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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. tider

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    I am new to eyeconnect, I just downloaded it today. I had a couple of questions.

    Is mpeg 2 the only format that will play on the HR21 using eyeconect? I am unable to get any of the other formats to play. I read where someone was encoding to mpeg2, so I encoded a short home video to mpeg2 and it played on the receiver.


    I converted the video from .mov to mpeg2 using ffmpegx and I was able to get the video to play on my HR21, but it didn't have any audio. Do I have to convert all of my videos to mpeg2 to be able to play on the directv receiver?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. bobnielsen

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    Yes, MPEG2 is the only format which the DVR will play. Any other format must be either converted or transcoded (EyeConnect does not do video transcoding although it will transcode MP3 audio files to LPCM). If the audio of your video file is AC-3/DD5.1, the file must be in TS (transport stream) format to get sound. That can be done with ffmpegx by selecting MPEG-TS (I have also used MPEGStreamClip and Visual Hub to do the conversions and they can output transport stream).

    I understand that Vuze has some transcoding capabilities, but that is only supported in the Intel version, not PPC, so I haven't tried it on my Mac.
     
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    tider

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Elgato has released the first Intel only version.
    http://dl.elgato.com/eyeconnect/support/downloads/eyeconnect_1610_561.dmg
     
  6. LameLefty

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    I hope EyeConnect has finally figured out how to interact with the 10.5+ firewall. It's the only app I have that simply doesn't want to traverse the firewall correctly. I have and use Plex, AirVideo and a few other media servers, and EyeConnect is the only one that can't seem to get this right on my system. :nono:
     
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    The website says iSedora is Snow Leopard 64 bit only?
     
  9. bobnielsen

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    I knew it was Intel-only but wasn't aware of that. I didn't try it until I bought the latest model Mini, which came with 64 bit Snow Leopard.
     
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    I tired iSedora on my 2.4Ghz dual core iMac Running Snow Leopard. It runs and transcodes on the fly quite well. It has the opposite problem Eyeconnect with some of my podcasts. There is one podcast it was playing sped up. iSedora is playing another one slowed down. Other than that I my switch to iSedora because it eliminates the need to transcode video. The other difference is the way the two have media organized.
     
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    EyeConnect has been discontinued.
     

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