Welcome to the home of the TVCatchup plugin for Microsoft Media Center.

This plugin allows you to use Microsoft Media Center (2005 / Vista / Windows 7) to watch Live UK TV channels. For a full list please vist the TVC Channels Page. This plugin will only work for UK based broadband connections. The plugin is in continuous development and new features are being added all the time, these will automatically be applied so no need to download all the time to stay updated! This page will always have the latest download links and information. If you have an installation of XBMC or no anyone that does then why not recommend the XBMC Plugin for TVCatchup.

Instructions.

Download either the 32 bit or 64 bit version of the plugin from below depending on the Operating System you are currently using, then reboot your machine. Open up Media Center and you will find the shortcut under the Extra's section. If you would like to move the shortcut to a more accessable place you can install Media Center Studio. Once you have opened the plugin inside Media Center you will be prompted for your TVCatchup Username and Password, this will save so no need to enter again. If your credentials are correct then you will be forwarded to the live TV section this will stream the last watched channel and then you can use the following keyboard/remote control keys:

Keyboard Shortcuts:
  • Logon Screen:
  • General Keys = Type Username / Password.
  • Arrow Up / Down = Cycle Through Input Fields.
  • Enter = Cycle Through Input Fields or Logon if Button Selected.
  • Live TV Screen:
  • Page Up = Change Channel Up.
  • Page Down = Change Channel Down.
  • Numbers 0-9 = Change Channel To Selected Number.
  • Arrow Up / Down = Cycle Through Whats On Now / Next.
  • Enter = Show TV Guide.
  • Now / Next Popup:
  • Page Up = Change Channel Up.
  • Page Down = Change Channel Down.
  • Numbers 0-9 = Change Channel To Selected Number.
  • Arrow Up / Down = Cycle Through Whats On Now / Next.
  • Enter = Change Channel To Selected Channel.
  • Esc = Hide Now / Next Popup.
  • TV Guide:
  • Arrow Up = Show Previous Channel.
  • Arrow Down = Show Next Channel.
  • Arrow Left = Guide Time Minus 30 Minutes.
  • Arrow Right = Guide Time Plus 30 Minutes.
  • Enter = Change Channel To Channel at Top Of Guide List.
  • Esc = Hide TV Guide.


MCE Remote Shortcuts:
  • Logon Screen:
  • General Keys = Type Username / Password.
  • Arrow Up / Down = Cycle Through Input Fields.
  • OK = Cycle Through Input Fields or Logon if Button Selected.
  • Live TV Screen:
  • Ch. Up = Change Channel Up.
  • Ch. Down = Change Channel Down.
  • Numbers 0-9 = Change Channel To Selected Number.
  • Arrow Up / Down = Cycle Through Whats On Now / Next.
  • OK = Show TV Guide.
  • Now / Next Popup:
  • Ch. Up = Change Channel Up.
  • Ch. Down = Change Channel Down.
  • Numbers 0-9 = Change Channel To Selected Number.
  • Arrow Up / Down = Cycle Through Whats On Now / Next.
  • OK = Change Channel To Selected Channel.
  • Clear = Hide Now / Next Popup.
  • TV Guide:
  • Arrow Up = Show Previous Channel.
  • Arrow Down = Show Next Channel.
  • Arrow Left = Guide Time Minus 30 Minutes.
  • Arrow Right = Guide Time Plus 30 Minutes.
  • OK = Change Channel To Channel at Top Of Guide List.
  • Clear = Hide TV Guide.


Road Map (not in any order).

  • Add TV Guide.
  • Add Search Guide.
  • Onscreen Keyboard for login.
  • Prevent Screen Saver.
  • Favorite Channels List
  • Hide Channels From List
  • Enable Backwards Navigation
  • Pause/Resume (this will depend on TVC).
  • Record (this will depend on TVC).
  • Any more suggestions please add to the MCE forum


Download Links.



Screen Shots.




Change Log.

2.1.2 - 01/08/2013
Channel logo's and guide data updated.
2.1.1 - 30/10/2011
Minor layout changes.
2.1.0 - 16/10/2011
Added Quality Settings.
2.0.1 - 18/09/2011
Minor bug fixes.
Added/Updated logos.
2.0.0 - 16/01/2011
A major re code.
A new guide layout
Hi Res icons
Settings page added to allow clearing of cache data.
1.1.3 - 01/06/2010
Fixed down arrow and channel down button.
1.1.2 - 31/05/2010
Changed screensaver blocker to use keypress other than {ALT+Z}.
1.1.1 - 24/03/2010
Forced 16:9 Video Ratio While I Look Into Auto Ratio Problem.
1.1.0 - 10/03/2010
Optimised Code.
TV Guide Added (1 Day Listing Only).
MCE Style Clock Added.
MCE Theme Added.
Now/Next Added.
Auto Video Ratio.
1.0.0 - 17/02/2010
Initial Release with new API.


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