View Full Version : v0.13 available for download

2004-02-20, 05:45 PM
I've just uploaded the new release. You can download it from http://www.gbpvr.com/Setup013.exe

From the change log -
2003-2-21 v0.13
- Now supports multiple MVPs. You need to start a separate instance of GB-PVR for each client.
- Direct Recording plugin should now work correctly with multiple tuners.
- Also using leasing scheme for tuner for recording and LiveTV. Allows pool of capture device to be shared among mulitple clients.
- You can now type a channel number and press enter while watching LiveTV to change channels. When the mini-guide is up, the first 'Enter' press changes the mini-guide channel information, the second actually changes the channel.
- Direct Recording plugin now let you specify the bit rates etc for recordings.
- OSD now supported on the MVP.
- You can now change the volume of music playing from the main menu using the volume buttons on the remote.
- Blue and green buttons now work on the MVP. Green brings up the mini-guide when watching TV. Blue toggles between icon and list view in the music and video libraries.
- Improved quality of OSD rendering when using Overlay manager
- Rudementary skip forward and back for the MVP. Still a work in progress, but kind of works.
- Much cleaner approach to handling USB-UIRT and Actisys IR200L learning and replay. Now allowing using device profiles. Hopefully users will contribute device files that I can distribute with future release for the use of others.
- Added new 'Girder Channel Changer'. This sends events to Girder, allowing users to hook up all sorts of channel chaging functionality through the various Girder plugins. Uses the Girder Internet Event Server. Sends events labelled GB_TUNE_0 ... GB_TUNE_9. Also for those that can use them, sends GB_TUNE_EON 'end of number' and GB_CHANNEL_123 (123 is the new channel).
- Added check box in config to enable direct access to Hauppauge remote for PVR250/PVR350 users.
- Fixed an installation issue that was causing a couple of files not to be registered sometimes.
- Added an 'Empty EPG' button, which will delete the programme listings for a specific capture source. Channel are left intact. This can be useful if you've accidently imported broken xmltv data.
- You can now select the record quality settings in the Config app. You can select from a predefined list of settings or also edit the "Custom" settings.
- Added ForceFormat in direct.ini to allow you to override default recording encoding format is Auto/NTSC/PAL. Useful for imported foreign cards.
- Added 'Net Radio' menu option for listening to live Shoutcast MP3 radio stations. Save .pls files in "c:\program files\devnz\gbpvr\net radio" to add addition stations to the list. You can download more stations (.pls) files from http://www.shoutcast.com.
- Fixed a bug that was swallowing the second MVP remote key press without performing any action.
- Added a couple of optional command line arguments. -UpdateEPG which will force the EPG to be updated as GB-PVR starts, and -OnlyUpdateEPG which updates the EPG but never starts the GB-PVR gui.

2004-02-20, 05:47 PM
For MVP users, you'll need to download and install the latest Hauppauge MediaMVP software from:


2004-02-20, 05:50 PM
msm has provided me with an updated Girder GML file for GB-PVR, which allows you to use the new Girder Channel Changer events easily from Girder. I've made this updated version available on the downloads page - http://www.gbpvr.com/downloads.htm

2004-02-20, 06:41 PM
BTW, for those that weren't aware - if you schedule recordings you dont need to leave the GB-PVR interface running. There is a recording service that runs in the background that will perform the recordings at the required times.

2004-02-20, 09:47 PM
With live TV, typing in a number and pressing enter to change channels works if the numbers on the main part of the keyboard are used. If the numeric keypad is used, the channel does not change, but the file used is changed (for example, livetv-1-0.mpg to livetv-1-1.mpg)

When I was testing this, the news was on. I see you've had some bad weather.


2004-02-20, 10:50 PM
To save me having to re-enter all my cable channel numbers again, over 100 of them, I copied the gbpvr.mdb from v0.12a to v0.13d. It seems to work but will it cause any problems?


OS Win XP Prof SP1
PC ASUS Pundit
CPU 2.4 GHz Celeron
Mem 256 Mb
TV WinTV PVR 350
GB-PVR v0.13d

2004-02-20, 11:48 PM
MaNIaCv1, you dont really want to do that. There have been some changes to the mdb in this release. You *may* not notice it if you dont use an IR Controller (USB-UIRT/Actisys IR200L), but I wouldn't recommend it.

2004-02-20, 11:51 PM
bitter_old_man, no one had ever point that out. You know the work around... (I'll put it on the todo list for the future)

Yep we've had the worst weather over the last week and half. This summer is looking very much like winter.

2004-02-21, 06:24 AM
With release you can also skip forward or back a specified number of seconds during video playback. To do this simply type the number of seconds then press the skip forward (Skip on Hauppauge remote) or back (Replay on Hauppauge remote) buttons. e.g to skip forward three minutes type 180 then press the skip button.

2004-02-21, 05:01 PM
Quote[/b] (sub @ Feb. 21 2004,00:48)]MaNIaCv1, you dont really want to do that. There have been some changes to the mdb in this release. You *may* not notice it if you dont use an IR Controller (USB-UIRT/Actisys IR200L), but I wouldn't recommend it.
Thanks for the advice Sub.

I added another display name to the channel id in the XMLTV file.

<channel id="BBC 1">
<display-name lang="en">BBC 1</display-name>

So now I can re-install GB-PVR without having to re-type all the channel no's every time


2004-02-23, 02:19 PM
Hi Sub,

thank you for some great new features. I will try it as soon as possible.


2004-02-25, 07:54 AM

Great new release! It is very stable! I only got a message Ongraph notify with a number (i think it was 257 or 254) a few times. Maybe a leftover from debugging? Everything worked great though.

Would it be possible to toggle menuitems? I've added three things myself: radio (starts the hauppauge radio), Off and NotOff. Now the Exit button is where the explanatory text comes. And I will not use netradio for the time being. So it would be nice to turn it off.


2004-02-25, 09:27 AM
Not sure ( i am at work) but you may be able to fudge a fix using the skin for the main menu. At the very least you will be able to move all the buttons up so they dont overrun the text,


2004-03-01, 10:43 AM
Two issues I found this weekend. Of course in livetv it would be great that skip fwd would work in pause mode, but I read you're working on that!

In paused mode, browsing mini guide, clock is updated, programs not (pause started at 1958, browsing mini guide at 2005, programs of 1958 are shown). This stays even when the paused program is playing.
Playing file that is recording works for a few second till a few minutes, then menu reappears. Recording continues. Earlier I thought this worked. But it does not. If it would work it would be great to schedule pause sessions.

But, as said before, it is a very stable release, no error-messages etc.

Sub, its great what you're doing!

2004-03-02, 07:26 AM

I've tried to change the volume from music playing by hitting the vol up and down keys on the remote. However nothing happened.
Setup: pvr350 using tv-out for video, soundcard out goes to stereo. Not using ir.exe.

Another question: would it be possible to implement another startup option: -clearEPG. With the teletext setup I update the EPG daily (most stations only post for one or two days ahead). Sometimes minor timechanges occur. When programming it is not clear which of two versions is the latest. With gbpvr -clearEPG -updateEPG, or gbpvr -clearEPG -OnlyUpdateEPG when gbpvr is running, I'm sure I'll always have the latest EPG.

Greetings and thanks,

2005-02-20, 03:11 PM
Has anyone have any problem downloading http://www.gbpvr.com/Setup13.exe? It gave me "page not fould" error when I clicked on it.



2005-02-20, 03:37 PM
I probably deleted it from the server nearly a year ago. Why would you want this really old version?

2005-02-20, 03:45 PM
I think he means the setup013, the link at the top of the thread is broken.

2005-02-20, 04:03 PM
Yes, I know. Its now 2005, this link worked back in February *2004*. I probably deleted that version of GB-PVR from the server when the next release was made public (probably march 2004).

2005-02-20, 04:47 PM
Quote[/b] (sub @ Feb. 20 2004,13:47)]For MVP users, you'll need to download and install the latest Hauppauge MediaMVP software from:

Ther current prod release for MVP is 2.2.22146

MVP Current Release Software (http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/software/mediamvp/mediamvpsetup_22_22146.exe)

2005-02-20, 04:53 PM
May this thread rest in peace - closed...