Date: Friday, June 26th, 2009, 04:01
Category: Mac, Software
Late Thursday, Elgato Systems released version 3.1.2 of its EyeTV software application, which finds and tracks all television programming you want to see and allows users to pause live television and save content to file.
The new version, which can be found here (and can also be found through EyeTV 3.0’s update feature), adds the following fixes and features:
- For EyeTV Hybrid (US 2009 and EU 2008 models), as well as some older devices, when capturing analog video, the timeshift setting in Preferences > Devices is now applied while recording. When timeshifting is off, recordings will use less CPU, and will display with a lower latency.
- Quit and Sleep commands were added to EyeTV’s overlay menu.
- Pressing the “Stop” button on the infrared remote control while playing back a recording in the EyeTV overlay menu now features an option to delete the recording.
- Added support for widescreen (16:9) analog capture for all recent Elgato branded hardware. To enable widescreen capture, select “Stretch” from the View > Aspect Ratio menu. This feature is for capture of sources set to output 16:9 pictures squeezed into a standard definition output, usually set top boxes and DVD players. The output device should be set to 16:9 or “wide” output (as if it were feeding a widescreen TV).
- To cycle through EyeTV’s different aspect ratio options, select View > Aspect Ratio > Rotate or press Command-Option-5.
For NTSC set top boxes connected via RF modulation, EyeTV now supports channels 2 through 69 instead of 3 and 4.
- To aid in solving problems downloading TV Guide data, EyeTV now features a Gemstar Program Guide Diagnostics window, accessible from the Help menu. In order to obtain the most current TV Guide data, EyeTV now additionally downloads data for the second and seventh day out.
- Support was added for the Devolo dLAN TV Sat, a DVB-S2 network tuner.
- A problem where EyeTV for DTT was not recognized by the EyeTV Setup Assistant has been resolved.
- Problems detecting channels on DVB-S and DVB-S2 transponders with very high data rates have been resolved.
- Teletext highlighting now work when viewing in transparent mode.
- A crash at launch with corrupt preferences has been fixed.
- Crashes while using the auto-update feature have been eliminated.
- Invalid TitanTV Remote Scheduling account settings were not being reported correctly.
- For improved compatibility with Remote Buddy, direct AppleScript access to some overlay menus was added.
- The Apple Remote can no longer put the Mac to sleep while EyeTV is recording.
- A problem where EyeTV would not wake up for recordings if the Energy Saver System Preference contained scheduled sleep/shutdown times has been fixed.
- Problems exporting recordings with multiple Dolby Digital audio tracks have been resolved.
- Several crashes while exporting have been fixed.
- Added support for Eastern European ISO-8859-2 and ISO-8859-5 encodings for channel names and programming guide data.
- EyeTV no longer cancels downloading the programming guide when encountering minor errors.
- EyeTV now displays the file size number formatting in the international display format selected by the user.
- Teletext in subtitle (“transparent”) mode no longer inhibits the timeshift overlay.
- EyeTV now correctly sorts SmartGuide results by the “Where” column.
- France 2 HD and Arte HD are now automatically assigned to tvtv.
- A hang while quitting EyeTV in the middle of a program guide download has been eliminated.
- The EyeTV MPEG Support Component has been updated to fix an incompatibility with Perian and other MPEG-4 decoders that resulted in the first frame always being green.
- Exports to H.264 now include the QuickTime color info extension and the field info extension when the source is interlaced. This resolves dark playback in QuickTime Player.
- EyeTV now supports DivX 7.
- EyeTV is now compatible with the latest release of Flip4Mac Windows Media QuickTime components.
- The overlay menu now responds to infrared commands after changing inputs.
- A problem with white stripes at the edges of Apple TV exports with close captioning has been resolved.
- EyeTV no longer crashes at launch when there is a corrupted text-to-speed voice installed.
- After automatically updating to the latest version, the old version of EyeTV is always moved to the Trash.
EyeTV 3.1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later to install and run. The program retails for US$79.95.