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Beyond TV Release Notes

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Version 4.9.3 Release Notes

Build 6535 | October 15, 2010

Bug Fixes

- Port conflict with Placeshifting feature causes high CPU usage and continuous error messages
- Hide option in Recorded Shows defaults to none when original is actually hidden
- ShowSqueeze to H.264 fails for files larger than 4GB
- Some manual recordings display projected record time incorrectly after Daylight Savings Time change
- Users without Manage Conflicts permission can force recordings
- Can't burn long files to a data DVD
- Series view in Recorded Shows disrupts the scrollbar
- Unicode file tags are not handled properly by H.264 ShowSqueeze

Improvements

- Allow software rendering warnings to be disabled in Link
- Support for iPod Touch and iPhone with firmware version 3.x
- DirecTV RC32 remote added to USB-UIRT code library
- New encoder and file tagger for H.264 ShowSqueeze

Version 4.9.2 Release Notes

Build 6323 | June 8, 2009

Bug Fixes

- Fix to managment of pooled video folders
- During LiveTV or Recorded Show playback, a system's screen saver or auto-lock will end the playback session
- Fixed bug in web admin where large lists would cause timeouts before a page could save
- Fixed several scheduler issues regarding lineup configurations with show duplicates existing on analog/digital
- Fixed a bug that caused ShowSqueeze operations on 4+ hour HD recordings to fail and/or loop
- Improved QAM mapping resolution detection and fixed a bug that would show 1080i for all channels
- Fixed a bug where special characters in LDAP group names would cause them not to import
- Extremely large HD files would report incorrect duration

Improvements

- Overhaul of the lineup configuration page of the Web UI (Channels.aspx)
- Updated h264 Decoder
- Improvements to the WebUI when using IE8
- Improved handling of recording meta-data when being transferred from an external source

Version 4.9.1 Release Notes

Build 6192 | February 16, 2009

Bug Fixes

- Missing audio on software tuners without integrated audio
- Placeshifting for Vista x64
- LiveTV Hang when session switched to another tuner
- iTunes Integration: aspect ratio wrong on ShowSqueeze
- Targeted misc. bug fixes

Improvements

- Updated to Lucene.Net 2.3.1
- Support IE8 Beta for web admin
- Placeshift seeking uses less system resources

Version 4.9 Release Notes

Build 6073 | November 21, 2008

New Features

- QAM support
- Placeshifting
- Tech support upload through Web Admin
- Add recording-level setting for "max days" expiration
- StreamSnip on the fly for ATSC and QAM recordings
- Add option to tag recordings automatically with the name of user who scheduled them
- Create a new MPEG-2 transport stream demux
- Improved support for Hauppauge HD PVR
- Support Hauppauge HVR-2250

Bug Fixes

- ShowSqueeze from HD/QAM to iPod Classic/Nano no longer fails
- H.264 iTunes conversions no longer have audio/video sync on iPod Touch and iPhone 2.X firmware

Improvements

- The DVD Burning & H.264 Plug-In is now buit-in by default to Beyond TV and Beyond TV Link
- Add "send ENTER / OK / SELECT before channel change" option to IR blaster tuning
- Improved recorded shows section in the Web Admin
- Add Replace Showsqueeze (the oppisite of replace originals) to Recorded Shows views
- Various small useful tweaks to information displayed in the Web Admin
- Improved SmartChapter accuracy
- Improved SSL support in the Web Admin
- Faster Scheduler Startup
- Faster Library startup

Version 4.8.2 Release Notes

Build 5607 | July 2, 2008

New Features

- Library Folder permissions
- Brand new Recorded Shows page in the Web Admin
- Scrollable program guide added to the Web Admin (ala Couchville)
- User specific watched/new properties
- Add user accounting messages to Beyond TV log
- Automatic handling of programs that overlap by 5 minutes or less
- Automatic HD ShowSqueeze with independent settings

Bug Fixes

- Fixed ViewScape lockups while watching Live TV in Link
- Fixed SmartChapter markers show in inprogress recordings after viewing a smartchapter recording
- Fixed volume goes to 0 if you play a corrupt file
- Fixed handling unicode text in the Web Admin
- Fixed IE proxy settings interfering with Link connectivity
- Fixed extending recordings creating multiple files
- Fixed Live TV prompting to change channel to make a recording when it didn't need to
- Fixed corrupt audio on WMV ShowSqueeze
- Fixed Saved Guide Searches ignoring certain words

Improvements

- Scheduler overhaul, offering up to 80X performance increases over 4.8.1
- Record On Any channel updates to more intelligently schedule recordings and resolve conflicts
- Improved conflict resolution in general
- Web Admin look and feel improvements to nearly every page
- Updated to the latest H.264 and DivX encoders and decoders
- Saved Guide Searches has new fields such as IS:New and IS:Movie
- More accurate skipping in recorded VBR transport stream files
- New 640x480 iPod options in H.264 profiles

Version 4.8.1 Release Notes

Build 5118 | March 20, 2008

New Features

- Added "Saved Guide Searches"
- Add ability to do frame by frame playback in ViewScape
- Display recording schedule stats (avg hours per day of recorded TV, etc)
- Implement access control in BTV and Link
- Simple e-mail admin notifications
- DirecTV Pay Per View Guide Data
- Create webadmin page showing connected link client info
- Add "Enter Server" feature to link
- Support ATI Theater 650 PCI-E Combo tuner
- Support Hauppauge HVR-1800 Combo tuner

Bug Fixes

- DST Time change breaks Timeslot recordings
- Fixed playback on some ATSC HD channels
- Extra Shows expiration not working correctly
- BTV isn't installed properly on Vista64 or XP64
- Search by Keyword does not display all hits in the preview before going to the results
- Fixed playback of >2GB H.264 files
- Weekly timeslot recordings have a UTC vs. Local bug
- Setup Wizard not using USB-UIRT correctly

Improvements

- Added option to sort/filter library display in FSGUI
- Use SSL for sending passwords in link and the Web Admin, making BTV Link more secure
- Improved performance/reduced CPU usage of incremental updates
- Handle DST in the Guide better
- Make Link activity or Web Admin activity keep the system from going to standby
- Tab Key does not change fields in right order in setup wizard: .net setup
- Enlarge confirmation number font
- Improved Vista compatibility
- Major Web Admin improvements (New navigation menu, improved Opera/Safari compatibility)
- Reduce BTVRecordingEngine memory usage while it is recording
- Search By Title and Search By Keyword performance and correctness improvements

Version 4.7.1 Release Notes

Build 4529 | September 27, 2007

New Features

- Automatically sync shows to iPod, iPhone or Apple TV with the optional DVD Burning & H.264 Plug-in.
- Burn DVDs directly from Beyond TV Link with Link's optional DVD Burning Plug-in.
- Span recordings across multiple harddrives as if you were recording to a single logical drive.
- Record the most popular shows using the "Automatic Community Recordings" feature.
- "Firefly Mobile" web-based remote allows you to control Beyond TV from your smart phone or PDA.
- Support for multiple USB-UIRT devices in Beyond TV.
- Record a show at a particular timeslot only.
- Extend a recording from the Beyond TV Viewscape while watching the recording in progress.
- Line-up changes are detected and automatically updated by Beyond TV.
- Search for shows by keyword and add recording jobs from the Web Admin.
- Warnings viewable from the Web Admin.
- The order that custom post processing events happen is now configurable.

Bug Fixes

- Updates and fixes to the recording scheduler.
- Windows Media files can now be streamed to XBOX 360 using Windows Media Player 11.
- ShowSqueeze™ jobs with constraints spanning 2 days now work correctly.
- ShowSqueeze™ copy function reliability improved.
- Improved reliability with Beyond TV Link live TV playback.
- Beyond TV settings saved during PC crashes.
- Keyboard number pad can be used in the manual recordings screen.
- AverMedia A180 ATSC tuner card supported by Beyond TV under Vista.
- Starting live TV with the Silicon Dust HDHomeRun is faster.

Improvements

- Web Admin has added calendar of upcoming recordingsand Ajax code to various pages.
- Beyond TV Link has added sessions to prevent users from interfering with one another.
- Un-fullscreen button added to fullscreen theater mode in the Beyond TV Viewscape.
- User can configure number of simultaneous ShowSqueeze™ occurrences.
- Web Admin can be toggled between Beyond TV and Beyond TV Link mode.
- ActiveX download manager control added for Internet Explorer downloads.
- DVD burning engine now allows the configuration of burning speed.
- Library speed and performance improved.
- DVD burning can be configured to skip padding when generating thumbnails for the DVD menu.
- Various performance improvements.
- Optimizations made to the scheduler.
- Web Admin performance improvements.
- Caching of streamed video to Beyond TV Link optimized.
- Virtual Memory usage reduced in Beyond TV Link.
- Search By Title and Search By Keyword returns faster results.
- Recordings can be made to UNC and mapped network folders.
- Recordings in progress are recovered if the PC reboots.

Version 4.6.1 Release Notes

Build 3939 | April 5, 2007

Bug Fixes

- Recordings failing due to, "Could not attach to graph" error are no longer failing.
- Setup wizard now detects sound devices for software encode TV tuner cards.
- TV format settings now correctly being saved as NTSC or PAL in the Web Admin.
- AVerMedia M780 PCI express TV tuner now capable of using both of its onboard tuners simultaneously.
- Serial tuning satellite and set-top-boxes on COM ports higher than 9 can now be done.
- Meta-data no longer lost when copying video files.
- Manual recordings no longer being ended prematurely when the Beyond TV recording scheduler is rebuilt.
- Manual recordings made within the Beyond TV Viewscape are now being scheduled on the correct channel in cases where duplicate channels exist in a person's lineup.

Improvements

- Library monitoring and performance improved.
- HDHomeRun (ATSC and QAM support) now supported.
- Serial tuning for DirecTV D11 Model 500 now supported.

Version 4.6 Release Notes

Build 3839 | February 15, 2007

New Features

- Microsoft Vista 32bit Compatibility for Beyond TV and Firefly Mini.
- Web Based DivX streaming supported.
- Support for Hauppauge HVR-1600 in dual tuner (ATSC/NTSC) mode.
- Added previous day log viewer to the Web Admin.
- Added setting to mark generic episodes (episodes without specific airing info) as new.
- Beyond TV 4.6 SDK updates.

Bug Fixes

- ShowSqueeze™ and SmartChapters now work with Microsoft Windows Media Player 11.
- Recording Engine has been fixed to prevent glitch at the beginning of some recordings.
- The 'Display Upcoming Episodes' screen now displays all channels that a show airs on.
- Downloads can now be done from the Web Admin in Firefox.
- Size of Beyond TV installer has been reduced.

Improvements


- Video playback has been improved for users with large video libraries.
- Faster and more responsive Web Admin.
- Playing videos from Network Area Storage is now more successful.
- DivX playback has been improved.
- MPEG video playback bas been improved.
- Web Admin security has been heightened.
- SmartChapter generation now faster.
- Speed and accuracy of keyword searches has improved.
- Accuracy of title searches has improved.
- Beyond TV now handles video files in recursive folders more successfully.
- Beyond TV now has measures in place to help prevent corrupt Library XML files.
- User customized Beyond TV desktop shortcuts are no longer overwritten after upgrade.
- Incorrect password messaging for Beyond TV Link has been improved.
- Beyond TV User Interface now includes "Copy" as a ShowSqueeze type.
- PAL Hauppauge PVR-350 support improved.
- Improved DVD Burning Plug-in compatibility.
- DVD Burning works better with ComSkip generated SmartChapter files.

Community Supported WebAdmin Release Notes

- First version of Web Based DivX streaming added.

Version 4.5 Release Notes

Build 3600 | November 16, 2006

New Features

- Integrated DVD Burning Plug-in added (optional) - [see screenshots and learn more]

Improvements & bug fixes

- Improved performance of library when more than 100 shows are present.
- Increased reliability of library settings during power failure.
- Improved Web Admin reliability on Windows 2000 systems.
- ShowSqueeze now properly launches only as many jobs as physical cores on the processor.
- Saving metadata for shows during file tagging is now significantly faster.
- Tray icon properly displays channel number for “Any Channel” Jobs.

Community Supported WebAdmin Release Notes - [see screenshots]

- Added new page called “Today.” Shows all recordings made in the last 24 hours, all upcoming recordings in the next 24 hours and any conflicted recordings over the next 24 hours.
- Time remaining is displayed based on the selected folder (if you are viewing by folder).
- All shows that cannot be played will have a Download link (remote connections to Recorded Shows).
- ShowSqueeze page updates every 60 seconds if there are currently running ShowSqueezes.
- Upcoming conflict display shows on main status display.
- Setup Recordings page shows conflicting recordings and the reason why it will not record.
- Multiple shows can be added to ShowSqueeze.
- Library can hide shows based on their ShowSqueeze status.
- In progress recordings on the Recorded Shows page now cannot be deleted, edited, or selected.
- Added Delete confirmation boxes on several pages.
- Significantly overhauled aesthetic look of Recorded Shows page.

Version 4.4 Release Notes

Build 3368 | August 18, 2006

New Features

- Support for KWorld ATSC-TV 310U USB capture card.
- Support for serial tuning on Samsung TS-360.
- Update notification for Beyond TV for newer versions.
- Changing a recording from "All" to "New Episodes" within the ViewScape and WebAdmin without having to delete the job.

Improvements

- Make BTV allow system screen saver when appropriate
- StreamSnips can be scheduled during off peak hours.
- WebAdmin Improvements (see below)
- Add Disk usage to the Web Admin Expiration page
- Add Disk space Indicator WebAdmin Library

Bug fixes

- Fixed: Video Folders over Windows File Shares
- Fixed: Status Bar for SmartChapters Generation
- Fixed: Aborted ShowSqueeze jobs are not being removed from the ShowSqueeze list.
- Fixed: In Live TV -- when you bring up the Info for the Current show -- the Duration is not displayed
- Fixed: BTV exhibits "slow playback" of mpeg-2 recordings
- Fixed: NVIDIA Video card with TV Out can cause video to zoom in when in pillar boxed mode.
- Fixed: Clicking back during lineup selection and re-entering zip code causes wrong lineup to be made.
- Fixed: DirectVobSub and FFDShow cause BTV to say file is corrupt
- Fixed: Stretch aspect ratio lost when switching tuners.
- Fixed: Mixing manually scheduled recordings with EPG-scheduled recordings results in recordings creating dozens of files
- Fixed: Setup Wizard listing inputs twice.

Community Supported WebAdmin Release Notes

- Auto redirect to SnapStream.NET when using the Program Guide from a remote PC.
- Series and folder buttons are re-enabled after changing to those views.
- Changed option/edit buttons for mobile devices to be links instead of buttons on the Library page.
- Changed the default view for mobile devices to be folder view on the Library page.
- The last method for listing all shows in the library is remembered between sessions.
- The last method of Show Options is remembered between sessions.

Version 4.3 Release Notes

Build 3267 | June 8, 2006 | Download Update | Download Trial

New Features

- DivX 6 implemented for ShowSqueeze
- HD ShowSqueeze to DivX
- HD ShowSqueeze to Windows Media
- Added support for newer WinTV PVR-USB2
- StreamSnip of Transport Streams to save space.
- New disk allocation method to reduce disk fragmentation.
- Support for ATI Theater 650 Pro
- Beyond TV Buzz (http://www.snapstream.net/Buzz.aspx)
- Added a Creative Zen Vision Windows Media Profile

Improvements

- Fixed Adaptec VideOH! PCI card builder to not include FM radio
- Fixed DVICO Fusion 5 analog card builder to not include FM radio
- Fixed ability to add root directory as a video folder with recurse subdirectory on.
- Upgrades now automatically shut down running instances of BTV before upgrade occurs.
- Added ability to jump more than 3 hours in a recording
- Added Two-Pass DivX ShowSqueeze support.
- Web Admin ShowSqueeze page progress indicators
- Web Admin UI improvements
- Web Admin shows all currently recording shows.
- Live TV doesn’t exit when EPG is used.
- Can extend recordings more than 60 minutes.

Bug Fixes

- Fixed EPG for lineups less than your displayed lineups.
- Fixed ShowSqueeze “Copy” function.
- ADSTech Instant TV Deluxe now works with BTV 4.3
- Fixed DivX ShowSqueeze producing truncated files.
- Fixed Live TV’s last channel from being affected by the EPG’s last channel.
- Fixed Hauppauge PVR 150/500 zoomed video recordings.
- Fixed DXVA doesn't work when two monitors are used with SnapStream Video SP decoder.
- Fixed Beyond TV Link cannot upload system information.
- Fixed File deleted during the ShowSqueeze when 'File Moving Postprocessor' failed.
- Fixed AverMedia A180 analog card builder from producing grey video on svideo or composite inputs.
- Fixed SubChannel change during HD playback if ViewScape window is resized.
- Fixed changing the name of a default profile not being reflected in the ViewScape
- Fixed channel change dialog from popping under the transparent guide.
- Fixed issue with all tuners recording, selecting channel from program guide does not go to requested channel

Version 4.2 Release Notes

Build 3110 | March 24, 2006

New Features

- Record On Any Channel allows scheduling a show to be recorded on any channel that it airs on.
- Added statistics page (now Beyond TV Buzz, http://www.snapstream.net/Buzz.aspx)

(Note: To participate in this data collection, choose to "Enable advanced features" in the installer or “SnapsStream.NET Settings-> Enable Advanced Features” in the Web Admin.)

- Faster and more reliable guide updates
- Enhanced Firefly Mini support in Beyond TV Link
- Added Transport Stream Resolution to the Full Screen Theater

Improvements

- Reduced memory usage when Smartchaptering ATSC recordings.
- Expand "Padding" option to allow for ten minutes

Bug Fixes

- Properly detect partial shows and not mark as completed recordings
- Allow DivX ShowSqueeze at the job level in the Web Admin
- Detect conflicts properly in manual record screen
- Changed way BTV enumerates video capture devices
- Cleaned up the log message for DivX bitrate
- ViewScape screen titles now correspond to selections on previous menu
- When folders don't exist, recordings and ShowSqueeze's recordings go to the defaults and throw a warning.
- Fixed backup and restore function to not set the install directory in the registry
- Fix crash in HD SmartChaptering
- SmartChapter pending is now shown in the library when TP files are SmartChaptering
- Tray Icon now works in 1920X1080 Resolution
- All profile values are now copied when copying a video profile
- Scheduling a recording from "View Upcoming Episodes" list no longer avoids conflict resolution entirely.
- FM sources can no longer be chosen as a source for TV recording
- Fixed TVTV support, support for tvtv.be and tvtv.nl added
- Beyond TV Link now upgrades to the same directory as the previous install.
- Disabled transport stream Showsqueeze option in the FSGUI
- Context sensitive help in the SetupWizard has been fixed
- Canceling a "Convert to AVI" job no longer crashes
- Playback of DVR-MS file without codec installed no longer crashes
- Fixed: Black video on 3D Accelerated with no deinterlacing using NVIDIA 6600 video card
- Fixed: XMLTV lineups get wiped on setup wizard run
- Enabled Core Detection for AMD64 Dual Core processors
- Fixed: "Options" menu and video lost when using NVIDIA 6600GT video card
- Updated help file for Beyond TV 4.2

Version 4.1 Release Notes

Build 2964 | January 20, 2006

New Features

- SmartSkip on HD and SD digital recordings is now supported
- Improved download reliability through new hosting provider (Akamai)

New Card Support

- Hauppauge WinTV USB2 (Software Encode)
- Newer ATI All-In-Wonder cards x800 XL and up based on Theater 200 Chipset.

Bug Fixes

- Fixed problem with conversion to DivX to ensure audio video sync.
- Improved reliability of guide updates via SnapStream.net backend updates.
- Fixed Intellimouse 2.0 to not cause "last channel" command.
- Added support for volume controls and media buttons on hid compliant keyboards.
- Added warning message for vivo users with HD
- Allow users to input product key in the ViewScape
- Add Registry Keys to fix some Link Video display issues.
- Fixed: Password protected Web Servers give a soap exception when trying to connect with link.
- Fixed: Setup Wizard locks up frequently on Video Test Page

Known Issues:

- SmartChaptering HD files takes longer than MPEG files.
- SmartChaptering HD files makes the BTVTask.exe use more memory.
- Short files (4 Minutes or less) converting to DivX may hang the transcoder.

Version 4.0 Release Notes

Build 2811 | November 10, 2005 | Upgrade Now

New Features

High Definition Television
- Support for multiple new over the air high definition cards
- New video decoder with better high definition decoding performance.
- New audio decoder with support for decoding Dolby AC-3 audio streams in high definition content.
- Support for SPDIF output
- New high definition guide data services including high definition indicators in the program guide
- New disk space indicator logic for high definition and standard definition content
- New lock to 16:9 aspect ratio option in windowed mode.
- Support for playing back high definition dvr-ms files.
- New signal strength and detection pages in the setup wizard.
- New support for non-square pixel displays.
- New support for tagging transport streams.
- New transport stream demultiplexer for playing HD streams.
- New requirements check for HD required components.

DIVX:
- Software Divx capture
- Divx Transcode support
- Automatic conversion from SSX to AVI for DivX format recorders.

BackCapture:
- Backcapture of live TV buffer while watching that show in live TV is now supported.

FM Radio:
- Support for tuning and timeshifting FM radio.

Search By Category:
- New search by category feature (customizable by advanced users)

Bug Fixes and Improvements:

Stability and Performance:
- Library operations are more responsive
- New advanced settings for controlling the throttling applied to background ShowSqueeze and SmartSkip operations.
- New task scheduling algorithm optimizes operations on dual and multi core system. Potentially a 1.6 to 1.8 speedup on Intel dual core systems.
- New database format.
- Worked around a bug in Windows Server 2003 SP1 that would crash the ViewScape.
- Additional fixes for incorrect system times during installation.
- Database is now reinitialized and a database update is started when a version mismatch is detected.
- Fixed an issue where the agent was not repairing a service hang in certain cases.
- Start and stop the recording early/late settings now directly affect the scheduling of those recordings. This allows users to work around unusual 1-2 minute overlaps in guide data.
- Workaround for incorrectly set registry permissions on installation.
- Improved timeouts and error messaging when Beyond TV Link fails to connect.
- Various fixes to volume control in live TV.

Configurability:
- Individual per source selection of the recording file format if multiple and different types of inputs are available.
- Advanced setting to control recording engine process priority.
- Eliminated e-mail signup requirement for .Net.

Compatibility:
- Fixes added for tuning new DirecTV (D10) boxes via the serial port.

Extendibility:
- EULA for web services has been relaxed to allow developer usage of Beyond TV web services over the network without an extra license. (See EULA for definitive explanation)
- All strings are now localizable.
- Free unlimited tuner licenses with Beyond TV 4.

Version 3.7.4 Release Notes

Build 2507 | August 5, 2005

  • Recording engine changes to alleviate jerky or stuttery recordings.
  • Fixed Pink window when TryCC is enabled.
  • Fixed volume state being lost between GUI sessions.
  • Added support for Dual Tuner Adaptec Card.
  • Updated support for VisionTek OEM mode.
  • Fixed volume state when toggling between windowed and fullscreen modes.
  • Fixed issue in VisionTek OEM mode.

Version 3.7.2 Release Notes

Build 2040 | July 12, 2005

  • Support for DivX recording mode for Plextor PX-TV402U/PXM402U
  • Beyond TV Link trial now works with Beyond TV Server trial
  • Support for new ATI All-In-Wonder boards and new ATI drivers
  • Converted recording engine to use slices rather than a circular buffer for improved stability.

  • Fixed streaming video from Web Admin
  • Guide Search results now exclude hidden channels
  • Sound effects setting now exposed in ViewScape Settings
  • Recording to a non-existent folder fails out gracefully
  • Support for files larger than 2GB on FAT32 systems
  • Improved guide loading performance
  • Better PAL/SECAM support
  • About box now allows Product Key entry in Beyond TV Link
  • Cleaned up GUI graphics for VIVO Live TV mode
  • Beyond TV Link HUD now renders properly on the first startup
  • Duration value in log now written in seconds
  • Setup Wizard automatically detects Firefly
  • Database automatically reinitialized on a version mismatch
  • Known unsupported scenarios are noted in the Setup Wizard
  • "Edit Channel Lineup" page in the Web Admin now properly works with large lineups
  • Cleaned up Working Directory page in Setup Wizard
  • Fixed .NET error when trying to hide channels on last page of lineup in Web Admin
  • Command line arguments are no longer case sensitive
  • Fixed program guide links in Web Admin for OEMs
  • Web Admin header images now show in Firefox
  • Disabled WMV mode on USB Capture cards with integrated audio
  • Clarified warning message about Zone Alarm (for versions prior to 6)
  • Padding now defaults to 2 minutes
  • Available recording formats now dynamically generated based on configured A/V inputs
  • Library no longer reset to the top item while watching long show
  • Use overlay video renderer when software rendering is enabled
  • Appropriately warn the user when running on MCE (MCE may also use the capture card)
  • ViewScape does not crash on Windows Server 2003 SP1

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Version 3.5.3 Release Notes

Build 2127 | March 30, 2005

  • Fixed "0 MB Recordings" issue
  • Beyond TV Link now connects to all Beyond TV servers with the same version number.

Version 3.5.2 Release Notes

Build 2006 | February 10, 2005

  • Fixed issue with Beyond TV Link not being able to upload system information.
  • Fixed issue with back button on mouse not working correctly.
  • Improved Snapstream Video/SP Decoder to better support Hardware Acceleration.
  • The recording indicator now shows after once only jobs have recorded.
  • Old record once job schedules get removed after they are recorded.
  • BTVTask.exe has proper crash infomation filled out.
  • Manual Lineups no longer block .Net lineups from showing. nVidia users with TV Out no longer have GUI resize in overlay mode on start of playback.
  • nVdvd 4.0 GUID is now added for playback.
  • PVR-250BTV cards are not washed out with latest drivers when configured with setup wizard.
  • WMV Live TV now shows current time (greyed out) on trackbar.
  • Current channel in guide is properly selected in when accessed via R in the live tv theater.
  • Hud information is properly updated on show change when mouse is used to access hud.
  • Snapstream.Net settings page indicates user must change lineup via setup wizard.

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Version 3.5.1 Release Notes

Build 1894 | December 1, 2004

  • Web Admin Source Code released as part of the Beyond TV SDK
  • Support for Beyond Media
  • Support for the Hauppauge PVR150, IR Blaster, & Remote Control
  • Fixed jerky playback in Beyond TV Link exhibited on some systems

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Version 3.5 Release Notes

Build 1814 | October 8, 2004

  • Support for multiple hardware encode tuners. Watch one show while recording another. Beyond TV will enable 2 tuners for free.
  • Support for multiple lineups. Integrate your satellite or cable lineup with your local antenna lineup seamlessly.
  • Beyond TV Link support. Beyond TV 3.5 will support Beyond TV Link (our upcoming client product). Beyond TV Link will enable users to attach to a single Beyond TV 3.5 server and enjoy the entire, rich interface from any locally networked computer.
  • Microsoft Portable Media Center support
        - Pre-configured recording and ShowSqueeze settings specifically for Portable Media Center
  • New software encoder
        - SVCD/DVD compliant
  • New bundled MPEG-2 decoder
       - Supports DX-VA
       - Twice as efficient as previous decoder
  • TVTV web-based European electronic program guide support
  • Increased support for both hardware and software encoders
  • Option to SmartSkip only certain recordings
  • Improved ViewScape UI:
       - Search guide listings by keyword.
       - Schedule manual recordings.
       - Sort recordings by series and folder.
       - New conflict resolution screen.
       - Support for over scanning so the UI will fit on your TV.
       - Free hard drive space indicator
  • Smarter Scheduler:
       - Option to have Beyond TV automatically find and record a movie when it does not conflict with other recordings.
       - Will automatically reschedule "Record Always" shows to minimize conflicts.
       - Properly handles multipart shows such as a miniseries.
  • Optional automatic intelligent quality selection for ShowSqueeze.
  • The ability to set the priority of a remote recording.
  • Serial tuner plug-in for the Motorola DTC2000.
  • More Reliable Architecture:
       - Service Manager monitors the health of Beyond TV services and restarts them if needed.
       - Beyond TV no longer depends on MDAC.
  • Enhancements for Community Developers:
       - WebService API to enable developers to write applications that enhance the Beyond TV experience.
       - WebAdmin rewritten in ASP.Net enabling developers to modify or create Web pages.

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Version 3.4.4 Release Notes

Build 1334 | March 25, 2004

  • Added Video Overlay. Provides a more fluid picture and reduces strain on the CPU.
  • Added VIVO Overlay Mode. Improves live TV for ATI & Personal Cinema tuner cards.
  • Added support for Blackbird API-based capture cards.
  • Reduced frequency of calls to SnapStream.Net for non .Net users.
  • Moved support for the DivX file format.
  • DivX plug-in available for those users with a vaild product key.

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Version 3.4.3 Release Notes

Build 1217 | February 23, 2004

  • Extended trial period for users
  • Fixed registration issues for full users.

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Version 3.4.2 Release Notes

Build 1154 | February 4, 2004

  • Fixed additional issues causing jerkiness in live TV

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Version 3.4.1 Release Notes

Build 899 | December 23, 2003
  • Fixed issues causing MDAC errors during installation
  • Fixed problems paid and trial users ecountered when registering
  • Fixed issues causing "five seconds of jerkiness" in live TV

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Version 3.4.0 Release Notes

Build 897 | December 22, 2003

  • Beyond TV name change!
  • Canadian program guide support
  • Mouse support
  • SmartSkip™
  • Search program guide (in the ViewScape interface)
  • On-screen program guide while watching TV
  • New conflict resolution screen
  • Smaller OSD for trackbar (while pausing, rewinding, etc.)
  • Settings screens (in the ViewScape interface)
  • 'New' indicator (in the ViewScape Video Library)
  • Better 16x9 Support -- stretching for PAL users
  • WMV Recompress 2-Pass
  • IR Blaster Code Database for the USB-UIRT and Actisys IR-200L
  • Screensaver feature (dims screen after certain idle time)

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Version 3.3 Release Notes

October 3, 2003

  • Recompress and play recordings in the DivX file format (using included codec)
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC
  • Support for Variable Bit Rate (VBR) recording using hardware encoders
  • Optional hardware deinterlacing for better picture quality
  • Improved software deinterlacing for better picture quality
  • Recompression runs as a separate process for greater application stability
  • Keep only a specified number of episodes of a show you always record
  • Native support for the USB-UIRT IR tuning device

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Version 3.2 Release Notes

August 13, 2003

  • Support for third-party decoders
  • Join a recording (MPEG2) in progress
  • Auto compensation when stopping Fast Forward and Rewind
  • Adjustable default values for 30-second skip forward and 7-second skip backward

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Version 3.1 Release Notes

July 11, 2003

  • Improved Live TV viewing
  • Improved streaming to PocketPC
  • Support for the Hauppauge Win-TV PVR-250, Win-TV PVR-350 and Adaptec VideOh!
  • Improved support for ATI 128 Pro (BT829) chipset

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