Mac Geekery – How to View TiVo Recordings on Your Mac or iPod

I’m sure that pretty much everyone except one group of constituents is unhappy with this. For Apple it means that iPod owners can break free of ITMS for video content and for the MPAA it means that consumers can take their video content with them and not pay any “license” fees for the right to watch content that is broadcast free to them to begin with, and for TiVo it means more scrutiny from an industry that already doesn’t trust them, as well as the minor fact that their DRM has been cracked.

The one group of people that is happy about this – consumers. Viva la revolution! Ecosystem are not meant to be walled off and accessed only with toll roads.

Mac Geekery – How to View TiVo Recordings on Your Mac or iPod:

This article discusses a method to automate the process of getting the files off the TiVo and into Front Row/iPod format. If you just want to convert a single file then just run tivodecode on the TiVo file and you’ll have an MPEG-2 file that VLC can play. If, however, you want to make a media center that does everything for you and keeps anything from one show to everything the TiVo records, then you should read on.

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NewTeeVee Launches, Om is Forgiven

Om Malik (and Team, of course) launched a new blog last night, NewTeeVee.

Okay, I have not been a good friend, and not a good son. (Hi mom & dad!) Hell, I have not even been a good scoop-reporter lately. Hopefully, you will buy my excuse. We have been busy working on launching new blogs, trying to expand the network into new territories.

At 6 pm on December 4th, we launched our latest blog, ( which is devoted to Internet Television, and all related technologies, people and start ups. This is the fun side of GigaOM, and hopefully the market is going to respond accordingly. “

I have been a big fan of Om from the moment I first discovered blogs, hell I think his blog was like the 3rd RSS feed I subscribed to. Combining his trademark sense for what the real story is along with a strong dose of “I don’t get it” skepticism will make for required reading on a space that is sure to get very frothy in the months and years ahead.

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