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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

Import and Export

When the DVBViewer is closed, it stores the channel list in the file channels.dat, whereby it uses its own format. There are however also different formats, which can be imported or exported by clicking the two buttons at the bottom of the channel list window. They open a window for file selection. Use the dropdown list at the bottom of the window to select the desired file type resp. Format:

  • MDB: Microsoft Acess® Database - a Microsoft® data base format that can be imported.

  • SDX: Channel lists in the SatcoDX format, that can be imported. You find them at These lists are quite up-to-date, but contain no teletext PID. Thus the Teletext of the imported channels won't work, unless the PIDs are supplemented manually.

  • TXT: Text file program lists by TechniSat. These files can be retrieved from As this format doesn't con­tain the teletext PIDs, they must be supplemented manually

  • INI: A format that can be imported and exported by the DVBViewer, and furthermore processed with a text editor.Is is the prefered format for channel list interchange. A constantly updated channel list for Astra 19° east can be downloaded as INI file from

The import function inserts the channels into the list, as if they would have beeen added manually on the Edit tabsheet.

If the present program list is to be replaced by a new imported list, it can be deleted entirely by clicking the button Clear All. After a safety query the channel will be completely empty. Caution: This cannot be undone.


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