View Full Version : New tool: Tivo Podcast

08-02-2005, 08:57 PM
I've written a couple of scripts to allow creation of podcasts from Tivo recordings. The idea is that your season passes for digital radio programmes will become more useful, as they'll automatically be downloaded, converted to MP3 and then placed in a podcast which iTunes can subscribe to (and hence copied automatically to an iPod too).

On your computer you'll need Perl, a webserver, vsplit and lame. On the Tivo you'll need mfs_ftp running. There are two scripts - one CGI and one designed to be cronned to fetch new recordings. Developed on OS X (10.4.2), but should run under Linux too. Would probably run under Windows with ActivePerl and a scheduler, but I don't know anything about that kind of environment so no promises.

The scripts are in 'works for me' mode at the moment, so please send me some bug reports if necessary. I don't have a lot of time free to work on this, but will see what I can do. The license is GPL, so if you see something worth doing and can write it then send me a patch.

The URL:

Let me know what you think.


08-05-2005, 11:31 AM
Love the idea. One to fiddle with when I have some spare time.

08-24-2005, 06:25 PM
Just to note that the URL for this has now moved to here: