A windows installer isn't too hard to create although instructions for installing from a .zip or Tar.gz are pretty simple : Double-click the zip file to open it (or open the Tar.gz download using 7-Zip, see post #1541). Select everything in the pyTivo folder (use Ctrl-A) and drag it to whatever folder location you choose. The location and name of the installation folder are not important as long as the ffmpeg path in your pyTivo.conf file is correct. The hard part is the configuration file (pyTivo.conf) which must be created and customized to your hardware/software setup. (pyTivo.conf.dist is a rather poor example of such a file). If you supply the info below I or an OP will put together a config file for you: What model is your TiVo? Are you widescreen or normal? What is the path where you will install to (e.g., c:\Program Files\PyTivo\)? What path(s) for your video share folder(s) (where you will keep the video files)? What path(s) for photos and music (all optional - don't have to have them)? Configuration gets a little more complicated for a Tivo HD or S3 model, in which case there may be a few more questions.