Using OpenSolaris as a TiVo backup device

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Sometimes my TiVo gets confused after a power outage, and it takes forever to reboot (I think it's trying to recover its files which takes a while when you have over 1TB of storage connected to the TiVo).  Sometimes, I lose some of my shows, and that makes me sad.

So I decided to find some software I could get running on OpenSolaris so I could use my home media server as a backup device for my TiVo shows.

I did it, using the Galleon open source Java application; here's how.

Now, if somebody smarter than me would just port the TiVo software to OpenSolaris, we'd have the benefits of ZFS on a TiVo box.  That would be fantastic.

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You know, I wondered if there was either a project or a proposed project to use OpenSolaris with MythTV or a new setup to record streaming video. You know, an application that is easier to use and setup than MythTV.

Posted by RJohnson on May 26, 2009 at 07:47 AM PDT #

I haven't seen a project like what you describe, and I've heard of MythTV but have never tried it. That would be great.
I used to own a product by TiVo's primary competitor, ReplayTV. ReplayTV supported streaming of video from other RTV boxes; there is a Java app that lets you stream movies from your computer to the RTV box. I wish the TiVo would support that.

Posted by George Drapeau on May 26, 2009 at 08:34 AM PDT #

hey its a good idea... let me try it.. dunno worry will let u know of results

Posted by DLT Tapes on February 14, 2010 at 03:54 PM PST #

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