DV Scheduler is an application for TV viewing, recording, and streaming. It currently supports ATSC, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T, and QAM digital cable (and partial support for analogue TV, FM radio, USB cameras, and other DirectShow enabled devices). Once installed it allows control and use of the capture devices through a standard web browser, either locally or through a network or internet.
Download DV Scheduler version 5.81 here (Windows installer) (Readme); the source is here. [Updated 2014/09/27]
- Unrestricted multiple recording of channels in the same frequency multiplex with one capture card. Multiple recording of different channels in the same frequency multiplex will use only one card, optimizing card usage.
- Streaming over a network.
- Vertical and horizontal EPG themes with color categories. If used in conjunction with XMLTVedt multiple EPG sources can be combined and conflicting EPG times can be shown in red.
- One-click recording and Auto-Add feature to automatically schedule recordings based on keywords.
- Customizable output format to allow watching, network streaming, on-the-fly transcoding, and more, of the digital broadcast.
- Capture engine(s) used are configurable, allowing use of different capture engines.
Before installing DV Scheduler, please install Java 7 or later.
To install DV Scheduler simply run the installer. This will start the installation.
For digital broadcasts DV Scheduler uses DVPiper which has two available tuning methods. To change tuning method for a device, go to "Select Devices" and choose either "Normal" or "Fast".
By default DV Scheduler uses "Fast"; if this doesn't work with your device or broadcast, then try "Normal".
Sample .ini files for transcoding using ffmpeg and VLC can be downloaded here.
For Channel Surf with large channel list, try this vertical channel list by Dimitri (extract to "http\themes" folder of where DV Scheduler is installed).
Old capture engine is archived here.
How do you view the colored subtitle files?
Can't lock/scan/find any channel in Windows 7?
- For a free media player with built-in subtitle viewer try Media Player Classic - Home Cinema; it is also available bundled with various codecs here.
Alternatively you can use DirectVobSub filter or ffdshow filter with media players that use Directshow filters. To register the DirectVobSub filter enter "regsvr32 VSFilter.dll" from a command prompt.
Getting java error in Windows 64 bit?
- Try disabling "Windows Media Center". Go to "Control Panel", select "Programs and Features", then click on "Turn Windows Features on or off"; from the list, find "Media Features", expand it, then untick "Windows Media Center".
Can't lock/scan/find any channel with HDHomeRun?
- Try installing java 32 bit.
Computer won't wake up from sleep to do a scheduled recording?
- HDHomeRun is a network tuner, so if you have Windows Firewall or any other firewall running on your computer, check that it's not blocking HDHomeRun traffic.
Can't manipulate (copy, delete, etc) files in a network folder?
- Ensure wake timers are enabled. In Windows 7, go to "Control Panel", select "Power Options". Click on "Change plan settings" on the currently active power plan, then click on "Change advanced power settings"; from the list, find "Sleep", then "Allow wake timers", and enable all the items.
Can't record to a network folder?
Can't load EPG files from a network folder?
Can you watch on a phone or tablet?
- Use the actual path instead of a mapped drive. E.g. \\192.168.1.100\share
Go to "System" -> "Network Drives" and add username and password for the network folder.
Alternatively turn off password protected sharing, see null session shares.
When using https and Internet Explorer some images do not display?
- BSPlayer and VLC are known to work. You would need to enable "Allow unsecure download" in "System Config".
Firefox keeps asking what to do with Preview (.m3u) file?
- Check "Use TLS 1.1" or "Use TLS 1.2" in the advanced options.
Changing the computer's date/time may result in strange behavior by DV Scheduler. Stop DV Scheduler before changing the computer's date/time.
- Go to "System Config" and set "Preview disposition" to "inline".