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IceTV Guide for IceTV enabled PVRs => Topfield => Topic started by: alross on April 22, 2005, 08:54:36 AM

Title: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: alross on April 22, 2005, 08:54:36 AM
I own a Topfield PVR and Like the idea of using the ICE guide.
There are no instructions for Mac, can I use virtual PC?
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: Daniel Hall at IceTV on April 22, 2005, 10:09:12 AM
Quick answer is yes, the iceguide4topfield loader will run in a virtual PC setup, but there has been issues with the USB connection to the Topfield which may stop it from working at all.

Daniel.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: alross on April 22, 2005, 06:04:27 PM
Thanks
I'll try to run Altair and see how that goes first.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: RubberChicken on April 25, 2005, 01:34:11 PM
Any plans for a mac version? VPC is a stopgap, I get concerned devlopers will use it as an excuse not to develop for Mac.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: Daniel Hall at IceTV on April 25, 2005, 01:58:29 PM
We are currently developing a wireless solution that will be platform independant.

Daniel.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: alross on April 26, 2005, 10:52:13 AM
Yes, the wireless thing sounds good!
The Virtual PC thing  did  not work because of the applications not seeing the USB connection..
Altair did but the other apps did not.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: kermit on May 04, 2005, 02:01:51 PM
Have a look here for MacTF.  A Mac like version of Altair:
http://www.noates.com/
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: pvogel on May 04, 2005, 02:11:19 PM
We are in final stages of development of a wireless bridge which lets the Toppy retrieve IceGuide directly from our server, so if you have a home WLAN the PC/Mac issue becomes irrelevant.

Anyone interested in beta testing the WLAN bridge should email support@icetv.com.au. Cost of the device will be less than $200 and software for the device and Toppy will be provided free.

Peter Vogel

CTO
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: kermit on May 04, 2005, 02:17:38 PM
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We are in final stages of development of a wireless bridge which lets the Toppy retrieve IceGuide directly from our server, so if you have a home WLAN the PC/Mac issue becomes irrelevant.

Anyone interested in beta testing the WLAN bridge should email support@icetv.com.au. Cost of the device will be less than $200 and software for the device and Toppy will be provided free.

Peter Vogel

CTO
Peter, the forum just sent me three emails for your one reply in this thread.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: Mobius on May 06, 2005, 12:47:42 PM
I am a Mac user who would like to use your service, and am looking forward to the wireless bridge/auto-update functionality.

Once that is available I will sign up for the Ice guide right away!
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: Daniel Hall at IceTV on May 06, 2005, 12:57:10 PM
Hi Mobius,

We can notify you when this is available if you sign up to the Keep me Informed page which is available here. http://www.icetv.com.au/co_informed.php

Daniel.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: alross on May 08, 2005, 09:17:19 AM
If the new wireless device works independent of a computer type, can I use this device  to upload the software to the Toppy?
Also if the firmware needs updating I can't seem to do this on a Mac as it is, can this be done with the device?

I have a Mac G4 PowerBook and Airport Extreme network.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: pvogel on May 08, 2005, 05:26:54 PM
>If the new wireless device works independent of a computer type, can I use this device  to upload >the software to the Toppy?

Yes.

>Also if the firmware needs updating I can't seem to do this on a Mac as it is, can this be done with >the device?
 
>I have a Mac G4 PowerBook and Airport Extreme network.

Good question. I will innestigate and report back. Anyone else know of a Mac version of TFDN USB?
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: kermit on May 13, 2005, 09:41:58 AM
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Not sure about TFDN USB, but there is a Topfield program that allows copying to/from the Toppy from a Mac OSX machine over USB here: http://www.noates.com/

Regards,
Shane.
I posted that on the 4th May Shane.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: Shane on May 13, 2005, 09:52:07 AM
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I posted that on the 4th May Shane.

Doh! Teach me for speed reading the topic... ;)

Post removed.

Shane.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: alross on May 14, 2005, 04:24:32 PM
MacTF works fine but probably a better one is "MPEG Streamclip" (http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html) which allows download from Toppy but will also play, trim and export/convert a .rec file, provided the mpeg Quicktime MPEG 2 installed.

I don't think the above will update firmware on the Toppy though.
Title: Re: IceTV & Apple Mac?
Post by: RubberChicken on June 04, 2005, 11:13:38 AM
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We are in final stages of development of a wireless bridge which lets the Toppy retrieve IceGuide directly from our server, so if you have a home WLAN the PC/Mac issue becomes irrelevant.

Anyone interested in beta testing the WLAN bridge should email support@icetv.com.au. Cost of the device will be less than $200 and software for the device and Toppy will be provided free.

Peter Vogel

CTO

Hey, this is great news and I'd sign up in a second... but now I'm waiting for the new Masterpiece Topfield!