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oldskoolboarder
October 27th, 2008, 06:00 PM
I have several networked Tivos in my house, using standard multi-room viewing (MRV) with no hacks.

On my Mac, I can play .TIVO files after downloading. Tivo Decode Manager also allows this ability.

It'd be nice if Apple TV could play the native files on Boxee, granted the files would need to be stored locally on the HDD because of their size.

agentlame
October 27th, 2008, 10:47 PM
my understanding is that .tivo files contain drm... due to boxee's open-source nature, it can not support drm.

read more here: http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=33

mdpauley
October 28th, 2008, 11:29 AM
if tivo decode (http://tivodecode.sourceforge.net/) could be worked in some how it should be possible...

nobleach
October 28th, 2008, 12:55 PM
my understanding is that .tivo files contain drm... due to boxee's open-source nature, it can not support drm.

read more here: http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=33

not sure if it's DRM but any utility DOES require your personal MAK (media access key)

Utilities like tivodecode/tivo download manager/Toast 8+ all require it.

Same holds for the javaHMO on Linux and the official TiVo tools on windows.

mdpauley
October 28th, 2008, 12:58 PM
not sure if it's DRM but any utility DOES require your personal MAK (media access key)


That could actually just be a user setting...

iBog
October 28th, 2008, 01:51 PM
Are there any Tivo utilities that can automatically monitor for new content and export to a network share?

oldskoolboarder
October 28th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Are there any Tivo utilities that can automatically monitor for new content and export to a network share?

That would actually be nice. I wish there was something available. Though, you'd need a dedicated PC/Mac to do all the transcoding for you, and that could be a lot of horsepower depending on the file sizes.

One thing I have in place is Elgato's EyeTV and HD USB stick. It records HD and SD from my digital cable and OTA antenna. I have it set to export to iPod compatible video which is automatically placed into the iTunes library. For example, I have a "wishlist" for Clifford (for the kids). It records and transcodes it for an iPod. Because it's in the iTunes library, it's visible on AppleTV. And when we go on the road, I just sync up the iPod video and it's with me.

levelup
November 6th, 2008, 08:03 AM
I have the same problem and now it has been sorted!