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6. Working with Videos > 84. Streaming Video Directly from TiVo

Streaming Video Directly from TiVo

Why download massive videos and take up local hard drive space when you can stream them right from your TiVo over your home network?

Playing downloaded streams from your TiVo is just one way to use Wingert’s TiVo MPlayer [Hack #83]. The whole reason he extended the original MPlayer was to enable you to stream videos right from your TiVo to your PC.

You’ll need a program called vserver to pull off this hack. Download http://tivo-mplayer.sourceforge.net/releases/vserver-1.2.tar.gz and unpack the archive. Inside, you’ll find a whole slew of files. Look for a binary called vserver-ppc-s1-exec. Move and rename the file to /var/hack/bin/vserver on your TiVo. Start it up:


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