The File Extensions Database

.EYETV File Extension

  • Developer by: Elgato
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .EYETV file?

.EYETV is EyeTV Recording File

Recording created and used by EyeTV, a program that allows users to watch and record live TV directly on their computer; contains a video recording of a TV program and related metadata files.

The EYETV file is similar to a Mac OS X .PKG file. It contains a video file in MPEG format, most likely an .MPG file, and the metadata files, such as the .EYETVP file, associated with your TV recording. To view the contents of the EYETV recording file, right-click the file and select Show Package Contents.

The EYETV files, along with EYETVSCHED files and other setup information files, are located in the "EyeTV Archive" folder. You can move this folder to wherever you want but it must be named "EyeTV Archive" and you must specify in the application where the folder is located.

NOTE: The EyeTV software is only compatible with OS X and iOS although Elgato develops peripherals that are available for Windows and Android devices. Product availability depends on the country in which you reside.

Programs that open EyeTV Recording File
Elgato EyeTV
Elgato EyeTV

How to solve problems with EYETV files

  • Associate the EYETV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any EYETV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.EYETV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the EYETV file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .EYETV is EyeTV Recording File. Because only the current version supports the latest EYETV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Elgato manufacturer website after an available .EYETV is EyeTV Recording File update.
  • To make sure that your EYETV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.