TiVo Gadget v1.0.2 Enables Video Download

I made a very minor update to my TiVo Now Playing gadget that allows you to download recorded shows to your computer. While viewing the show details window, simply click on the title to begin the download. Because the video files are protected, you'll be prompted for a user name and password. The user name is always tivo, and the password is your media access key (check the Remember my password checkbox if you get tired of re-entering this information). If you need help configuring your gadget or finding your media access key, be sure to read my earlier TiVo Gadget for Vista post. Download the TiVo Now Playing v1.0.2 gadget (182KB).

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  1. Reader Richard Hay contacted me again to let me know that the TiVo Gadget for Windows Vista has been updated to v1.0.2 and now allows downloading shows from the TiVo via the simple expedient of clicking on the title of the program in the listing provid..

  2. Brendan says:

    Great Gadget!  Love the ability to see what’s recorded on my TiVo’s.  I think this is, by far, the easiest way to find and download shows from my TiVo’s to my laptop!  Any chance of making the TiVo Name a drop-down list so that you can select from multiple TiVo’s more quickly?  Thanks again for this fantastic gadget!!!

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  4. John Panicci says:

    Hi, I love this Gadget so much,  I hae one minor issue with it.  I use the desktop plus software to move avi to Tivo, once thy are they show up in now playing just fine.  If i click on each moviein the gadget it stays on one movie and never changes from the original movie that is clicked on, the real tivo shows are fine.  thanks again

  5. Johnny says:

    How do you get it to download the file?

    and i have a windows decoder if you want for it to save the file as an pc playable vid file, ask me to send an email to you and ill send the info on how to do that.

    being able to change the dvr name would be nice too.

    Im thinking of making a desktop version too. but it be a big undertaking, maybe not..thanks for posting the how-to in detail, thats was nice.

    Thanks for the nifty widget too

    i have a series 2, works great

    one other thing you HAVE to do all the setup in ie (doing it in my default FF does not work)

  6. Mike Farrington says:

    I just tried it, but it doesn’t work for me on Vista64.

    I enter the IP and MAK, but it never shows any data. It just says: (unknown) (0)

    Then, if I remove it from the gadget panel (since it’s not working), I get the following error a few times:

    Runtime Error: Object doesn’t support this action

    In pageUnload() on the line “flyoutDocument = feedItems = item = null;”

  7. BenM says:

    Make sure that you are entering in the Tivo Service Number in the "address" settings box and not the IP. I had the same issue until I read the directions more closely.

  8. Jewels says:

    Awesome Tool

    Is there anyway to take a file from the "tivo recordings" folder and send it up to the tivo sort of like TIVO TOGO does?

  9. Duane says:

    Any chance we will see a Windows XP version?

  10. Keith says:

    Lately, Tivo made a software upgrade and now my gadget won’t show what’s on my Tivo. The only difference I see is that Tivo now puts shows into folders. If you have two shows from the same series, they used to list them by date. Now they are put into folders. Is anyone else experiencing this?

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