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1. Introduction
2. DVBViewer Installation
3. Fundamental Operating Steps
4. Display Adjustments
5. Recording and Playback
6. The Channel List
7. The Options Window
8. Troubleshooting
9. Tools and Links
10. Small Filter Guide
11. Plugins
12. Legal Notes

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From release 1.98 R17 the DVBViewer provides the ability to create shortcuts of the most used channels in various places - on the Desktop, in the Start Menu, within an Explorer window or in the Internet Explorer Favourites.

The selection of channels is done by (double-) clicking the shortcut. In case the DVBViewer is not running yet, it will be started and the selected channel will be played. Should the DVBViewer already be active, it will change to the selected channel.

The external channel selection depends on the DVBViewer command line parameters, listed here:

  • -c DVBViewer shows no channel at first (standby)

  • -cNumber: Switches to the given channel number.

    Example: c:\ program files\DVBViewer\DVBViewer.exe -c12

  • -cName: Switches to the channel with the given name.

    Example: c:\ program files\DVBViewer\DVBViewer.exe -cMTV Central

  • -c:Service-PID: Switches to the channel with the given Service-PID.

    Example: c:\ program files \DVBViewer\DVBViewer.exe -c:28653

  • -cName:Service-PID: Switches to the channel with the given name and Service-PID.

    Example: c:\program files\DVBViewer\DVBViewer.exe -cMTV Central:28653

Always the first channel in the list of channels, which matches the parameter, will be selected. However, with the last option, channels with a recurring name can be selected definitely. The Service PID of a channel can be found in the Channel Window of the DVBViewer, on the Edit tab. Please note that after deleting, inserting or re-arranging channels in DVBViewer, it is possible that a different channel will be selected when using the option to select by channel number.

selected when using the option to select by channel number.

To manually create a channel shortcut, follow these steps:

  • Drag the icon of DVBViewer.exe with the right mouse button and drop it on to the desktop (or anywhere else) and select "Create shortcut(s) here" from the menu. Should a shortcut to DVBViewer already exist on the Desktop, you can select it as well with the right mouse button and move it to the desired place and select "Copy here" in the context menu.

  • Right-click the shortcut with the mouse and choose Properties in the emerging context menu and select the tab Shortcut.

  • Append one of the aforementioned parameters in the field Target to the DVBViewer path and program filename. The program file-name and the parameter must be separated by a blank. The field then should contain some­thing like: c:\Program files\DVBViewer\DVBViewer.exe -c CN

  • On the tab General you can now assign a descriptive name - for instance the channel name - to the shortcut. Finish that by clicking "OK".


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