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Anonymous
March 5, 2005 10:59:42 AM

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

Hello
I have my 40 hour tivo unit connected to my network via a wireless nic.
I would like to be able to eventually copy programs/data from the unit
to a computer.

I know that the unit is part of the network but do not know how I can
see the files on it and am looking for some information on how to
accomplish this.

I appreciate the time.

Thanks
Joe
Anonymous
March 6, 2005 3:59:46 AM

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In article <38toptF5p3e9aU1@individual.net>, red@green.com says...
> Hello
> I have my 40 hour tivo unit connected to my network via a wireless nic.
> I would like to be able to eventually copy programs/data from the unit
> to a computer.
>
> I know that the unit is part of the network but do not know how I can
> see the files on it and am looking for some information on how to
> accomplish this.
>
> I appreciate the time.
>
> Thanks
> Joe
>


www.dealdatabase.com

forums - data extraction.
Anonymous
March 7, 2005 2:23:14 AM

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

theyak wrote:
> In article <38toptF5p3e9aU1@individual.net>, red@green.com says...
>
>>Hello
>>I have my 40 hour tivo unit connected to my network via a wireless nic.
>>I would like to be able to eventually copy programs/data from the unit
>>to a computer.
>>
>>I know that the unit is part of the network but do not know how I can
>>see the files on it and am looking for some information on how to
>>accomplish this.
>>
>>I appreciate the time.
>>
>>Thanks
>>Joe
>>
>
>
>
> www.dealdatabase.com
>
> forums - data extraction.
Lots of info there!!
Before trying to deal with the possibilities, I would like to be able to
'view' the files on the TiVo just like any other client. Unfortunately I
did not find basic info, but did see some software that might let me
copy files at some point.

I need to gather a flowchart of sorts so I can piece the process
together and it starts for me at being able to make the TiVo part of my
network. It also appears that I may have to 'hack' the TIVo to get this
done.

Is there a place I can gather the basic info>
I appreciate the time.
Joe
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Anonymous
March 7, 2005 2:23:15 AM

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

"Papa Joe" <red@green.com> wrote in message
news:39239bF5rc945U1@individual.net...
> theyak wrote:
>> In article <38toptF5p3e9aU1@individual.net>, red@green.com says...
>>
>>>Hello
>>>I have my 40 hour tivo unit connected to my network via a wireless nic. I
>>>would like to be able to eventually copy programs/data from the unit to a
>>>computer.
>>>
>>>I know that the unit is part of the network but do not know how I can see
>>>the files on it and am looking for some information on how to accomplish
>>>this.
>>>
>>>I appreciate the time.
>>>
>>>Thanks
>>>Joe
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> www.dealdatabase.com
>>
>> forums - data extraction.
> Lots of info there!!
> Before trying to deal with the possibilities, I would like to be able to
> 'view' the files on the TiVo just like any other client. Unfortunately I
> did not find basic info, but did see some software that might let me copy
> files at some point.
>
> I need to gather a flowchart of sorts so I can piece the process together
> and it starts for me at being able to make the TiVo part of my network. It
> also appears that I may have to 'hack' the TIVo to get this done.
>
> Is there a place I can gather the basic info>
> I appreciate the time.
> Joe

The link above is THE place to go. This is not for the faint of heart,
though. A fair amount of reading and experimenting is required. Hacking the
tivo is the only way to get to where you want to go, unless all you want to
do is transfer recordings to your pc with TivoToGo. You need a SA Series 2
tivo to use TTG, go to the tivo website to learn more. TTG is not the best
way to transfer recordings, but it is the easiest to implement. The
transfers are somewhat slow, has to do with DRM issues.
Also be aware that the newest tivos need a hardware mod to be hacked (at
least for now). These include the tdc5400x series and the newer DirecTivos,
not familiar with those. The tdc2400xx and older models can be hacked
entirely with software.

Rick
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 12:47:45 AM

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

Rick S. wrote:

> "Papa Joe" <red@green.com> wrote in message
> news:39239bF5rc945U1@individual.net...
>
>>theyak wrote:
>>
>>>In article <38toptF5p3e9aU1@individual.net>, red@green.com says...
>>>
>>>
>>>>Hello
>>>>I have my 40 hour tivo unit connected to my network via a wireless nic. I
>>>>would like to be able to eventually copy programs/data from the unit to a
>>>>computer.
>>>>
>>>>I know that the unit is part of the network but do not know how I can see
>>>>the files on it and am looking for some information on how to accomplish
>>>>this.
>>>>
>>>>I appreciate the time.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks
>>>>Joe
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>www.dealdatabase.com
>>>
>>>forums - data extraction.
>>
>>Lots of info there!!
>>Before trying to deal with the possibilities, I would like to be able to
>>'view' the files on the TiVo just like any other client. Unfortunately I
>>did not find basic info, but did see some software that might let me copy
>>files at some point.
>>
>>I need to gather a flowchart of sorts so I can piece the process together
>>and it starts for me at being able to make the TiVo part of my network. It
>>also appears that I may have to 'hack' the TIVo to get this done.
>>
>>Is there a place I can gather the basic info>
>>I appreciate the time.
>>Joe
>
>
> The link above is THE place to go. This is not for the faint of heart,
> though. A fair amount of reading and experimenting is required. Hacking the
> tivo is the only way to get to where you want to go, unless all you want to
> do is transfer recordings to your pc with TivoToGo. You need a SA Series 2
> tivo to use TTG, go to the tivo website to learn more. TTG is not the best
> way to transfer recordings, but it is the easiest to implement. The
> transfers are somewhat slow, has to do with DRM issues.
> Also be aware that the newest tivos need a hardware mod to be hacked (at
> least for now). These include the tdc5400x series and the newer DirecTivos,
> not familiar with those. The tdc2400xx and older models can be hacked
> entirely with software.
>
> Rick
>
>
Rick
Thanks for the time. I appreciate it.
I went to the TIVO site later last night and installed the Desktop(Tivo
To Go?).
It finally decided to 'find' the network and allow me to see the
recorded programs.

Creeping along, I am now transferring one selection and, you are
correct, it is not fast!!

I am assuming when I get it, I will be able to play it...copy to a
CD/DVD and maybe play it later.
I am also assuming the better way is to use the hard drive directly
without the Desktop Interface.

Joe
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 2:38:08 AM

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Papa Joe wrote:

> Rick S. wrote:
>
>> "Papa Joe" <red@green.com> wrote in message
>> news:39239bF5rc945U1@individual.net...
>>
>>> theyak wrote:
>>>
>>>> In article <38toptF5p3e9aU1@individual.net>, red@green.com says...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hello
>>>>> I have my 40 hour tivo unit connected to my network via a wireless
>>>>> nic. I would like to be able to eventually copy programs/data from
>>>>> the unit to a computer.
>>>>>
>>>>> I know that the unit is part of the network but do not know how I
>>>>> can see the files on it and am looking for some information on how
>>>>> to accomplish this.
>>>>>
>>>>> I appreciate the time.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Joe
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> www.dealdatabase.com
>>>>
>>>> forums - data extraction.
>>>
>>>
>>> Lots of info there!!
>>> Before trying to deal with the possibilities, I would like to be able
>>> to 'view' the files on the TiVo just like any other client.
>>> Unfortunately I did not find basic info, but did see some software
>>> that might let me copy files at some point.
>>>
>>> I need to gather a flowchart of sorts so I can piece the process
>>> together and it starts for me at being able to make the TiVo part of
>>> my network. It also appears that I may have to 'hack' the TIVo to get
>>> this done.
>>>
>>> Is there a place I can gather the basic info>
>>> I appreciate the time.
>>> Joe
>>
>>
>>
>> The link above is THE place to go. This is not for the faint of heart,
>> though. A fair amount of reading and experimenting is required.
>> Hacking the tivo is the only way to get to where you want to go,
>> unless all you want to do is transfer recordings to your pc with
>> TivoToGo. You need a SA Series 2 tivo to use TTG, go to the tivo
>> website to learn more. TTG is not the best way to transfer recordings,
>> but it is the easiest to implement. The transfers are somewhat slow,
>> has to do with DRM issues.
>> Also be aware that the newest tivos need a hardware mod to be hacked
>> (at least for now). These include the tdc5400x series and the newer
>> DirecTivos, not familiar with those. The tdc2400xx and older models
>> can be hacked entirely with software.
>>
>> Rick
>>
> Rick
> Thanks for the time. I appreciate it.
> I went to the TIVO site later last night and installed the Desktop(Tivo
> To Go?).
> It finally decided to 'find' the network and allow me to see the
> recorded programs.
>
> Creeping along, I am now transferring one selection and, you are
> correct, it is not fast!!
>
> I am assuming when I get it, I will be able to play it...copy to a
> CD/DVD and maybe play it later.
> I am also assuming the better way is to use the hard drive directly
> without the Desktop Interface.
>
> Joe
Well, the 1.5 gb file transfer completed and the 1/2 hour program played
back just fine with Media Player. Now, to move forward.
Thanks for the help.
Joe
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 4:02:07 AM

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Papa Joe wrote:

> I am also assuming the better way is to use the hard drive directly
> without the Desktop Interface.

There are no files on the partition(s) where video is stored.
Just objects in a database. Utilities for accessing the MFS
database on x86 do exist, but it more than just copying files.
-Joe
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 12:35:05 PM

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

> Well, the 1.5 gb file transfer completed and the 1/2 hour program played
> back just fine with Media Player. Now, to move forward.
> Thanks for the help.
> Joe

What model do you have?

Rick
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 2:33:38 PM

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mfs_ftp or tytools will accomplish this, but both require hacking the
box.
!