View Full Version : Can I extract videos from the TiVo?

09-02-2001, 11:22 PM
Is it possible to extract movie and shows off the Tivo hard drives?
If so can some one fill me in on how and what i will need?


09-03-2001, 12:02 PM
well, since no one else is speaking up, i'll give it a go.

to answer your question, Yes, You Can!!:)

you need a program for your tivo called ExtractStream, a tivonet adaptor and a computer to connect to. the computer can run linux, win98, win2k... anything samba or nfs can connect to.

i use win98 w/samba. i can transfer a basic quality 30min vid in under 15min.


the new versions of ExtractStream are released via "Concurrent Versions Systems" (CVS)

if you can't get cvs to work for you, post a request here and i'll mail it to you. please don't email me for it, post here instead.

the page at 9thtee is pretty good. it should get you started.

if you have a question, ask in the open forum. that way, the 15 other people who have the same question will get the answer too!

good luck!!

09-05-2001, 07:45 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Fugg

i use win98 w/samba. i can transfer a basic quality 30min vid in under 15min.

So how long does it take for best quality for a 30 minute video ? This seems painfully slow, but appears to be the nature of the beast.


09-24-2001, 02:33 AM
What I want to know is if I pull the drive from a tivo and STICK that drive into my PC

First can I read it. Second can I simply Grab the file and drag and drop it to my normal hard drive (and then burn it to a VCD)

This stream program sounds like a screen dubbing kind of thing which I am not interested in (quality sucks) and I can do that with a VCR