ProgDVB is a universal type of program that lets users watch and listen to digital television and radio broadcasting. With a freeware/shareware license, the software is a widely known tool for watching Digital Video Broadcasting(DVB) TV from a wide variety of sources. Plus, many handy features come with the installment of ProgDVB.
Primary Software Functions
The software has digital satellite equipment control. With the use of a DVB Peripheral Component Interconnect(PCI) card with a satellite dish, hardware decoders on the board, and computers that have x86 and x64 processors, ProgDVB lets you watch and listen to radio channels and high-definition SAT-TV directly from a satellite.
A separate extension is supported to act as a TV program guide for easy navigation and monitoring of users. For the same reason, remote controls and even key binding is supported by ProgDVB. All channels available will be numerated, sorted, grouped to be previewed in a list. This makes quick search of those channels possible.
As a user, you have the option to project your chosen media to a number of computer monitors, including TV sets, as ProgDVB supports picture-in-picture. This feat is apparently good for eight channels simultaneously. You can also view TV channels that are scrambled by the Common Interface(CI).
Recording your streams is also a handy feature you can use in this software. It can record in every main format. Along with that is an MS-compatible scheduler for users’ convenience. Besides digital TV and radio channels, you can also watch videos on the platform, YouTube, with ProgDVB. For an immersive experience, 3D television is also supported by the app.
This app is developed to reach a diverse set of users as the interface is available in multiple languages. Moreover, you can set your language preference for your subtitles and audio streams. As for the interface’s appearance, users can edit it with a skin editor. Users can also tweak the settings of ProgDVB’s OSD. It lets you modify your subtitle’s font, size, and color, choose OSD skin, adjust the view time, or just turn it off. However, some panels are not adjustable as they won’t help in making your software’s performance faster.
Other valuable features and functions include original video renderer, equalizer, ingrained PrintScreen, automatic gain control, standardized time shift buffer, parental controls, and simultaneous operation with various cards.
Mainly, ProgDVB supports internet TV and radio channels. The reason this software is termed universal is that it supports a plentiful number of sources. These are namely Internet Protocol television or IPTV, DVB-S(Satellite) and S2, DVB-T(Terrestrial) and T2, DVB-C(Cable), OTT Club, Sovok TV, Kartina TV, Shura TV, and Rodina TV.
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
- x86 or x64
- DirectX Version 8.0 or higher
- Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 or higher
- MPEG-2 Video DirectShow codec and Elecard Shareware codec
- H.264/AVC codec for HD.
- Intel Pentium 4 Processor 4.0 GHz or higher
- Intel Pentium III Processor 500 MHz or higher
- 512MB on-board memory
- 50MB or more disk space
- SoundBlaster-compatible sound card
- 100MB network adapter