Elgato Systems has released EyeTV 2.4, a free update which now includes one-click export for Apple TV. The feature functions in the same way as EyeTV 2’s iPod export button: select a video from the list of recordings and click the new Apple TV button in the menu bar. Or the export can be automated as part of the recording schedule.
Other improvements in the 2.4 update include:
- Cable or satellite set top box users in the U.S. can now view data supplied by TitanTV directly in EyeTV’s Program Guide. Also new for US users: the support of third-party infrared hardware (IR Blasters) to switch channels on a set top box using EyeTV.
- In addition to English, French, German and Japanese, localized versions of EyeTV are now available in Spanish and Italian.
- An improved Program Guide. For example, areas of the timeline in which broadcasts are scheduled for recording are now highlighted in pink, providing the user with a quick reference. Also, a progress bar now tracks Program Guide updates, a particularly valuable improvement for users of satellite solutions with many channels for which a large amount of program data must be transferred.
- Support for 10.4’s Spotlight has been added. Users can now enter part of the title or a description of a recording’s content in Spotlight and quickly find the sought-after recording without opening the EyeTV application.
- Users with multiple monitors can now specify on which monitor the Full Screen Menu is displayed and whether the remaining displays should be darkened. Those who frequently use the Full Screen Menu can now place the Mac in standby using an EyeTV remote control or the Apple Remote.
For a more detailed list of all the changes and bug fixes, download the Read Me file.
EyeTV 2.4 is a Universal application and requires a G4 (500MHz or faster), G5 or Intel processor, and Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Elgato recommends 10.4.9 with all software and security updates installed.
The 37.1MB update can be downloaded at http://downloads.elgato.com/downloads/eyetv24update.dmg