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#20177 16-Mar-2008 00:16
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Does anyone know of a way to watch freeview terrestrial on a mac ?

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  #116874 16-Mar-2008 07:30
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webstereo: Does anyone know of a way to watch freeview terrestrial on a mac ?

Vista Media Centre or MCE 2005 or any of the freeware variants like GBPVR/Mediaportal etc will run on an Intel Mac. I believe there is  precious little Media Center stuff for OSX itself though. MCE running on a remote box and streaming to OSX via webguide would work too (but quality not the best I shouldnt think).


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  #116892 16-Mar-2008 10:12
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Fossie is your man for this and his Ultimate Guide has mention of EyeTV through it.


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  #116900 16-Mar-2008 11:51
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THanks. I'll have a read of Fossie's guide.. I don;t really want to have to buy vista though - and at any rate I currently am using an old g4 for Sat freeview which obviously wont run vista. THe annoying thing is that I have the USB stick for DVB-T that works fine in London but not here because they're using H.264 apparently. In terms of the media centre side of things Eye TV coupled with Front Row (on an intel Mac) seems to work just fine.
So really all I want is the softare that will play the H.264 stream -assuming that's what the problem is.

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  #117166 17-Mar-2008 16:07
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Your usb stick will work fine. Its just the software side of things that need to be sorted out. At the moment, eye tv will only work with the 3 720p feeds. And that could be a problem for you, as you have a relatively 'old' system, which would struggle with 720p.

If elgato manages to implement interlaced support, then you would be fine.

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