Jump to content
hackbart

DVBViewer Media Server Announcement

Recommended Posts

hackbart

Advance information for our customers:

This year we will release two new major versions: DVBViewer Pro 6.0 and DVBViewer Media Server 2.0 (former Recording Service).

The most important change: In contrast to the Recording Service the DVBViewer Media Server will not be a beta version anymore Using it will require another licence in addition to the DVBViewer licence:

  • Customers who already have a DVBViewer licence will get a Media Server licence for € 19,-.
  • Customers who want to use the DVBViewer Media Server, but don't have a DVBViewer licence yet additionally need to purchase DVBViewer for € 20,-, yielding a total of € 39,-.

This means, we will offer the Media Server like the Recording Service as a DVBViewer-based add-on.

The new versions will provide several enhancements and new features. In the last months the development focussed on streaming. DVBViewer and the Media Server will be able to handle streaming sources as channels in the channel list. Several network protocols carrying a transport stream or MP3/AAC audio stream are supported. In other words: Internet TV and Radio are integrated as a new virtual tuner type that enables to handle the channels like DVB channels, which means, they can be added to the favourites list, recorded, shown as PiP etc. A selection of other enhancements:

  • The iOS web interface of the DVBViewer Media Server can also be used on Android mobile devices. It's still under construction, but already usable.
  • The Sat>IP Server of the Media Server additionally provides HTTP output and supports displaying a remote CAM menu in DVBViewer.
  • Increased maximum number of simultaneous live streaming clients (now 10 for the Live Streaming Server and Sat>IP Server each). Please contact bhackbart@cmuv.de if you need a licence for professional purpose that supports more than 10 live streaming clients at the same time.
  • DVBViewer 6.0 allows to configure the main window appearance in a more flexible way and supports a frameless style.

Please note that the DVBViewer Media Server will not support the out-dated Unicast DVB Server anymore, since its functionality is fully covered by the RTSP/Sat>IP server. If the Unicast DVB Server is essential for some reason please stay with version 1.33.2 beta.

Answers to questions that you may want to ask:

  • Why do I need a DVBViewer licence for the DVBViewer Media Server? I want to use another media player.

The DVBViewer Media Server requires suitable facilities for maintenance, monitoring and trouble-shooting. DVBViewer Pro and powerful tools like TransEdit and TSPlayer, that are included in the DVBViewer licence, are tailored for this task.

We have considered to offer a stand-alone package containing the Media Server plus tools “outsourced” from the DVBViewer environment (e.g. a channel list editor). However, this would cause a lot of extra work, yielding the same or an even higher price than for the DVBViewer & Media Server combo without any advantage for users. Therefore we have decided to keep the Media Server as DVBViewer add-on.

  • Can I still use Recording Service 1.33.2 for free?

Yes. Recording Service versions earlier than the DVBViewer Media Server 2.0 will remain free of charge, which means, they will not require an additional licence besides a DVBViewer licence. Recording Service 1.33.2 will still be available for some time in the “Older Versions” section of the download area.

  • Can I use the new DVBViewer Pro 6.0 in combination with the last free Recording Service version 1.33.2?

You can, in the sense of “it will not be disabled or prohibited”. However, there is already one major drawback. Recording Service 1.33.2 and earlier will regard Internet TV / Radio channels stored by DVBViewer 6.0 in a shared channel list as unknown objects and delete them. Since the incompatibilities will increase in future, we strongly recommend to also stay with DVBViewer Pro 5.6.4 if you want to stay with Recording Service 1.33.2.

  • Does the licence allow to use the DVBViewer Media Server on more than one PC?

We tolerate it under certain conditions, as for the DVBViewer. Please read more about it here (point 3.)

  • Will updates for the DVBViewer Media Server be free of charge?

Basically yes. Currently there are no plans to deviate from our line. However, things must be viewed realistically. Updates are limited to the lifespan of the product, of course. This applies to the Media Server and DVBViewer. Furthermore we cannot exclude that we may come to a point where an update fee for future major releases becomes inevitable in order to enable further development. If it comes to that we will inform about it early in the forum.

However, looking at the past suggests that this will not happen in the foreseeable future. Though there were always people predicting that DVBViewer will be dead and gone soon, we have managed to continue development and provide free updates and tools for 14 years by now. We want to go on with it as long as circumstances allow us to do so.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Similar Content

    • snorre
      By snorre
      DVBWiewer Recording Service Linux / Wine
       
       
      Hardware:
      Ubuntu 18.04 server 1GB RAM 1 Core FSTAB: mount NFS recordings  from NAS to /mnt/recordings Name: dvbsrv  
       
      Software:

      We need wine (32bit version), Xvfb (short for X virtual framebuffer) for
      running the recording service without screen, cabextract for extracting
      the needed DirectX file (ksproxy.ax) and nfs-common for mounting the
      recording share.
       
      dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt update apt install wine32 xvfb cabextract nfs-common  
       
      Software Wine:
       
      We create a user which is running the Recording Service.
      In the users home we store the needed Windows software parts in the subdirectory "sw".
      SSH to the Ubuntu server as root or become root with "sudo su -".
       
      # create user w/o passwd adduser dvb su - dvb mkdir sw && cd sw wget http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/E/1/EE17FF74-6C45-4575-9CF4-7FC2597ACD18/directx_feb2010_redist.exe cabextract directx_feb2010_redist.exe -F dxnt.cab cabextract dxnt.cab -F ksproxy.ax  
      Files to be stored in /home/dvb/sw:
       
      Total Commander 32bit: tcmd922ax32.exe DVBViewer: DVBViewer_setup_6.1.4.exe Recording SVC: Recording_Service_setup_1.33.02.01.exe FFMPEG 32bit: ffmpeg-20190707-98b122c-win32-static.zip DVB Lic: xxxx.dvbvkey  
       
      Config from Windows DVBWiewer:
       
      This step is optional. You can configure the Recording Service without these.
      I copied the file from the Windows installation to keep my settings.
       
      Channel Logos: "c:\Program Files\DVBViewer\Images\Logos" Plugins: "c:\Program Files\DVBViewer\Plugins" Channels: "c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CMUV\DVBViewer\channels.dat" Allowed Networks: "c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CMUV\DVBViewer\Config\svcuserdata.xml" Rec-Server Config: "c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CMUV\DVBViewer\Config\service.xml" Tuner Config: "c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CMUV\DVBViewer\Config\svchardware.xml" SAT>IP Config: "c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CMUV\DVBViewer\Config\svcnetwork.xml"  
       
      Setup:
       
      Start Xming on Windows client. On Linux Desktop you usually already have a X server running. If using Putty, configure it to have X forwarding enabled. Putty (or ssh -X) to dvbsrv as root.  
      cp .Xauthority /home/dvb/ chown dvb:dvb /home/dvb/.Xauthority su - dvb cd sw  
      Initial Wine start wine cmd exit  
       
      Install Total Commander wine tcmd922ax32.exe - no shortcuts
       
       
      Install DVBViewer wine DVBViewer_setup_6.1.4.exe  - no shortcuts, no FW
       - OK on "Unable to execute file: powercfg.exe" - 10 times
       - Add Key File, Username and Passsword - Key file in Z:\home\dvb\sw
       - Cancel additional components install
       - do not wiew changelog_en.html and do not Launch DVBViewer
       
       
      Install Recording Service wine Recording_Service_setup_1.33.02.01.exe  - no shortcuts, no FW, no Download FFmpeg
       - OK on "Unable to execute file: powercfg.exe" - 10 times
       - do not wiew changelog_en_rs.html and do not Launch Configuration
       - Right click Recording Service System Tray Icon -> Disable Auto-Start Tray Control Program -> Exit
       
       
      Start Total Commander - These steps can also be done manually on Linux or Wine comandline "wine cmd" wine c:\\totalcmd\\totalcmd.exe &  - Configure
       - Copy z:\home\dvb\sw\ksproxy.ax -> c:\windows\system32
       - Open z:\home\dvb\sw\ffmpeg-20190707-98b122c-win32-static.zip
         + Copy z:\home\dvb\sw\ffmpeg-20190707-98b122c-win32-static.zip\ffmpeg-20190707-98b122c-win32-static\bin\ffmpeg.exe -> "c:\Program Files\DVBViewer"
       - Copy Plugins -> "c:\Program Files\DVBViewer\Plugins"
       - Copy Logos -> "c:\Program Files\DVBViewer\Images\Logos"
       - Copy z:\home\dvb\sw\channels.dat -> c:\ProgramData\CMUV\DVBViewer
       - Copy XML config files -> c:\ProgramData\CMUV\DVBViewer\Config
       
       
      Configure Recording Service wine "c:\Program Files\DVBViewer\svcoptions.exe"  - Recorder: Directories: Z:\mnt\recordings
         + Recordings: Disable Create NTFS filestorage data
       - Web/UPnP:
         Port 8080
         Disable: Prevent PC sleep
       
       
       
      Run As systemd service:

      /etc/systemd/system/DVBViewer.service
      [Unit] Description=Run DVBViewer Recording Service in Wine [Service] User=dvb ExecStart=/usr/bin/xvfb-run /usr/bin/wine "c:\Program Files\DVBViewer\DVBVservice.exe" [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
      /etc/systemd/system/DVBViewer-port.service
      [Unit] Description=Redirect port 80 to 8080 for DVBViewer Recording Service [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/sbin/iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-ports 8080 [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
       
      systemctl enable DVBViewer-port.service systemctl enable DVBViewer.service systemctl start DVBViewer-port.service systemctl start DVBViewer.service  
       
      Start Wine programs as root:
       
      Totalcmd: cp /root/.Xauthority /home/dvb/ && su - dvb -c 'wine "c:\totalcmd\totalcmd.exe"' & DVBViewer Opts: systemctl stop DVBViewer && \ cp /root/.Xauthority /home/dvb/ && \ su - dvb -c 'wine "c:\Program Files\DVBViewer\svcoptions.exe"' && \ systemctl start DVBViewer
    • nickneutrino
      By nickneutrino
      Always when  i play a transcodec 4K MKV H265 to WEBM stream from Dbviewer Media Web Server appear in the middle of screen a circle.
       
      Anybody knows Is posible remove that circle and for what reason show this circle because the movie plays well? 
    • c.paul
      By c.paul
      Hallo,
      wollte meinen DVBViewer samt Recording-Service mal wieder updaten.
      Leider finde ich auf der Mitgliederseite dir Rubrik für den Recording-Service nicht.
      Danke für Eure Hilfe
      Grüße
      Christian
    • Martin@DVB
      By Martin@DVB
      Hallo,
       
      ich habe vor einigen Wochen von DVB Recording Service auf DVB Media Server umgestellt.
       
      Ich habe alles neu konfiguriert und es läuft auch fast alles wie gewohnt.
       
      Ich habe als Aufgabe nach Timer Auhnahme "Ruhezustand" eingetragen.
       
      leider bleibt der PC immer an. Ich muss ihn dann manuell am nächsten Tag
      in den Ruhezustand schicken. Vorher hat das immer funktioniert. :-)
       
      Aktuelles Windows 10.
       
      Martin
    • jookee
      By jookee
      Über den Media Server 2.1.1 via Upnp fehlen plötzlich einzelne Verzeichnisse bzw. es werden nicht alle Verzeichnisse angezeigt. Woran kann es liegen?
×
×
  • Create New...