EyeTV 3.3 released


Elgato has released version 3.3 of EyeTV 3, the de facto software for recording TV shows on Mac.

EyeTV 3.3 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It added the support for With Elgato’s new EyeTV Live3G web app which allows watch live TV and EyeTV recordings anywhere including using 3G connection. Live3G web app is free and available at https://live3g.eyetv.com/ . Another major new feature in EyeTV 3.3 is the support of 64-bit H.264 video decoder improving playback performance on Intel Macs with 64-bit processors by 10-20%.

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EyeTV 3.3 now runs the H.264 video decoder as a 64-bit process. The H.264 video decoder is by far the most CPU-intensive part of EyeTV, and moving it to 64-bit has improved playback performance on Intel Macs with 64-bit processors by 10-20%.

    Bug Fixes:
  • Improved scrolling in the Overlay menus.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple tuners could not be accessed in the Overlay menu.
  • Improved channel name detection and EPG for some Clear QAM cable systems. NOTE: To take advantage of this feature, EyeTV needs to do another Auto-Tune.
  • Improved Digital Audio sound output for better compatibility with certain brands of home theater receivers.
  • Improved support for EyeTV when running under Standard Accounts.
  • Improved EyeTV’s automatic update process.
  • Resolved issues with H.264 broadcasts in Denmark.
  • Fixed issues with the new Silver Apple Remote under Mac OS 10.6.2.
  • Improved Support for Rogue Amoeba Airfoil and Apple Airport Express: EyeTV and Airfoil now work together to keep the video picture in sync with the sound at all times. Find out more about Airfoil here: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/
  • Editing recordings now works when archive is on volume with FAT 32 file system.
  • Improved user interface for CAM modules.
  • Resolved issues reindexing recordings.
  • Improved support for case sensitive file systems.
  • Miscellaneous Improvements to XMLTV.
  • EPG updates when Parental Controls enabled now fail with an explanation in the guide preferences.
  • Resolved a hang on single processor Macs when doing a digital auto-tune with certain hardware.
  • Improved CAM support for EyeTV Sat.
  • Fixed support for newer Cinergy T XXS hardware revisions.
  • Updated firmware for DTT Deluxe 2009 to improve reliability.
  • Added PAL 60 Hz support for the 2008 EyeTV DVB-T/C Hybrid.
  • Fixed support for SECAM D/K in Russia for the 2008 EyeTV DVB-T/C Hybrid.

EyeTV is an Universal Binary, and it requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later and a Macintosh computer with built-in USB 2.0 ports. EyeTV App requires iPhone or iPod touch with Software OS 3.0 or later, and a Mac running EyeTV 3.3 or later and a compatible TV turner connected. To stream live TV requires an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better.

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Posted by Antony at December 18, 2009 4:48 AM

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