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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. Nov 6, 2007 #301 of 655
    machavez00

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    Phoenix,...
    read your post:http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1268342&postcount=47
    I know I may have asked this before, what are your energy saver settings? I get that message because is set to put the computer to sleep after 1 hour. Music and photos drops from the menu. When I wake my iMac up, it appears in the menu again.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2007 #302 of 655
    blondago

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    all energy saver preferences are disabled, including display sleep, just to be on the safe side....lmao. It will just stop playing music or photo's right in the middle of a song or slideshow after 33 mins exactly. One time, it said mac server is logged off, shut down the photo slideshow and the music paused until i hit ok. It went back to TV picture, but it played another full song, but i had no control over it until the song ended, then everything went back to normal. I think it's deff. in the hr20, i've been chasing this for weeks now and have eliminated almost everything else. just gotta be patient and wait for D* to fix it.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2007 #303 of 655
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    blondago don't hold your breath. I think this was addressed along time ago and it's very interesting to notice Earl's answer to some of these questions. I think Elgato is the only one who is being proactive.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=782597#post782597
     
  4. Nov 7, 2007 #304 of 655
    machavez00

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    Now that I reread blandago's post I realize it is about the same issue all platforms(Mac, XP/Vista and linux) have been having. The music /photos stop after about thirty minutes. This has been an issue since day one. As far as Earls post, it was in response as to why a UPnP certified server client did not work with HR20 at that time.(01/07) Since the Beta and 1.5 that is a non issue. In fact, EyeConnect is the only server that streams mp4/AAC non DRM(i.e. iTunes+) files
     
  5. Nov 7, 2007 #305 of 655
    slaz55

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    machavez, I was addressing the fact that D* even back then knew there were issues and Earl did say they were working on it.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2007 #306 of 655
    blondago

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    i know it's been a while slaz, we just have to be patient. I read the post via the link you posted, i understand that was back in 2005, which kinda surprised me too. Didn't know it's been an issue since then, but anyway, we are lucky with all that they are doing for us. They don't have to release these ce's ya know. I does benefit them and us doing it this way, but we just have to wait till they get all the kinks out. I think DOD is going to be going national soon, and once that does, i can almost guarantee that they will work on the media share. For right now, not many pple besides those involved with the ce program even know about the ethernet port in the back. Once it goes national i guarantee they will get the media share worked out. I'm pretty damn frustrated about it too, but we should really be thanking them for working as hard as they are to release a product and software that is going to be capable of such awsome things. And we should DEFINITELY thank Earl for making all this possible. He must deal with so much SH%& through this forum. As for eyeconnect, it works flawlessly with all other upnp devices, so their hands are tied really. It has to be a problem with the hr20. They actually got back to me yesterday, and pretty much told me there isn't anything else they could do for me. They asked me to change some preferences, but nothing helped the situation. It should be coming soon. At any rate, it sounds like us mac users are having less problems with it than the pc people. I've read hundreds of posts, even VIIV users can't get it working, and that's what it was suppost to be made for...and you think we are frustrated? lol.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2007 #307 of 655
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    blondago, Actually I think it was in January 07 but it was a long time ago. I'm not frustrated it's been this way for so long we just have to except what we have and hang in there until the HR20 comes around.
    I really don't think they are spending much time troubleshooting the Media Share issues on the HR20 and it will probably will not happen on this model. I know machavez00 has been at the forefront of this problem, he's tried everything. As far as Earl goes he's pulled in so many direction it's not funny, he a blessing to this forum (I just like to stir the pot ;))
    It would be nice to know though if D* is really serious about this problem, I know they say they are, but it seems there are enough upnp products out there that work it shouldn't be that difficult.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2007 #308 of 655
    blondago

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    you are probably right. probably isn't that difficult, but their main focus is on DOD right now. can't blame them....gonna make em more money. i think it will be fixed soon....i hope at least.
     
  9. rkaufmann87

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    Hi,

    First time poster on this thread. I'm using Leopard and just downloaded EyeConnect 1.5, the installation went fine. I get the above message (There are no files in this folder) when I try to access Itunes on my HR20-700. Anyone have any idea what I need to do to get it to see my files on my Imac? BTW, i using a Imac 24 (the new aluminum one) with 2.8 Ghz CPu and 3 gig of ram.

    Thanks,
    Roger K.
     
  10. machavez00

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    Are your iTunes from the store or ripped? Regular iTunes files won't play, iTunes+(no DRM) will play.
     
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    Ever since my DVR upgraded to include On Demand, my Music & Photos menu does not come up.
     
  12. rkaufmann87

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    All the music was bought on CDs and ripped.
     
  13. machavez00

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    Leopard is indeed a different cat. I have not had any issues so far with 1.5.1/10.5 Can you view photos?
     
  14. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    You might try going into System Preferences on your Mac and making sure the content tab shows areas which actually contain what you want to see. I don't think I had any problems with iTunes, but recall that Pictures pointed to iPhoto and I don't use that so I had to create a new entry.

    I thought Twonky's web interface was easier to deal with. I had some problems initially with Twonky loosing its configuration information but it has been solid for the past few months.
     
  15. rkaufmann87

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    I can't see photos or see the music. The message I get is, "There are no files in this folder."
     
  16. rkaufmann87

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    Sorry to sound like a dummy but where in the System Preferences should I look for the info you described above?
     
  17. blondago

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    open the eyeconnect preference pane in system preferences, and click on the content tab. it lists the folders accessible to eyeconnect.
     
  18. rkaufmann87

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    Thanks, I have Itunes and Iphoto in the "Content" section of EyeConnect. Still no joy though. Below is exactly what occurs when I access the EyeConnect on my HT.

    1. Click on menu of the HT and choose Music & Photos
    2. Click on My Computers and choose Macintosh
    3. HT hangs for about a minute the finally gives the error, "We're unable to access Macintosh check your network and try again."

    This is where I'm lost, I'm pretty certain there is a setting on my Imac I'm not choosing and I just don't know what it is.
     
  19. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    With the 0x1C3 CE tonight, I was able to watch a HD video I recorded with EyeTV on my Mac using EyeConnect! There didn't appear to be any loss of resolution. Another video would also play but was missing audio. The video support is a bit flaky but I expect it will be improved as Media Share is fine tuned. it's a great start, however.
     
  20. machavez00

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    I haven't been able to get any video to play yet. I'll check the codec thread and then convert some files
     

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