Christv Major Release - Version 4.50

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Postby Chris » 04 May 2005, 08:45

Version 4.50 brings you many new features and improvements :
  • We are introducing a new major feature ChrisTV TimeShift.
    TimeShift lets you freeze the live TV stream, giving you a break while is still recording.
    By TimeShift recording you can fast-forward through commercials and even create your instant-replay on a live TV program.

  • There are 3 Timeshift Running Modes :
  • Using software DV Encoder ( with high CPU usage and large size for buffer file )
  • Using software MPEG Encoder ( only MPEG Intervideo Encoder 3 is supported for the moment )
  • Using hardware MPEG Encoder ( available only for TV Cards with MPEG Hardware Encoding Module )

    Note : ChrisTV TimeShift feature works only under Windows XP (MCE) with SP1 or higher.
  • For software encoding TV Cards there is the option to mute the Preview live Sound while in TimeShift Mode
    ( in Program Settings-]ChrisTV Settings-]Mute Preview Sound while using TimeShift )
  • You can customize the TimeShift Buffering Time duration between 1 and 300 minutes ( while in trial mode the maximum duration is fixed to 35 minutes ).
  • For a better usage and easy control of ChrisTV TimeShift, you can use the following [a href=features.html#timeshift target=_blank]Keyboard Keys[/a] (Winamp like).
  • New Features and improved support for Hauppauge PVR series :
  • You are able to change any setting of the MPEG Hardware Encoder like : Stream type, Video Bitrate, Audio Bitrate, Video Frame Size etc.
  • MPEG Recording Presets have been added to help you choose faster the best MPEG recording settings.
  • You can customize the Hauppauge Prefilter Settings for PVR 250/350 TV Cards models, so you'll get the best image quality.
  • Live Preview has been optimized to work with all PVR series TV Cards.

  • ChrisTV Scheduler has been improved, you have now the option to choose what ChrisTV should do after a recording task ends :
  • Close ChrisTV,
  • Close PC,
  • Go in Standby Mode,
  • Go in Hibernate Mode.
  • Recording Profiles for MPEG Hardware Encoding Module have been added to ChrisTV Professional version only, where you can create, load, save and delete your custom profile settings.
  • Teletext in new window (not overlayed) has been redesigned for a better usage.
  • Detection of the MPEG Hardware Encoding module has been improved and optimized for Leadtek PVR 2000, Hauppauge PVR 150/150 MCE and other Blackbird models.
  • TVgenial support has been optimized, also the scheduled task duration bug has been fixed, for tasks that end in the next day.
  • ChrisTV Control Panel can be made visible while TV is in Fullscreen Mode, by moving the mouse in the lower area of the TV Window (Windows Taskbar area).
  • ChrisTV Shareware versions have now a FREE Trial Period of 21 days.
  • Some language files have been updated.
  • Other small fixes and improvements.
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