German company Elgato Systems has released new software to get recorded television onto iPods.

EyeTV software 1.8.4 is a free update to the company's popular vidoe on a Mac software. It offers the capacity to export recordings to formats that are optimised for viewing on video-capable iPods and on televisions connected to iPods.

EyeTV users can export their EyeTV recordings to a video-capable iPod using two new presets. One uses H.264 compression, the other employs MPEG-4 compression, which encodes up to five times faster than H.264 and has higher resolution output. The MPEG-4 preset is recommended as it offers the best quality for viewing on an iPod or TV screen.