Mac Users lack Tivo togo support

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by tonyf3, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Mar 17, 2005 #461 of 2087
    tonyf3

    tonyf3 Mac User since '84

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  2. Mar 18, 2005 #462 of 2087
    Unix_Beard

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    From an article on Business 2.0:

    "...I think these companies are focusing too much on the numbers and missing the more promising opportunity. Why? Because rolling out a product for the Mac platform ensures a certain buzz and élan, which begets more buzz, which begets sales. Let me explain. According to Apple, there are about 12 million active Mac users. Not a lot, that's for sure. But among them are most of the influencers -- high-profile bloggers, most (if not all) technology journalists, and, of course, the hipsters.

    Look at Delicious Monster (www.delicious-monster.com), which makes software that manages everything in your digital library -- as long as it's on a Mac. The software became a smash hit primarily because it is Mac only.

    Being part of this so-called cult of Mac, I know I'll try out pretty much any Mac-related product or software. Precisely because of our small numbers, Mac users are willing early adopters. A Mac product, if done right, can easily attract half a million users within a few weeks without the developer spending any marketing dollars."

    Wise words.
     
  3. Mar 19, 2005 #463 of 2087
    MacinTiVo

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    Hey, has anybody tried Mplayer? There is a pre-compiled version out on versiontracker. There is an open location option, and I'll bet you could paste the URL for a program from your TiVo web interface.

    There is also a tivo-mplayer that shows a feature like the now playing list.

    tivo-mplayer.sourceforge.net

    I got it to compile. by following the Mac OS X instructions. I don't have a network interface for my TiVo yet though. Can any of you give this a shot, and report your findings? I just may have to go out and buy a USB wireless adapter for my TiVos
     
  4. Mar 19, 2005 #464 of 2087
    Lon

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    I am afraid that there is nothing in that project will allow you to fetch/stream or watch TiVoToGo .tivo files (files downloaded with TiVo Desktop or with TiVo's web interface). It uses it's own streaming server (requiring a hacked TiVo) to get around the unmentionable encryption issues.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2005 #465 of 2087
    tonyf3

    tonyf3 Mac User since '84

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    Mac software development schedule says ???????
    How long till a Mac beta of TiVo togo 2.0 is released ??????
    No idea?? Tiger got your tongue??
    Pitiful.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2005 #466 of 2087
    thehand

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    now why don't they make a Mac hack for type .tivo files. the mplayer mentioned is intended for the older .ty files as is TyStudio.

    Tivo2Go files are .tivo files
     
  7. Mar 21, 2005 #467 of 2087
    falconbrad

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    I worry that this means that they will devote all of their time to developing software for this new platform... If they have any intention of releasing Mac software, and I'm not sure they do, then it will probably be sidelined in favor of the Comcast stuff... I hope something better comes out... honestly. The thing that keeps me with a Tivo is the fact that it operates better than anything else that's out there. But make no mistake, if something better presents itself, I won't hesitate to drop Tivo and go with the better deal (as well as convince others to do the same).
     
  8. Mar 21, 2005 #468 of 2087
    ehlers

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    MPEG2 Works Advanced - 4.0.1 on versiontracker for mac osx


    >>Export2QT [- MPEG1/MPEG2/VRO/ReplayTV/TiVo/VOB/Hitachi VOB and VRO files to ANY QuickTime codec You have installed] [NEW!]
     
  9. Mar 21, 2005 #469 of 2087
    Lon

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    This does not work for TTG (or TiVo web access) .tivo files. caveat emptor
     
  10. Mar 22, 2005 #470 of 2087
    tonyf3

    tonyf3 Mac User since '84

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    Wise words indeed.
    I wonder what Mike Ramsay thinks about this.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2005 #471 of 2087
    tonyf3

    tonyf3 Mac User since '84

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    3 Months....and nothing. Amazing. TiVo togo on Mac is pipe dream,.. and it appears on windows a pain and not worth the effort. Thanks TiVo,.. what a letdown.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2005 #472 of 2087
    audioscience

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    TivoToGo works just fine for me on Windows XP. I've really had no problems other than getting a good codec when I initially set it up. My transfer rates with a 540 series 2 are in the 6Mb range. No complaints here.

    You Mac guys should just forget about TTG for now and come back in a month or two to see if it is around. Hopefully that will save you a lot of grief from checking up on it everyday. Just forget about it and do something else and it will probably be around sooner than later.
     
  13. Apr 5, 2005 #473 of 2087
    Unix_Beard

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    What do you think we've been doing for the last three months?
     
  14. Apr 8, 2005 #474 of 2087
    mahk

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    Amen.

    Hopefully the imminent release of Tiger will bring some good news ... although I'm not holding my breath.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2005 #475 of 2087
    Unix_Beard

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    Well, apparently the Creative Zen users get the nod over Mac users. Lame.
     
  16. Apr 9, 2005 #476 of 2087
    tonyf3

    tonyf3 Mac User since '84

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    Ok, good for you. But,..how's the playback, viewing size, screen ratio, etc. Are you really happy with it? Or could it have been done better, and for everyone.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2005 #477 of 2087
    mahk

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    Tiger released.

    Deafening silence from Tivo.

    Big surprise.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2005 #478 of 2087
    AnteL0pe

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    Ummmm, not yet. Comes out the 29th according to apple.com
     
  19. Apr 12, 2005 #479 of 2087
    SavMan

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    Yes, and now Apple has no reason (not that they had any in the first place, but I'm giving the benefit of the doubt for a moment) to keep TiVo from announcing that they really had T2G Mac ready all this time, but big ole' mean Apple said they couldn't talk about it because Quicktime 7 (advertised on Apple's site for months) was required and that would only come out with Tiger. The apologists have been claiming for the past three months that this is all Apple's fault, and that once Tiger was announced, TiVo would be off of the gag order and could announce T2G Mac.

    Also, notice that Apple will have developed and released an entire new operating system in the same timespan it's taken for TiVo to NOT develop a way for us to transfer the MPEGs TiVo stores to our computers.

    Pathetic.
     
  20. Apr 12, 2005 #480 of 2087
    scheckeNYK

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    Here's a thought. If we do get TTG w/Tiger, there's no way its not integrated to iDVD. iDVD comes free on equipped machines, meaning that Mac users wouldn't have to buy a $50 piece of software to achieve full functionality of TTG. But if they've delayed the announcement till Tiger debuts, then yes, we would have to buy additional software. Our purchase comes at $129 (or less for 10.4 upgrade) so the Windows folks can't turn around and yell bloody murder that we got TTG for free. Of course we get tons of other added functionality for out $129, but that's not the point. Also the presence of QT 7 is probably a major issue. I hope we have some answers at NAB!
     

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