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Extract recordings from tivo over network

If you have a cachecard/turbonet network card in your tivo, then you can now copy your recordings to your PC.

Here's how:

Setting up your PC

mfs_ftp mfs_ftp.tar
tyShow for windows TyShow-BETA-0.14.exe
Download and install tyShow for windows: TyShow-BETA-0.14.exe.
This will enable you to play video files in tivo format (.ty)

Setting up tivo for extraction

First download mfs_ftp which does all the actual work on the tivo machine.
Put it in /var/hack, extract it and start it:
% cpio -H tar -i < mfs_ftp.tar
% mfs_ftp/mfs_ftp.tcl

Now you should be able to ftp to your tivo (using port 3105) and copy recordings from the tivo on to your PC.

e.g. in internet explorer:

Conversion to divx

A program called nanVue can be used to download and convert to divx all in one go.

Mac users don't despair, this page will be updated shortly with mac-specific details!


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