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cTiVo for Mac

Download shows from your TiVo and convert them.

Free
In English
4.6
Based on 7 user rates

cTiVo overview

cTiVo is a free Mac application to download shows from your TiVo (Roamio, Premiere, HD, S3 or S2 devices) and convert them to many popular formats and devices. Its goal is to be extremely simple to set up and use, but very flexible. cTiVo provides complete hands-off operation: once you choose or subscribe to your shows, everything else is automated. For example, after you've set it up, every morning, you will find all your favorite shows from your TiVos loaded onto your iPhone or iPad.

What’s new in version 3.6.3

  • Updated TiVo Certificate for RPC functions
  • Updated HandBrake to 1.7.3
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cTiVo for Mac

Free
In English
Version 3.6.3
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4.6

(15 Reviews of cTiVo)

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paul-411
paul-411
Aug 8 2023
3.6
0.0
Aug 8 2023
0.0
Version: 3.6
Amazing. This actually works.
rehgallagmit
rehgallagmit
Jun 29 2021
3.4.3
0.0
Jun 29 2021
0.0
Version: 3.4.3
Just installed cTiVo, while the picture quality on the best resolution is incredable the reliability is not. I am lucky to get 5 out of 8 that actually transfer. Keep getting error / retry dialog. I have been keeping track of the episodes that error out and I have tried dialing down the resolution with no effect. Does my roamio pro just record wacked out episodes or what is happening< Thanks in advance for your help!!
SegN3rd
SegN3rd
Apr 20 2017
2.5.1
5.0
Apr 20 2017
5.0
Version: 2.5.1
cTivo is really convenient and seamless, and it works well for anyone who has a TiVo. The one recommendation I have is that, at least in my experience, the default encoder (ffMpeg) tends to lose audio sync and produce crummy output. It's really easy (and free) to download HandBrakeCLI and configure cTivo to use that instead, and in my opinion, it works MUCH better. Also, I think it should've been called "ViTo." :)
JerryFisher1625
JerryFisher1625
Jun 26 2016
2.4.4
5.0
Jun 26 2016
5.0
Version: 2.4.4
Owning a TiVo is the difference between a dumb DVR & a machine that can learn about your viewing habits and make intelligent suggestions for shows to watch or record. Of course, if you're like me and would like to keep some of the shows or movies on TiVo, the choice used to be either keep it forever on TiVo and miss other programming or buy an external hard drive to add storage. Then I found out about cTiVo. cTiVo is the best option of all for me. I can use this freeware to download my shows to my Mac. Most will be happy enough just having a copy of their shows, commercials and all, in iTunes, but you can go one step better and mark the commercials so they can be skipped. In my case, I just let cTiVo run overnight every couple of days to download, decrypt and encode all my shows I want to keep to my Mac. I then edit out all the commercials on the weekends via iMovie and move the finished files to my Plex library. It is a system that works for me and I couldn't do it without cTiVo. I'd love to shake the developer's hand and thank them profusely for helping me archive all my favorite shows.
mlschuster
mlschuster
Jan 17 2016
2.4.4
0.0
Jan 17 2016
0.0
Version: 2.4.4
Hello, 1/17/2016 Just downloaded CTivo. I have a Tivo Romeo Premium i thinks its called. Its the biggest Romeo My mac is a Mid 2011 iMac with a I5 2.5ghz and 32gb ram. Plenty of performance here. I have my Tivo setup for MoCa because I have a Tivo Mini in a different room. Currently My Tivo streams and downloads videos perfectly to my iPhone 6s and my iPad Air 2. Ive uninstalled and downloaded the app from different locations to avoid a damaged or corrupt ap. My download folder is also on my same drive which is a 960 gb SSD. SO MY PROBLEM IS I AM NOT ABLE TO DOWNLOAD ANY FILE. IVE TRIED DIFFERENT FORMATS . THE APP FINDS MY TIVO immediately AND THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH CONNECTION. CAN ANYONE HELP ME? IM CLICKING EMAIL ME WHEN SOMEONE REPLIES. thank you
abellisfl
abellisfl
Jul 15 2021
3.4.3
4.0
Jul 15 2021
4.0
Version: 3.4.3
SegN3rd
SegN3rd
Apr 20 2017
5.0
Apr 20 2017
5.0
Version: null
JerryFisher1625
JerryFisher1625
Jun 26 2016
5.0
Jun 26 2016
5.0
Version: null
Mudflapper
Mudflapper
Dec 23 2014
5.0
Dec 23 2014
5.0
Version: null
Sixbillships
Sixbillships
Apr 15 2014
4.5
Apr 15 2014
4.5
Version: null
Vegas-Man!
Vegas-Man!
Apr 15 2014
4.5
Apr 15 2014
4.5
Version: null
Mertonian
Mertonian
Feb 4 2012
4.0
Feb 4 2012
4.0
Version: null