The DVD menu option allows you to play DVDs just like a standalone DVD player.


Moving the mouse or pressing Blue on the remote will cause the DVD OSD to be shown.


The codecs used to play DVDs are configured on the Decoders tab of the settings dialog.

Blu-ray Playback

NextPVR currently does not support native Blu-ray playback. A number of options have been discussed including using special codecs, 3rd party software or launching an external player like PowerDVD. For now it is recommended to Search or ask on the forums for the latest information.

Remote Control and Keyboard Shortcuts

DVD Menu

Action Keyboard Remote Control
Play (on most DVD's this will start the DVD playing on any menu) Ctrl-P PLAY button
Navigate the DVD menus ↑, ↓ ←, → Up, Down, Left, Right arrow

DVD Playback

Action Keyboard Remote Control
Jump to DVD Menu Home Info
Play (unpause) Ctrl-P PLAY button
Stop playback and return to DVD menu Ctrl-S STOP button
Pause recording Ctrl-Q PAUSE button
Fast-forward DVD Ctrl-F FF button (>>)
Rewind DVD Ctrl-R REWIND button (<<)
Skip forward (60 s by default)1 Ctrl-[Right Arrow] SKIP button (>|)
Skip back (30 s by default)2 Ctrl-[Left Arrow] REPLAY button (|<)
Skip forward xx minutes/seconds3 number of minutes/seconds + Ctrl-[Left Arrow] number of minutes/seconds + SKIP button
Show menu bar Ctrl-B Info button / Blue Button
Toggle aspect ratio4 F7
Change Subtitles stream Ctrl-Y Yellow
Change Audio stream Ctrl-G Green

1. Default forward skip size is defined in the "Playback" section of config.xml file.
2. Default back skip size is defined in the "Playback" section of config.xml file.
3. The units (minutes/seconds) which the video is skipped by is configured in the "Playback" section of config.xml file.
4. Auto, Fill, Remove LetterBox, PillarBox.

Additional Notes

In a HTPC environment you may want to disable autoplay for DVDs to avoid any popups when you insert a DVD. The steps for doing this differ depending on the version of Windows you are running. Here are instructions for Windows XP Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Page last modified on January 12, 2011, at 09:12 AM