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6. Working with Videos > 81. Pulling Video from Your TiVo over FTP

Pulling Video from Your TiVo over FTP

Extract recorded television shows from TiVo’s Media File System using mfs_ftp and your garden-variety FTP application.

By this time you should be pretty comfortable FTPing [Hack #55] stuff back and forth to your TiVo. Most of your file transfers have, up to now, been one way and rather simple—moving small files and software to your network-enabled TiVo [Hack #49]. Let’s raise the bar a little and siphon some of that recorded television programming out of the TiVo.

No matter how hard you look, you’re not going to find those recorded television shows anywhere on your TiVo’s filesystem [Hack #29]. The reason is simple: you’re not seeing the entire filesystem.


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