Transfer Shows From Tivo Series 1 to New iMac Possible?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Cavemate K, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Cavemate K macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Hi All,

    I have one of those old 1st generation Tivos (series 1?) and would like to transfer its contents to a new iMac so that I can clear up some space on the Tivo. Does anyone know if this is possible? Thanks.
  2. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Sep 29, 2006
    Not easy, but can be done. I did it with my MythTV before I gave my Tivo to my sister. It requires a tivo mod with an ethernet card and the hacks to get the bash prompt on the Tivo. I then ran some server program that would let me pull the files off and then I had to run them though a converter to convert them to mpeg2 files.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  4. Cavemate K thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Thank you both! Since I'm not too tech savvy, I think I'll go with the El Gato suggestion. Time to save up big!
  5. ADent macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2007
    I use TiVoTool. v0.57 works great for me, but had a couple of problems with the latest version. This will download, and convert to mp4 if needed and add to iTunes.

    - S1 does not have a network card, so you will need a TurboNet or CacheCard. Cachecard can take 512MB to speed up the TiVo interface.


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