TiVo Decode Manager v1.0 Automates TiVo’s Cracked DRM on Macs
Within days of TiVo's DRM being cracked, someone has automated the rather difficult to use TiVo Decode Manager and created an easy to use TiVo2Go application, without DRM, on Apple computers. The software automatically discovers local TiVos. With one mouse click shows are downloaded from the TiVo, DRM-free, to the Mac by episode, recorded date etc. The resultant Mpeg-2 files still need to be converted to a PC-usable format such as .wmv using a program like VLC. My guess is that it won't be long before the end-to-end process is fully automated.
Dale's Comment: I foresee TiVo-released DMCA take-down notices being sent to whoever controls thebenesch.com (the site hosting the program) in the near future!
- TiVo Decode Manager v1.0 Exploits TiVo's Cracked DRM on Macs (December 8, 2006)
- TiVo's DRM Reportedly Cracked (December 4, 2006)