EyeTV 2.5 update adds iPhone, iPod touch support

Elgato has announced the release of EyeTV 2.5, a free update to the company’s EyeTV 2 Digital Video Recorder (DVR) software for Mac OS X. It’s available for download from Elgato’s Web site. EyeTV costs $79.95 (upgrades from previous versions are available).

EyeTV helps you record TV on your Mac (using compatible hardware, including Elgato’s own EyeTV-branded peripherals). You can schedule recordings up to two weeks in advance, create playlists and favorite channel lists, manage your recordings schedule, edit out commercials or other unwanted content, create clips and export to different file formats including the iPod.

New to the 2.5 release is one-click export to formats optimized for viewing on the iPhone and iPod touch. EyeTV now lets you access the library of EyeTV recordings over a local Wi-Fi connection via Web server running within the software.

Also new is the ability to record video from a live buffer, so if you’re watching a show “live,” you can click the record button to write it out to disk. Support has also been added for live television streaming over the network from Freebox, an IPTV set-top box available in France.

EyeTV’s playback window can now float in front of all other windows, and it can be moved and continuously resized, even while supporting picture-in-picture. Other enhancements include improved H.264 HDTV playback performance and timeshifting support for analog TV tuners without built-in hardware compression.

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