pyTivo Alternatives

    pyTivo is described as 'is both an HMO and GoBack server. Similar to TiVo Desktop, pyTivo loads many standard video compression codecs and outputs mpeg2 (or in some cases, h.264) video to the TiVo. However, pyTivo is able to load many more file types than TiVo Desktop' and is an app in the Development category. There are four alternatives to pyTivo for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is TiVo Desktop (free), which is free. Other great apps like pyTivo are pyTivoX (Free, Open Source), KMTTG (Free, Open Source) and iTiVo (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2016

    1. TiVo Desktop software works with your network-connected TiVo box, your Mac and your PC. Publish your personal music library to your TiVo box for playback through your TV and home entertainment system.

      Discontinued

      As of June 5, 2013, the free version of TiVo Desktop is discontinued. If you already have an existing copy of the free version of TiVo Desktop, it will still function normally - nothing has changed. New TiVo Desktop customers can purchase TiVo Desktop Plus to take advantage of the full set of Desktop features.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      pyTivoX lets you play movies from your mac to your tivo. It is a free replacement for the upload feature of Tivo Desktop Plus. (Look at iTiVo for the download features). pyTiVoX only runs on OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and up.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      kmttg is a Java based program to facilitate TivoToGo (TTG) transfers that can download, create pyTivo metadata, decrypt, run comskip & comcut (commercial detection and removal), create closed captions files and re-encode multiple shows.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      iTiVo WAS a Mac front-end to your Series 2, Series 3, and TiVoHD device. It will download shows to your Mac, and convert them to many popular formats / devices. Features include: Formats include h.264, mpeg-2, mpeg-1, decrypt-only.

      Discontinued

      No longer maintained. On the website cTiVo, which is maintained and works on newer OS releases, is suggested to replace iTiVo

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