WinTV Extend - using and installing

WinTV Extend overview - for live TV on your iPad/iPhone, Android tablet (or phone), PC or Mac

WinTV Extend is included with WinTV v7.2, and is an Internet video server application built into the WinTV v7.2 application. WinTV Extend runs on Windows based PCs with Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. It currently does not run on a Mac, though TV from WinTV Extend can be watched on a Mac.

WinTV Extend will take the live TV signal from any Hauppauge TV tuner, converts and streams the TV signal into a form which is compatible with an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC or Mac computer over a WiFi connection or over a cell phone network*.

*Cell phone network streaming is only supported through Safari browser on Apple products listed above.

To run WinTV Extend, you need to have a WinTV TV tuner in your PC, and your PC needs to be connected to either a home Wi-Fi network or the Internet.

The WinTV Extend app for your iPad or iPhone

The new WinTV Extend app is available from the Apple app store at no cost. To download WinTV Extend, go to the Apple app store and look up 'WinTV Extend'.

The WinTV Extend iPad/iPhone app which is available through the Apple app store uses a Wi-Fi connection only (no 3G or 4G support is available). Wi-Fi can be used to watch WinTV in your home or if you have a Wi-Fi connection in a hotel (for example), but the iPad/iPhone app cannot be used with a 3G or 4G connection. If you don't want to install an app, or you want to watch TV over a 3G or 4G connection, you can use WinTV Extend with the Safari browser which comes with all Apple devices.

The WinTV Extend app for Android devices, PCs or Macs

If you are using a Mac or PC, all you need is a browser (Safari recommended on the Mac) and a Flash video player. If you are using an Android phone or tablet, you need to be running Android version 4.1 or later.

Where to get WinTV Extend

WinTV v7.2 with WinTV Extend is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping). You can order it from:
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/webstore2/webstore_cd-wintvv7.asp

If you click on the Gallery tab above, you will find some screen shots of an iPhone receiving video from WinTV Extend. The iPhone pictures show the TV control overlay with Pause and 30 second replay.

WinTV Extend currently runs with the following WinTV TV tuners

All WinTV-HVR TV tuners for North America and Europe, plus the WinTV-NOVA-T, WinTV-NOVA-S and WinTV-MiniStick products in Europe and Asia.

WinTV Extend FAQ

Minimum System Requirements For WinTV Extend

A Core 2 Duo CPU 2.0 Ghz or faster is required for proper operation of WinTV Extend. Due to transcoding that must take place, higher CPU power will be required than the original WinTV hardware product specifications. Software encoder products will require a higher end CPU than the hardware encoder products, and especially with analog video.

I have a data plan on my iPhone which is limited. How much data will WinTV Extend use?

WinTV Extend, when used to send video over a cell phone network, consumes approximately 490 Mbytes per month for 10 hours of remote TV watching. When WinTV Extend is used through a WiFi network, there is no cell phone usage.

I can connect to the extend server but live video will not play?

In order to stream video disk buffering must be enabled, this means WinTV can not be set to game mode and your disk buffering cannot be set to zero. Go to settings in Wintv and click the capture tab to check disk buffer size. click the advance tab in settings to check game mode.

Why can't I see all of my TV channels on my iPad?

If you have problems seeing the complete TV channel list on an iPad, use two fingers to scroll the channel list. On the iPad, you need to touch a channel number once to set the channel. To scroll the channel list, use two fingers. Click once on the TV picture to see the video controls: 30 second replay, pause, play, full screen, audio volume adjust.

My PC is running very slow when I'm using analog cable TV with WinTV Extend. What can I do to improve my system performance?

If you are using analog cable TV, you will get better performance if you use a Hauppauge TV tuner with hardware encode. Hauppauge TV tuners with hardware encoders include the WinTV-HVR-1600, WinTV-HVR-1850, WinTV-HVR-1950 and WinTV-HVR-2250. Your system performance can improve by about 30% by using a hardware encoder.

I'd like to watch TV on my iPad from outside my house. How do I open a port on my router so that this will work?

For WinTV Extend to be used from outside of your home, you need to have an open "port" on your Internet router which allows video to pass from the PC which is running WinTV Extend to your iPad or other supported device.
For instructions on opening a port on your router, click here.

Can I use WinTV Extend with the IR blaster?

Yes. If you have one of the Hauppauge TV tuners with a built-in IR blaster, WinTV Extend can use the IR blaster to change the channels on your cable TV or satellite set top box. Hauppauge TV tuners with a built-in IR blaster include the WinTV-HVR-1600, WinTV-HVR-1850, WinTV-HVR-1950 and WinTV-HVR-2250.

Can I use WinTV Extend with the HD PVR?

We are working on an update to WinTV v7.2 which will include TV tuner support for the HD PVR. If you have purchased a copy of WinTV v7.2, when this software is ready, we will post a free update to this version on the WinTV v7 support page.

WinTV v7.2 with Extend Download

WinTV v7.2 is available from the Hauppauge webstore at a cost of $9.95 (plus shipping).
You can order it from: Hauppauge Webstore

WinTV v7.2 with Extend - software update

WinTV v7 installation package, version 3.5 for Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

File name: wintv7_cd_3.5.exe
File size: 145 Mb
Date: 5/19/2014

This download is a complete installation package, including drivers for supported WinTV products plus the WinTV v7 application and utilities.

Installation notes:

A valid WinTV application CD-ROM will be needed to install this WinTV v7 version. Any WinTV v6 or WinTV 7 application CD can be used during the install. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v7, you can purchase a new CD on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95

If you have a WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, then the latest version of WinTV Extend will also be installed.

To install the WinTV v7 application update

  • Download the WinTV v7 installation package to your PC. After downloading this file, the file is normally saved in the Download directory on your PC
  • Insert your original valid WinTV CD in your CD-ROM drive
  • Run Setup.exe from the Download directory on your PC
  • NOTE: If installing on a NETBOOK or Computer with no CD-ROM drive, click here for more instructions.

This will complete the driver and application installation for your WinTV.

Supported WinTV products:

This version of WinTV v7 is for digital TV, both QAM and ATSC, plus analog cable TV. It can be used with the following WinTV products:

  • USB-Live2
  • WinTV-Aero-m
  • WinTV-HVR-850
  • WinTV-HVR-950
  • WinTV-HVR-950Q
  • WinTV-HVR-1150
  • WinTV-HVR-1250
  • WinTV-HVR-1500
  • WinTV-HVR-1600
  • WinTV-HVR-1800/1850
  • WinTV-HVR-1950
  • WinTV-HVR-2250
  • Colossus
  • HD PVR (all models)
  • HD PVR 2 (all models)
  • WinTV-DCR-2650 digital CableCARD receiver

In addition, WinTV v7 can be used with the European equivalents of the above models (for example, the WinTV-HVR-2200).

Release notes for WinTV v7:
  • Adds support for HD PVR 2 models 1573xx
  • Fixes an issue installing IR on drives with 2TB+
  • Fixes an issue which could cause scheduled recordings not to start after a reboot if the database had got too large
  • Updated translations
  • Adds support for HVR-1955/HVR-1975

WinTV v7 beta test version

WinTV v3 Beta version 32191

WinTV v7 beta version 32191

File name: wintv7setup_32191.exe
File size: 149 Mb
Date: 7/16/2014

This version has support for new WinTV tuners including the WinTV-HVR-1955, WinTV-HVR-2975 and WinTV-HVR-2255

Installation notes:

A valid WinTV application CD-ROM will be needed to install this WinTV v7 version. Any WinTV v6 or WinTV 7 application CD can be used during the install. If you do not have your original WinTV CD-ROM but would like to update to WinTV v7, you can purchase a new CD on the Hauppauge webstore for $9.95

If you have a WinTV v7.2 CD-ROM with Extend, then the latest version of WinTV Extend will also be installed.

New Features:

  • Adds support for new TV tuners: WinTV-HVR-1955, .WinTV-HVR-1975, WinTV-HVR-2255, WinTV-HVR-955Q

WinTV Extend Quick Install Guide

Download WinTV Extend Quick Install Guide

WinTV Extend router setup instructions

Get information on configuring your router at home so that WinTV Extend can send live TV over the Internet.

End user license agreement (PDF)

enduserlicenseagreement.pdf

Utilites

Prodinfo: get information on your Hauppauge TV tuner

downloadDownload Prodinfo

Prodinfo.exe is a program you can run which will extract information about the WinTV product you have installed such as model and serial number, MAC address, revision, and features which can be used to identify the exact model of your product. The driver for the device must be installed in order to run Prodinfo.exe


HCWClear: remove the Hauppauge driver and applications from your PC

downloadDownload HCW Clear

HCWCLEAR.exe is a program you run to remove all driver and files that were installed with the installation of the Wintv program.