And I now have byRequest converting ogg to mp3 on the fly and streaming it to the TiVo. Now the question is do I clean up my diffs to be sane and pass them on, keep using my current hack or write my own server. Since I'm lazy, I'll probably go with option 2, at least for the immediate future.
Will do a weekend recap a little later. Hungry at the moment and so want to do something about that right now.
Update: Hack and a half of a patch available here