Thanks to Michael’s feedback and his active test help, we were able to remove 2 bugs that occurred when loading the playlist of some Sat IP receivers:
1.) the URL of the playlist was not generated correctly if no port was specified
2.) the playlist was not parsed correctly if the station URLs were listed in the 2nd instead of the 3rd line.
In addition, it was noticed that messages were not always displayed in the event of access failures to a channel – we have now added further messages to show more precisely why the channel is not displayed.
The applications of the Stand-Alone (Mac) and the client (Mac) are now available in the Apple App Store.
In the past, we added the changeable font size of the channel list in the Stand-Alone application, and adopted the Mac applications for macOS 11.
Starting with these versions, the Stand-Alone and the client for Mac support native support of the Apple Silikon M1 chip as well.
As of macOS 10.14.5 (Mojave), according to Apple, all applications have to be certified by Apple (notarization). This process checks the applications for malware and, if successful, certifies the applications. Only these “certified” applications can be installed or started.
Although it will take a while until macOS 10.14.5 is available, we still have all versions now notarized by Apple.
(All versions except finessTV Server ET – this application is still not compatible to macOS 10.14 due to the 32 bit version of EyeTV.)
The updated versions can now be downloaded from the download page – and in the future, all new versions will be notarized.
In the last few months we unfortunately had no capacity to work on finessTV because of the app development for other companies.
In addition, there were various development problems with macOS 10.14, which we had to solve by bug reports to Apple – as far as we remember, there was never a macOS with so many problems from the developer’s point of view.
But at least for finessTV we can finally offer an adapted version. Unfortunately for nessViewer and nessMediaCenter still not – but we assume / hope that we can also clarify the still open bug reports with Apple.
ST Server 1.0.2 (Mac), Client 1.6.2 (Mac) and Stand-Alone 1.0.2 (Mac) are now adapted to macOS 10.14, so the dark mode is finally supported.
In addition, we have fixed a small bug on the ST Server that might have prevented the conversion of the LiveTV stream after server start.
And there is also some unpleasant news: although all software companies should have 64 bit applications by “now” (to put it mildly), Geniatech does not seem to be able to do that? Anyway, there is still only a 32 bit version of EyeTV available. Although this version of EyeTV also runs on macOS 10.14, the VLC EyeTV plugin (also 32 bit) can not be started via VLC. Which means that the ET Server is currently not compatible with macOS 10.14.
We can only hope that Geniatech will soon offer a 64 bit version – it was announced a long time ago.
We improved now EPG parsing for the ET Server as well: if the EPG channel info has the same name as the channel name in EyeTV, then the EPG is displayed automatically. In other words: the EPG must not be assigned to the channels in the “Channels List & EPG” window.
And we tested EyeTV T2 Hybrid with the ET Server on an older iMac (2009), which does not meet the hardware requirements of Geniatech.
Digital DBV-C reception is possible with this configuration, but insufficient power is available for additional applications such as the ET server.
Therefore, the minimum video quality of 512 kB or 256 kB has now been improved for the ET server. Of course, the video quality on the client is very low, but e.g. for iPad or iPhone quite applicably.