Recording Service Installation Guide
Installation of the Recording service
What's the scope of this manual?
Overview: To install and set-up the Recording service to correctly work with DVBViewer.
to specify: For installing and configuring the Recording service as recordingmachine and DVBServer in connection with the DVBViewer Pro as Client (even the local DVBViewer Pro must be running as a client of the Recording service). Over a LAN the network speed must be fast enough to transfer all data.
There is also streaming over webinterface of the Recording Service where you can modify the bitrate. Therefore this manual is not. This two things are independent of each other.
What's the Recording Service used for?
- Programmable recordings
- Regular EPG Update
- Automated EPG search with recording
- Sharing TV over a home network
- Sharing recordings over a home network
What is not working?
- Recognition of which channels are available for capture, is not currently working with this version.
What is needed?
For the Recording service, a working installation of DVBViewer Pro is essential, otherwise the Recording service will not install.
DVBViewer config backup
A complete backup of the DVBViewer installation folder and the Configuration folder is recommended. At the least take a backup of the configuration directory (if it's not a completely new install/reinstall) of DVBViewer and Recording service.
This will also save existing timers and the recording database. This is important because they will be deleted later.
Whilst backing up the config, DVBViewer must not be running.
Please start the installation logged in as, or with administrator privileges.
DVBViewer Pro must not be running while this takes place.Upon double clicking the Recording_Service_setup_1.x.x.x.exe, the installation will begin. The setup will search the path of DVBViewer by itself.
After the installation / configuration has started. (Leave the configuration box checked).
Now starts the configuration of the Recording Service. While this takes place, various options and configuration screens will be displayed showing their defaults settings applied to the Recording service and DVBViewer. All other settings can be adjusted later. For further information, please read about the abilities from here in the wiki.
Here you can adjust your language settings, (if not already correctly set). You may leave the other settings as their default values, or adjust later to your wishes. Here is the wiki page for information about Service options.
Here you find a list of directories into which the DVBViewer Recording Service stores its recordings.
Attention! Here is the first stumbling block.
Networkable Recording folders
If you want DVBViewer Pro Clients to have access to the Recording service from other PCs over your home network, you must first define the recording folders with the same UNC paths of those on your local pc or network. Therefore these folders must have a Network Share.
If there are problems with accessing external HDDs like NAS, you can configure with the Windows Service Manager to run the Recording Service under a user account, if this are needed for the access.
Leave all other setting at the default values or adjust later to your wishes. Here the Wiki page for informations about Recorder options.
Leave all other settings at their default values or adjust later to your wishes. Here the wiki page for informations about Recordings options.
Normally, the settings can be left as seen. Later Changes (other hardware, new drivers) see the page Hardware for comments.
Leave all other settings at their default values or adjust later to your wishes. Here the wiki page for informations about EPG options.
All settings at this site leave at the default values or adjust later to your wishes. Here the wiki page for informations about Siehfern/MHW options.
All settings at this site leave at the default values or adjust later to your wishes. Here the wiki page for informations about Tasks options.
All other settings at this site leave at the default values or adjust later to your wishes. Here the wiki page for informations about Web/UPnP Options.
Web SettingsWeb Settings options.
This is only use for the old streaming method.
All settings at this site leave at the default values or adjust later to your wishes. Here the wiki page for informations about DVBServer options.
Check the Enable Server Box. Dont touch the Port settings!
Affirm the settings by clicking OK.
Setting up DVBViewer
Therewith DVBViewer and the Recording Service easily collaborate there are still some setting to do in DVBViewer. Attention! Following settings must be done on all DVBViewer who should access the Recording Service. Thereby it makes no difference whether the concerning DVBViewer is on the same PC or gain access over Network.
Recording Service Setup Wizard
To launch the Wizard, start the DVBViewer in the main menu > Help > Recording Service Wizard.
Select a Recording Service
The pre selected Recording Service is usually correct.
Only if you have multiple Recording Service instances in you network, it might be necessary to change this.
If you have set a password for LAN access to the Recording Service web interface, you have to enter user name and password here.
Only after a successful connection test it is possible to continue via Next.
In most cases the pre-configured settings are OK.
A explanation of the settings is here Optionen Recording Service.
Changes at the hardware configuration
This page shows the changes at the hardware settings which will be made.
Now DVBViewer is ready for action.
Additional configuration - transfer of current settings in DVBViewer
If everything worked as it should. All timers from the DVBViewer should be transfered into the Recording Service.
If not, you can try to start the transfer a second time. You have a lot of existing timers entries in DVBviewer, you may want to transfer them to the recording service. Besides doing this manually you can do the following:
Open the configuration directory. Then:
- Exit DVBViewer and stop the Recording Service.
- Find and delete the file timers.bak
- Go into the folder "config".
- Find and delete the files svctimers.bak and svctimers.xml
- Start the Recording Service again.
- The Recording Service timers.xml now imported to a new svctimers.xml. Check whether all the timers are available. Then you can delete the timers.xml.
When the service is installed, the existing recordings in the DVBViewer database are not transfered automatically to the recording service database. In order to do this use the "Refresh DB" button, accessible through the Web interface:
- Open the web interface of the Recording Service by typing its address in your preferred browser (network address and port separated by a : (colon) e.g. http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xx:port).
- Enter the user name and password on the login page.
- The home page of the web interface is displayed. Note: Maybe a good time to set a bookmark to it...
- Click here for pictures and hit refresh db.
All the recordings in the host directories or files with information available, are now available in the recording service database.
Also read about the abillities of the Recording Service Webinterface.