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Mac Users: EyeConnect Works with the HR20


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#641 OFFLINE   tider

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:59 AM

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?

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#642 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:23 AM

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


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.

Edited by bobnielsen, 31 December 2009 - 04:12 AM.


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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:32 AM

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:05 PM

1.6.5 is out.
http://dl.elgato.com...ect_165_376.dmg

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 10:56 PM

1.6.6 has been released
http://dl.elgato.com...ect_166_414.dmg

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:31 PM

1.6.7 has been released
http://dl.elgato.com...ect_167_464.dmg

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:33 PM

Elgato has released the first Intel only version.
http://dl.elgato.com...ct_1610_561.dmg

Welcome to EyeConnect 1.6.10!



What's new in EyeConnect 1.6.10?


First Intel-Only Version of EyeConnect

EyeConnect 1.6.10 and all future EyeConnect updates are only available for Mac computers with an Intel processor. Power PC processors are no longer supported. EyeConnect 1.6.10 will work on an Intel Mac with OS 10.5.8 or better. However, we recommend Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later with all software and security updates installed.

Bug Fixes

Compatibility with EyeTV 3.5.1.
Fixes a problem with ALAC files and Naim UnitiQute.
Certain AIFF music files no longer playback silent.

System Requirements

EyeConnect requires an Intel Macintosh computer with built-in USB 2.0 ports, and Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later. We recommend Mac OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard with all software and security updates installed.



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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:53 AM

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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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:36 AM

Elgato has released the first Intel only version.
http://dl.elgato.com...ct_1610_561.dmg


Still no video transcoding :(

I'll stick with iSedora.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:21 AM

The website says iSedora is Snow Leopard 64 bit only?

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 — both 32 and 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit)



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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:31 AM

The website says iSedora is Snow Leopard 64 bit only?


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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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:53 AM

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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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:50 AM

1.6.11 released. Tested for Lion compatibility
http://edgedownloads..._1_6_11_568.dmg

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:24 AM

1.7 released. Tested for Mountain Lion compatibility

http://dl.elgato.com...nect_17_608.dmg

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:18 PM

EyeConnect has been discontinued.




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