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original Author: Andreas Regel

current development: Martin Dauskardt, Lars Hanisch

This plugin allows you to use analogue TV with a ivtv supported PVR-card with integrated hardware MPEG encoder. Please use the most recent versions of this plugin.

Channel scanning for this plugin can be done using the command line tool w_pvrscan or with using the wirbelscan-plugin.


Hardware Requirements

  • ivtv supported PVR card with integrated hardware encoder
    • PVR150
    • PVR250
    • PVR350
    • PVR500
    • PVR USB2
    • HVR 1900
    • HD PVR

NOTE: ivtv supports more compatible cards, which could be possibly supported in this plugin, if someone had such card and implement it.
NOTE: blackbird type cards as HVR-1300 doesnt work properly with this plugin.

Software Requirements

  • kernel driver for your hardware encoder based TV card:
    • ivtv for Hauppauge PVR150/250/350/500 or..
    • pvrusb2 for Hauppauge PVR USB2 and HVR 1900/1950 or..
    • hdpvr for HD PVR


  • vdr < 1.7.13 needs patch (see plugin source code)



  1. pvrinput git repository