It would seem that my post have changed from being a quarterly thing to more of a twice a year thing. Sorry about that but I’ve just never found it that easy to talk about myself. Oh well, be that as it may, Linc (the master of all things BASH) has written a couple of scripts that if you have a Tivo series 2 recorder and run Linux you need to get.
The first script is great for the times that you just need to get one or two shows off your tivo. You run the script and it gets a listing from your Tivo, puts it into file which you then can edit out all the shows you don’t want to download. After you run the edited file, you’ll end up with a nice xViD of the show that tTvo recorded.
The second script is a bashpodder clone for tivo. You set it up to run as a cron job and it will download from Tivo nightly while remembering what it already has so as not to download it again. In this version you have the choice to encode it to an xViD file or to encode it for viewing on your Nokia tablet.
Both these scripts complement my Myth box because the way I’m set up right now, my Tivo has the converter box attached to it so it gets all the channels and my myth box only gets basic cable. Now I can have the best of both.