Tridgell devised an ethernet
for the TiVo a few months ago, but decided not to post any of his vide
extraction software, in
fear of a Napster-like backlash against TiVo (some of the legal implications
were directly discussed in a
recent slashdot interview). But, today,
MPEG extraction has been released in the TiVo underground, although rough
around the edges, it allows the user to view TiVo recordings on any PC in the LAN in real time, as well as save the mpeg2 recordings on your PC." Update: 06/07 05:40PM EST
: As of a few minutes before this update, the thread regarding this software was pulled from the forum in question. From the message: "We wish for this topic to be 100% dead on this site form this point forward. Thank you."
As many users have already said in the comments, there are serious implications with the relese of these tools, that TiVo will have to deal with. I am also disappointed, but not surprised, that the forum thread was pulled.