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Tivo's Hidden Web Server Dave Zantz is up to his TiVo hacking tricks again. He informs us that TiVo Series 2 DVRs have a hidden web server integrated into the system that allows remote access to stored video content. Dave says, “it’s no Slingbox, but for many people it doesn’t require any additional equipment or expense.” So how does it work? In short, “You can connect to the TiVo inside your home network with just the IP of the TiVo device and any modern web browser on any platform. This allows you to view everything you have recorded and gives you the option of downloading specific shows. Nice work! Filed in: Software

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Camera Phone Moblog Community | How-To: Get TV shows off of your TiVo and onto your iPod (with video) This week's How-To comes to us courtesy of Dave Zatz, a long-time Engadget pal who we finally convinced to join the staff as a contributor. Dave is the master of all things TiVo, and for his first How-To he's whipped up a guide to getting TV shows off of a Series 2 TiVo and on to a video-enabled iPod. You may or may not agree that $1.99 is a fair price to download an episode of Lost, but you'll certainly agree that Apple's initial video library is quite sparse. Well, I've got good news for those of you with a networked Series 2 TiVo – all you need are TiVoToGo and a few software tools and you'll be watching Monster Garage on that shiny new iPod in no time. As with all video conversions, there are many ways to skin this cat. I. TiVo doesn? Launch DirectShow Dump ( Click ? II. The video-capable iPod only supports MPEG4 and MOV files, so we? 1. * If your TiVo? 8. III. All that? Once you? Resolution Addendum for the Geeky Comments