How transfer Tivo bits to OSX
November 10, 2005 11:31 AM   Subscribe

I'm a TiVo owner and Mac OSX user, and I'd like to the ability to transfer upcoming (and some currently saved) programs from my Tivo (Series 2, 80hour) to my Mac. I have DSL that comes into an Apple Air Port. What's the best way to do this? (Or is the easiest thing to buy an external DVD recorder on my TV and record stuff that way?) I just want to occasionally share a clip with non-TiVo-owning friends/colleagues that they should see.
posted by mark7570 to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
The easiest way to get video off the TiVo and onto the Mac is to ignore the copy that's on your Tivo and download it from the Internet.
posted by kindall at 12:38 PM on November 10, 2005

Unfortunately it doesn't look like Tivo is going to support TivoToGo on Macs anytime soon, so if you want to transfer and decrypt the video you need to resort to possibly warranty voiding hacks.

Googling about brings up TivoTool which looks pretty cool, but I have no idea how reliable it is.
posted by beowulf573 at 12:42 PM on November 10, 2005

PVRBlog might have some info.
posted by kirkaracha at 12:59 PM on November 10, 2005

Check out Galleon.
posted by istewart at 1:09 PM on November 10, 2005

Tivo Tool will let you do it, but it requires a hacked Tivo to work.
posted by nathan_teske at 5:45 PM on November 10, 2005

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