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'. 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 (Free, Open Source), KMTTG (Free, Open Source), iTiVo (Free, Open Source) and pyTivoX (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2016

      • 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).
      • 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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      • 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      No longer maintained.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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      • 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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