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TiVo Hacks By Raffi Krikorian

TiVo Hacks
by Raffi Krikorian

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Covering tips for changing the order of recorded programs and activating the 30 second skip to blaze through commercials, this manual lets users get the most out of their TiVo or other personal video recorders.
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TiVo Hacks Summary


TiVo Hacks by Raffi Krikorian

This manual aims to let you get the most out of your TiVo or other personal video recorder (PVR). Armed with just a screwdriver and basic understanding of PC hardware (or willingness to learn), preeminent hackability awaits. First, the book covers tips for changing the order of recorded programs, activating the 30-second skip to blaze through commercials, and more, by using magical remote-control codes. Then, once you take the lid off your TiVo, you will learn how to gain even more fun and functionality. You can upgrade the hard drive for more hours of recording. Log in to the serial port for command-line access to programming data, log files, closed-captioning data, display graphics on the TiVo screen, and even play MP3s. Readers who use advanced hacks to put TiVo on their home network via the serial port, Ethernet, USB, or wireless (with 802.11b WiFi) will watch a whole new world open up. By installing various open source software packages, you can use TiVo for mail, instant messaging, caller-ID, and more. It's also easy to run a Web server on TiVo to schedule recordings, access lists of recorded shows, and even display them on a Web site. While TiVo gives viewers personalized control of their TVs, TiVo Hacks gives users personalized control of TiVo.

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About Raffi Krikorian


Raffi Krikorian is an unapologetic TIVo lover and a digital plumber. If you look hard enough, you can usually find him putting together a hack for some random stray idea that got him sidetracked from his last project. He is currently a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab where he is both studying systems of "organic scale" and constructing very small IP-nodes that self organise into larger systems. He does freely admits, however, that his serious television addiction is probably getting between him and his goal to finally graduate MIT for the second time. When he's not studying or watching TV, you can find him wandering about or trying something new. And finally, in whatever time is left, he tends to his wasted bits on his weblog.

Table of Contents


Credits Preface Chapter 1. TiVo Remote Control Hacks 1. Swinging TiVo 2. Must-Skim TV 3. Navigation Shortcuts 4. The 30-Second Skip 5. An Onscreen Clock 6. Making the Play Bar Disappear Faster 7. What's Your TiVo Doing? 8. Opening the Backdoor 9. Italicizing Everything 10. Sorting the Now Playing List 11. Turning Off Overshoot Protection 12. Controlling Overshoot Protection 13. Pushing Fast Forward to Eleven 14. Viewing Suggestions in the To Do List 15. Viewing "Hidden" Recordings 16. Activating the Node Navigator 18. Turning Off the TiVo Software 19. Applaud the TiVo Team Chapter 2. Adding More Hours 20. Opening the Box 21. Removing TiVo's Hard Drive or Drives 22. Installing TiVo's Hard Drive in Your PC 23. Using MFS Tools for Backup and Restore 24. Backing Up Your TiVo Software 25. Restoring from Backup 26. Adding a Second Drive the Quick-n-Dirty Way 27. Putting TiVo's Drives Back 28. Testing Your TiVo's New Capacity Chapter 3. The TiVo Shell 29. Mounting and Working with TiVo's Drive Partitions 30. Enabling Bash over the Serial Port 31. Copying Unix Binaries to TiVo 32. Clean Up and Shut Down 33. Connecting to TiVo Serially 34. Installing Unix Binaries on TiVo 35. Poking Around 36. Moving Stuff to and from Your TiVo 37. Installing the less Pager on Your TiVo 38. Text Editing with vi on Your TiVo 39. Text Editing with Emacs on Your TiVo 40. Displaying Images on Your TV 41. Putting Text on the Screen 42. Capturing Closed Captioning 43. Caller ID on Your TV 44. Running the Same Thing Over and Over- 45. Save Multiple Shows at a Time to Your VCR 46. Playing MP3s on your TiVo Chapter 4. Bring the Internet to TiVo 47. Running PPP over TiVo's Serial Port 48. Accept a PPP Connection from TiVo on Your PC 49. Getting Your TiVo Series 1 Online 50. Getting Your TiVo Series 2 Online 51. Figuring Out Your TiVo's IP Address 52. Getting Telnet to Your Ethernet-Enabled TiVo 53. Fetching Files from the Web 54. wget Things from the Web 55. Setting Up an FTP server 56. Using the Same Filesystem 57. Reading Email on Your TiVo 58. Using the TiVo Control Station 59. Turning Your TV into a Virtual Window 60. Streaming Internet Audio Broadcasts to TiVo 61. Watching Your Email 62. Listen to Your Email Chapter 5. TiVo and the Web 63. Signing Up for the Home Media Option 64. Remotely Scheduling a Recording Through the HMO 65. TiVoWeb, a Web Interface to Your TiVo 66. Scheduling a Recording with TiVoWeb 67. What's on and beyond the To Do List? 68. Deleting Scheduled Recordings 69. Undeleting Recordings 70. Renaming Recordings 71. Editing Season Passes 72. Emulating the TiVo Remote 73. Emulating TiVo's Screens 74. Using TiVo Mail 75. Changing Channel Logos 76. Automatically Assigning All Logos 77. Creating Your Own Custom Logos 78. Dropping New Extensions into TiVoWeb 79. Starting TiVoWeb with TiVo 80. Putting Your TiVo on the Web Chapter 6. Working with Videos 81. Pulling Video from Your TiVo over FTP 82. Pulling Video from Your TiVo via Web Interface 83. Playing Extracted Video 84. Streaming Video Directly from TiVo 85. Converting Extracted Video 86. Putting Videos Back into TiVo 87. Moving Shows Between TiVo Units Chapter 7. Writing Code 88. Navigating the Media Filesystem 89. Inspecting MFS Objects 90. Extracting Your Now Showing List 91. Discovering Your Favorite Actors 92. Discovering Your Favorite Writers, Producers, and Directors 93. Turning Favorites Lists into JavaScript 94. How Do You Watch TV? 95. Browsing Through TiVo's Resources 96. Making Recordings Start Late and End Early 97. Editing Resources with a Point and a Click 98. Catching TiVo Events 99. Disabling the Live TV button 100. Cross-Compiling C Code for TiVo Index

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GOR003361066
TiVo Hacks by Raffi Krikorian
Raffi Krikorian
Used - Very Good
Paperback
O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
2003-09-02
260
0596005539
9780596005535
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