youtube channels on Tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by tpahl, May 18, 2007.

  1. tpahl

    tpahl New Member

    Sep 15, 2002
    New York


    This may be better posted in the wishes category instead but maybe someone knows how to do it already...

    I would like to be able to set up youtbue channels on my Tivo so I can easily watch you tube videos on my tivo. Any ideas on how to do this?
  2. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

    Jul 6, 2006
    Dayton OH
    You can come close.....

    Check ***this*** out. I use this with ***pyTivo***. You start playing the .flv (flash) video on youTube (in the browser on your PC) then click this link. It downloads the video, which you then transfer to TiVo using pyTivo. You can start watching as soon as the transfer starts. (Your PC and the TiVo must be network connected.)

    Hint: With the version I use you have to add the .flv extension to the download file name.
  3. qcpw256

    qcpw256 Budweiser#8

    Jun 17, 2005
    Another way to get videos to show up on your tivo is to simply drag them to your Tivo folder on your PC c: drive. As long as they are in a format that your TIVO recognizes you should be fine. Once the file is on the PC in the correct location make sure your PC and TIVO are connected by launching the TIVO desktop application... Then go to your now Play list and the PC should appear at the bottom of the list... Connect to it and choose the program you want to transfer....

    If you have any other questions feel free to contact me directly...
  4. pdgraham

    pdgraham Tuber

    Jan 12, 2007
    Here's how I do it..

    I download the .flv file by way of a firefox addin or go to one of the half dozen or so websites that will download them for you (do a google search).

    Then I use "Super" (It's a freebie - Google it) to convert to mpg format..

    then all you have to do is drop it in your TIVO directory.

    I'm amazed how good they turn out.. providing the original was decent...

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