iEye Captain
iEye Captain 1.0.8.3
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Adds many new features to EyeTV.   Shareware ($15.00)
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iEye Captain adds over 30 features to EyeTV software, including infrared cable box and satellite control, multiple-disk managing, alias exporting, iCal reminders, rapid screenshots, database support and much more, with an iTunes-like interface featuring playlists and savable advanced searches.
What's New
Version 1.0.8.3:
  • This version adds PARTIAL Leopard support.
  • Necessary update for EyeTV 2.4 and above.
  • Interest has been waning now that EyeTV has most of iEye Captain's features; please email developer if you wish further development.
Requirements
Intel/PPC,
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 - 10.5.x (PARTIAL Leopard support)
  • EyeTV software 1.8.5 or later, including EyeTV 2.0 (non-EyeTV hardware supported)
  • Quicktime 6.5.2 or later (Mpeg-2 Playback Component recommended)
  • iCal 1.5.5 is necessary for full reminder & infrared fuctionality
  • Roxio Toast Titanium 6.1.1 required for DVD burning features
  • ZephIR USB with Beta 2.1b12 software or IRTrans with iRed 1.4 for infrared support.



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    Graham Jones (developer) commented on 26 May 2008
    Hi (From Developer),

    I always knew that Elgato would catch up with me -- iEye Captain was mainly useful during the time EyeTV was not delivering infrared or multiple hard drive support, and now that these are both possible within EyeTV, interest in my app has really bottomed out. As a result, I can not afford the development time necessary for a full Leopard update.

    Version 1.0.8.3 has been workable on Leopard for most users -- if you have bugs to report, by all means please do email them to me. I can't promise any ETA, but if I get enough requests I will try to put some time in over the summer.

    Thanks for understanding,
    Graham Jones,
    Developer.
    [Version 1.0.7]

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    Jeff-H. replied on 24 Dec 2012
    I really appreciate your efforts in developing this app.
    I used to use it regularly, but as you said, EyeTV caught up.

    Thank you sir!
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    Graham Jones (developer) commented on 14 Jan 2008
    PARTIAL LEOPARD SUPPORT

    Hi,

    I have run into some snags, and will unfortunately not have a full Leopard-compatible version until sometime in February.

    However, you may have better luck using Leopard with this build:
    http://www.sjones.info/Downloads/iEyeCaptain1083.zip

    Thanks for your patience,
    Graham Jones,
    Developer
    [Version 1.0.7]


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    Graham Jones (developer) commented on 29 Nov 2007
    Hi (from developer),

    I am currently working on Leopard compatibility and expect to release a free update sometime in December. However, I can confirm that until I release this update iEye Captain WILL NOT WORK ON MAC OS 10.5 / LEOPARD.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Graham Jones,
    Developer.
    [Version 1.0.7]


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    Graham Jones (developer) commented on 25 Oct 2007
    Hi,

    just a reminder that I have not yet tested iEye Captain on Leopard -- I will be getting my copy as soon as I can once they go on sale, and I'll do my best to run it through its paces.

    If you do decide to upgrade to Mac OS 10.5 and encounter any issues, please contact me directly by email (use "Contact Developer" or "Report a bug by email" from inside the app), and I will do my best to fix the issues quickly.

    Thanks,
    Graham Jones,
    Developer.
    [Version 1.0.7]


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    Graham Jones (developer) commented on 03 Apr 2007
    Hi (from developer),

    2 PPC users have reported problems launching 1.0.7. I am working on a fix and should have it within a couple of days.

    if you are also experiencing this issue (or to give me an all clear) please email me at info@vidcan.com and let me know the details of your system and the symptoms.

    Thanks,
    Graham Jones,
    Developer.
    [Version 1.0.7]


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    Graham Jones (developer) commented on 07 Mar 2007
    Hi,

    The other user who had the same problem reported that cleaning system caches, doing cron jobs (regular Unix system maintenance by a tool like MacJanitor), repairing permissions, rebooting, and re-installing fixed it.

    It may have only been one of the above... a bad cache file, or something particular to her system... If you experience this problem you may want to try the same steps. They are helpful maintenance steps to do every so often anyway.

    Hope this helps,
    Graham Jones
    Developer
    [Version 1.0.6.3]


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    M-Rick commented on 03 Mar 2007
    doesn't work ....
    It hangs and hangs and hangs for minutes and nothing happens ....
    Always finish by force to quit.

    It has finished with CleanApp.
    [Version 1.0.6.3]

    1 Reply

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    Graham Jones (developer) replied on 06 Mar 2007
    Hi,

    I received one other report of this, but haven't yet been able to isolate what conflict might be causing this. Can you please post back or email me with system details?

    The only other report was on a PPC Mac... Are you running it on an Intel or PPC Mac?

    Thanks,
    Graham Jones, Developer.
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    chiefted reviewed on 02 Mar 2007
    iEyeCaptain has been and will be a lifesaver for me!

    During the "dark times" of Tivo not supporting the Mac community by providing TivoToGo for Macs, iEyeCaptain (along with EyeTV and an IR Blaster) still provides an alternative to Tivo, ReplayTV and homebrewed PVRs.

    Set up is easy. Using it is even easier. Developer has always responded with great info or troubleshooting tips (I had one small problem and Graham responded straight away).

    I understand Graham not developing this anymore (I wish he would continue but I understand), still with iEye Captain and EyeTV I have a better and cheaper solution to Tivo.

    Oh my Tivo now is pretty much a back up drive for those I want to record something else at the same time.
    [Version 1.0.6.3]

    1 Reply

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    Graham Jones (developer) replied on 02 Mar 2007
    Hi Chiefted,

    Many thanks for your kind comments. I hope no one thinks by not adding "new" features that it's not still a great and very usable program. Also, I'm still very much around, and will be actively supporting it.

    Who knows, when I update it for Leopard support I might "accidentally" add a feature or two. ;-)

    Thanks,
    Graham.
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    Graham Jones (developer) commented on 02 Mar 2007
    I have made the tough decision that though I will continue to support and debug iEye Captain, I will be discontinuing development of new features. Recent changes in EyeTV are making it difficult to innovate the way that I used to, and because Elgato doesn't share their development schedule with me, I can spend months developing something that is obsolete the day after I introduce it.

    iEye Captain's tool box, including rapid-fire screenshots, iCal, alias, and text exporting, infrared control, savable advanced searches, and other features will still be useful for quite some time, and most are unlikely to be added by Elgato anytime soon. And with the new $15 purchase price, it is more cost-effective than ever to add these features.

    Thanks for understanding,
    Graham Jones,
    Developer.
    [Version 1.0.6]


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    HappyMac reviewed on 27 May 2006
    My original purpose in purchasing iEye Captain was to control the channel switching of my Satellite TV Set Top Box. I have EyeTV 200 and the Zephir USB IR remote. That combination works beautifully and provides "one click" timed recording.

    However, in addition to my original desire I keep finding new uses for iEye Captain. It allows convienent viewing of multiple EyeTV archives and helps with organizing, maintaining and exporting the videos and descriptions.

    I'm extremely pleased with iEye Captain and would recommend it for all EyeTV users.
    [Version 1.0]


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    sjk rated on 01 Dec 2010

    [Version 1.0.8.3]


    Downloads:9,410
    Version Downloads:1,632
    Type:Multimedia Design : Video
    License:Shareware
    Date:25 May 2008
    Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
    Price: $15.00
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    iEye Captain adds over 30 features to EyeTV software, including infrared cable box and satellite control, multiple-disk managing, alias exporting, iCal reminders, rapid screenshots, database support and much more, with an iTunes-like interface featuring playlists and savable advanced searches.


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