MyMac Podcast #498 – You won’t like me when I’m angry

On March 13, 2014, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast

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Just two…to five or more episodes until the 500th show! Can you feel the excitement in the air? If you can you should most likely go see a doctor since solid emotions in your nostrils is probably not a good thing. A certain group’s proposal (number 9, number 9,number 9,) seemed to really hack off Tim Cook at the last shareholder’s meeting, so Guy has a little chat with the founder of the NCPPR, Amy Ridenour to ask her about it. Please check the links below for the proposal itself and another to Ms. Ridenour’s blog about the incident. Gaz is looking for some better way to keep an iOS device on him to keep track of how much exercise he does and also a way to mount one in the kitchen. If only he could combine the two…

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Links:
OWC Product link:
OWC ALSO sells well maintained used Macs.
Link for the main story:
http://www.nationalcenter.org/Apple_Proposal_Statement_2014.pdf

Guy’s App PickNiceCast from Rogue Amoeba $59.99. A way to shift your audio from place to another…theoretically. It has a really simple layout, the tools will be instantly familiar to anyone who’s ever played with Audio Hijack Pro, and if I ever get it to work properly I think it will be…(wait for it) AMAZING!
Gaz’s App PickEveTV. Watching recording TV on your Mac with extra options to do the same on your IOS devices (particularly the iPad)
People’s Pick: None this week (ohhh)

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David Weeks and John Nemo collaborated on this user report.

Products used for our testing and evaluation are:

Seagate GoFlex for Mac Ultra-portable Drive ($150)

Seagate GoFlex Pro for Mac Ultra-portable Drive ($130)

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Turbo.264 HD
Review

On October 17, 2011, in Apple, Apps, Review, Video, by Elisa Pacelli

Turbo.264 HD
Company: Elgato
Version: 1.2
Requires: 512 MB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, QuickTime 7.6 or later
Price: $49.99
Mac App Store link

Turbo.264 HD Software Edition is a simple application that can convert almost any type of video on your Mac to a high quality H.264 file in standard or HD format. The resulting video can be played on iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Sony PSP, or sent to YouTube.

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EyeTV HD
Review

On May 19, 2011, in Review, Video, by Donny Yankellow

EyeTV HD
Company: Elgato
Price: $199.95 (US)

I have been a long time user and fan of EyeTV. In fact, we don’t have a true DVR in our house. EyeTV is our DVR. I currently use the EyeTV Hybrid with the EyeTV software, and when I was presented with the opportunity to try the EyeTV HD I jumped at it.

Let me take a step back for those who don’t know what EyeTV is. EyeTV is software for your Mac that basically, with the proper hardware, turns your Mac into a TV and/or DVR. Recordings can then be viewed through EyeTV, transferred to iTunes for your AppleTV or iOS device, and even watched anywhere in the world through the EyeTV app. Through the software you have a program guide, can schedule recordings, and even edit the recordings to trim out commercials or unwanted sections. The program is also integrated with Roxio Toast for burning your recordings to disc.

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EyeTV 250Plus
Review

On May 13, 2008, in Review, by Donny Yankellow


EyeTV 250plus
Company: Elgato

Price: $199.95
www.elgato.com

System Requirements from the Elgato.com website:
• Macintosh computer with a Power PC G4,G5 or Intel Core processor
• 512 MB of physical RAM
• a built-in USB 2.0 port
• Mac OS X v10.4 or later
• Internet connection required to download Program Guide data

Note: 720p or 1080i HD features require a Dual PowerPC G5 or an Intel Core Duo processor.

Recently, I reviewed the new EyeTV 3 software by Elgato and loved it. EyeTV software is nothing without hardware, and there are several options on the market. One piece of hardware is Elgato’s EyeTV 250plus.

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turbo.264
Review

On August 2, 2007, in Review, Video, by Claus Wolf


turbo.264
Company: Elgato Systems GmbH

Price: €99.95
http://www.elgato.com

My very first review for MyMac.com was for Elgato EyeTV for DTT and today I have another Elgato product for review. It is a product, which you could call a companion product for the EyeTV, but it serves just as much as a companion for your iPod with Video, AppleTV or PSP.

The biggest problem with converting video for use on your portable (or not so portable) device is the sheer time it takes to complete the task. In EyeTV you can schedule a recording and tell it to convert right away in a format suitable for your purposes. I love that feature, but my Mac Mini (1.42GHz G4, 512MB RAM) isn’t quite up to the task. Converting a movie I have just recorded can easily take all night. The toll on system performance is so high that you most certainly do not wish to be working at the same time.

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