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TiVoToGo moves to Mac

Written by Dave Horvath @ 08 Jan 2007 4:48 User comments (2)

TiVoToGo moves to Mac Touted as one of those pieces of software that would just never come to market, TiVoToGo on a Mac seemed about as distant as a non-vulnerable version of Windows. But TiVo has teamed up with Roxio to bring Mac users the ability to seemlessly transfer TiVoToGo programming to their OS X machines and convert them, if so desired, to iPod compatible media.
Billed at $100 and available immediately, Toast Titanium for Macintosh OS X will contain the necessary software for transferring your TiVo programs to your Mac. Representatives from TiVo said coding for the Macintosh was more difficult than they had expected. The problem seems to stem from the conversion process from TiVoToGo standard to things like iPod formatted media or even media converted to burn to a DVD. Apparently conversion of that level is not simply straight forward on a Mac. This lead the group at TiVo to seek out the help of Roxio with their Toast product.

The company recognized that there are other "Mac hacks" that do the same thing for them, but they state that this will be the only official TiVo on a Mac software on the market and simply using these third-party "hacked" software packages violates the TiVo terms of service agreement.


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2 user comments

18.1.2007 15:24

this is great minus now we are going to have tivo torrents and people will be stealing tv shows now as well

29.1.2007 0:09

Well they had to start sooner than later for macs in torrent technology :)

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