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TiVo Desktop (Install)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11/7/2016.

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Take your shows anywhere

TiVo Desktop lets you transfer shows to your computer, then take the shows on the road.

Even when you're on the move, TiVo® ensures your entertainment experiences follow you anywhere you go. Just transfer your favorite shows to a laptop, an iPod or iPhone, a PSP, or other compatible device and take them with you.

  • Automatically transfer recordings from your network-connected TiVo box to watch on your computer
  • Convert those shows to view on your portable media player using your PC* or Mac**
  • Burn those shows and movies to a DVD**
  • Use SlingPlayer Mobile to watch your shows from your iPhone†
  • HP MediaSmart Home Server: Transfer recordings, free up space, and share shows across your network.

PACKAGING NOTE: 2.8.3 is the last free version of TiVo Desktop. You should also install the patch.

To install TiVo Desktop (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install tivo-desktop.install

To upgrade TiVo Desktop (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade tivo-desktop.install


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName= 'tivo-desktop.install' 
    $softwareName  = 'TiVo Desktop*'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $validExitCodes= @(0)
    $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $toolsDir "TiVoDesktopinstall.ahk"
    $ahkProc = Start-Process -FilePath $ahkExe `
                             -ArgumentList $ahkFile `
    $ahkId = $ahkProc.Id
    Write-Debug "$ahkExe start time:`t$($ahkProc.StartTime.ToShortTimeString())"
    Write-Debug "Process ID:`t$ahkId"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'exe' 
      url           = $url
      silentArgs   = '' 
      softwareName  = $softwareName
      checksum      = 'A6522FDA0028FA4572A1BDAE8AEA0030B72C0E44598444E1D0F23520A2AC895E'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'  
      validExitCodes= $validExitCodes
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    if((get-process "TiVoDesktop" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
        Write-Host "TiVoDesktop currently NOT running." 
        Write-Host "Stopping TiVoDesktop process..."
        Stop-Process -processname "TiVoDesktop"
  • tools\TivoDesktopinstall.ahk Show
    #NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
    ; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
    SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
    WinWait, TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 Installer, , 60
    ;BlockInput On
    Send !y
    Sleep, 300
    WinWait, TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 Installer, Please select the location where this software will be used: , 60
    Send {Enter}
    WinWait, TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 Installer,Which kinds of DVRs will TiVo Desktop be used for: , 60
    Send {Enter}
    Sleep, 100
    Send !n
    Sleep, 100
    Send !a
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Send !n
    Sleep, 10000
    Send !n
    Sleep, 500
    WinWait, TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 Installer,Additional Software Needed,60
    Send !n 
    WinWait, TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 Installer,TiVo Desktop 2.8.3 has been successfully installed.,60
    Send !f
    ;BlockInput Off

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • TiVo Inc.


Copyright © 2003-2010 TiVo Inc.


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