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Audiofaucet for Tivo

I installed Tivo’s Desktop software on my iMac a few nights ago. It lets you stream music from iTunes to the Tivo, but the interface lacks polish and features.

Tonight I ran across Audiofaucet, a third party program to stream/control music from iTunes or a folder from both Windows and OS X machines. The program has gotten a lot of recognition from the Tivo programming community, and is currently in public beta. I downloading the app and had it running on my Powerbook and iMac in seconds. The interface on the Tivo side of things is very slick, with the polished look of a modern application. Audiofaucet also lets you play audio from your Tivo, or play audio from the source computer. If you have your computer setup to a massive system already, the Tivo can serve as a controller for the computer… pretty slick.

If you’ve got a Series 2 Tivo setup on your network, I highly recommend you check out Audiofaucet at digitaldroplet.net. I’m looking forward to progress from this app, and will gladly pay for it when it gets out of beta.

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Tivo TWiT Podcast
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New Tivos are always fun! Now I’m waiting to get the newest software update so I can use the Linksys 10/100 Ethernet USB adapter I bought. Right now I’m on wireless… a neighbor’s open wireless. It doesn’t look like the Tivo supports TKIP shared key wireless security, which is what I use. Until I get the Ethernet adapter working the Tivo won’t be on my own network, and that means I won’t be streaming any music or pictures till then.