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Thread: 4.0.4 available (23rd July)

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    4.0.4 available (23rd July)

    You can download 4.0.4.171121 from http://www.nextpvr.com/NPVRSetup_4_0_4_171121.exe (EDIT: updated link to current build version)

    Please post any support issues in the support forum. Support questions posted in this thread will be deleted.

    One of the bigger changes in this release is the introduction of a new NextPVR Reader/Demux component, rather than relying on the Microsoft Demux. This is a fairly substantial change. If you have problems with playback in the new release, you can tick the 'use legacy TS reader and Microsoft demux' checkbox to get back to the old components. I'd appreciate users posting feedback on issues with the new reader though, including logs, so I have a chance to look into these issues. When reporting these issues, it'd be useful to know if it effects live tv or recording playback, or both, and what decoders you're using.

    As always, a big 'thank you' to those guys that have helped out with the testing and with the development of the web app!

    - new NextPVR demux, for better control of audio/video playback, and improved support for LAV Video Decoder etc. This also improves performances how quickly video/audio appear when changing channels, or skipping during playback.
    - added support for North American style closed captions with H.264 channels and recordings.
    - much improved IPTV support, particularly with .m3u8 streams. For testers, if you're a NZ user, try importing 'http://apsattv.com/kiwitv2.m3u' - sorry, these are mostly geo-locked, so wont work for other areas.
    - failed IPTV recordings will now include a decent failure reason (to make it clear to user if stream was unavailable from their specified URL)
    - when importing IPTV channels from an .m3u playlist, you now have the opportunity to specify a xmltv guide URL. It'll do the mappings for any channels where the m3u 'tvg-id' matches the xmltv channel id.
    - improved web player, so that seeking etc is possible. (still pretty basic, but better than it was)
    - added support for creating season directories while recording, so you get filenames paths like "C:\Recordings\CSI\Season 1\CSI.S01E01.Best Of Times.ts". This feature can be enabled on the Settings->Recordings screen.
    - recording service wll now attempt to schedule an alternative recording of the same episode of any failed recordings, in scenarios like "recording service not running", "device failed to start", "zero bytes received from device". It'll prefer to use the same channel, but will fallback to others channel if the episode cant be found.
    - if you add channels to a device, it'll now ask if you want to kick off an EPG Update
    - added support for show artwork in xmltv
    - added support for calling a PostLoadEPG.bat, just prior to scheduling the recurring recordings, allowing users to hook in EPG data manipulation prior to scheduling etc.
    - now using DVB CRID for populating unique ID, to help reduce duplicate recordings for those using the DVB EPG
    - removed 'update DVB EPG during live tv' setting
    - using new TheTVDB API, so that artwork keeps working after the old API is turned off later this year
    - updated version of json.net
    - improvements to teletext and dvb subtitles.
    - changes to playback graphs to use a single audio decoder and audio renderer, to avoid long standing issue where some users would get stuttering in live tv.
    - now able to double click a DRI channel to change its type between MPEG2/H.264.
    - QAM / DRI / HDHR screens now more clearly identifying which channels are MPEG2 vs H.264
    - Picture Library now supports images that have been rotated 180 degrees (upside down). You may need to empty C:\Users\Public\NPVR\Thumbs to refresh already cached thumbnails.
    - added support for mouse wheel tilt for moving left/right
    - colored alt keys no longer generate default system beep when pressed
    - now using friendly dates like 'yesterday' / 'today' / 'tomorrow' in most screens where dates need to be shown.
    - new and improved SAT>IP device detection
    - added Mute/UnMute context menu options.
    - added ability to archive group of ready recordings, using new 'Archive' item in top menu
    - added archive top level button in metadata screens (for use with Recordings screen)
    - double clicking video during live tv or video playback will toggle fullscreen mode
    - Microsoft DTV-DVD Audio Decoder now useable for HE-AAC and AAC.
    - logging HDHR driver settings, to help identify selected 'Application' etc, since these are commonly asked support questions.
    - updated NEWA - thanks UJB!
    - fixed scenario where Micrsoft DTV-DVD video decoder would sometimes not hook up correctly for MPEG2.
    - fixed issue that could cause the wrong aspect ratio for 4:3 channels in web and iOS applications.
    - fixed issue that would cause plugins to not be loaded when using the 'Settings' shortcut from the tray app
    - fixed issue where some analog tuners wouldn't start on the correct composite/svideo input until changing to another input and back
    - fixed crash that could happen in 'bulk map' screen.
    - fixed issue where channel could end up with no DVB EPG listings when multiple duplicate channels are transmitted on differ frequencies
    - fixed issue where "Conflict Alternative Airing" recordings would ignore specified directory
    - fixed issue that could occur at times with default show selection in TV Guide.
    - fixed issue with movie rating info not being loaded correctly from Schedules Direct.
    - fixed issue where back-to-back recordings would sometimes reflect the post-padding time as the end-time for the recording, even though it stopped writing to the file at the end of the show, and switched to another frequency (no padding)
    - fixed issue that was stopping video playback in Edge browser.
    - fixed issue with live tv timeline graphic beyond 30 minutes mark
    - fixed issue with using AverMedia C985 HDMI capture devices.
    - fixed a bug with pid mapping that could cause recordings to stop growing after second PMT update. (effecting HDHomeRUN via BDA, and SAT>IP devices). This may also fix the reason the HDHomeRun driver application needed to set to a profil other than 'NextPVR'.
    - improved support for multi-program transport streams in the new reader
    - added support for non 188-byte aligned transport streams
    - misc reader/demux improvements
    - fixed issue with aspect ratio not auto adjusting to match changes in the source content
    - fixed issue where HE-AAC audio could get a popup telling them to select an AAC decoder, even though they already had
    - added SAT>IP support for DVB-T and DVB-C tuners.
    - further improvements and fixes to IPTV support
    - fixed issue with auto aspect ratio not working with new reader.
    - fixed a couple of issue with new reader (issue that could cause laggy/stuttery playback startup, and could fix double speed playback of some content with LAV Video Decoder)
    - updated all New Zealand and UK DVB-T tuning files
    - fixed issue where streams with AAC audio could get a popup telling them to select an AAC decoder, even though they already had and could heard audio.
    - fixes to 'use alternate OSD with missing video' feature.
    - fixed issue with Archive not working correctly with new Season folder names
    - fixed issue with alternate airing recordings now honoring original target directory preference.
    - fixed issue with aspect ratio on some H.264 channels
    - fixed an issue with live tv buffer files getting left behind.
    - showing 'original air date' for tv shows, and 'release year' for movies (for EPG souces with this info).
    - the recently added double-click to toggle fullscreen mode is now able to be enabled on the Settings->Misc screen.
    - fixed issue with live tv with new reader, for devices that deliver non-188-byte-aligned data, like the original HDPVR.
    - fixed an issue that could cause video corruption on HD MPEG2 channels (due to large PES size overrunning a buffer)
    - now reloads blaster settings each time you click a channel in the HDPVR setup screen, making it easier to edit the settings if you have a mixture of different blaster settings
    - fixed tray connext menu "Settings" option when configured to start fullscreen.
    - IPTV support now setting user agent to look like VLC, to get around some IPTV services rejecting requests
    - improved playback of high bitrate MPEG2 with new reader/demux
    - added support for some additional IPTV Provider's EPG urls.
    - fixed issue that could happen with DXGI when toggling fullscreen when using Direct2D renderer (which could cause flickering, followed by unresponsive screen, due to DXGI attempting to handle Alt-Enter by itself)
    - fixed issue where some BDA drivers would not report their signal locked/strength/quality values.
    - fixed error messages in log from non-existent thetvdb artwork
    - fixed issue with setting recording title on the 'manual recording' popup in live tv.
    - fixed issue that could cause iOS app to take approx 40 seconds to start a channel.
    - fixed issue that would cause only a single tuner to be listed for DVB-C/DVB-T SAT>IP servers
    - minor visual and layout improvements in web app

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    Nice update! Everything seems to be working well. Video loads faster. I have NextPVR on 2 PC's. I play recorded video on the remote PC from the other PC. In the past the video had hiccups with intermittent stalling and video, audio mismatch. Your update has fixed that problem for me.

    I do find that I can no longer get video from the Web player on FireFox. But both Chrome and Microsoft Edge display video without a hitch.

    Thanks for the hard work.

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    First impression is that everything works quicker than the previous version. Playback of previously recorded ASTC OTA shows works good as does LIVE TV. Good update. No problems updating. Many thanks to all for their hard work.

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tacoma View Post
    Nice update! Everything seems to be working well. Video loads faster. I have NextPVR on 2 PC's. I play recorded video on the remote PC from the other PC. In the past the video had hiccups with intermittent stalling and video, audio mismatch. Your update has fixed that problem for me.

    I do find that I can no longer get video from the Web player on FireFox. But both Chrome and Microsoft Edge display video without a hitch.

    Thanks for the hard work.
    I get video ok but the sound goes in and out for me in FireFox.


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    As mentioned in the top post - post any support questions in the support forum. Any support questions posted in this thread will just be deleted.

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    I've posted a slightly newer installer, which includes a couple of bug fixes.
    http://www.nextpvr.com/NPVRSetup_4_0_4_170731.exe

    (also updated link in original post)

    - improved support for multi-program transport streams in the new reader
    - added support for non 188-byte aligned transport streams
    - misc reader/demux improvements
    - fixed issue with aspect ratio not auto adjusting to match changes in the source content
    - fixed issue where HE-AAC audio could get a popup telling them to select an AAC decoder, even though they already had

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    Noticed after upgrading from 3.9.2 that my Default Recording directory was reset back to 'My Videos' from where I had it set (diff drive/folder)....otherwise all good!

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    Update went well. Seems at least as good as before.
    Regarding HDHomeRun, I've had to change the BDA Driver Virtual Channel Table mode to 'Block'. This is because tuning into OTA sub-channels would often fail. Changing to Block fixed the issue. I tried changing back to Auto. But no dice. I still need Block. Nonetheless, it works well.

    Note, my usage is via the NextPVR add-on in Kodi.

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    I've posted a new 4.0.4.170820 build at http://www.nextpvr.com/NPVRSetup_4_0_4_170820.exe, and updated the download link in the original post.

    Changes in this build include:
    - added SAT>IP support for DVB-T and DVB-C tuners.
    - further improvements and fixes to IPTV support
    - fixed issue with auto aspect ratio not working with new reader.
    - fixed a couple of issue with new reader (issue that could cause laggy/stuttery playback startup, and could fix double speed playback of some content with LAV Video Decoder)
    - updated all New Zealand and UK DVB-T tuning files
    - fixed issue where streams with AAC audio could get a popup telling them to select an AAC decoder, even though they already had and could heard audio.
    - fixes to 'use alternate OSD with missing video' feature.
    - fixed issue with Archive not working correctly with new Season folder names
    - fixed issue with alternate airing recordings now honoring original target directory preference.
    - fixed issue with aspect ratio on some H.264 channels
    - fixed an issue with live tv buffer files getting left behind.
    - showing 'original air date' for tv shows, and 'release year' for movies (for EPG souces with this info).

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    As much as I hate hearing my own voice in videos, here is a video that demos some of the new IPTV stuff, for those that are curious...

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