TiVo to iPad via Mac?
February 17, 2011 8:00 PM   Subscribe

Has anyone copied TiVo's recorded shows to their Mac and, if so, how?

One of the reasons we switched to TiVo is to be able to view recorded shows on other devices, and TiVo gives the steps to do this on a PC but is more general when it comes to Mac. We have an Airport network via Time Capsule and I can't figure out whether to connect the TiVo to it wired (via Ethernet) or wirelessly, which is better and whether I need an ethernet to USB cable or if I can just go from the Time Capsule's ethernet ports to the TiVo. That's what I'm doing presently but the TiVo is not automatically on the same network. If wired is best and this configuration is okay how do I get the TiVo on board?
posted by Mertonian to Technology (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Which TiVo do you have?
posted by jeffkramer at 8:12 PM on February 17, 2011

You probably want iTivo
posted by sad_otter at 8:20 PM on February 17, 2011

Here's the how-to from Tivo's site. I tried it once, and it took forever. But it did work.
posted by spilon at 8:21 PM on February 17, 2011

Oh -- I guess I didn't read your question thoroughly enough. It'll work over wifi, but like I said, it takes forever. And on a Mac, you just need the Roxio software. There might be a free alternative, but I used the official Roxio thing.
posted by spilon at 8:24 PM on February 17, 2011

We have the Premiere XL.
posted by Mertonian at 8:38 PM on February 17, 2011

I forgot about the Roxio feature, thanks spilon. We're using the Premiere XL.
posted by Mertonian at 8:40 PM on February 17, 2011

Kewell, sad_otter. This looks great; thanks!
posted by Mertonian at 8:40 PM on February 17, 2011

iTivo does it beautifully. What headaches you saved us, sad_otter. Please don't be sad!
posted by Mertonian at 8:58 PM on February 17, 2011

There are a couple of other options that are worth noting TiVo Butler and OutOfBox
posted by elroyel1327 at 5:27 AM on February 18, 2011

Also check out kmttg. I use it on my PC (it's Java, though, and runs on Mac too) and it handles the downloading and decrypting just fine.
posted by Gridlock Joe at 12:38 PM on February 18, 2011

These are likewise great, thanks elroyal!
posted by Mertonian at 3:33 PM on February 18, 2011

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