SnapStream Bumps Price of Beyond TV to $99 – But Adds Plenty of Worthwhile New Features

Big news from the SnapStream camp. Beyond TV 4.9 – repackaged and priced at $99 – now includes Clear QAM support for recording unencrypted cable transmissions (including programming available in HD), a built-in Placeshifting web player (first glimpsed at in Sept.), and native H.264 (iPod compatible) video transcoding and DVD burning (both previously plug-ins available for $29.99). Full release notes after jump.

Version 4.9 Release Notes | Build 6073

New Features

– QAM support
– Placeshifting
– Tech support upload through Web Admin
– Add recording-level setting for “max days” expiration
– StreamSnip on the fly for ATSC and QAM recordings
– Add option to tag recordings automatically with the name of user who scheduled them
– Create a new MPEG-2 transport stream demux
– Improved support for Hauppauge HD PVR
– Support Hauppauge HVR-2250

Bug Fixes

– ShowSqueeze from HD/QAM to iPod Classic/Nano no longer fails
– H.264 iTunes conversions no longer have audio/video sync on iPod Touch and iPhone 2.X firmware


– The DVD Burning & H.264 Plug-In is now buit-in by default to Beyond TV and Beyond TV Link
– Add “send ENTER / OK / SELECT before channel change” option to IR blaster tuning
– Improved recorded shows section in the Web Admin
– Add Replace Showsqueeze (the oppisite of replace originals) to Recorded Shows views
– Various small useful tweaks to information displayed in the Web Admin
– Improved SmartChapter accuracy
– Improved SSL support in the Web Admin
– Faster Scheduler Startup
– Faster Library startup

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