How do i record from my TIVO to my laptop?

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I have a clip stored on my TIVO that I want to use in a Power Point
presentation. Does anyone have the knowledge to walk me through the
steps and (I assume certain connectors/cable) needed to save the clip
as a usable file on my laptop?

Thanks,

Sean
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 09:39:13 -0700, Sean wrote:

    > I have a clip stored on my TIVO that I want to use in a Power Point
    > presentation. Does anyone have the knowledge to walk me through the
    > steps and (I assume certain connectors/cable) needed to save the clip
    > as a usable file on my laptop?
    >
    Take the RF output of the tivo to the video in port of the computer. Play
    Tivo. Record on computer. So, you need a video card with an RF in port and
    recording software that should have come with the card, and then an RG-6
    coax cable with RF conncetors on both ends.

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    Wes Newell wrote:
    > On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 09:39:13 -0700, Sean wrote:
    >
    >> I have a clip stored on my TIVO that I want to use in a Power Point
    >> presentation. Does anyone have the knowledge to walk me through the
    >> steps and (I assume certain connectors/cable) needed to save the clip
    >> as a usable file on my laptop?
    >>
    > Take the RF output of the tivo to the video in port of the computer. Play
    > Tivo. Record on computer. So, you need a video card with an RF in port and
    > recording software that should have come with the card, and then an RG-6
    > coax cable with RF conncetors on both ends.

    Don't you mean "Take the video output of the tivo... to the composite video
    input of the laptop". And the laptop would need a "video" in/out card.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.tivo (More info?)

    On Mon, 25 Jul 2005 13:56:55 GMT, DanR wrote:

    >
    >
    >Wes Newell wrote:
    >> On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 09:39:13 -0700, Sean wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have a clip stored on my TIVO that I want to use in a Power Point
    >>> presentation. Does anyone have the knowledge to walk me through the
    >>> steps and (I assume certain connectors/cable) needed to save the clip
    >>> as a usable file on my laptop?
    >>>
    >> Take the RF output of the tivo to the video in port of the computer. Play
    >> Tivo. Record on computer. So, you need a video card with an RF in port and
    >> recording software that should have come with the card, and then an RG-6
    >> coax cable with RF conncetors on both ends.
    >
    >Don't you mean "Take the video output of the tivo... to the composite video
    >input of the laptop". And the laptop would need a "video" in/out card.
    >

    I've seen 3 ways to get the clip from tivo onto a computer

    1) Use some cables to hit 'play' on the tivo and 'record' on a tv
    capture card on the computer.

    2) Hack the tivo, using the digital channel changer cord(I
    believe) to connect tivo and computer, so you can copy the clip
    straight off the tivo bit-for-bit. You have a laptop, so this
    might be a good option for you. I hear it's fairly simple to do.
    Hit google for a bunch of places that give instructions

    3) Pick up a usb network adapter. Mine came from staples or
    circuit city, I don't recall which one. Download tivo desktop
    from the tivo website. Use tivo desktop to grab the clip
    bit-for-bit from tivo to computer. Use graphedit to convert the
    ..tivo file into an .mpg, or whatever you need. Hit google with
    'tivo graphedit convert' and just about any of those links can
    walk you through it. This is the method I use, because the
    graphedit method is then useful for all kinds of other
    conversions, it is the swiss army knife of audio/video tools.
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