InterVideo WinDVR was a commercial digital video recorder (DVR) software package for Windows operating systems. It allowed PCs to work as a TV set and a DVR at the same time, using a hardware based TV turner card. It had an integrated electronic program guide (EPG) that was updated via the Internet. Its direct competition came from CyberLink PowerVCR.
In 2003 InterVideo post a replacement product named WinDVD Recorder 4.5, offering discounts to the users by upgrading from WinDVR 3 or WinDVD Player 4. However, WinDVD Recorder is not compatible with Windows 98SE/ME (Only 2000/XP is supported), this is the reason why WinDVR continued being sold, although without any further updates.
In 2006, InterVideo, the creator of WinDVD Recorder, was acquired by Corel Corporation. WinDVD Recorder has been discontinued, and no direct replacement has been announced. The last WinDVD Recorder version was 5.2.
The EPG worked with Decisionmark's TitanTV in the United States, Fast TV in Europe, and Sony IEPG in Japan.
The program displayed video thumbnails of 16 channels at once so you can scan what's on at a glance.
The software incorporated Teletext, a television information service in Europe.
WinDVD Recorder also included the same functions of the product WinDVD Player on who it is based: Battery Life Extender, Hyper-Threading Technology, Movie Enciclopedia, Aspect Ratio Correction, Time Stretching, DivX Support, PlayList Creation, Preset Display Settings, and PAL TruSpeed.
- Microsoft Windows
- Windows Media Center
- Personal video recorder
- Direct to Disk Recording
- Comparison of PVR software packages
- DVD recorder
- Hard disk recorder
- Media PC
- TV tuner card
- CyberLink PowerVCR
- PC Video Recording Article by Douglas Dixon (2001)
- Discounts by upgrading from WinDVR
- Corel Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire InterVideo
- Corel page regarding WinDVD Recorder
- WinDVD Recorder Old webpage backup in The WayBack Machine