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Tivo on your Mac

June 23, 2005

Are you looking for a way to get video off of your Tivo, and onto your Mac? Over on Global Reset, Scott Hughes has done the legwork, and has great step-by-step instructions for doing just that, via either the command line or the GUI in OS X.

I finally found a workable set of tools for extracting and re-encoding video from my TiVo using Mac OSX Tiger. For reference, I’m pulling video off of a Series 2 DirecTiVo (HDVR2). If you have a Series 1, you have many more options, including TyStudio, which I mentioned in my previous post. AFAIK, both of the excellent options I’m using now should work for all Series 1 and Series 2 streams.

Of course, once you’ve got it in a decent open format, you can do whatever you want with it. Scott watches his on a PSP.

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