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TiVoDecode Manager (TDM) is a free Applescript Studio interface (i.e. "wrapper") for the tivodecode program that automates the process of downloading of TiVo Series 2/3/HD files to your computer and decoding into MPEG-2, MPEG-4, or H.264 files.

It is not for Series 1 or DirecTiVos

Features include:
  • Bonjour discovery of local TiVos (or enter an IP manually)
  • Listing of show, episode, date recorded, and other information
  • One-click download and decoding of TiVo shows
  • Batch processing queue for multiple downloads
  • On-the-fly transcoding of video to Quicktime/iPod-compatible MPEG-4 or H.264 movie (PPC &

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • Added H.264 automatic compression. File size is smaller, but takes longer to compress
  • Using new versions of tivodecoder and mencoder, which should help performance
  • Fixed compatibility problems with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Now requires version 10.5 or higher. Version 10.5.6 recommended
  • Fixed startup delay with the version checking feature


Mac OS X 10.5 or later Tested with 10.5.6, but may work on earlier versions of 10.5.

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Current Version (3.x)


Downloads 14,122
Version Downloads 4,756
License Free
Date 07 Feb 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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