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An easy way of finding EyeTV files Apps
EyeTV names its files something like '0000000003da300f.eyetvi' in folders named like '0000000003ccc2e9'. This makes it extremely difficult to identify a particular recording in the Finder.

If you want to locate a file easily, you can first find it in the EyeTV Programs Window and highlight it. Then, press and hold down the shift and option keys, and finally click on the Show Info button. A Finder window will open up, and the MPEG file will be in that directory.
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opening found EyeTV files
Authored by: LouieNet on Mar 28, '03 09:54:21PM

Can these MPEG files be opened directly by a player like Quicktime Player, etc if you do a contol-click to Open With...? Or maybe w/ drag & drop?

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An easy way of finding EyeTV files
Authored by: jimhoyt on Mar 29, '03 01:58:05PM

They are MPEG1 Muxed Tracks and open directly into QuickTime Player with a double-click.



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An easy way of finding EyeTV files
Authored by: LouieNet on Mar 29, '03 03:37:52PM

Thanks!

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An easy way of finding EyeTV files
Authored by: Sandee Cohen on Mar 29, '03 04:35:11PM

Except I can't get it to work. Are you sure about those keys?



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An easy way of finding EyeTV files
Authored by: jchryss on Mar 29, '03 10:59:03PM

the keys are right but you may have to click twice (until the show info is lit up) then click the show info



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An easy way of finding EyeTV files
Authored by: sjk on Apr 01, '03 10:08:04PM

Ahh, that sure makes it more convenient to locate the MPEG files for drag+drop onto VCD Builder (et.al.). Thanks, Jim!

Anyone know of a script that extracts info from *.eyetvp files into a more "usable" format? Maybe it can be done with AppleScript? EyeTV-to-HTML perhaps?

It's surprising that El Gato Software hasn't added something so obviously useful as date/time info of recorded programs to the sparsely populated EyeTV Programs window. And I have yet to find any EyeTV forum or mailing list so I don't have to use MacOSXHints space to make comments like this. :-)



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An easy way of finding EyeTV files
Authored by: Fofer on Apr 24, '03 02:39:42AM

Agreed... I'd like to have some control over the naming or
exporting of these, so I'd at least be able to easily identify and
play these files off my Xbox Media Player! <g>



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An easy way of finding EyeTV files
Authored by: ketterling on May 24, '06 05:33:57PM

You asked about an AppleScript or something that makes these files more useable. Well, I use iTV_LinkMaker ( http://home.wi.rr.com/machound/ ) to make aliases with the appropriate names of in my Movies folder. Then I can use a video server or VLC Video Player ( http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ ) to view the videos.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions




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An easy way of finding EyeTV files
Authored by: sjk on May 25, '06 06:18:02PM

EyeTV 1 users might find that useful. I've upgraded to EyeTV 2 so the recordings are sanely named and much easier to manage now.



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