Registered: Sep 2001
Location: East Freetown, MA
Originally posted by avillait
So it appears that it is not possible to keep your music on a server that does not run some proprietary software.
The protocol that TiVo uses is published, so someone familiar with CGI/Perl/language of your choice could write non-proprietary SW that, assuming your ISP would allow it to be installed (which I doubt), would make this possible. javaHMO, for example, acts as a TiVo server, and last I checked TiVo Inc. had nothing to do with it.
The TiVo Desktop is really (essentially) just an HTTP server with a "well-known" CGI. You can even talk to it with a web browser if you know the protocol.
I don't know that anything will make it practical to do what you describe, though.
If your issue is just keeping stuff on a server, as long as you can mount space on that server as a file system on your local machine your local machine could act as "server" for the TiVo protocol while actually storing the files elsewhere (for example, I could store MP3s on an FTP site, use ftp_fs to mount the FTP server into my file system, and let jamaHMO serve them up, at the expense of twice the network traffic -- once from the server to the local box then again to the TiVo.) Again, not practical (and probably not what you're asking for) but possible.
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