect to the TV Gateway after set time is passed, the Add-on will report that it cannot connect to the TV Gateway. Please check your IP address in the Remote Access section.
Settings---EPG.jpg
EPG - TV Program Guide
default leave blank
By default the add-on presents the free EPG data collected by the VBox TV Gateway from the DVB-SI (System Information) EIT (Event Information Table) stream
Use External XMLTV - To set external program guide source, point to an XMLTV file,
The add-on will automatically match the channels with the XMLTV channels and will create a channel_mappings.xml file located at %UserData%\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\userdata\addon_data\pvr.vbox. to enable manual channel matching
Prefer external EPG over OTA - Use this setting to mix the EPG collected by the VBox TV Gateway with the XMLTV file and provide advantage to the external EPG source
Settings---Timeshift.jpg
TimeShift
default is disabled
Timeshift allows to pause or rewind an active Live TV channel
Enable Timeshift - will create a temp buffer file that stores the current active Live TV channel. The buffer file reset on channel switch
Timeshift path - Set the buffer file path location
TV-settings.jpg
Kodi Live TV
default is disabled
After configuring the vbox.pvr PVR addon - Go to System -> Settings -> TV -> General and press Enabled to enable Kodi's Live TV support


4 External Links