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Last Update:

03 Nov 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • TiVo Inc.


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TiVo Desktop (Install)

2.8.3 | Updated: 03 Nov 2016



Downloads of v 2.8.3:



Software Author(s):

  • TiVo Inc.

TiVo Desktop (Install) 2.8.3

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade tivo-desktop.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade tivo-desktop.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure tivo-desktop.install installed
    name: tivo-desktop.install
    state: present
    version: 2.8.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'tivo-desktop.install' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.8.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: tivo-desktop.install,
    Version: 2.8.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller tivo-desktop.install
   Name     = 'tivo-desktop.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.8.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'tivo-desktop.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.8.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install tivo-desktop.install version="2.8.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 07 Nov 2016.


Screenshot of Tivo Desktop

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.

$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"
#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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