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Published on November 7, 2004 By Draginol In Gadgets & Electronics

I was watching the June 4 "Bullseye" that I appeared on and in the interview I predicted that Ohio would be the key state and that it could end up being the "Florida of 2000". I also said that unlike the 18 states at the time, we really saw only 5 states (which I don't mention but they were Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, and New Mexico).

Obviously, we would like to take that and put it on-line so people can see -- since this was on June 4.

But how do you get it off there? VCR really doesn't help much. I want a quick way to get the file off there so I can put it on a PC.  Anyone have any ideas?


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on Nov 07, 2004
I don't know if there's a way to directly pass the file from the tivo to the computer, but if you have a video card that's tv capable, you should be able to hook your out ports on the tivo to the inports on your video card and record it to your hard drive. You'd need the recording software, too. I guess that's not really a help...
on Nov 07, 2004

burn it to dvd?

on Nov 08, 2004
Link

Try this one.
I make no guarantees, and please don't ask how I know. More specifically, you need Tytool http://tipster.stormrad.com/tivo/index.html#tytool
on Nov 08, 2004
but if you have a video card that's tv capable, you should be able to hook your out ports on the tivo to the inports on your video card and record it to your hard drive


Tivo format, on the newer ones, is encrypted. That way it only plays from the Tivo unit. Personally I use VirtualVCR directly to my PC from the Satellite receiver. There are however "ways" to get around the encryption.
on Nov 08, 2004
Hmm some TV has a "Video Out". You could use this to export whats displayed on tv to recorder.
on Nov 08, 2004
Hmm some TV has a "Video Out". You could use this to export whats displayed on tv to recorder


While this is true, the video format is still raw and would require a capture card or a VIVO video card to capture the raw input as an .avi file or mpeg.
on Nov 08, 2004
"I want a quick way to get the file off there so I can put it on a PC"

Welcome to the wonderful world of video/multimedia processing! Depending on what format you require for posting you will undoubtedly have to do some transcoding. The format most widely used is windows .wma format and to a lesser extent real players .rm proprietary format. Most video capture cards will be either in .avi format or mpg format. In order to view these on your pc you will require the appropriate video codecs to allow Media Player or whatever video player you have installed to decode the files. For detailed explanations and recommended tools see:
Link

See "How To" on the left hand column.
Good luck.
P.S. Sorry if I'm coming across as SSG Geezer would call an "ubergeek". This just happens to be one of my areas of expertise, and I like to help where I can.
on Nov 08, 2004
TIVO saves recorded programs in MPEG2 format natively... and I know its possible to access TIVO drives from certain Linux installs. Let me research a little and I'll see if I can come up with something that works.
on Nov 09, 2004
While this is true, the video format is still raw and would require a capture card or a VIVO video card to capture the raw input as an .avi file or mpeg.


True. It's a way to take it outside of Tivo, however.
on Nov 13, 2004
It's a pain to do, but I connect my Sony Digital 8MM camera to the Tivo and then playback from the Tivo to the tape. Then I connect the camera to the PC and capture the video, compress it and use Nero to burn to DVD. quality is pretty good since the camera is a DV8.On my Athlon 950 the capture and compression takes a very long time up to 6 hours.
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