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EyeTV 2.5 update brings Wi-Fi video streaming for iPhone, iPod touch

Elgato has released EyeTV 2.5, a free update to its EyeTV 2 television software. EyeTV 2.5 offers WiFi Access, a feature that allows iPhone and iPod touch owners to connect to, browse, and play back recorded programs directly from the device over a local Wi-Fi network. In addition, EyeTV 2.5 features one-click export for iPhone and iPod touch, and can also automatically export to iPhone when scheduled recordings have completed. Other changes include improved H.264 HDTV playback performance, the ability to record from the live TV buffer, and IPTV support for Freebox. EyeTV 2.5 is a free update for all EyeTV 2.0 users; a full download of EyeTV runs $80.

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1

wow- just tried WiFi Access with my iPhone and it works great - just wish it wasnt limited to a local area network - this would make a great slingbox like setup

Posted by ariza on September 24, 2007 at 10:32 PM (PDT)

2

It isn’t actually limited to your local LAN at all *BUT* it’s in no way ‘secure’. If you have the correct setup and a bit of knowhow, you can access the same URL from anywhere. All you’re doing after all is accessing a web server on port 2170. However, given the system has no password security at all and I’m unsure about exactly what web serving technology it uses, it’s very possible anyone out in the wide world could watch your stored TV shows and indeed possibly do a lot more.

It’s a great little feature and a nice first effort in the direction. Indeed, if they do add a security layer it could be very useful. Be nice if they added live TV as well tho.

Jon

Posted by Jonathan white on September 25, 2007 at 9:19 AM (PDT)

3

Yep that’s true. Maybe it’s time to tweak the server grin And it’s time for an osx multimedia server just transcode the movies or eyetv folder into streambale flash video or streamable h264 flows…. [Opensource]....

Any tip son that one? And do you hav to by eyetv connect server????

Posted by Valentijn on September 25, 2007 at 2:46 PM (PDT)

4

connection with my apple remote is now broken in Full Screen mode (holding down the menu button no longer works).  Running on a core duo mac mini.  Anyone else have this problem

Posted by Ian Kennedy on September 26, 2007 at 1:53 AM (PDT)

5

I have installed the update, opened access to port 2170, but this doesn’t work for me.  The iPhone claims, “Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding.”  I also can’t get anything from Safari on my mac mini.  I know the shows are there because I see the .m4v files when i look at the package contents.

Posted by Damon Jackson on September 27, 2007 at 7:15 AM (PDT)

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