EyeTV skips/jumps when recording

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DubOverdose, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. DubOverdose macrumors member

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    I have my EyeTV Hybrid connected to my MBP (current base 15" with 4gigs ram), and the older 2.5.3 software for EyeTV. When I watch live tv, all is fine, but when I record, the recordings are...crap. The video will jump or go in fast forward, etc. Basically seems like the computer isn't "recording" every frame, thus it jumps/goes in fast forward when it hits a patch of unrecorded content. Does anyone know of a way to fix this, including whether the newest 3.xx whatever software fixes this? I don't want to pay $40 to find myself with the same issue for a product I rarely use. Thanks
     
  2. harry454 macrumors 6502

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    that is odd, what are the specs of your MBP and are you using cable or antenna?
     
  3. DubOverdose thread starter macrumors member

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    Cable, computer is MBP 2.4GHz C2Duo, 4gigs RAM, 256mb video. The EyeTV hybrid did this as well with my 1.5GHz PB with 1 gig of ram, but I had always figured it was just too slow of a computer to handle it. Oh well. I really just wanted to record the USA v Turkey basketball game thats starting now. We'll see what the quality is like when I get home.
     
  4. harry454 macrumors 6502

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    yeah try checking the cables in all the way, might be software? I have the new eyetv and mine runs perfectly fine, I record cops each night, and that's also using antenna. Call up eyetv support see what they have to say.
     
  5. Peace macrumors P6

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    Upgrade to 3.0. It's much better. Also before you record make sure you click on control>go to live. Eyetv often uses a buffer and when it does you might experience what you are experiencing.
     
  6. DubOverdose thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I'm 15 minutes in to the recorded game and the video is perfect. I now need to decide if I want to get a Mac Mini for a media center and use the EyeTV.

    *also of note: I did not use the small USB cable that came with my EyeTV for this recording since I figured that might be a source of quality issues if the cable is damaged.
     

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