NEW: Migrating to a wiki, so the authors can maintain their own links. embeem has been kind enough to offer space, so its available at http://www.alt.org/wiki/index.php/TivoHackingLinks. As of right now (8P Eastern) its just this list, slightly reformated. Updates to come later tonight or tomorrow, probably to both locations (if the forums are accessible..) Now back to your regularly scheduled applications, hacks and the occasional man-eating wild beast: === Since I was unable to find any single list of applications, hacks, etc for the Tivo I thought I would start this thread. This is just the list I have found so far; for the ones I am missing (or have incorrect info on) please reply and I'll update this post as needed. Recent additions: Joe, osdmngr, cron, tivoidentd, screensave, elseed license Note: Here, "Author" does not necessarily mean the original software author. It is an indication of who ported it and/or is currently maintaining it for the Tivo. (In many cases that is the original author, but not all.) =========== Network Access: How to get it and applications that require it. =========== Name: Tivo DSL HowTo Author: Frank Pineau Homepage: http://www.pineaus.com/HOWTO/Tivo-DSL-HOWTO.html License: General/Free Description: OK, its not an application. But it IS a must-read for getting networking or ppp running on the Tivo. Name: TurboNet Installation Author: Silicondust Engineering Homepage: http://www.silicondust.com/turbonet/turbonet.html License: Unknown Description: An excellent set of directions and a boot cd 2for installing a network card. However, it also works perfectly for unlocking a Tivo without a lot of the risk associated with some of the other hacks. It's what I used to get ppp running on my DirecTivo, and I highly recommend it; the turbonet drivers and such do not interfere at all with the normal operations of the Tivo. Name: TivoFTPd Author: sorphin Homepage: http://tivo.samba.org/download/sorphin/ License: Unknown Description: An ftp daemon for your newly-networked Tivo. Makes a great gift. Also makes it a whole lot easier to install software. Name: TivoWeb Author: tivoweb AT lightn DOT org Homepage: http://tivo.lightn.org License:GPL Description: An excellent web server for the Tivo, allowing you to do almost everything remotely that you can do locally (and quite a few new things that were not possible before.) Name: TPOP Author: douglas AT networkhackers dot com Homepage: http://www.networkhackers.com/tpop/ License: Unknown Description: POP email client for the networked Tivo. Saves messages to the Tivo mail list. Name: GAIM Author: hermanator Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=65062 (is there a better one?) License: GPL Description: A GAIM plugin and Tivo application that prints messages on screen when buddies log in and out. Also contains information on the Windows port of Gaim. Name: YAC Client for TiVo Author: josquin Homepage: http://www.sunflowerhead.com/software/yac/ License: GPL Description: YAC is a Caller ID system that uses the modem in your Windows-based computer to monitor incoming phone calls. When a phone call is received, YAC displays the Caller ID info on the computer screen. Clients are available for Windows and the Tivo. (Its like elseed, for those without caller-ID capable Tivos.) Name: elseedyac Author: pfl2000 Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&postid=700874#post700874 Mirror: http://pfl2000.dyndns.tv/tivo/elseedyac/ License: Unknown ..GPL? Description: Elseed modified to do name/number aliasing and also allows your TiVo to act as the YAC server. Name: Tivoidentd Author: RobertHamilton Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=72967 License: Unknown Description: Another identd (possibly the first) for the Tivo. To some reports, much smaller/more stable than micro_identd. I haven't used it here, so I can't say. YMMV. ====== OSD Info: If it goes onscreen (and works without a network) it's here. ====== Name: screensave Author: [mbm] Homepage: http://tivo.samba.org/download/mbm/bin/ License: Unknown Description: Its a screensaver. No, really. It blanks the screen after it has been paused for too long. Name: osdmngr Author: belboz Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23906 .. sorta. License: Unknown Description: Converts tga files for viewing on the Tivo using osdwriter, which is already on the Tivo in /tvbin. Name: text2osd Author: Homepage: License: Description: The original command-line OSD display. But I can't find it anywhere Name: newtext2osd Author: cwingert Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&postid=550677#post550677 Alternate Version: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=74564 License: Unknown Description: The newer fancier command-line text2osd program. Some programs below require this one, some the older, some both and even (in at least one case) neither. Name: Tivo Control Station Author: Zirak Homepage: Umm... http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=78060 License: Unknown Description: This application sort of crosses the line between network and OSD. It does many convenient things locally, and shortcuts many preexisting features (3 clicks for backdoors, for example) but it's true utility is unlocked with an internet connection. It can display current local weather, stock information, sports, etc. Very cool application. It allows commands to be issued locally (remote) or over the network and programmers will find that it is easily extendable. Name: Elseed Author: Greg Gardner (greg AT bah DOT org) Homepage: http://www.bah.org/~greg/tivo/ License: GPL Description: Mainly (only?) for DirecTivo units, this works with text2osd to display caller ID information onscreen. Reported not to work on some DirecTivos and most SA, but it works like a champ for me and does not require a network connection or Windows machine. Very high "wife factor" - my fiance considers this to be the true 'killer app' for the hacked Tivo. Name: TivoVBI Author: [MBM] Homepage: http://tivo.samba.org/download/mbm/ License: GPL Description: VBI (vertical blanking interval) is used to send closed-captioning info and some program stats (title, etc). This cool app decodes that info either to the screen or to stdout/console and is also the basis for most (all?) of the OSD routines. =========== Development: Languages, compilers, scripts, etc. =========== Name: tivo-bin Author: Tivo, Inc Homepage: http://pvrhack.sonnik.com/tivo/dl_info.asp?DLID=30 License: GPL Description: Lots of useful binaries and such, prebuilt for the Tivo. Essentials like "ls" contained here. Originally from older Tivos, removed after some software updates. Name: tivo-build-xcompiler Author: [MBM] Homepage: http://tivo.samba.org/download/mbm/ License: Unknown Description: An excellent script for building a cross-compiler for the Tivo. (A cross-compiler lets you compile programs on your desktop to be run on the Tivo. If you don't know what a compiler is, this section is not for you ..) Name: Tivo Software Releases Author: Tivo, Inc. Homepage: http://tivo.com/linux/index.html Mirror: http://tivo.samba.org/download/tivo_releases/ License: GPL Description: The sources to all the GPL software the Tivo runs. (Kernel, utilities, compiler, etc. Necessary for the build-xcompiler script as well as just generally useful to the Tivo developer.) Name: WebPHP Author: enigma2175 Homepage: http://www.corruptdb.com/ License: GPL Description: PHP binary and TivoWeb module to run PHP shell scripts and CGI binaries on the Tivo. Also includes information on a MySQL database client. Name: menuboot Author: TivoTechie Homepage: http://tivo.samba.org/download/tivotechie/ Mirror: http://pvrhack.sonnik.com/tivo/dl_info.asp?DLID=20 License: Unknown Description: Allows you to select rc.sysinit's to boot, and get a failsafe shell, if you screw something up. Name: Crond Author: Dtype Homepage: http://alt.org/tivo/ License: GPL Description: Standard Unix cron. Runs things at specified times. Name: Textutils Author: Dtype Homepage: http://alt.org/tivo/ License: GPL Description: Grep, awk, sed for the Tivo. Standard - and damned useful - Unix text processing tools. =========== Console: General-purpose applications that run on the commandline w/o network or OSD. =========== Name: Elvis Author: dtype Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70019 License: GPL Description: elvis is a small implementation of vi, with all the expected behaviors. Name: Joe Author: Mr. Belboz Homepage: http://pvrhack.sonnik.com/tivo/joe.asp License: GPL Description: Joe is another editor for the Tivo. Not sure how the Tivo version differs from the standard one, but I liked that one for a long time before I got the hang of vi. Name: lsof Author: Craig Homepage: http://www.xse.com/leres/tivo/downloads/ License: GPL Description: LSOF shows open files, network connections, etc. Quite handy, quite missing from the standard Tivo software load. Requires the libtivohack elsewhere on that page. (There are many applications on that page. Check it out. I'm just going to list the ones that catch my eye.) Name: micro_inetd, micro_httpd Author: Craig Homepage: http://www.xse.com/leres/tivo/downloads/ License: GPL Description: A small inetd and a small webserver for the Tivo. Also requires libtivohack. Name: Netstat, ping, traceroute Author: Craig Homepage: http://www.xse.com/leres/tivo/downloads/ License: GPL Description: Useful network testing/debugging apps: netstat is like lsof, specifically for network connections and routes. Ping and traceroute are just what you think they are. Get down and party with the Libtivohack. Name: One Per Week Author: CptanPanic Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=79471 License: Unknown Description: For programs that run one episode per week, but have no guide data, this TCL script will remove the other showings from the Todo list. You need the fsid of the program (available via TivoWeb) and it works well with cron (since it needs to be rerun periodically). =========== Upgrades: Software to upgrade your Tivo in some way or another. =========== Name: MFStools Author: Tiger Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=63606 License: Unknown/GPL Description: Everything you need to access the Tivo drives from your desktop (and then some..) Broke the rc.sysinit? Boot up the MFStools cd and fix it. Adding a drive? Just read the Hinsdale HowTo and all will become clear. =========== TivoWeb: Addons, modules, themes for TivoWeb. =========== Name: tivocomm theme Author: stevejenkins Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73873 License: GPL..? Description: A theme for TiVoWeb that looks like the TiVo Community. Name: channelmap Author: Zirak Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=61830 License: Unknown Description: A TivoWeb module that remaps channels. (So if Tivo thinks CNN is 50, but your cable/sat/etc provider puts it on 30, this is what you need to fix it.) Name: Recording History Author: qqx Homepage: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=72230 License: Unknown Description: A module for TivoWeb 1.9.4b3 which allows viewing of the Recording History. Reports are that it works on most everything, including DirecTivo 2.5.x. ==================== Edit: License info now added, along with more of the basic core utilities. Moved PHP down to the development section since it occurred to me it is done up to be both a shell scripting language as well as a cgi. Edit: I'll probably be poking it all day (10/08/02) but it is about as close to done as I can get it. There are many more applications out there, the problem being that there are often no descriptions associated with them. Edit: Updated link to wiki This is your call to start responding and PMing with applications I missed, updated information, etc.