I have not had chance to try this yet but it looks another interesting solution for IPTV on Media Center. DVBSBridge is a IPTV solution for Media Center that seems to fool Media Center in to thinking they are native tv channels.

It utilizes virtual tuner technique to integrate IPTV source into Windows MediaCenter, enabling all TV features like timeshifting, instant and timer recordings, EPG etc. There is a 30 day trial version available and the full version costs £23.21


  • 32-bit and 64-bit Windows MCE XP 2005, Windows Vista MCE and Windows 7 support
  • Works with Windows MCE extenders
  • Support for UDP and RTP streaming
  • Guide a la Carte – for each channel choice of Native MCE Guide, transport stream or XMLTV!
  • MPEG-2 HD video support
  • MPEG-4 HD video support *
  • Multichannel audio support *
  • Multiple audio tracks support *
  • Teletext and subtitles *
  • UPNP Server
  • Up to 160 channels to be available in MCE
    *In combination with Vista TV Pack or Windows
  • If any of you give this a try please let me know how you get on, more details HERE

    16 thoughts on “DVBLogic launch DVBSBridge, IPTV solution for Windows Media Center”
    1. Anybody else having issues installing on Windows 7? I keep getting an error stating “There is a problem with the windows installer package, a program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected”.

    2. @jonathand – got round that issue by installing in vista compatibility mode but now can’t get it to recognise any channels in my playlist file

      The concept looks great. I wonder if it could be expanded further to include ip cameras for a real home channel.

    3. @arthursby you don’t get any channels by deafult you have to tell it what channles by providing an m3u playlist file. Which for the moment I haven’t managed to get working.

    4. Any idea what the 160 channels are? It doesn’t say (or at least I can’t see) on the DVBLogic site.

    5. The 160 channels are the maximum number of channels you can have with DVBSBridge. No channels are included.

    6. The installer error comes from the fact that UAC was not turned off during the installation.
      160 channels number comes from the way how dvbsbridge works internally. We are currently working on removing this and several other limitations in a new version of virtual driver due end of March (including multiple devices support).
      We have not included any m3u files in the installation yet as we are still collecting them. We will be happy to hear from you which one you are using for which provider.
      When configuring the software please pay special attention to firewall configuration. It is crucial to get the system working.
      And last but not least we will be happy to answer any question of your either here or at our forum at dvblogic.com

    7. Just stopped in to see if anyone else was having problems with install on Windows 7 and I see the solution here. However, now I’m wondering why the installer should expect UAC to be turned off and if this is something that would be fixed in the future?

    8. I think that there is no more controversial feature of Vista and Windows 7 than UAC 😉
      DVBSBridge installation script starts a separate program for a driver installation. That’s the reason why we need UAC to be turned off for this time. However you may re-enable UAC again once the installation completes.
      There is nothing wrong with our drivers – they are signed and working properly.
      We will be looking at removing this restriction for the next version of the drivers installation, but this is not a top priority item at the moment.

    9. This looks interesting. What sort of channels can you get to work with this? I am a UK user, any other Ukers tried it?

    10. It works with multicast channels – those which are using UDP and RTP streaming protocols. MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video is supported as well as multichannel audio, teletext, subtitles etc.

      –> Garry:
      I wonder if it could be expanded further to include ip cameras for a real home channel. <-- Yes it can be expanded to support all kind of streaming devices. We already have DVBSBridge products for IPTV, dreambox, DVBViewer, HDPVR etc. They all use the same DVBSBridge engine. The only requirement for the incoming stream is that it should be close enough to either program or transport stream.

    11. Oh, one more thing as addition to my previous post, we provide for companies and skilled individuals DVBSBridge SDK. It can be used to create custom stream sources by 3rd parties.

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