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Elgato Releases EyeTV 2.5

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:09 pm    Post subject: Elgato Releases EyeTV 2.5 Reply with quote

Elgato Releases EyeTV 2.5
Monday, September 24, 2007
Posted by: Glenn

Elgato has released EyeTV 2.5, a free update to its EyeTV 2 television software, which includes many new features for viewing on the Mac, the iPhone, and iPod touch. With Wi-Fi Access, recorded television shows can be accessed for playback from an iPhone and iPod touch in a local WiFi network.

Other new features include:

- Record from Live Buffer: The timeshift buffer contains the portion of a television show that lies in the past and has already been watched "live." EyeTV 2.5 can record this portion and store it as a complete recording.

- Float-on-top: EyeTV 2.5 features the option to have the playback window float in front of all other windows, always remaining the frontmost window, even in front of other applications. This applies to live television windows as well as recordings. The floating window can be moved and continuously resized, and even supports picture-in-picture functionality.

- IPTV Support for Freebox: EyeTV 2.5 adds support for watching live television streamed over the local network from the Freebox, an IPTV set-top box available in France.

- Improved H.264 Playback: EyeTV 2.5 improves H.264 HDTV playback performance. H.264 HDTV playback remains quite CPU intensive and requires at least an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

- Timeshifting For Devices Without Hardware Compression: EyeTV 2.5 now supports timeshifting functionality for analog TV tuners without built-in hardware compression such as EyeTV Hybrid.

The EyeTV 2.5 update requires a Macintosh computer with PowerPC G4 (500MHz or faster), PowerPC G5 or Intel Core processor, and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool update! I can't wait to try it out with an iPhone or a touch.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Elgato Releases EyeTV 2.5 Reply with quote

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Float-on-top


That floats my boat. Very Happy

scooper wrote:
Cool update!


Agreed. This sounds like a nice update. I can't wait to install it later tonight. I just wish that I could test some of the new iPhone and iPod touch stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The iPhone over WLAN works great! Really well implemented.

Do have question about whether app has to convert every video twice to (1) prep for wireless sharing and (2) convert for iTunes/iPhone/iPod syncing. Will it take twice the time and twice the disk space? I guess I'll know in a little while. Lastly, I now want the El Gato USB accelerator. I guess that's the point, huh? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to update to this in a moment, but does anyone know already if it solves the problem of EyeTV locking the channel when a scheduled recording starts using a dual-tuner configuration (e.g. HDHomeRun)? This can be rather frustrating when relying on Remote Buddy as the primary input device. (EyeTV is supposed to be smart enough to look for available tuners when recording, as the display tuner is already in use.)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Elgato Releases EyeTV 2.5 Reply with quote

EyeTV 2.5 update - Wow what a great one! The best bit and so far sorely missed is the retrospect recording feature. ANd another: I happened to plug in another USB receiver into my G5 and voila - EyeTV popped up another window - now I have dual watching/recording. I can even use the remote to drive the second (non-remote) unit. I'm absolutely amazed by this software. I haven't seen any other TV software (Mac & Wndows) that comes near EyeTV. Worth buying a Mac (mini) just for watching TV - beats ANY other dedicate settop box.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:31 pm    Post subject: Minimum requirements are correct Reply with quote

Just FYI, the minimum system requirements for PPC are correct (not a concern for Mini owners though). I have a near-stock Cube acting as a media machine in my living room, with an EyeTV 200 (Firewire) attached. With the stock processor (G4 at 450Mhz) EyeTV was a bit too choppy. I got a 533Mhz G4 module from a Digital Audio via eBay and modified it to run at 550Mhz on the Cube's 100Mhz bus, and EyeTV runs great!

Really nice software to still be so useful on hardware so old!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many tuners can EyeTV handle?

I´m thinking of using Elgato EyeTV Diversity and EyeTV 410 together. Is this possible?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kribban wrote:
How many tuners can EyeTV handle?

I´m thinking of using Elgato EyeTV Diversity and EyeTV 410 together. Is this possible?[/url]


the bottleneck will likely be the bandwidth of your hard drive bus. I've seen EyeTV support 3 tuners simultaneously just fine.
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