tivodecode - Convert a .TiVo file from TiVoToGo to a normal MPEG

Distribution: CentOS 5
Repository: RPM Fusion Free Updates x86_64
Package name: tivodecode
Package version: 0.2
Package release: 0.3.pre4.el5
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 30.00 KB
Download size: 14.67 KB
Official Mirror: download1.rpmfusion.org
This software converts a .TiVo file (produced by the TiVoToGo functionality on recent TiVo software releases) to a normal MPEG file. This has the same functionality as using TiVo's supplied DirectShow DLL on Windows with a tool such as DirectShowDump, but is portable to different architectures and operating systems, and runs on the command line using files or pipes. The conversion still requires the valid MAK of the TiVo which recorded the file, so it cannot be used to circumvent their protection, simply to provide the same level of access as is already available on Windows.



  • tivodecode = 0.2-0.3.pre4.el5

    Install Howto

    1. Download the latest rpmfusion-free-release rpm from
    2. Install rpmfusion-free-release rpm:
      # rpm -Uvh rpmfusion-free-release*rpm
    3. Install tivodecode rpm package:
      # yum install tivodecode


    • /usr/bin/tdcat
    • /usr/bin/tivodecode
    • /usr/share/doc/tivodecode-0.2/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/tivodecode-0.2/README


    2009-11-29 - Bernard Johnson <bjohnson@symetrix.com> - 0.2-0.3.pre4 - License should be BSD and QUALCOMM only - moved COPYING file to libs package

    2009-11-14 - Bernard Johnson <bjohnson@symetrix.com> - 0.2-0.2.pre4 - fix package naming - convert to generate a shared library

    2009-06-23 - Bernard Johnson <bjohnson@symetrix.com> - 0.2-0.1.pre4.1 - update to correct package naming guidelines

    2009-01-21 - Bernard Johnson <bjohnson@symetrix.com> - 0.2-0.pre4.1 - initial release