ota2GO for Tablo OTA DVRs

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4.7
54 reviews
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About this app

ota2GO works with your Tablo over-the-air (OTA) digital video recorder (DVR) to let you download recordings from your Tablo to your phone or tablet for offline viewing or archiving!

To get started, simply run ota2GO while you are connected to the same network as your Tablo. ota2GO will find your Tablo, show you available recordings, and let you watch or download videos.

ota2GO has two ways to download videos: Time Saver and Space Saver.

Time Saver copies recordings from your Tablo and stores the full-sized files on your device. Time Saver is intended for devices with plenty of available storage, and has the advantage of downloading recordings quickly - a full 2 hour movie downloads in 15-20 minutes, but can be more than 5 GB in size. Time Saver downloads also support closed captions.

Space Saver copies recordings from your Tablo, but encodes them using lower quality and resolution settings in order to produce a much smaller file. Space Saver is intended for devices with limited amounts of available storage. The encoding process is lengthy - a 2 hour movie takes approximately 2 hours to encode - but the resulting file is significantly smaller. Using Space Saver you can start your download(s) at night and by morning they will be completed, in time for you to catch the latest episodes during your commute :)

The downloaded videos are also available to copy from your device to a computer through file explorer, but please ensure that you are using this app and the downloaded videos in full compliance with the copyright laws that may be applicable in your region. ota2GO is designed to provide personal, offline viewing and archiving and isn't intended to support distribution of copyrighted material.

ota2GO's internal player supports Tablo's new commercial skip capabilities. The app also supports surround sound (5.1) recordings by allowing you to select an external video player such as VLC or MX to play these recordings with sound in case your Android device doesn't natively support surround sound, as many do not. Just configure the external player in the Settings.

In the free Demo mode all features are available, but downloads are limited to 20 minutes in order to let you take it for a thorough test drive. Try the app for free for as long as you wish, and upgrade to full-length download capabilities only after you're sure that the app works as you'd like!

Note: This is an independent app by LocoBright and is not associated with the good folks at Tablo or Nuvyyo. It is intended to work as a complement to your Tablo device and the great software that Nuvyyo already provides.

** This App requires that you have a Tablo device **

Don't have a Tablo yet? They are amazing little devices. Check them out at http://www.tablotv.com
Updated on
Apr 29, 2022

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4.7
54 reviews
A Google user
January 17, 2019
Yes, it is a very nice app! I am suggesting to add the choice as to where to download the video files since finding them in a Android environment is a lot more convoluted than in Windows. And speaking of Windows, I also suggest that there should be a Windows version aslo available. As mentioned above, finding the downloaded files is a major difficulty before we are able to move them to a Windows environment.
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LocoBright
January 19, 2019
Thanks for the great review, Joe! The files are in the /Android/data/com.locobright.tablogo/files directory in either your main storage or your SD card (see the Settings for details). They are situated there in order to make them part of the app data for better management upon uninstall etc. Hope that helps u locate them! Thx again!
A Google user
November 10, 2019
When an update broke connectivity, developer was responsive in getting a working version back available. It works to save shows to my microSD card to watch away from home. There are 2 options, the quicker option (about 5-10 minutes per episode) takes up more space, but the video quality is good. The option to compress to smaller files takes considerably longer, but it's nice to have the option.
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LocoBright
November 10, 2019
Hi - thanks for the positive review!! Sorry that my update broke it for users of android 9+, but appreciate you and everyone else standing by for the better part of a day while I fixed. And glad it's back to working well again :) Thx!!
Howard Dingman
February 19, 2022
Great app, but newer versions of (Samsung) Android are making it difficult to retrieve the files. They seem to hide the Android folder, or parts of it, even on the SD Card. The only work-around I'm having success now is to power down the phone, remove the SD card, then plug it into the laptop. Echoing a previous review comment, could there be a setting added to specify a download location on the SD card? Also as previously mentioned, a Windows version would be great.
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LocoBright
April 30, 2022
Hi -- Updating this reply because I've now released the next version which allows user-selection of storage (so you can make a TabloVideos folder on your SD card or wherever you like). Much better access this way! Let me know if you encounter any issues, thx!

What's new

- ota2GO updated to use user-selected storage locations to enable much easier retrieval and sharing of downloaded video files. Any existing downloads will still be available, and new downloads must go to a user-specified folder.
- Overall performance and usage tuning for more straightforward operation
- Because of storage migration, Space Saver (transcoding) mode is only supported on Android 8 and above.