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WinVodio 2.1 Released: International Windows PVR Software

Posted on 26 May 2005 by

There’s a new (to me at least) PVR software out on the market (which I found out from multiple posts in PVR forums ). What’s intriguing, although I haven’t looked into it any further, is their support for integrated EPG for over 10 countries.

Here’s what Vodio had to say:
New release of WinVodio (2.1) the DVR with integrated EPG and webscheduler

WinVodio is happy to announce the new release of WinVodio 2.1. It now supports all Hauppauge PVR cards (150/250/350).

The 2.1 version has several improvements over previous versions; besides bug fixes and many smaller improvements, cool features such as a skinnable interface (choose from over 50 skins), the Rules Wizard in the Video Library (for automatic processing of a file upon recording) and integrated TV Data have been added.

For those unfamiliar with WinVodio and the Vodio.com services, here’s what special about our approach to DVR. The WinVodio software is a feature-full Digital Video Recorder, architectured as client-server. The client (GUI) contains all the features that you expect from a DVR, previewing, recording and scheduling, and much more. The WinVodio server runs in the background to do all the stuff around recording and scheduling. The GUI does not need to be opened for this, so you can use the WinVodio server as a background video recorder.”

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“What makes WinVodio special is that it is fully integrated with the services at Vodio.com. Through your Vodio account you get access to an EPG (for over 10 countries) and you simply schedule by searching, browsing and selecting the instructions from a web interface (wherever you are). The instructions you set, as well as those that are automatically created for you, get send to your PC (actually… the WinVodio server regularly checks the web site and picks them up) and the server will record whatever you have scheduled.

WinVodio can both be used from behind your PC as a complete DVR package, but you can also schedule it remotely from anywhere in the world using your Vodio account. In fact, you can even schedule from your mobile phone for some supported models. The Vodio.com services are furthermore quite extensive; you can set Fixed Scheduling Instructions to always record TV shows that air on specific channels, between specific times, etc. The Movie Center lets you schedule all movies of your favorite actor in one go, so whenever they are on TV, they will automatically get recorded, etc.