SmartDVB 0.3.5 / 0.4.0 beta 2

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Download SmartDVB Date: 16 December 2013, 21 June 2014 (beta)
Size: 7.78 MB, 2.11 MB (beta)
Price: freeware
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Note: Unpretentious digital-tv watch application for satellite, terrestrial or cable TV cards...
Editor's Rating: 4.5/5
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SmartDVB is an unpretentious digital-tv watch application for satellite, terrestrial or cable TV cards. Emphasis has been put on overall speed and user experience on the desktop concerning DVB operations like scanning and channel viewing. It also allows for HTPC/PVR functionality through SmartOSD and legacy video renderer OSD. New OSD includes Options menu for quick PVR like access, better integrated EPG, Teletext, graphical timeshift, program data, zoom, custom graphics station list and also logo support. If you're looking for a solid allround DVB experience using the current renderer technologies like EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer), try it out! If you have any problems or queries feel free to contact the author through the forum or e-mail.

- Easy to use and user friendly interface
- Low footprint, fast operation with fast channel changing
- Supports integrated logos (station list, Electronic program guide)
- Supports Skystar 2 WDM and BDA-S/T/C and ATSC devices
- Includes a BlindScanner (as of 0.2.5 RC1) which also scans for channels (your blindscan card must be supported by the crazycat streamreader.dll blindscan interface)
- Supports SkyWalker devices used in North America for turbo-fec modulations
- North american support includes Digicipher II modulations (with bda genpix module)
- Supports diseqc (depending on DVB Supe used) including motor support
- Ability to be used like PVR (personal video recorder) with new SmartOSD
- SmartOSD which allow for remote usage or quick clickable access
- Graphical timeshift (SmartOSD) which
- Graphical (SmartOSD) Options menu for easy acccess of basic PVR functionality (Audio track, Aspect ratio, subtitles, epg, teletext etc)
- SmartOSD integrated Teletext (clickable & remote)
- Quick zoom functionality available through SmartOSD (also remote)
- Ability to select specific device per frequency list/satellite to possibly use a different device per satellite/frequency list (also dvb-t/c etc)
- From version 0.3.0+ no administration execution is required (if application data is installed at the local application data folder)
- Custom graphical station list with logo support
- Basic ability to play external media files
- Basic ability to re play DVB transport files which also allows for epg/teletext to be viewed from the recorded/saves transport stream file
- OSD (on-screen-display) which can also be used as a basic HTPC/PVR setup through remote
- DiSeqC support includes using cascaded switches setups (diseqc 1.1)
- H264 and S2 support (through bda driver) so you can enjoy full HD channels
- You can create scheduled record tasks for your favorite tv programs
- Supports teletext and multi audio channel, including teletext subtitles
- Supports MD-API plugins
- Supports MPEG PS and Transport Stream record formats
- Mpeg PS records support radio, AC3, HD (H.264)
- Multiple same mux/frequency recordings (up to 64 concurrent records) with integrated progress window
- Supports Windows XP® ,Windows Vista® and Windows 7® operating system
- Includes integrated EPG (Electronic Program Guide) with logo/content support
- Supports timeshifting also for H264 channels
- Supports winlirc remotes and native remotes (depending on DVB device used)
- Supports basic CI (Common interface)
- Optimized EVR (Enhanced Video Renderer) support
- Favorite channel list so you can arrange your stations like you want
- Remote channel list so you can arrange your stations for customized use with your remote
- Snapshots so you can make an image in BMP format of the current channel
- UDP streaming to other pc's using a UDP capable viewer like VLC
- Allows you to use multiple monitors with the fullscreen/application mode
- Customizable for usage in North America (scanner and epg parser)
- Customizable input settings for keyboard or remotes
- DVB subtitles
- Basic AddOns allows for custom SmartDVB applications

(SmartDVB 0.4.0 beta 2a)
- there's a serious introduced bug with the current 0.4.0 beta 2 version. Here's a quick release of a replacement SmartDVB.exe which should address this issue. The issue was related to a bugfix when parsing multiple EIT languages for a single station combination

(SmartDVB 0.3.5)
- fixed: smartosd channel list (floating/fullscreen) seemed broken.
- fixed: ms dtv-dvd video should connect better now (some other codecs like ffdshow might have less issues with no connection error messages sometimes too).

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