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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

Videorecorder Plugin (VRP) 3.0


The VRP (by Griga) offers additional recording features.

Recorder Tab

  • Output Format lets you select the desired format. The plugin exclusively uses the Transport Stream format, all other formats are converted on the fly.

  • Split Now will create a new file when reaching the selected size.

  • Playback On/Audio/Off either disabled audio/video rendering or only the video-rendering (without changing the graph). Full playback is re-activated with the On-button.

  • Timeshift starts/stops timeshift. Therefore the A/V rendering in the DVBViewer will be disabled and the TS Player will be opened for playback.

  • Stream Errors informs about errors already during the recording!

  • Video and Audio show the current format.

Settings Tab

  • Execute All Scheduled DVBViewer Recordings. All recordings are executed by the VRP and not the internal recorder.

  • Use Smartbuffer. Have a look here.

  • Set First Videoheader to Average Bitrate. The bit rate in the first video sequence header of MPEG files is patched in a way that most players will show the correct length in their trackbar.

  • Write AC3 Substream Header. In case of AC3 recordings, the plugin optionally writes a DVD-like substream-header, that should solve problems with playback and DVD authoring software (e.g. TMPGEnc)

  • Packet Size. The Packet Size section contains three radio buttons: Unchanged / Max. 2048 / Always 2048 (DVD). The first 'Unchanged' option lets the plugin create MPGs with an unchanged packet sizes (like the DVBViewer). The second one creates packets with a maximum size of 2048 bytes. By allowing sizes that are smaller, it avoids the 10% stuffing/padding overhead of the former 'Create DVD Packet Size' option, but should be sufficient to avoid playback problems e.g. with WinDVD. It is quite likely that this option will be included in the next DVBViewer release. The third option - like the former 'Create DVD Packet Size' option - creates always 2048 bytes packets, or more precisely, lets the plugin align the data packets to 2048 byte borders by filling the remaining space with stuffing bytes. This may be suitable for stand-alone DVD players, but increases the file size.

  • Write log file lists all occuring errors and format changes in a text file.

Channels Tab

  • Here you can select the PIDs for TS recordings.

  • Keep PIDs. The PID settings are stored for timer recordings.

  • Default PID selection: When enabled, the corresponding PIDs are always added, too.

Timer Tab

The features of the Sleeptimer Plugin have been integrated into the VRP.

For more information please refer to the detailed readme file or have a look here.


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