Tivo and Video Streaming
October 19, 2011 2:02 PM Subscribe
Tivo and streaming local video files?
posted by Eddie Mars to Technology (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking at replacing our current DVR with a Tivo, and I'm trying to get a feel for how well Tivos are able to stream video files off a local network.
I have ripped all my movie DVDs and several TV shows into iTunes (on Windows) as mp4 formatted files. I understand that Tivo should be able to play these via a file share but I can't get a feel for how well this works.
When I search Google, the answers I get are all usually from 2008 and earlier. Some refer to the Streambaby software, which I've looked at and seems easy enough to configure, but I can't get any indication what this would look like on the Tivo interface.
Has anyone done this with Tivo? What does the interface actually look like, ie does it show cover art or is it just a file listing?