San Francisco-based Elgato Systems on Thursday released an update for its digital TV recording software, EyeTV. While previous versions were able to export video for the iPod, the company built the process into the latest release, giving users a one-step export to the iPod video.
According to Elgato, with EyeTV 1.8.4, EyeTV users can now export their EyeTV recordings to a video-capable iPod using two new preset formats. One preset uses QuickTime H.264 compression, Apple’s preferred format, while the second preset uses MPEG-4 compression, which Elgato says encodes up to five times faster than H.264 and has higher resolution output.
Elgato recommends the MPEG-4 preset because it provides the best quality for viewing either on an iPod screen or on a TV screen. Neither preset requires QuickTime Pro, according to the company.
The free update is available from the Elgato Web site.