Download TiVo Content To Your Mac

Dec 9th, 2006 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads

The technology for getting TiVo content onto Macs and iPods is evolving quickly.TiVoDecode Manager (TDM) is a free Applescript Studio front-end (i.e. “wrapper”) that automates the process of downloading of TiVo Series 2 files to your computer and decoding them into MPEG-2 files.

Features include:

  • Bonjour discovery of local TiVos (or enter an IP manually)
  • Listing of show, episode, date recorded, and other information
  • One-click download and decoding of TiVo shows

Here’s an screenshot of TiVoDecode Manager in action…..

 TiVo Decode Manager

Current limitations:

  • Only one file can be downloaded at a time. A queue may be implemented in the future.
  • The progress bar may not be completely accurate.
  • The resulting MPEG-2 files are likely unplayable in Quicktime and may require a player such as VLC or MPlayer. Auto-conversion to MP4 may be implemented in the future.
  • This has only been tested on a limited number of Intel Macs.
  • Download location is currently limited to one’s Desktop.
  • This is an unsupported product, and there may be many other bugs.

via Engadget

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