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  1. Assuming this beta version lets you use .xmltv format EPG files (built into all versions of EyeTV through 7524, which was the last release version), you could simply subscribe to either of the commercially available services -XMLTVListings.com or SchedulesDirect.com($20/yr and $25/yr respectively). Both work perfectly with EyeTV, and are being used successfully by many contributors to this forum (including me). Instructions on how to install are posted elsewhere on this forum. SchedulesDirect is a bit trickier than XMLTVListings, but once set up and running, you never have to think about either EPG again. Both generate current 14-day schedules, update automatically daily, and look just like the old TV Guide EPG graphically. And have automatic annual renewals, which TV Guide lacked. SchedulesDirect seems to have a little more information according to what's been reported here.
  2. I believe EyeTV Plus is their German EPG - it has been in the software for several years now. It used to be that when you clicked on it, you got a program listing of programs in Germany (in German of course), and there was also a "select your country" menu. But they apparently realized that bug and now you just get the access not allowed message that you got. However, if you look carefully you will see the number of programs shown in the little button still changes daily, usually in the 50-60,000 range, so it is still live and updated. I suspect this option is part of their grand scheme to have a proprietary EPG in each country where EyeTV is sold. Good luck. [I am using the last full release (non-beta) version on a Mac, 3.6.9 (7524)] PS Any indication of what the source of the EPG is for the beta version you are using? (7527) In North America, I know of only 3 sources . . . XMLTVListings (which is out of Ottawa but covers US too), Schedules Direct, and the now defunct TV Guide service. The first two can be configured to work seamlessly with EyeTV. Does anyone here use any other EPG source with EyeTV?
  3. Good questions all. Based on what I think the likely answer is, I plan to replace my 2010 Mac Mini running as a media center with a new one just before OS 10.15 (which won't run EyeTV) is released. That will give me several years to find an alternative, or maybe just make it a permanent installation never to be updated. After all, EyeTV works perfectly with the XMLTVListings EPG and presumably will continue to do so indefinitely. If you want to have your EyeTV recordings in a non-proprietary format, I've found that EyeTV's export to mp4 option produces recordings indistinguishable (to me) from the original. In other words, my expectations for the future of EyeTV as a product are low, very low.
  4. ^ No, the current version of EyeTV (build 7524) is 32-bit. So is the beta of the new build being done to bring their proprietary EPG on line (EyeTV Plus). That is build 7527, which can be downloaded (I checked, it is also 32-bit). The announcement just above your post is from last September, and to my knowledge there have been no meaningful developments on the 64-bit front since. Thus as far as anyone seems to know current versions of EyeTV will not run on Mac OS 10.15 (whatever follows Mojave). To see which applications are 32 vs. 64 bit, click on the Apple Menu and select the first item, "About This Mac." Then select "System Report." From the menu items on the left, under "Software" select "Applications." The far right column will tell you whether an application is 64-bit or not. Click on it to sort and you'll have an alphabetical list of all 32-bit applications.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. ^ @Holden: So you've tried build #7527 then? Care to report more on your experience?
  9. ^ Sorry, build #s7524 and 7527, my fault for typing but not proof-reading.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. ^ 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/
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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