Tivo MediaCentre

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by Warble, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Warble

    Warble New Member

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    Hi Guys,
    hope this isn't silly but I will be upgrading my Tivo soon to attach it my network - most likely a cachecard and wireless bridge. Anyway, as the Tivo will be on the network, can it browse my pc to play any media files that are on it. I have done this on a chipped Xbox which boots into Linux so was hoping the same could be done on Tivo?
     
  2. dribble

    dribble New Member

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    Hi there,

    As far as I am aware, this can not be done. Well, certainly not on the UK series 1.

    David
     
  3. zippy7272

    zippy7272 New Member

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    yes, although I believe the subject is banned on this forum (not entirely sure why!)

    Anyways there are other forums around that may help.

    Sanderton has some interesting links from his web page: http://www.beaconhill.plus.com/TiVo/tivohacks.htm ;)

    From memory one of the programs which may help is tyserver.
     
  4. terryeden

    terryeden TiVo, Tivum, Tiva,

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    No - but you can do the opposite and browse the TiVo on XBMC. See my .sig for details.
     
  5. Warble

    Warble New Member

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    But is this not a feature on later models in USA ?

    The other forums seem to cover video extraction - which I can understand being banned - but this is using the Tivo as a means of playing other media content. Surely this is much less of a hack than some of the hacks that seem to be 'allowed'.
     
  6. Paul Stimpson

    Paul Stimpson New Member

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    Hi,

    From my understanding of the rules discussion of extracting video from TiVos is banned as it enables the Macrovision-in Macrovision-out feature in the TiVo to be bypassed and is seen as potentially promoting copyright theft. I don't believe it is against the rules to discuss playing media from another device on the TiVo which, if I understood correctly, is what you would like to do.

    Cheers,
    Paul.
     

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