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Grab EyeTV videos without exporting Apps
I use Migla's TVMicro with the excellent EyeTV software as my DVR. I then convert to H264 for iPod and plug my iPod into my TV for viewing.

I prefer not to use EyeTV's export to iPod utility as it uses Apple's QuickTime and is quite slow (albeit good quality). So I've exported (without re-encoding) to MPEG2 program stream and then dropped the resulting file into MPEG Streamclip or ffmpegX, where those excellent apps do their magic quite effectively and substantially faster.

The only issue has been the need to export the video out of EyeTV because you can't drop the files EyeTV records into either of the transcoding utilities. As EyeTV can send a video it creates directly into Toast (without exporting), I suspected that there was more to the EyeTV file format that wasn't immediately evident in the Finder. Sure enough; right-clicking on the EyeTV video file in the Finder revealed that it was a package. Showing the package contents revealed the MPEG2 file contained therein.

While it doesn't seem to be double-clickable (QuickTime Player choked on it), the .mpg file may be dropped onto MPEG Streamclip and the encoding will proceed from there. As you might expect, not having to actually export from EyeTV saves about five minutes or more depending on the length of the video.
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Grab EyeTV videos without exporting
Authored by: slohandave on Dec 28, '06 07:46:26AM

You can use VLC to watch the mpeg2 files easily. I use ffmpegx to convert them quite successfully to both large and small formats.



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Grab EyeTV videos without exporting
Authored by: notdavid on Dec 28, '06 10:38:38AM

The "Package"ing of EyeTV's recordings started at version 2.
The information was in the ReadMe file.

-ND



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Grab EyeTV videos without exporting
Authored by: tonicism on Dec 28, '06 10:54:49AM

From MPEG StreamClip choose the All Files option in the Open Files browser. That will unhide the Eye TV files/packages and let you grab the actual .mpg file.



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Grab EyeTV videos without exporting
Authored by: mr.quinn on Jan 04, '07 06:11:17AM

Unfortunately I just wasted my money buying Apple's QuickTime Component for MPEG.
MPEG Files from EyeTV that play perfectly in VLC, do not open in QuickTime Player and when opened in Stream MPEG cause it to hang.
Bravo.



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iSquint
Authored by: magnamous on Dec 28, '06 12:44:13PM
I do a lot of exporting with iSquint. I've never tried it with EyeTV files, but that might work nicely...

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remux.app
Authored by: kiplantt on May 31, '12 02:54:03PM
I was able to remux EyeTV recordings in a MP4 container very quickly using remux.app (though I haven't succeeded to extract the subtitles).

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