New TiVo Desktop

TiVo has finally released version 2.3 of their TiVo Desktop software for the PC. Additons to the software include the ability to perform auto-transfers of recorded shows from your TiVo to your PC and the ability to auto-convert programs to various mobile playback formats. While some formats are free, such as Windows Media, MPEG-4 and H.264 conversion (e.g. for iPod and PSP) require that you pay a US$25 (one-time) fee to unlock this capability. TiVo is allegedly charging this ’cause they had to pay a licensing fee. (Of course, you could always continue to use free conversion utils, such as AutoPilot, Videora or VEMode.)

[Via Zatz Not Funny]