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  1. I am not sure why you think EyeTV has to be abandoned if it fails to deliver on EPG service in May. It works perfectly right now with EPG's from either of two North American sources: xmltvlistings.com (which I've been using since February with zero problems since I got it running) or schedulesdirect.org. Both look and behave just like TV Guide, and both offer annual subscriptions, a little less and a little more (respectively) than TV Guide. In fact even if EyeTV restores its EPG, I won't consider going back to subscribing to it until my XMLTVListings annual subscription ($19.95) runs out next Freburary. Instructions on how to set each service up on EyeTV were written up by members of this discussion forum and were posted in other discussion threads. The few comments I read on Plex as an alternative left me with the impression that EyeTV is vastly superior in what it does.
  2. I use an EyeTV Hybrid (working ever since 2009, knock on wood) and am totally unfamiliar with HD HomeRun, so I'm afraid I cannot help with this one. Sorry.
  3. Holden: I recognize your ingenuity, but that's harder than it has to be. With the external drives running, quit EyeTV, create an alias to the EyeTV Archive folder on that drive and drag it into the EyeTV Archive folder on your boot drive. Then restart EyeTV and all the programs on the external drive will be indexed along with everything on the boot drive in your list of EyeTV recordings, and you can find and play them at will. If you eject the external drive, EyeTV won't be able to find the programs of course, but it will find them the next time you connect the external drive. In theory you can do this for multiple external drives, though I never have, and I'm not sure if the folders on the external drive even have to be named EyeTV Archive (unlike the one on your boot drive, which does). A final note: there is no requirement that the EyeTV Archive folder has to be inside the Documents folder; it can be anywhere on your boot drive, you just specify the location during EyeTV setup. I find it convenient to have it on my Desktop.
  4. ^ @Holden: So you've tried build #7527 then? Care to report more on your experience?
  5. ^ Sorry, build #s7524 and 7527, my fault for typing but not proof-reading.
  6. The most recent EyeTV released build is #7424, which I have. They have made a few small improvements, mostly bug fixes, along the way. The new (forthcoming?) beta is build #7427; the link to try it out was posted on one of these forums recently.
  7. Same for me, I had made the user/Library folder visible so long ago I forgot about the default, which is not visible. And yes, it does persist through multiple OS upgrades.
  8. ^ This source explains how to do it; could Apple have made it any harder or less obvious? https://appletoolbox.com/2018/02/how-to-show-your-user-library-in-macos-high-sierra-and-sierra/
  9. Hmmm - you had me baffled until something jogged my memory: by default many moons ago Apple in its wisdom hid the Library folder(s). Google "show Library folder Mac Mojave" and you'll get several different methods to reveal it (using either View Options or a simple Terminal command). It should stay visible forever after once you do this. Each time I've updated my OS I've inherited this preference, so I had forgotten it is even there. And rest assured the folder IS there; the Mac can't operate without it.
  10. Report post Posted just now On 2/22/2019 at 4:15 PM, WisconsinEric said: XMLTVListings EPG with EyeTV-Guide.pdf 79.85 kB · 13 downloads Here is a corrected version of this guide I posted 2/22/19; the error being corrected is clearly marked. Unfortunately there is no way of deleting/editing the original post. Thanks to cpaulPHL for pointing out an omission of one line of code (typo). My sincere apologies to anyone who tore their hair out over this. XMLTVListings EPG with EyeTV-Guide.pdf
  11. Here is a corrected version of this guide I posted 2/22/19; the error being corrected is clearly marked. Unfortunately there is no way of deleting/editing the original post. Thanks to cpaulPHL for pointing out an omission of one line of code (typo). XMLTVListings EPG with EyeTV-Guide.pdf
  12. Thank you SO much for pointing this out. I just checked the file in question, and it is indeed a typo (I omitted the last line when copying and pasting) when I transcribed what I did into a Forum post. Problem: how to inform people who see the February 22nd post. I can find no way of editing or deleting previous posts on this Forum to correct this error. So this is the best I can do . . . TO EVERYONE USING XMLTVLISTINGS.COM As cpaulPHL said above, in the code that automates the daily download from xmltvlistings.com, there is a missing final line: after the second instance of </dict>, add the line </plist>. My apologies to the people whom this has affected.
  13. ^ I don't know how well known it is (it is not in official EyeTV documentation), but you CAN have multiple EyeTV archives. I have for many years after I tried some stuff which the tech people at Elgato liked, back in the day. I have a 2TB internal drive in my 2010 Mac Mini (to be replaced before the next OS, just in case Geniatech is tardy about a 64-bit version). Nowhere near enough for all the EyeTV HD recordings I have, so I have a 3TB external drive to hold the rest. EyeTV only allows one EyeTVArchive folder, BUT just put an alias to the EyeTVArchive folder on the external hard drive INSIDE the EyeTVArchive folder on your computer's internal hard drive and voila, you can record terrabytes more! The external folder is indexed and accessed by EyeTV just as if the recordings on it were in the main Archive folder that EyeTV looks for. [Notes You have to manually move EyeTV recording files to the external drive if you want to free up space on the internal one; EyeTV will still place new recordings only on your default internal drive. If you eject the external drive, quit and restart EyeTV so it doesn't get confused looking for files that aren't there; after you restart, it will show the missing files but in an abbreviated greyed out they-are-missing format. When you reconnect the external drive, EyeTV won't be able to find the files either; just quit and restart EyeTV after the external drive shows up on your desktop and the files on the external drive will be reindexed and displayed normally.] Just a tip for folks, this seemed like a good place to get it out there.
  14. It seems to me someone on one of the EyeTV Forums posted a message they'd received from Angela or someone else at Geniatech that specifically said they no longer support HDHomeRun. The post is within the last 2 months, definitely since the EPG problems started.
  15. ^ Well that sucks. I wonder if EyeTV somehow got corrupted. Sounds like trashing it (and associated pref files) is called for, then download a new copy and reinstall. I cannot imagine what scenario would have produced this result while automating it, sorry. You might want to instead get the one-click menu option installed first (Step 3 in the xmltvlistings EyeTV guide I posted a while back here), before trying automation again. On your other question, another person on this Forum did get a link for a new beta version of EyeTV from Angela. She did not request that it remain confidential, so he posted this link: https://mega.nz/#!yqYliazS!fSoLZGzaE3HZHdP9azpYauSQDV8vqU660zOkifDtDPw I did download it, but taking no chances I installed it on an isolated now unused Mac Mini that I replaced several months ago. It is Build 7427 (the current commercial release from about a year ago is 7424). It installed normally, and when opened looks like the real thing, but I didn't want to take the time to fully configure it for my TV channels. Hopefully xmltv is still an option for EPG source. The default EPG source is now EyeTV's own proprietary EPG (like they have had in service in Germany). I suspect that's where the software release holdup is, not in EyeTV itself. Anyway, if you try it, let us know what happens.