TiVo Decoder
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Convert video files from Series 2 TiVo into MPEG-2 videos.   Free
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TiVo Decoder is an AppleScript droplet which uses the open source TiVoDecode program to convert video files from your Series 2 TiVo into MPEG-2 videos.

Just drag and drop your .tivo files on it and get an MPEG-2 video out. You can then use other tools to convert that MPEG-2 into something else.
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • Now includes tivodecode 1.4
  • Fixes timeout problems
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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CDavey reviewed on 07 Dec 2006
Works great.

PRO: It made a 30 min (600mb) file viewable in VLC in about 5 minutes. Makes a complex orocess, for me anyway, simple (I don't know how to CD into a directory in Terminal)

CON: No progress information.Seems like it took ver my Mac completely.
[Version 1.1]


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nothingistrue commented on 07 Dec 2006
Try "Burn," a free disc burning app available here:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/21992
It will convert video files for you to DVD compatible format MPG.
[Version 1.0]


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Floogee commented on 06 Dec 2006
i use galleon (do a search on mac update). it's a java program that, in addition to moving tivo files, does a lot of the same things that tivo desktop does, but a whole lot more.
[Version 1.0]


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Maury-McCown commented on 06 Dec 2006
How do you get the Tivo video to the Mac to begin with?
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Vegas-Man! replied on 06 Dec 2006
with bonjour in safari bookmarks
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Jeff Edsell commented on 07 Dec 2006
Remember to change the http:// to https:// to view your Tivo's listings.

Also, to get to your Tivo through a web browser, you'll need to login with "tivo" as your username and the 10-digit Media Access Key (MAK) as your password.

You need the MAK to use the Decoder anyway--poke around your Tivo's menus and you'll find it.

(If you're not a Safari fan, you can also find your Tivo's IP address and type that into your browser address window -- remember to use https:// though.)
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Maury-McCown replied on 07 Dec 2006
Awesome, thanks!
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Spudboy replied on 13 Jul 2012
Thanks for all the info. I had no idea I could access my Tivo with Safari.
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Floogee had trouble on 06 Dec 2006
i assume i can't just drag the converted file into iDVD to archive a collection of videos and i'm not sure if purchasing the apple mpeg-2 decoder will allow the above either.

anyone have an idea of how we can begin to archive these as viewable files (like a dvd).
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Version Downloads:6,360
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:13 Dec 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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TiVo Decoder is an AppleScript droplet which uses the open source TiVoDecode program to convert video files from your Series 2 TiVo into MPEG-2 videos.

Just drag and drop your .tivo files on it and get an MPEG-2 video out. You can then use other tools to convert that MPEG-2 into something else.


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