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Software for WinTV 881-based PCI boards

Application and Driver Software for Windows98SE and WindowsMe, Windows2000 and Windows XP

Drivers and WinTV application Beta Accessories

Latest Driver and applications for WinTV88x based PCI boards (WDM)

Note: the operation of WinTV under Windows requires two pieces: a WinTV driver and a WinTV application (the WinTV application is available below in "Latest WinTV Application" section). You cannot run the application without loading the driver.

Driver for 881-based WinTV boards

Note: the operation of WinTV under Windows requires two pieces: a WinTV driver and a WinTV application (the WinTV application is available below in "Latest WinTV Application" section). You cannot run the application without loading the driver.
Download WinTV driver for 88x based PCI boards, version 2.75.21082

Note: this driver unzips, removes an existing WinTV driver and installs the latest driver on one easy step.

Installation instructions:

  1. Download this file (WDM88X_21082.EXE) and save it to a directory you will remember (for example: C:\)
  2. Run WDM88X_21082.EXE. This will unpack the driver and start the driver installation.
  3. Halfway through the installation you will be asked to Reboot. Do so to continue the driver installation.
  4. Download and install the WinTV application (see below).

Name=WDM88X_21082.EXE
size=2027K
Updated March 23, 2003

Latest WinTV Applications

Note: the operation of WinTV under Windows requires two pieces: a WinTV driver (the WinTV driver is available above in "Driver" section) and a WinTV application. You cannot run the application without loading the driver.
Download WinTV2000 application version 4.00

To install, copy this file to a temporary directory on your local disk. Then run wintv2k40_21126.exe, which is the installation program for the WinTV application.
New features: This version now includes integrated video clip and hi-resolution still image capture.
New features: This version now includes the WinTV32 and WinTV2000 applications.
Note: This application will run under Windows95, Windows98, Windows2000 and WindowsNT 4.0 with the appropriate driver.

Installation instructions:

  1. Download this file (wintv2k40_21126.exe) and save it to a directory you will remember (for example: C:\)
  2. Run wintv2k40_21126.exe. This will unpack the driver and start the driver installation.

Name: wintv2k40_21126.exe
Version 4.00_21126
size=2468K
Updated June 9, 2003

download 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.
File name: radio32ver152_20311.exe
Version 1.52
size=324K
Updated Nov. 7, 2002
download IR Remote control version 2.35
Latest version the IR remote control software.
Also, now runs under Windows2000.
File name: ir32_235_2105.exe
Vesion: 2.35 release 21052
Updated: Feb. 21, 2003

Latest Utilities

Common utilities for helping installations under Windows98SE, WindowsMe, Windows2000 and WindowsXP

Technical FAQ
This is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the WinTV and how to solve common problems.

Clear all WinTV files and registry entries
This program removes all WinTV programs, driver files and registry entries. To run this program, download into your C:\ directory . To run this file click on Start - Run. Then type in C:\HCWCLEAR Choose the option for total removal and click on OK.

Get information on your WinTV
This program checks you WinTV board, and displays its model number, serial number, hardware configuration and software version installed. To run this program, download into your C:\ directory and run it


WDM application support for WinTV

Download WinTV recorder - special version for WDM driver users
This is a special version of the WinTV recorder for WDM driver users.
Record your TV shows to hard disk using the WinTV MPEG1 recorder.
This audio/video recorder works on all WinTV-pci boards, and uses MPEG1 compression to save your TV shows to your PC's hard disk. The compression is done in software, so you need a 500MHz Pentium processor or faster. There is no channel changing capability in this first version of the recorder, so set your channel before you run it.
Important: this recorder requires a 500MHz Pentium II minimum for operation.
Date: May 10, 2002
Version: 1.2
size: 2932K

Beta test versions

Beta WinTV2000 Application
download WinTV2000 application version 4.2_21342

To install, copy this file to a temporary directory on your local disk. Then run wintv2k42_21342.exe, which will install the new WinTV2000 application.
New feature: This version now has on-screen display of fast forward, play and rewind.
New feature: Recording controls disappear in "no'title" mode, until you move your cursor to the TV window.
New feature: Instant Jump while playing back a file While playing a file, hit the numeric keys on the IR; the WinTV2000 player will jump to a position in the file equal to total length of the file times the number hit. For example, if you hit the "5" key, you will jump to 50% of the file length. This feature is handy when playing back large files. This feature requires a new version of the IR remote control (see below).
New feature: Command-line support for record quality via -q"profilename. For example, when setting a command line, adding -q "DVDstandardplay" will record using the DVD Standard play profile. This feature requires the new 'WinTV-Schduler' (see below).


Accessories

Audio Recorder for WinTV
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

WinTV OCX developers kit version 2.0
Develop your own application which uses the WinTV to display or capture video images with our OCX toolkit!
Note: this file includes functions such as video region selection, source, etc. It contains an ActiveX TV control, plus VB, C++, and Web page examples, and requires VB6 Runtime be installed on your machine.
File name: wintvocx20_19337.exe
Updated: Aug. 16, 2001
Size: 1630K


3rd Party Software

DScaler website
Hauppauge uses parts of the Descaler technology in our latest WDM drivers to provide a better TV picture from our WinTV PCI boards. We are grateful to the DScaler team for providing us with their de-interlacing routines. See the DScaler website (http://www.dscaler.org/) for more details and to download DScaler.
SnapStream PVS: Networked Personal Television [evaluation copy: free download]
Networked VCR software for your WinTV: Like no other software currently available, SnapStream Personal Video Station gives the Hauppauge WinTV user networked personal television. PVS allows you to create intelligent recordings so you never miss your favorite shows.
After recording, SnapStream PVS is fully network-centric which means you can control and watch videos from your own PVS from anywhere on your home network or the Internet... just as if you were sitting at your PVS! With a host of other features including network autodetection, alternate codec support (M-JPEG, DivX, Cinepak codecs), SnapStream PVS is a must-have for Hauppauge WinTV users.
Awards: SnapStream PVS has been recognized with a number of awards including CNet Download.com's Shareware Pick Award and the CES 2001 Best of Show Finalist award.
Hardware Requirements: WinTV and INTEL (Celeron, P2, P3) or AMD (K6, K7, Athlon) at 350 MHz (minimum) processor
Viewtopia

Viewtopia supports generalized application capture in as many as 4 sub windows , which means e-mail and other productivity tools such as Microsoft Word and Excel can reside on a single screen simultaneously.

Viewtopia can save multiple-page layouts of any configuration as easy as saving a bookmark.
Viewtopia supports Auto-type, a patent pending feature for quick typing of a URL without having to click in a URL bar.
Viewtopia supports Auto-refresh of each browser window independently.
Video Stream broadcast (cable, satellite, etc.) can occupy a variable size sub-window. Windows Media player, Real Player, Quick Time and other multimedia programs work similarly.
Viewtopia is very useful for searching, the program is designed to continue to grow in this direction.


Technical notes and tips on using WinTV

Command line options for launching WinTV

Click here to see documentation on command line options for WinTV2000 and the WinTV-PVR. With command line options, you can run WinTV tuned to your favorite channel, you can automatically start a record, or launch in the "no-toolbar" mode.

Product Support page

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


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