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1. Introduction
2. DVBViewer Installation
3. Fundamental Operating Steps
4. Display Adjustments
5. Recording and Playback
6. The Channel List
7. The Options Window
8. Troubleshooting
9. Tools and Links
10. Small Filter Guide
11. Plugins
12. Legal Notes

Timer Programming

You can use the DVBViewer like your video-recorder since it allows timer recordings. The timer function enables you to record a show while you are absent. The corresponding window can be opened by selecting the menu entry DVBViewer/Record Settings. In order to add a new task you have to proceed as follows:


  • Select the channel in the channel list on the left side. The channel number is inserted automatically into the appropriate input field.

  • If you require another date than today, click on the downward arrow beside the Date input line. A small calendar appears where you can choose the desired day.

  • Then you have to fill in the fields Start and End with the starting and ending time of the recording. Single-digit numbers must be written with a pre­ceding zero (e.g. 09 for 9 o'clock

  • If the recording is to be executed repeatedly you must select the corresponding days.

  • You may also enter a description of the recording which will be part of the file-name.

  • You can set a specific function to be executed after the recording:

    • Do Nothing (standard setting)

    • Shutdown (the system will be shut down)

    • Standby (the system will be set into the standby mode)

    • Hibernate (the system will hibernate)

    • Close the DVBViewer

    • Start Playlist

    • Slumbermode

  • If you just want to be reminded of a broadcast select only tune channel in the drop-down box in the lower right corner. Then the DVBViewer will just tune the channel at the programmed time.

  • You can also select Use Audio Recorder Plugin or Use Video Recorder Plugin (members' area). This function uses either the Audiorecorder Plugin (must be installed) or the Video Recorder Plugin (must be installed) for recording.

  • You can add a recording to the list by clicking Add. After finishing your programming click Close - otherwise the DVBViewer won't add the data to the timer!

You can record more than one channel at a time as long as it is on the same transponder. When programmed the recordings start automatically.

Furthermore the window offers also the following features:

  • For editing an entry click on it with the left mouse button. Now the input fields have been filled with the corresponding data. The start and end time now can be modified comfortably with the arrows beside the input fields in minute steps. Finish the editing by clicking on update.

  • In order to delete a job mark it in the list and click on Remove

  • The recordings are sorted by the starting time. It is also possible to sort them alphabetically by the channel name or the de­scription by clicking on the appropriate column title. A further click on the same column title reverses the sorting sequence.

  • DVBViewer automatically detects overlapping entries and posts a warning in red letters. The programming of directly sequential transmissions (e.g. 20:15-22:00 and 22:00-22:45) is possible and the recordings start correctly.

  • You can also split a selected recording with the split button.

  • In case of recurring recordings (series for example) you can stop a recording without removing it. You can continue the current recording with unchecking and then re-checking the recording.

A much simpler way for timer programming is via the EPG window. You may choose a TV-show and click at Send to PVR. So the nec­essary data has been transferred to the recording list. It is recommended to decrease the start and increase the end times by few min­utes to ensure the entire show is completely recorded.

Please note: The DVBViewer must be running to record a TV-show.

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