How to Download and Install WinTV Software for Windows XP
If you have a Hauppauge TV tuner card and want to watch, record and stream live TV on your Windows XP PC, you need to download and install the WinTV software. WinTV is a freeware video player app that lets you control more than one WinTV device in your system, display subtitles from your digital TV program, enjoy Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, schedule your recordings, pause live TV and more. In this article, we will show you how to download and install WinTV software for Windows XP in a few easy steps.
Step 1: Check your WinTV model
Before you download the WinTV software, you need to check which WinTV model you have. There are different versions of WinTV software for different WinTV models, such as WinTV-PCI, WinTV-USB, WinTV-PVR, WinTV-D, WinTV-HD and more. You can find your WinTV model number on the product label or on the original packaging. You can also use the Hauppauge Device Identification tool[^1^] to identify your WinTV device.
Step 2: Download the WinTV software
Once you know your WinTV model, you can download the appropriate version of WinTV software from the Hauppauge website[^2^]. For example, if you have a WinTV-PCI board, you can download the WinTV Driver 3.11 and Application 3.31[^3^] from this page[^4^]. If you have a newer model of WinTV device, you can download the latest version of WinTV 8.5 from this page. Make sure you download the correct version of WinTV software for your Windows XP system (32-bit or 64-bit).
Step 3: Install the WinTV software
After you download the WinTV software, you need to install it on your Windows XP PC. Follow these steps to install the WinTV software:
Run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
If you are prompted to uninstall any previous version of WinTV software, choose \"Yes\" and restart your PC.
If you are asked to connect your WinTV device to your PC, do so and wait for Windows to detect it.
If you are asked to install any drivers or updates for your WinTV device, choose \"Yes\" and follow the instructions.
When the installation is complete, restart your PC.
Step 4: Enjoy watching TV on your Windows XP PC
Now that you have installed the WinTV software, you can launch it from the Start menu or from the desktop shortcut. You can use the remote control or the mouse to navigate through the WinTV interface. You can scan for digital TV channels, watch TV full screen or in a window, record TV shows, access the TV guide, adjust the audio and video settings and more. For more information on how to use the WinTV software, refer to the user manual or visit the Hauppauge support page.
Step 5: Learn some WinTV tips and tricks
Now that you have set up the WinTV software, you can enjoy watching TV on your Windows XP PC. But did you know that you can also do some cool things with WinTV Here are some tips and tricks to enhance your WinTV experience:
Use the WinTV Extend feature to stream live TV to your smartphone, tablet or another PC over the internet. You can also use the Hauppauge myTV app to watch and control your TV from your mobile device. To enable WinTV Extend, go to Settings > Devices > WinTV Extend and follow the instructions.
Use the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature to watch two channels at once. You can also use the Multi-channel Preview feature to see what's playing on multiple channels. To access these features, go to View > Picture-in-Picture or View > Multi-channel Preview.
Use the QuickScan feature to automatically scan for digital TV channels in a few seconds. You can also use the Signal Monitor feature to check the signal quality of each channel. To access these features, go to Settings > TV Signal > QuickScan or Settings > TV Signal > Signal Monitor.
Use the Closed Captioning feature to view closed captions on recorded and live shows. You can also use the Parental Control feature to set parental control ratings for each channel. To access these features, go to Settings > Closed Captioning or Settings > Parental Control.
Use the Radio Tuner feature to listen to the radio with a built-in FM tuner. You can also use the Radio Scheduler feature to schedule radio recordings. To access these features, go to View > Radio Tuner or View > Radio Scheduler.
WinTV is a powerful and versatile software that lets you watch, record and stream live TV on your Windows XP PC. With WinTV, you can enjoy free-to-air High Definition TV, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, an interactive TV guide, time-shifting and more. You can also use some of the tips and tricks we shared in this article to make your WinTV experience even better. If you have any questions or problems with WinTV, you can visit the Hauppauge support page or contact them via email or phone. aa16f39245