Hauppauge SoftPVR™ is the name for software components which add support to NextPVR for analog devices.

Option 1

Download and install the latest version of WinTV7 or WinTV8 from the Hauppauge support website. Note that the installer requires that you have an earlier WinTV CD available and a supported Hauppauge device installed in your PC.

Option 2

For those that don't want to install the full Hauppauge WinTV suite or have lost their original CD, NextPVR users have reported that it is possible to download and install only the required files using the commands below.

  1. Download the latest version of WinTV7 or WinTV8 from the Hauppauge support website and save it in a directory. Do not run the installer.
  2. Download and unzip the bat file from the link below into the same directory. Run the bat file. NOTE: if you are using Windows 7 the bat file will need to be run with elevated privileges (right-click it and select 'Run as Admin').
  3. Once the SoftPVR components have been installed, and you can see the Analogue tuner listed in NextPVR Settings-Devices, the WinTVx installer and batch file can be safely deleted.

Please note: The following version works on either 32 or 64 bit windows, from XP through Win10.
The filename may change, but it must start with "wintv".
The batch file should be run with admin privileges, but it may be placed anywhere as long as the wintv* download is in the same directory.
The batch file will read npvr dir from registry, detect 32/64bit and admin rights, and only run newest file in same dir matching filespec [wintv*.exe].

[EDIT: repaired for 64 bit changes in reg.exe]

Download:SoftPVR.zip (8896 downloads) (updated version for use with WinTV8 or WinTV7) (unzip, then right-click on batch file and select "Run as Admin")

Download:softPVR_beta.zip (3424 downloads)' (version for WinTV7 3.2 (& later versions))


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