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TiVo Desktop (free) Alternatives

TiVo Desktop (free) is described as 'TiVo Desktop software works with your network-connected TiVo box, your Mac and your PC' and is an app. There are five alternatives to TiVo Desktop (free) for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is pyTivo, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TiVo Desktop (free) are cTiVo, KMTTG, pyTivoX and iTiVo.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

TiVo Desktop software works with your network-connected TiVo box, your Mac and your PC.

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    pyTivo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Almost everyone thinks pyTivo is a great alternative to TiVo Desktop (free).
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    cTiVo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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.

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  3. KMTTG

    • 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.

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    pyTivoX

    • 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).

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    iTiVo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    iTiVo WAS a Mac front-end to your Series 2, Series 3, and TiVoHD device.

    Discontinued

    No longer maintained.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

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