TiVo 4 Tiny – download videos from your TiVo on Ubuntu

12/22/2009 , 0 Comments

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TiVo4Tiny is a GNOME desktop application that allows you to download shows from your networked TiVo on your Linux pc. TiVo 4 Tiny includes integrated conversion, so you can take the shows with you on your iPod, BlackBerry etc.  Most of all TiVo 4 Tiny is FREE.

Here are the things you need to know and this guide will show you how to pull your recording off your TiVo.

1. Find your MAK ( Media Access Key) – > Press Tivo Button on remote –> goto Messages and Settings –> Account and system information –> Media Access Key. Note it down.

2. Next you need the IP address of your TiVo, which can also be found from the Message and settings –> network option.

Next download according to 32/64 TiVo4Tiny from here.

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Once you install the .deb file on the your Ubuntu machine, you will have icon TiVo 4 Tiny

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Click on the Tivo 4 Tiny

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Enter your Media Access Key here, choose the file format you want to convert and the directory you want to save the converted file.

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Once these basic setup is done, you should be able to convert .tivo files from Tivo to your Ubuntu machine.

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