My High Def Life: Remote Controls, Closed Captions, Front Row and Export

by Erica Sadun

Just a few brief updates this afternoon before I start getting ready for the weekend--and for (da da dummmm) Superbowl Sunday.

First, my decision to load Tiger into a new partition has worked amazingly well. I'm running EyeTV 2.3.3 and it seems bypass all the bugs I had under my nonstandard OS. Both remote controls--Apple and EyeTV--work exactly as advertised with the EyeTV software, which means I can hide the mini's keyboard and mouse in a drawer. I was delighted to find that a button on the EyeTV remote allows me to turn closed captions on and off without having to use a menu. Very convenient! I can now understand what Milo Ventimiglia is saying in his scenes. (For whatever reason, I had no problem understanding Christopher Eccleston.)

More after the jump...

2 Comments

Erica Sadun
2007-02-02 13:38:50
Love the Perian! That's the codec that makes the reference stuff work.
mike
2007-02-02 13:41:52
have you checked out perian? It's a pretty good codec for quicktime that allows all kinds of formats to be played... and i think it works with front row, so you dont have to save reference files anymore.