TiVo Desktop (free) Alternatives
pyTivo 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.
- - pyTivo is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to TiVo Desktop (free).
- - pyTivo is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to TiVo Desktop (free).
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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.
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.
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. Target devices include iPhone, iPod, AppleTV.
No longer maintained. On the website cTiVo, which is maintained and works on newer OS releases, is suggested to replace iTiVo