DVBViewer Alternatives for Linux

    DVBViewer is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to DVBViewer and eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to DVBViewer are Emby (Freemium), Tvheadend (Free, Open Source), MythTV (Free, Open Source) and Oblecto (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 5, 2020

    1. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS.
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      Most users think Kodi is a great alternative to DVBViewer.
      Kodi can not access DVB devices on its own, it needs a plugin which interfaces it to DVBViewer or similar other apps.
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      Kodi does not work. DVBViewer works.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Emby, formerly Media Browser, is a media aggregator plugin for Media Center that takes your recorded, digital, or ripped media and presents it in a simple, easy to use interface. Emby prides itself on delivering a fast, intuitive, media rich experience for the whole family.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Tvheadend is a TV streaming server for Linux supporting DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC, IPTV, and Analog video (V4L) as input sources.
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      MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
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    2. Oblecto is a media server, similar to Plex, Emby, Netflix and others. It runs in the background on a home server to index your media such as movies and TV shows to make them searchable and streamable through a REST based interface.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user interface and GeeXboX libraries as for multimedia playback and information retrieval.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.4.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. DVBStreamer is an console based application to stream DVB/ATSC service(s) over UDP or to a file. It is more that just an app to stream AV though and feature a simple plugin architecture to allow more features to be added.
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    4. OpenSource Web Media Server to browse and stream any video file format supported by ffmpeg with easy web interface for play on any platform with html5 browser, dnla or kodi plugin.
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