WisconsinEric

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  1. It is not necessary to use EyeTV's built in EPG. There are 2 alternative EPGs: xmltvlistings.com (which I use, see next paragraph) and schedulesdirect.org. Both are proven to work well with EyeTV, both produce 2-week listings for the channel lineup of your choice, and at a lower cost than EyeTVEPGPremium. On screen they look just like TV Guide. It is not necessary to upgrade to EyeTV's latest build (#7528) to use them, they work perfectly with earlier builds. There has been a lot of discussion about them on various parts of this forum since TV Guide disappeared from EyeTV in the US in February. About 6 months ago I worked out and posted a step-by-step guide to installing the EPG for xmltvlistings.com. There have been a few suggestions for improvement, especially in the past 2 weeks, so I've updated it and the revised Guide is posted here. Most of this is other people's work, which I simply collated and organized for convenience; be sure to see the Credits at the end of the Guide. Since various threads here have discussed EPGs, I'll post this in a couple of other relevant threads as well. XMLTVListings EPG with EyeTV-Guide.pdf
  2. It is not necessary to use EyeTV's built in EPG. There are 2 alternative EPGs: xmltvlistings.com (which I use, see next paragraph) and schedulesdirect.org. Both are proven to work well with EyeTV, both produce 2-week listings for the channel lineup of your choice, and at a lower cost than EyeTVEPGPremium. On screen they look just like TV Guide. It is not necessary to upgrade to EyeTV's latest build (#7528) to use them, they work perfectly with earlier builds. There has been a lot of discussion about them on various parts of this forum since TV Guide disappeared from EyeTV in the US in February. About 6 months ago I worked out and posted a step-by-step guide to installing the EPG for xmltvlistings.com. There have been a few suggestions for improvement, especially in the past 2 weeks, so I've updated it and the revised Guide is posted here. Most of this is other people's work, which I simply collated and organized for convenience; be sure to see the Credits at the end of the Guide. Since various threads here have discussed EPGs, I'll post this in a couple of other relevant threads as well. XMLTVListings EPG with EyeTV-Guide.pdf
  3. It is not necessary to use EyeTV's built in EPG. There are 2 alternative EPGs: xmltvlistings.com (which I use, see next paragraph) and schedulesdirect.org. Both are proven to work well with EyeTV, both produce 2-week listings for the channel lineup of your choice, and at a lower cost than EyeTVEPGPremium. On screen they look just like TV Guide. It is not necessary to upgrade to EyeTV's latest build (#7528) to use them, they work perfectly with earlier builds. There has been a lot of discussion about them on various parts of this forum since TV Guide disappeared from EyeTV in the US in February. About 6 months ago I worked out and posted a step-by-step guide to installing the EPG for xmltvlistings.com. There have been a few suggestions for improvement, especially in the past 2 weeks, so I've updated it and the revised Guide is posted here. Most of this is other people's work, which I simply collated and organized for convenience; be sure to see the Credits at the end of the Guide. Since various threads here have discussed EPGs, I'll post this in a couple of other relevant threads as well. XMLTVListings EPG with EyeTV-Guide.pdf
  4. Many thanks for the useful updates! When I get time (a week?), I'll update the instructional PDF for using xmltvlistings.com as the EyeTV EPG source and repost it here.
  5. I've had no trouble posting to this forum, so not sure what your problem is. I have been using xmltvlistings.com since February without any problems. I've found the listings less complete than TV Guide in some respects (e.g., no season, original show date, or episode info) though more complete in some minor manners (a couple of shows in a series I watch on our state public TV network have titles that TV Guide never could provide). They aren't very complete about 'New' vs. "Repeat". The latter seems to be used for the 2nd and later in multiple showings of a new show (I watch mainly public television, where a given episode is shown multiple times during the week). I never use the record 'new' only option, so I'm sorry I cannot help.
  6. Also sometime within the last few days the number of programs listed under EyeTV Plus has exploded to an astronomical number (the number in the tiny circle to the right of the name). Not being a subscriber to it (still using 7524 and XMLTVListings) I don't know the reason. Let's hope one day soon their tinkering produces a 64-bit version. I'm about to buy a 2018 Mac Mini close to the time OS 10.15 comes out so I have 10.14 and the current EyeTV locked in for at least 2 or 3 years to give Geniatech time to catch up (replacing my 2010 Mini used as a media center).
  7. Apparently it got lost by build 7524 (which I've been running for quite a while now on El Capitan), though I'm now so careful I don't think I've tried to quit or put the computer to sleep during a recording in quite some time.
  8. Well that's impressive. And I learned something and stand corrected. Thanks for running this definitive test and reporting the results. Is this with build 7524 or 7528? We would need someone with more technical expertise than I have to explain how this happens, but I assume that EyeTV ties into the Mac OS in some way to accomplish this. With additional Apple security in the newer OS's (e.g., Mohave), I wonder if this feature will continue to work? In a related aspect, I do know that if you accidentally quit EyeTV during a recording, the recording immediately stops . . . there should be a warning dialog box, but isn't (that's a small bug in EyeTV), as I've found out the hard way.
  9. Briefly, the answer to your question is "no, not now or ever." I think you are probably referring to EyeTV waking the computer from sleep to record, which it does automatically and still should do. However, it cannot do anything if it isn't running (i.e., it will NOT auto record if you quit EyeTV). I don't think ANY software can boot a computer except internal within Apple's own OS. For EyeTV, the same would apply if the computer is running but you are logged out of your account. I am still using build 7524 (since my EPG needs were being met, I didn't need to upgrade to 7528), so I can't comment on features or problems with 7528.
  10. Suggestion: did you spend some time in EyeTV Preferences? Both of the problems you mention are controlled by a Preferences setting. It is possible the Preferences file survived your reinstall of EyeTV. For the ATSC problem, reset your source to the EyeTV Guide from ATSC. For recording start time, you can set EyeTV to start recording a set time before the program start, such as one minute ahead (which is what I do). It sounds like that is what's happening. Qualification: I am still using 7524; since I subscribed to XMLTVListings.com for the EPG, there was no need to update. So some of these things may have been broken in the transition to 7528.
  11. Of the two non EyeTV Plus commercially available EPG's, XMLTVListings (which I use) also lacks season and episode information but works just fine otherwise. Reportedly (from those on this Forum using it) schedulesdirect.com does have this info in its EPG..
  12. These old discussion threads are now quite long, making current topics hard to find. So I just started a new topic under Discussions "EyeTV 3 Version 7528 release Experiences" so we can focus discussion of the new version there and make it easier for people to find. Thank you.
  13. These old discussion threads are now quite long, making current topics hard to find. So I just started a new topic under Discussions "EyeTV 3 Version 7528 release Experiences" so we can focus discussion of the new version there and make it easier for people to find. Thank you.
  14. These old discussion threads are now quite long, making current topics hard to find. So I just started a new topic under Discussions "EyeTV 3 Version 7528 release Experiences" so we can focus discussion of the new version there and make it easier for people to find. Thank you.
  15. These old discussion threads are now quite long, making current topics hard to find. So I just started a new topic under Discussions "EyeTV 3 Version 7528 release Experiences" so we can focus discussion of the new version there and make it easier for people to find. Thank you.
  16. EyeTV 3 Version 7528 was released this morning (US time), announced by e-mail message by Angela Wu. So I started a new thread on this version since other active threads are long. Let's use this thread to report experiences / problems with the new release. I downloaded it, installed on my non-media center Mac to determine software type. It is 32-bit, so it is obsolete in 2 months when Catalina (Mac OS 10.15) comes out in September or October, since it will no longer support 32-bit applications. Since I have a working version (7524) on my Media Center mac, using XMLTVListings (which is apparently $10/month cheaper than the new TV Guide), I don't see the point in installing the new version and don't plan to. I noticed that simultaneously the number of recordings in EyeTV Plus in my working version (7524) suddenly dropped from around 50,000 or so to zero yesterday. There is now a signup screen (which I didn't use) for EyeTV Plus, though the "Access Prohibited" message behind it is still in German. What have been your experiences with version 7528, those who have installed it? I gather it DOES reinstate support for HD HomeRun (I am still using an EyeTV Hybrid).
  17. Doesn't sound like it's an improvement over using build 7524 with either of the other commercial xmltv services (I use XMLTVListings.com). The latter is $19.95 per year and renews automatically. How much is the North American EyeTVPlus guide? Does it renew automatically, or do you have to go through the rigamarole you used to in order to renew TV Guide?
  18. 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.
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. ^ @Holden: So you've tried build #7527 then? Care to report more on your experience?