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Change appearance of EyeTV 3.x on-screen editor area Apps
Elgato changed the appearance of the OnScreen Editor in EyeTV 3.x. In prior releases, the editor was placed outside the recorded content, which was very helpful whilst dealing with subtitled movies and other important visual information that appeared in the lower part of the movie content. Version 3 made the editor a somewhat blurry background in this content area, making it almost impossible to recognize whats going on "under" there.

I managed to get rid of most of the dark grey parts by editing some files in Photoshop. All files are located in the EyeTV bundle (Control-click and choose Show Package Contents, then navigate into Contents » Resources):
  • OverlayBG.bottom.png,
  • OverlayBG.bottomleft.png
  • OverlayBG.bottomright.png
  • OverlayBG.htile.png
  • OverlayBG.left.png
  • OverlayBG.right.png
  • OverlayBG.topleft.png
  • OverlayBG.topright.png
The only thing you need to do is Select All in your graphics editor, press Delete and then Save. The files then become totally transparent parts in the user interface, and don't block the underlying content of the movie. All the other elements (the time-bar, edit buttons, and so on) remain untouched in their usual position. It took me only five minutes to change EyeTV 3 into a suitable solution for my needs.
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Change appearance of EyeTV 3.x on-screen editor area
Authored by: rackerby on Jun 02, '08 08:24:25AM

Without the background, it's a bit difficult to see the markers if the scene is white, or light colored.

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now all i need is...
Authored by: airdrummer on Jun 04, '08 09:40:35AM

a change in eyetv's behavior;-) it is so annoying when i've finished watching a recording to have to navigate back to least the last selected rec. is still selected...seems like stopping a playback could easily drop into that rec's control screen...

and doncha hate it when u r watching a recording and a new recording starts and it rips u outta what u were watching & shows u what's recording:-P

and then why aren't the play & delete buttons on the info screen? and if i forget & hit enter instead of menu while displaying info, i have to navigate all the way back to that rec's screen:-P

but other than that, i like eyetv;-}

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