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Mac Users: EyeConnect Works with the HR20

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by machavez00, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Jul 19, 2007 #1 of 655
    machavez00

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    Eye Connect 1.7 is out and is Intel ONLY http://dl.elgato.com/eyeconnect/support/downloads/eyeconnect_17_608.dmg

    This is the link for EyeConnect 1.6.7, the last universal version. http://dl.elgato.com/eyeconnect/support/downloads/eyeconnect_167_464.dmg
    (For the more ambitious Mac users, here is the link to the EyeConnect plug in SDK
    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/support/Update-Start/Plug-in-SDK-EyeConnect.en.html)

    Note: You must have sharing turned on in iPhoto and iTunes
    1) Install Eyeconnect, it will appear in the System
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    2)Fire wall settings
    Troubleshooting

    Due to Apple's restrictions, playing back music that has been purchased from the iTunes Music Store is not supported.

    Consult the owner’s guide of your digital media player for setup assistance.

    In general, all UPnP AV devices require that the Macintosh which runs EyeConnect and the player device both reside on the same local network and subnet. Generally, this means if you are setting up the player to use a wireless connection, and your Mac is connected to the network via Ethernet, you will need to ensure that your Airport or other Wi-Fi base station is set to bridge the wired and wireless networks.

    If you do not see any devices, try stopping and restarting EyeConnect. Check whether the Mac OS X Firewall is running. If it is, you need to create a new access rule that opens up port 2170.

    For Mac OS 10.4.x, open the Sharing System Preference pane and select the Firewall tab. Click New. In the next sheet, select Other from the Port Name dropdown menu, type 2170 in the Port Number field, and “EyeConnect” into the Description field. Click OK, then go to the EyeConnect preference pane and restart EyeConnect.

    For Mac OS 10.5.x, open the Security System Preference pane and select the Firewall tab. Add “Allow incoming connections” for the EyeConnect application located at /Library/Application Support/EyeConnect/EyeConnect.app.

    For Mac OS 10.6.x, open the Security System Preference pane and select the Firewall tab. Click the Advanced button, and add “Allow incoming connections” for the EyeConnect application located at /Library/Application Support/EyeConnect/EyeConnect.app, and disable “Stealth Mode”.

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    3) start the server and you should be good to go. (You should see the HR20 in the device widow )
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    Remember, Photo streaming (and video when enabled) is free for 30 days, after that it is music only unless you buy an activation key.
     

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  2. Jul 19, 2007 #2 of 655
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    WOOT!!! It works on mp4s and ACCs!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Jul 19, 2007 #3 of 655
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    Are they ripped mp4's or purchased? I have a few I bought off iTunes and they will not play. All my other music is mp3
     
  4. Jul 19, 2007 #4 of 655
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    Both. The purchased ones are the "Plus" ones, with the DRM removed. I have no mp3s. I will try the ones that are still DRM protected and see what happens. I'll report back in a few
     
  5. Jul 19, 2007 #5 of 655
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    I just ripped "Abraxas" in AAC and it plays. No DRM music.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2007 #6 of 655
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    Well to heck with TwonkyVision then. :)

    Way to go Elgato!!!
     
  7. Jul 19, 2007 #7 of 655
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    In any case, thanks for all your hard work to get Twonky to work. The pictures are still squeezed with T, not so with EyeConnect.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2007 #8 of 655
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    'twas nothing, really. No big deal. I like the EyeConnect solution a LOT better.

    Having said that ... I just gave it a try - my AAC files work fine, but Protected AAC don't.

    I found one or two that do, but I have no idea what the story is with that. Most of them say "Can't load media file" which is what I expected ...

    Awesome job getting in touch with the folks at Elgato - thanks for staying on top of it and getting us a kick-ass solution! Those Windows folks can only DREAM of having such an elegant way to do this ......
     
  9. Jul 19, 2007 #9 of 655
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    No go on the DRM ones; glad that the Plus ones work though! Unfortunately of the 106 "Protected AAC" files, iTunes Plus only offers to convert 2 of 'em.

    D'oh!
     
  10. Jul 19, 2007 #10 of 655
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    Anyway to stop the music other than shutting off EyeConnect then restarting it?
     
  11. Jul 19, 2007 #11 of 655
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    Only 2?? Ouch!! I wish all record companies went DRM free though would make things ALOT easier. And I second what has been said, thank you for the Twonky solution!!
     
  12. Jul 19, 2007 #12 of 655
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    Dumb question, other than pressing the stop or exit button?
     
  13. Jul 19, 2007 #13 of 655
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    Does pressing the 'stop' button on the remote stop it?
     
  14. Jul 20, 2007 #14 of 655
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    That worked!! Though I have to tell you....Metallica never sounded so good as it does coming thru my TV while watching a ballgame. :D
     
  15. Jul 20, 2007 #15 of 655
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    Well, as a Yankee fan, I get to hear Metallica in the 9th whenever Mo comes in to shut it down.

    And yes, it never sounded so good as a rockin' Yankee Stadium with 58,000 fans going crazy!
     
  16. Jul 20, 2007 #16 of 655
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    Actually the more I tinker with it, pressing the stop, exit OR pressing the yellow button. Neither of them work.
     
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    Audio Podcasts will also play
     
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    Works on my Harmony 670, are the batteries low?
     
  19. Jul 20, 2007 #19 of 655
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    I may have to program a button or two as I have tried the exit and yellow buttons. Pressing the yellow shows the other program indicating that SHOULD be the audio coming through but its not. Hitting exit same. Possible I have to tinker with my Xbox model Harmony a bit.
     
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    My card expired and I'm waiting for new card to show up so I can activate the picture/video functions
     

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