Can Tivo play PDF files?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by renkablue, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. renkablue

    renkablue New Member

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    I have some pdf files that I would like to show on the TIVO - They are outlines like for classroom useage.
     
  2. ACraigL

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    The only way I can imagine doing this is exporting the PDFs to JPEGs then doing a slide show.
     
  3. renkablue

    renkablue New Member

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    :) Well, you've got the "ball rolling" as they say. I need to know now how to do a pdf to jpeg conversion. I can listen to streaming audio with my Real Player on the CPU - open PDF files that are in outline format that has graphs, pictures, and drawings that explain in clearer details the lessons being heard from the player. I thought it would be a better set up with Tivo on tv. Granted I don't know if this is a possibility, but I hoped it could be done. Thanks for your comeback on this thread. ;)
     
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  5. jrt4342

    jrt4342 New Member

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    If you are on a Linux box and have imagemagick installed it is very easy, just type the following:

    convert test.pdf test.jpg

    This will make a jpeg for each page. Amazingly simple.

    If you are on a challenged OS :) you will probably need to pay for a solution. Somthing like maybe. verypdf [dot] com/pdf2tif/index.htm

    Sorry about the URL won't let me post with URLs yet.

    Hope this helps.

    John R. Tipton
    trylinux [dot] org
     
  6. ACraigL

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    Well... Acrobat Reader 8 lets you screen cap to the clipboard (Tools > Select & Zoom > Snapshot Tool). You could paste the page into Paint or something and save to JPEG from there.

    You could also print to a fax driver and save a jpeg from that as well, though you will lose some quality doing that.

    A quick search revealed "Pixillion":
    http://www.nchsoftware.com/imageconverter/index.html

    Seems like that will do the job, and free, though I've never used it.
     

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