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Software for the WinTV-PVR-USB
Application and Driver Software for Windows98 and WindowsMe, plus Windows2000 and WindowsXP

Note: the operation of WinTV-PVR-pci requires two pieces: a WinTV driver and a WinTV application.
We recommend you update both the driver and the application at the same time.

WinTV-PVR-USB driver and application update version 1.5

For Windows98SE, WindowsMe, Windows2000 and WindowsXP

Below are the latest versions of the WinTV-PVR-usb driver, WinTV application and WinTV MPEG decoder. You need to download all three files for correct operation.

Note: Please send any comments, issues, etc to This is a seperate inbox for issues related to the PVR.

New Features:
This new driver set has better audio quality
This is compatible with systems which have Intervideo WinDVD 3.x installed.
This driver fixes "black screen" problems found with some PC's and laptops, including some Toshibas laptops.

To install: To install this new set, download each of the links below and install them. Leave your WinTV-PVR-usb plugged into your system and powered up while doing this.

WinTV-PVR-usb driver version 1.5.20180
Version: 1.5_20180
Date: July 10, 2002
WinTV2000 application version 4.0
Name: wintv2k4.0_21126.exe
Version: 4.0
Size: 2468K
Updated: April 22, 2002
MPEG decoder version 2

Beta test versions

None at this time


New version! MPEG Editor for the WinTV-PVR version 2.2.0

New version features:

  • Fast editing: uses a new technique to speed up the editing process.
  • Standard support for large files: this version was developed under WindowsXP, and can edit unlimited size MPEG files.
  • Separate functions to remultiplex VCD and SVCD files: new menu options are available to create "burnable" VCD and SVCD files from "raw" files created by the WinTV-PVR.
  • A button has been added to play the file which has just been edited.
This is a "cuts only" editor for use with the WinTV-PVR. You can remove commercials, rearrange video sequences or trim the ends of your video files. The WinTV MPEG Editor preserves the quality of the original recording by not requiring a re-encoding after editing, so you get "first generation" quality video. It does this by cutting only on the MPEG I frames.

The WinTV-PVR Editor works with all of the MPEG formats (MPEG1 and MPEG2) created with the PVR. If you are editing MPEG-1 (or VCD) files, the output created by the WinTV-Editor is in a recordable VCD format. For more information on this, see below under "Here's another way to make Video CD (VCD) burnable files".

How to use the MPEG editor: Click here for instructions on using the MPEG editor.

Name: wintv_editor220.exe
Vesion: 2.2.0
Updated: August 23, 2002

VCD Convert program
Converts VCD compliant MPEG-1 files into recordable VCD files. Also includes "Burn VCD" button, which is compatible with many CD burners.
Note: if you are using the WinTV-Editor, you do not need to use the VCD Convert program, since the WinTV-Editor automatically converts MPEG-1 files into recordable VCD files.
To install, copy this file to a temporary directory on your local disk. Then run vcdconvertsetup_19228.exe

Name: vcdconvertsetup_19228.exe
Version: 1.8
Size: 2647K
Updated: August 15, 2001

TV Scheduler version sched107_21034.exe
Schedule your TV recording.
This version now supports the new enhanced TitanTV, the web based schedule of TV programs. To use TitanTV to schedule your TV recordings, click on the "TitanTV" icon on your Windows desktop.
You need an internet connection to use

Name: sched107_21034.exe
Size: 3500K
Updated: March 2, 2003

WinTV Radio32 application version 1.52
To install, download to a temporary directory and run RADIO32.EXE
New features include 30 presets and local/distance reception. Also, name radio stations by creating a preset and then clicking on the freq display and typing in the string you want.
Click here to see instructions on using the new WinTV Radio32 application.

Name: radio32ver152_20311.exe
Version: 1.52
Size: 324K
Updated: Nov. 7, 2002

Use the WinTV to create Wave or MP3 files from the TV shows you are watching or from FM radio you are listening to (on WinTV models equiped with FM radio).
This is a free demo version. The unlimited use version is sold on our WebStore for $9.95
Note: the WinTV Audio Recorder requires a WinTV board or a WinTV-USB to be installed in your PC to operate.
Click here to see the product page.

Date: July 7, 2001
Version: 2.3.3
Size: 2864K

Technical notes

Product Support page

Click here for our Product Support page which contains all of our FAQ's and general information.

Here's another way to make Video CD (VCD) burnable files
The WinTV-PVR-usb, when you chose the VCD record format, makes MPEG files which have the correct characteristics for Video CD. These characteristics are: MPEG-1 video at 1.1Mbits per second (the VCD specification calls for a maximum video datarate of 1.151Mbits/sec), 352x240 format (NTSC), 29.92 frames per second (for NTSC) and 44.1KHz audio. But the MPEG files themselves need to have the audio and video remultiplexed before a Video CD can be recorded onto CD-ROM. One way to remultiplex the WinTV-PVR-pci files is to use the "Convert" program which is installed with the WinTV-PVR application software. Another way to do the remultiplexing is to use a "freeware" package such as TMPGencode.

But many people would like to use the MPEG Editor for the WinTV-PVR to edit their Video CD's before burning them onto a CD-ROM. If you open a MPEG file created with the WinTV-PVR-pci using the VCD MPEG format, the WinTV MPEG Editor will correctly remultiplex into a format which can be "burnt" into a Video CD. So you simply create a VCD format file with WinTV-PVR-pci, open that file with the WinTV MPEG Editor, edit it (or simply select the entire file if you do not want to edit the file) and then click on Add interval and then Generate output. The WinTV Editor will create a correctly multiplexed Video CD file on your hard disk!

So, if you want to burn Video CD's, you can edit your VCD's with the WinTV MPEG Editor, and then bring the edited files into CD-ROM burning package such as Nero 5.5.

Want to extract the audio track from your WinTV-PVR recordings? Here are two ways to do this:
Here are two ways to extract the audio track from an MPEG file created by the WinTV-PVR-pci. The first method creates a WAV file, which is an industry standard audio file. WAV files can later on be converted to MP3's or used in many audio editing applications. The second method creates a compressed MPEG audio file. This file is smaller (about 10x smaller!) than the WAV file, but it may not be readable by other audio applications.

To create a WAV file, you need a tool called "Flask MPEG XiS 3.0e" (right now, this tool only works on Windows2000 or WindowsXP). This is a "freeware" tool developed by Alberto Vigata and can be downloaded at Goto to "Downloads" and download the FlasKMPEG 0.6 Preview. Install FlasK 0.6 Preview and run it. The version displayed on your screen should be FlaskMPEG XiS 3.0e. Then:

  1. With the WinTV-PVR-usb, record your MPEG file in any MPEG format. We use 2Mbits/sec when we want to extract the audio since we will be throwing the video track away.
  2. Open FlasK and click File / Open Media and locate your MPEG file.
  3. Then click Run / Extract audio to .wav
  4. When finished, you'll have a WAV file in the same directory as your original MPEG file!

To create a MPEG compressed audio file, we use a tool called PVAStrumento, which was developed by Wiljo Heinen. You can download a PVAStrumento from Install PVAStrumento, then:

  1. With the WinTV-PVR-usb, record your MPEG file in any MPEG format. We use 2Mbits/sec when we want to extract the audio since we will be throwing the video track away.
  2. Open PVAStrumento and open up your MPEG file (enter the complete path and file name or click the little dots next to the file name space to browse for your file).
  3. Then click Demux. In the General tab, UNCLICK the Fix startup delays and Syncronize complete streams buttons (here is what it should look like). If you do not unclick these settings, the resulting audio file might have "dropouts". Then click Start.
  4. When finished, you'll have a MPA file in the same directory as your original MPEG file!

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