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    2.5.5 available (5 August 2012)

    You can download 2.5.5 from http://www.gbpvr.com/NPVRSetup_2_5_5.exe.

    If you're new to NextPVR, see the list of pre-requisite software at: http://www.gbpvr.com/nwiki/pmwiki.ph...Pre-requisites (directx runtime, visual c++ runtime etc). If you're upgrading from an earlier build, you need to make sure you stop the NPVR software before installing.

    Please post any support issues in the support forum.

    From the change log:
    - fixed a problem with pressing pause while fastforwarding/rewinding.
    - digital channel scans now also shows existing channels. Previously it'd only show new channels, which would confuse a lot of users. Now it shows existing channels, but grayed out with no check box, to make it clear those channels cant be added.
    - added Picture-In-Picture support on the PC. You can either use the context menu, or using the * and # keys on the MCE remote. You can press 123-* to open PIP on channel 123. You can press 124-* to change the PIP window to channel 124. You can press # to swap windows. You can press * by itself to close the PIP window. I've only tested this on an MCE remote. If you're using a Hauppauge retail remote you'll need to add a couple of lines to irremote.ini. '*' needs to generate SHIFT-8, '#' needs to generate SHIFT-3, like an MCE remote does.
    - if live tv has to exit because the tuner you were using was required for a recording, the user will now be shown a popup tell them what happening, and letting them choose to either watch one of the in-progress recordings, or exit back to the menus.
    - fixed a problem with startup aspect ratio on some non .ts files and DVDs
    - Hauppauge DCR2650 and HDHomeRun Prime can now locate the supporting SiliconDust software even if installed in non-default directory.
    - fixed a problem with playback of transport streams that have a multi-program PAT.
    - improved performace of list view in the media libraries
    - fixed crash that could occur in Recordings screen if you press 'play' key on screen with no items listed.
    - now much more effecient working with xmltv files in the channel details screen (where you select EPG details). This greatly improves the memory useage and speed with large xmltv file.
    - in the Recordings screen you can now press the red/green/yellow/blue keys to highlight a flag on each recording. This just a simple visual indicator. Some multi-user households might use it to flag a recording as having been watched by certain members of the family.
    - fixed a situation where (depending on ordering of streams) could cause an H264 channel to give audio but no video
    - fixed a problem that could cause the app to hang for some users when switching audio streams.
    - added some additional information to the metadata.xml saved with each recording.
    - fixed two issues with HDPVR reference counting, which could cause the HDPVR to be marked as unavailable.
    - fixed an issue with analog reference counting, which could cause analog device to keep recording, resulting in a big file and possible failure of later digital recordings on same hardware.
    - more gracefully handling the situation where the recording service has no permission to access the recording directory.
    - added support for generating unique show ids from EPG Collector xmltv files.
    - fixed a scenario where wakeup events could still happen even if a recordings were cancelled
    - now possible to specify multiple recording directories, and specify at scheduling time where to record to.
    - added 'Archive' feature. Only shows up if multiple recording directories are specified. Will move the recording, and any associated files. Also, PreArchiving.bat and PostArchiving.bat will be called around the archiving for users wanting to hook in their own custom logic.
    - added ability to specify separate skin for each MVP/NMT device
    - clients now show recording directories as configured on server
    - now shows conflict popup at scheduling time, rather than 'no tuner available' message. There is still a couple of situations with recurring recordings where it doesn't appear (like GBPVR before it), but I'm seeing if I can improve on these.
    - fixed a problem with analog tuners that would cause problems with live tv
    - recurring recordings now have a 'find all' button.
    - 'find all' popup now gives a visual indication of whether a show is already scheduled to record
    - fixed a bug that was stopping streaming audio/video files to the NMT from working
    - added a config.xml setting to allow streaming to a remote site.
    - removed a couple of log messages that were generating too much noise in logs.
    - web server /transcode url can now stream recordings using http://<server>:8866/transcode?recor...6&bitrate=900k format
    - fixed an issue that would stop 'watched' indicator from appearing when movie was played until the end of file.
    - ffmpeg command line used by web server /transcode url is now configurable.
    - fixed a null pointer exception that could happen with some xmltv files
    - added the ability to control the number of seconds that the system would wake before a recording happens. Previously was hard coded to 90 seconds. <WakeupPreRecordingSeconds> in config.xml.
    - resume information is now based on a partial name.
    - fixed a problem with the 'avoid duplicates' checkbox (setting missing in config.xml)
    - added support for multiple PSIP packets packed into a single transport stream packet. This would stop the PMT from being found in some .ts files.
    - fixed a problem with using the 'record key' shortcut to delete a recording while it was still recording. Previously it wasn't cancelling the recording.
    - added support for Hauppauge's next generation HDPVR2 and StreamEez devices.
    - skinners can now display just the date or just the time using @date or @time instead of the @dateTime.
    - fixed a problem that would cause nrecord.exe to update npvr.db3 every couple of seconds.
    - improved logic which chooses which channel to play when playing a .ts file with multiple channels. Now taking into account channels that are encrypted.
    - fixed a problem with SRT file parsing when there wasn't a blank line at the end of the file.
    - slight changes to lazy list updating to improve the performance of list view lists, and to fix a bug that could cause the metadata of some lists to not update when switching between items (seen in the Search screen).
    - will record a slightly different failure reason on a recording when the user has run out of disk space.
    - the app will now default to showing an SRT subtitles if a moviename.default.srt file exists
    - Ctrl-B will now show channel metadata for channels where no listings are known. Previously you'd only get the timeline for these channels.
    - fixed problem stopping <DeletionHistoryDays> setting from working.
    - changes to the 'Encrypted Content' message logic.
    - 'import recording' button now also allows you to select a .ts file. If that .ts file has metadata available, then it'll import it as a recording.
    - fixed a tuning issue that could occur when recordings are shuffled to a different tuner type on a merged channel.
    - tray app now blocks shutdown while recording, giving a 'NextPVR is currently recording' message as the status on the Vista and higher 'force close' screen. This does not apply to standby/hibernate unfortunately, where Microsoft dont seem to allow apps to prevent manually-initiated standby/hibernate requests. This can be enabled/disabled in the Settings screen.
    - added setting to allow nextpvr to be started with the green windows jewel button on the MCE remote. The user still needs to manually disable MCE from starting on this button. This will hopefully stop NextPVR users from needing to install other software just to get the ability to start NextPVR using this button.
    - fixed an exception that could occur when a data error was present in timing.info
    - video library will now play short cuts to video files. It looks for the metadata in the same location as the source file.
    - when renaming recordings with NScriptHelper.exe, it will now also update the playback position history to reflect the new filename.
    - fixed a bug with filename getting truncated when updating an in-progress recording
    - updated NEWA (thanks UJB and fjbpchristiaens)

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    reserved...

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    Well done sub, that's an incredible amount of work put into this release!

    Iain
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    this really is the best release yet. all y'all need to get in on this.

    note all the new features (separated from the very long changelog):

    PIP - added Picture-In-Picture support on the PC. You can either use the context menu, or using the * and # keys on the MCE remote. You can press 123-* to open PIP on channel 123. You can press 124-* to change the PIP window to channel 124. You can press # to swap windows. You can press * by itself to close the PIP window. I've only tested this on an MCE remote. If you're using a Hauppauge retail remote you'll need to add a couple of lines to irremote.ini. '*' needs to generate SHIFT-8, '#' needs to generate SHIFT-3, like an MCE remote does.

    Flags on Recordings - in the Recordings screen you can now press the red/green/yellow/blue keys to highlight a flag on each recording. This just a simple visual indicator. Some multi-user households might use it to flag a recording as having been watched by certain members of the family.

    Multiple Recording Directories, with Archive Function - now possible to specify multiple recording directories, and specify at scheduling time where to record to; - added 'Archive' feature. Only shows up if multiple recording directories are specified. Will move the recording, and any associated files. Also, PreArchiving.bat and PostArchiving.bat will be called around the archiving for users wanting to hook in their own custom logic.

    Find All improvements - recurring recordings now have a 'find all' button; - 'find all' popup now gives a visual indication of whether a show is already scheduled to record

    Import a lone .ts file - 'import recording' button now also allows you to select a .ts file. If that .ts file has metadata available, then it'll import it as a recording.

    New mobile web interface iNEWA - Try NEWA from your mobile phone, or go to http://npvr:8866/mobile to see it on desktop/tablet (no IE8/9 though). mad props to fjbchristaens for this.
    NPVR Tech Support Sticky - - http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.p...612#post473612
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    my config: NPVR 3.2.9/Win7Pro/Athlon II X3-440/radeon hd4550/hvr-2250/hvr-850/KWorld 315U/TimeWarner QAM & Analog, OTA ATSC/schedules direct

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    oops, didn't spell his name right: mad props to fjbpchristiaens for iNEWA. kevbotheone also did some of the initial work on it, so credit where credit is due.
    NPVR Tech Support Sticky - - http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.p...612#post473612
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    my config: NPVR 3.2.9/Win7Pro/Athlon II X3-440/radeon hd4550/hvr-2250/hvr-850/KWorld 315U/TimeWarner QAM & Analog, OTA ATSC/schedules direct

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    Awesome looking release sub.
    AMD FM1 x4 A8-3870 Llano, Gigabyte GA-A75-D3H, 4 Gb DDR3 Ram, Seagate 500 Gb, Seagate 1500 Gb, HVR3000 x 2 (DVB-S), Nova-T 500 (DVB-T), USB-Uirt, SPDIF -> Yamaha RX-V540, ATI HD6550 (OnBoard) > Samsung LA46A650 TV (HDMI), Harmony Remote 525
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    Great release, as always

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    WOW! Awesome job Sub! I've been quietly wishing for PIP. I'm thrilled.

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    Just a note to all those new and long time users who appreciate this great release and all the work sub does, that now is a great time to make a donation. What better way to say thanks than clicking Donate button at the top of the page.

    Also thanks to those who help sub to make this a great program. So many have spent their time and talents to add their extras to NPVR as well as visit the forum daily to help answer questions. It's very much appreciated.


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    - added Picture-In-Picture support on the PC. You can either use the context menu, or using the * and # keys on the MCE remote. You can press 123-* to open PIP on channel 123. You can press 124-* to change the PIP window to channel 124. You can press # to swap windows. You can press * by itself to close the PIP window.
    What would make this feature even sexier would be if we could used the up/down controls to select the now/next menu, and then press * to put the selected channel in a PIP window.

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