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GB-PVR Description
GB-PVR was a PVR (personal video recorder) application, running on Microsoft Windows, whose main function was scheduling TV recordings and playing back live TV. GB-PVR is no longer under active development and has been superseded by NextPVR, also known as nPVR.
GB-PVR also acts as a home media center software with a digital video recorder, a radio station online tuner, a music and movie player, a library of images and other features.
Although GB-PVR supports open interfaces, the core engine code is closed. However developing personal plug-ins is an option to extend the application and these can be closed or open source, depending on the developer's interests. These plug-ins can be developed in C#, VB.NET or C++ and some examples are available in the GB-PVR official Forums and the GB-PVR Documentation wiki websites. The softwarewas developed with an interface which allows to change the skin view or other graphic elements as the wallpaper.
GB-PVR is mostly an MPEG recording and playback system, but may also play other non-MPG content such as AVI (DivX/Xvid), WMV, and other formats that are supported by the codecs installed into a computer's.
It requires a supported TV tuner card, a VMR9 capable display adapter (video card), and a supported MPEG2 Decoder. Other requirements are listed on the GB-PVR web site.
A list below shows GB-PVR alternatives which were either selected by us or voted for by users. You can filter this list by tags and platforms

Latest version of GB-PVR is 1.4.7 and it was released on August 29, 2009.

GBPVR Alternatives

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    FreeJ is a modular video mixer for GNU/Linux systems, dubbed a "vision mixer" by the authors of the software. It is capable of real-time video manipulation, for amateur and professional uses. It can...

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    Latest version of MythTV is 0.29 and it was released on 2017-07-31.

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    Latest version of VDR is 2.2.0 and it was released on 2015-02-19.

    Tags: Free Video Software, Television Technology, Television Time Shifting Technology, Video Recording Software
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    Beyond TV is digital video recorder/media center software for Microsoft Windows produced by the American company SnapStream. The software was originally released in 2000 as a Personal Video Station....

    Latest version of Beyond TV is 4.9.3 and it was released on 2010-10-15.

    Tags: Video Recording Software
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    DVBViewer is proprietary, commercial software for viewing & recording of DVB TV & Radio using a TV tuner card or box and a Media Center for viewing Music, Video and Pictures. Among its other...

    Latest version of DVBViewer is 5.5.2 and it was released on 2015-09-14.

    Tags: Video Recording Software, Digital Television Software, Television Placeshifting Technology
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