DVBLink v4.5

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DVBLogic have released version 4.5 of their DVBLink products.

Including built-in DVBLink recorder, Unicable support and a lot of usability improvements! Now you can use your DVBLink server to record content locally and watch it in networked MediCenter and DLNA clients!
v4.5 is a major milestone in DVBLink products development. What is new/changed from the previous release:


  • Added: New product licensing engine
  • Added: Default EPG source for each channel (e.g. with this feature TVSource channels will use EPG from stream automatically without manual mapping)
  • Added: New channel selection control for improved speed and convenience
  • Added: UI improvements for web configuration interface
  • Added: Automatic sequential channel numbering
  • Added: Automatic shifted channel numbering (after inserting a channel number all channel numbers above it shift up by one)
  • Added: optional authorization when accessing DVBLink web configuration, web streaming interface and DVBLink Remote API
  • Fixed: A number of MediaCenter growing database fixes (also some new ones not present in the previously released patches)
  • Fixed: xmltv source causes stutter every hour (there are two fixes here actually: xmltv update period is 12 hours now and the priority of update thread was lowered)

DVBLink TVSource:

  • Added: Unicable support (only for tuners, which support raw diseqc commands. Most of them do, but for example for DigitalDevices tuners users need to use their own Unicable configuration management)
  • Added: PCTV 460e 1.0 diseqc and Unicable support
  • (Re)Added: Channels tab to TVSource configuration
  • Added: Channel streaming statistics (bitrate, errors, packet discontinuity) to Channels tab of TVSource configuration
  • Added: "Wait for lock on tune" flag to TVSource tuner device properties (especially important for timer recordings on partially offline channels like BBC3 and BBC4)
  • Added: CI module support for TBS tuners
  • Added: Support for DigitalDevices CI4All module, which works with DigitalDevices as well as other brands of tuners
  • Added: raw diseqc command support for Twinhan clones (Terratec S7, SkyStar HD2 etc.)
  • Fixed: Updated transponder files
  • Added: Prescanned channel files for Astra 19 and HotBird 13 with automatic channel selection for Austrian, German and Swiss channel presets
  • Fixed: Long load time for PCTV nanoStick T2 290e
  • Fixed: EIT scanner consumes a lot of memory to keep collected EPG data
  • Fixed: "PAT scanning times out message" when scanned transponder id does not match the actual
  • Fixed: no signal on TBS5980 when going from qpsk to 8psk transponder
  • Fixed: no signal on DVB-S2/QPSK transponders for Twinhan clones

DVBLink Connect! Server

  • Added: built-in dvblink recorder (please read more about it in notes below)
  • Fixed: DLNA server hang-up on start
  • Fixed: DLNA server compatibility with XBMC Eden (and some other DLNA clients)
  • Fixed: Network MediaCenter client uses TCP streaming by default (instead of UDP)
  • Fixed: Improved sound quality for Android and IPhone streaming

Additional notes, installation instructions and more info on the DVBLink built-in recorder can be found here.

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