EyeTV Sleep Timer? Stop Programs after some time?

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  1. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

    fleshman03

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    #1
    Hey Fellow MacRumorians,

    My question for our software gurus is this: do any of you know if there is a sleep timer for EyeTV? Since I ditched my TV for the device, I gave up a sleep timer and really miss it.

    Maybe there might be a program to turn off a specific program after a period of time? That's not the idea solution since the remote would be useless, but that's alright.

    Free is best, as always.

    Edit: I don't want the whole computer to turn off. I usually seed out some open source stuff at night. That's why I'm not using the Apple provided stuff.
     
  2. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

    lancestraz

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    So you just want an app that will close the EyeTV program after a specified duration?
     
  3. fleshman03 thread starter macrumors 68000

    fleshman03

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    Pretty much. I'm playing around with Aurora 3 (Direct Download Link). The third one is under a freeware license - not the forth.

    I actually found it right after I posted this. I'm open to other suggestions.
     
  4. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

    lancestraz

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    You can just use AppleScript. Open "Script Editor.app" and type in (you have to edit the last line).
    Code:
    display dialog "Timer duration (in minutes):" default answer "60"
    delay ((the text returned of the result) * 60)
    tell application "AppName" to quit -- Set AppName to the name of the application you want to quit.
    Then go to "File>Save As…" give it a name, save location, change the file formate to Application, and uncheck any checkboxes.
     

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