Options Recording Service

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Enable support for the DVBViewer Recording Service[edit]

If enabled the DVBViewer can send and receive information about timers, recordings and EPG to and from the Recording Service.


Service Address and Web-Port[edit]

Here you enter the IP address and the port of the Web Interface of the Recording Service. If DVBViewer and Recording Service reside on the same PC, the IP Address is If the Recording Service runs on another PC you input the IP address of the PC. If you server PC does not have a static IP address because your DHCPserver tends to shake them up a little bit you can try to enter the network name of the PC.

The Port is the same you entered in the Recording Service options for the webserver.

You input the data separated by a :

e.g. or myPC:8089

User name and Password[edit]

Here you enter the user name and password of the Webinterface as you entered them in the Web options of the Recording Service. If you don't use a password for the Webinterface leave both fields empty.

Test Connection[edit]

A press on this button checks if the Recording Servicew can be reached with the entered Data. If all works well, you will see the conneted Recording Service version.

Download EPG from Service[edit]

If enabled the DVBViewer loads the EPG data automatically from the Recording Service on start.

Send Timers to service[edit]

If enabled the DVBViewer sends all timers you program to the Recording Service and they are handled there.

There are two exceptions:

Tune only Timer are handled and saved locally by the DVBViewer.

Instant recordings are also handled locally by the DVBViewer. Just remember the Recording Service might take away the device used for the streaming if it is needed for a programmed recording. This would kill the instant recording.

Connect to timer list[edit]

Enables the DVBViewer to show and edit the timer list of the Recording Service.

Only Recording timers are listed because the DVBViewer doesn't know the other timer types.

Not every function of the DVBViewer recorder window is supported. Recording folders, no file write and Transponder dump from the edit window do not work. Unknown timer actions or end actions are not accepted and mapped to the default values of the service.

Connect to recordings list[edit]

If this setting is activated the recording from the Recording Service database are shown in the DVBViewer. If you use the Recording Service and the DVBViewer on the same PC you can play them without problems. Be careful though if you see duplicate entries do not try to delete them, you may end up deleting the wrong recording. Better rename the TVDatabase.db file in the Configuration folder\database folder (DVBViewer must be closed).

If the Recording Service is on another PC, you have to setup the recording folders of the Recording Service as windows shares with no password and use the network path (UNC Path) to point the Recording service to them. After the changes to the recording directories you should check if the service and the clients can access them without problems.

If you have already recording in your db you should:

  • stop the Recording Service
  • rename the SvcDatabase.db in the Configuration folder\database folder to SvcDatabase2.db.
  • start the recording service
  • open the webinterface
  • do a Cleanup db and Refresh db on the recordings page.

Note This only works if you have your EPG data for the recordings either as Information file or as file info.

Download channel list on start[edit]

Downloads the channel list from the Recording Service on DVBViewer start.

Download favorites on start[edit]

Downloads the favourites.xml file from the Recording Service on DVBViewer start.

Send Wake On LAN to service PC[edit]

Sends a magic WOL packet to the service PC to start it up. The DVBViewer must have had at least one time a connection to the Recording Service. This happens normally if you test the connection sucessfully.

Max. Wait for WOL (s.)[edit]

The maximum amount of time in seconds the DVBViewer pauses its startup sequence to wait for the service PC to start.

Tuning Priority[edit]

If several DVBViewer-Clients want to access the Streaming of the Recording Service, the client with the highest priority get control over channel switching, if there are not enough devices to fulfill all tuning requests.

If both clients have a priority of 0 the client which connected first does control the channel switching.

If both clients have the same priority and it is >0 both can switch channels and the other gets a forced redirect to the new channel.

Update EPG[edit]

This button starts a manual download of the EPG data from the Recording Service.

Update Fav.[edit]

This button starts a manual download of the favourites.xml from the Recording Service.

WOL Service PC[edit]

This button sends a magic WOL packet to the service PC to start it up (without any wait time).

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