October 09, 2005
We're happy to announce the beta release of our first software product, TVHarmony AutoPilot which can be freely downloaded here. The software automates downloading and converting TivoToGo files into popular formats such as MPEG and Playstation Portable (PSP) compatible formats. In addition, you can download the conversion utilities separately.
We believe we made a good tradeoff between allowing users to legitimately convert their Tivo content into standard formats but still urge people not to violate copyright laws by publicly distributing the shows on the web. When the software converts programming, it imprints their Tivo Media Access Key as a watermark in the lower right hand side of the movie. Since the Media Access Key can easily tracked back to an individual Tivo owner, users will be more reluctant to post copyrighted content on the web.
The Beta 1 release still needs some polish and we have plans for many more features, but at this point, it provides enough functionality to be useful. If you ever wanted to move Tivo content to your PSP or other media player that supports MPEG, AutoPilot is an easy way to automate the process. With the new functionality to upload MPEG files back to your Tivo, you can also use your home PC as a storage system for content you haven't had time to watch.
Posted on October 09, 2005
I wish you best of luck with AutoPilot. Keep up the great work!
Posted by: Alex at October 13, 2005 05:37 AM