Elgato released EyeTV 3.4, a free software update for all EyeTV 3 users, which adds optimized support for playback on iPad. The new version features one-click export of recorded television shows, automatically creating HD video files optimized for superb quality playback on the iPad’s high resolution screen. EyeTV 3.4 also includes support for streaming of live TV to the iPad using the EyeTV app for iPhone/iPad, which will be available on the iTunes App Store in the near future.
EyeTV makes it easy to record individual shows or entire series with its Smart Guides and Smart Series features. Recordings can now be automatically converted to iPad format and added to iTunes, ready for syncing. EyeTV 3.4 adds support for the forthcoming version 1.1 of the EyeTV app which streams live or recorded TV to the iPad, over Wi-Fi or 3G networks. The EyeTV App (EUR 3.99, a free update for current owners) will be available on the iTunes App Store in the next few days.
EyeTV 3.4 is a universal application, which works on both Power PC and Intel Macs. An Intel Mac is required for streaming to the iPhone app. Note that EyeTV 3.4 is the last version that will support PowerPC Macs. Future software updates will require an Intel Mac. EyeTV 3.4 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, and we recommend Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later with all software and security updates installed.