Some years ago CM&V Hackbart brought you the DVBViewer™, today the market leading
software for watching and recording digital video broadcasts.
Now they are introducing the next step: The SAT>IP Viewer. This eponymous application allows
watching DVB television and radio broadcasts from satellite, terrestrial or cable servers via the
SAT>IP protocol on MacOS, Windows desktop and mobile devices.
In short the SAT>IP Viewer provides access to live television and radio broadcasts via a
local IP network. It features a sophisticated EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and Teletext
and can also record those broadcasts.
- Automatic detection of all available SAT>IP servers and available tuners
- Beautiful OSD Menu for easy control via mouse, keyboard or touch devices
- Free Electronic Program Guide
- Integrated Teletext display
- Ability to render DVB Subtitles
- Support for HD and SD transmissions
- Runs all newer MacOS versions (Yosemite and above)
This SOFTWARE is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as
well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. This agreement shall be governed by
the laws of Germany.
Use of the Software other than for your internal, non-commercial, operations requires
that you have entered into a separate license agreement with Christian Hackbart.
Please contact us for further information:
99096 Erfurt, Germany
e-mail: hackbart -at- dvbviewer -dot- com
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This guide shows you how to begin watching and recording television
programs on your Macintosh or Windows PC. It covers configuring and includes
instructions for using the most common features of the SAT>IP Viewer.
The menu bar at the top of the screen organizes commands in menus that are carefully
arranged by topic. It provides direct access to many of the SAT>IP Viewer functions.
The SAT>IP Viewer menu contains the following standard menu items, listed in the order
in which they should appear.
About SAT>IP Viewer
Opens the About window, which contains the app's copyright information and version number.
Opens the preferences window of the SAT>IP Viewer.
Displays a submenu of services that are available in the current context.
Hide SAT>IP Viewer
Hides the window of all the other apps currently running.
Hides all of the windows of the currently running app and brings the most recently used app to the foreground.
Shows all windows of all currently running applications.
Quit SAT>IP Viewer
Quits the app.
Add To Favorite
Adds respectively removes the current channel from the favorite list.
Instant recording of the currently displayed program can be started by selecting this item.
Creates a screenshot of the current scene.
Opens a file from the local hard drive.
Opens a stream from the network.
Stops the current playback.
Calculates the best size for the window, in order to match the video resolution.
Sets the window size to a fourth of the video resolution.
Sets the window size to a half of the video resolution.
Sets the window size to the size of the video resolution.
Sets the window size to the size of the monitor resolution.
Sets the application to fullscreen.
The channel menu lists all available tv, radio, network and favorite stations sorted alphabetically.
The Sat>IP Viewer features an OSD type menu which overlays itself on the Main Television Display.
This display is called up by pressing the “M” keyboard shortcut. It can be navigated with the keyboard
arrows. The display can be removed by pressing “M” again or by hitting the “Esc” button.
The OSD display provides direct access to the OSD channel list, program guide, recorded files,
Teletext and Language Settings. It also allows to pause the currently running program and launch
an immediate recording.
The channel list provides an overview of all the channels that have been available. This channel
list can be updated or complemented with other stations through the Scanner window.
It is brought up by pressing the “C” keyboard shortcut or by selecting it from the main OSD menu.
EPG – Electronic Program Guide
The Electronic Program Guide (EPG) provides detailed information on current and upcoming programs.
The extent of this information varies from channel to channel and is sourced from the DVB broadcast
It can be brought into view by pressing the “E” button on the keyboard and by selecting EPG from
the menu bar at the top of the main window.
Recorded Assets can be played back directly by pressing the “R” keyboard shortcut and selecting
the corresponding item.
By clicking on the Teletext Entry in the Menu Bar or by pressing the letter “T” on the keyboard
a teletext display opens if the correponding channel provides a teletext service.
The preferences window is a dialog that contains all necessary settings of the SAT>IP Viewer.
By clicking on Preferences in the menu bar the following window opens:
The Hardware Tab lists all available devices. By clicking on a device you will get detailed
information of the selected SAT>IP server. Further on you can disable the device from being
used inside the application.
The Scanner Tab provides the possibility to update existing channel lists or create new ones.
The Sat>IP Viewer compatible hardware devices have built in tuners for different systems (satellite,
cable, terrestrial), to select channels. The type and amount of channels depends on what video source
your particular device is using.
Typically, antenna and cable sources can be used to find channels,
via the tuner input.
After a reception type is selected the channel search properties will be opened. Depending on
the tuner type you can define additional settings, which are:
The Transponder field informs about the transponder list that will be used
for the channel search and allows to select an alternative transponder list the selected +
The LNB is the receiving device mounted on the satellite dish. "Universal LNB"
is the correct choice in the vast majority of cases, at least in Europe. In other regions of the
world you may need to know the Local Oscillator Frequency (LOF) of your LNB for selecting the
appropriate setting. Please consult the manual for your outdoor equipment or search the web to
find out which LNB type is commonly used for the satellite position in question.*
If you use a satellite configuration you can select the DiSEqC value.
It is a signal that a receiver usually sends to a multiswitch (which is
part of your outdoor equipment) for selecting a specific satellite position. If you are receiving
more than one satellite position, a suitable DiSEqC configuration is mandatory. Certain kinds of
shared distribution systems (quattro LNB + switch) may even require DiSEqC for receiving a
single satellite position.
This can be considered in very special cases, e.g. if DVB-S devices are connected
directly (without switch) to different dishes pointing at different satellite positions. In the vast
majority of cases you can ignore this setting.*
Differing names of already existing channels are updated to the names found by
the channel search.
Only free to air
The channel search discards channels that are encrypted („Pay TV“), thus requiring
a DVB device with CI (Common Interface), a CAM (Common Access Module) and a smart card.
Find other transponders
Lets the channel search read an additional table in the DVB data stream
(NIT, Network Information Table). It contains information about the frequencies that are used in the
DVB network, enabling the channel search to scan additional frequencies that are not contained in
the transponder list. It's worth a try if you suppose that new frequencies have been added lately or
are missing in the transponder list. However, since it depends on the provider whether the NIT content
is useful and up-to-date, it may or may not work out.
* only if the DVBViewer Recording Service is used as SAT>IP Server
In the next step the channel scan is started. This might take a while until all frequencies are scanned.
The 4 tabs provide several facilities for maintaining and rearranging the channel list.
This button deletes the selected item(s).
With this button you can switch between edit and list mode. The edit mode allows
you to select multiple items in order to rearrange or delete them.
By clicking this button you can invert the selection, when the edit mode is active.
The favorite button can be used to add or remove the selected station from your favorite list.
While editing the Network list this button appears. You can use it to add new playlists in .m3u or .plist format.
The recording tab manages your scheduled recordings. All your tasks are listed here and you will be informed about possible conflicts.
- ↺ - This task is repeating on a certain base.
- ⚠ - This task conflicts with other scheduled recordings.
- ○ - This task is running at the moment
This button deletes the selected task.
This button adds a new task.
This button edits a selected task.
While adding or editing a task, the following sub window will be opened:
Here you set the start date and time for each task. You are also able to define the daily or weekly
To save the recording in the "Program Stream"" you have ti MPEG2 PS as output. The "Program Stream"
is the usual format for playing DVB-video recordings on the PC. For radio recordings the SAT>IP Viewer switches
automatically to the audio format MP2 (a predecessor of MP3) or to AC3. Recordings of HDTV broadcasts in the
H.264 or HEVC compression standard, for which the MPEG format is unsuitable, will be recorded in TS format.
Subtitles can not be saved in this container format.
This documentation contains a quick instruction for the SAT>IP Viewer software available in the Mac Store.
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