Tivo To DVD Via OSX

If you have a Series 1 Tivo and own a Mac, you can actually pull video off your Tivo and Burn it to a DVD/VCD/SVCD using an assortment of free applications.

The main thing you need is an ethernet card and telnet access to your Tivo. Of course, you will also need lots of free space on your hard drive for all the various files that are created during the encoding process.

Creating a 2-hour DVD was an unbearably lengthy process (lots of waiting while files were encoded from one format to another) on my Mac Mini and used tons of space on my hard drive. And in the end, the DVD+R disc I burned wouldn?t play in my DVD player (I think I need to use DVD-R discs instead).

Of course I have also heard that you can plug a Tivo into a standalone DVD recorder and make DVDs that way.

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