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Topic # 23047 16-Jun-2008 14:51
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I posted these on the forum and got nowhere, so can some kind soul answer these easy questions?

1 - Can DVB Viewer be run as a service, so I don't have to have it open it to record my scheduled programmes?

2 - Can I make DVB Viewer put my recordings in folders by program names?

3 - if I have two computers, I can put a copy on each under my license? Or do I need to pay for another copy?

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  Reply # 138389 16-Jun-2008 15:27
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allstarnz: I posted these on the forum and got nowhere, so can some kind soul answer these easy questions?

1 - Can DVB Viewer be run as a service, so I don't have to have it open it to record my scheduled programmes?

2 - Can I make DVB Viewer put my recordings in folders by program names?

3 - if I have two computers, I can put a copy on each under my license? Or do I need to pay for another copy?



I'll give whatever info I can regarding your questions. However, you may want to search through DVB Viewer's forum, as I'm sure I've seen some of them answered more fully there.

1. DVB Viewer has a plugin that hooks into the Windows Task Scheduler. With it one can have DVB Viewer launch at a specific time and record. It will also wake up the PC if it happens to be in sleep mode - at least I think it does. I haven't used it myself, so I can't give you specifics about it.

2. Not by folder. Recordings get dumped into whatever Recording folder one specifics, and it's not multiple choice. However, although I'm sure you've seen it already, if one goes into the Recordings options, one will see a File Naming Scheme section. The default scheme is date/time/station(i.e. channel)/event(i.e. program). One might be able to write a little batch file or program that would segregate the recordings based on file name - I don't think it would be that difficult to do.

3. I did. I have a desktop PC and my wife has a latop. I installed DVB Viewer on both with the same license info.

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  Reply # 138391 16-Jun-2008 15:31
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DVBViewer runs as an application and not a service. There is an add-on for recording that does run as a service that could be what your looking for.  That add-on will record programs without needing DVBViewer to be running. Check out the DVBViewer web site Member section.

I was not able to get DVBViewer to store recordings in folders other than the "root" folder for recordings. I tried specifying a folder name in the file name definition field, but it just ignored the "path" component.

I did not see anything on the website that prohibited the use of DVBViewer on multiple machines that are owned by you. Perhaps its worth raising this on their forum though.

PS: Looks like Nirodha and I were responding at the same time!

Cheers Mike



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  Reply # 138416 16-Jun-2008 16:16
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thanks for this guys, much better response on here.

I'll look into your suggestions.

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