Well that didn't take long. Just four days after TiVo's DRM was hacked
, and three days after we pointed you to the Zatz man's little exploitation guide
, along comes the GUI wrapper that automates the process of downloading and decoding TiVo files onto your TiVoToGo
-less Mac. TiVoDecode Manager v1.0 features automatic Bonjour discovery of local TiVos and the ability to one-click download any available recording listed by the date recorded, episode, etc. At the moment, only one
recording can be downloaded at a time. Once on your Mac's disk, the decoded files still won't play in Apple's Quicktime player, but hey, that's why the Good Lord
gave us VLC
. As a front-end to software written by someone else, you'd be wise to heed the words of the developer: "use at your own risk." However, as tipster Brandon points out, he's "one happy geek" after giving it a whirl. Now quit hopping up and down clapping like little girls, there's decoding to be done.
[Thanks, Brandon H.]