Video Streaming: Mac to Tivo

HACK: Enabling Tivo Video Sharing with MEW Tivo Desktop 1.93 for Mac.

1. In Terminal: defaults write com.tivo.desktop FileVideo -dict-add Enabled -bool true

2. In Terminal: defaults write com.tivo.desktop FileVideo -dict-add VideoUIEnabled -bool true

Restart your Mac. Your Mac is in the Tivo Now Playing list — with any .MPEG 2 files that are stored in the Tivo Shared Video Dir. Check the Tivo Desktop Prefs. Pan in Apple Prefs. for the options.

TIVO VIDEO REQUIREMENTS:

Resolution 720 x 480, 704 x 480 (D1), 544 x 480 (3/4 D1), 480 x 480 (2/3 D1), and 352 x 480 (1/2 D1). The higher the resolution, the better the video quality and the larger the resulting file, which means longer transfer time and more disk usage on your PC and DVR.

Bit Rate 1 – 8 Mbps. The higher the bit rate, the better the video quality and the larger the resulting file. 4 Mbps is recommended for high-quality video.

Frame Rate 29.97 (standard NTSC). Do not try any different frame rates.

Aspect Ratio 4:3 (recommended) or 16:9

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