TiVo2DVD for UNIX/Linux users

My friend usagijer tipped me off to a new item on SourceForge: TiVo2DVD.

Tivo2dvd creates and executes the series of commands required to access, format, and burn television shows from a Series II Tivo directly to a DVD. It supports processing multiple shows at once, to a DVD with menus.

As the man page says:

tivo2dvd is a command-line script which automates the process of fetching television programs off of a Series II Tivo device, processing them, and burning them to a DVD.

To use TiVo2DVD you must have the prerequisites installed: perl, curl, Net::Tivo, tivodecode, transcode, mjpegtools, and tovid.

Technically it is supposed to run on any POSIX OS, so you could probably get this to work on MacOS, and even Windows. But this is definitely not something for non-geeks.

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  • auryn29a

    Sweet! Thanks! I’ll tinker with it and see what happens.

  • yakko7178

    It looks really interesting, but I keep getting an error that it can’t parse the Tivo XML.

  • megazone

    First make sure you’re not missing anything. If not, I’d jump into the Sourceforge forum for the project. It looks like a brand new release.

  • yakko7178

    I’m pretty sure I’m not missing anything. I didn’t have most of the dependancies at first, and had to install them all.
    I’ll leave a note in the forums.