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pyTivo Desktop (Install)

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pyTivo Desktop (Install)

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


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3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade pytivo-desktop -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 pytivo-desktop -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pytivo-desktop
    name: pytivo-desktop
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pytivo-desktop' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pytivo-desktop
    Name     = "pytivo-desktop"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pytivo-desktop':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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pyTivo Desktop

Download shows from, and share music, photos and videos with, your TiVo© DVR

I hope wmcbrine doesn't mind me posting this here. My name is Dan and I'm a moderator over on TiVo Community as well as a software developer for VideoReDo. I have recently forked wmcbrine's version of pyTivo and built it into a Windows install package that includes a more user friendly UI and does NOT require python to be installed on the users machine. Everything in the package is compiled into standard exe files. I've used pyinstaller for the python code and electron for my Angular based UI. If anyone is interested it can be downloaded for free here..


$packageName    = 'pytivo-desktop'
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url            = ''
$checksum       = '7527157B7CB6B0F6D5D03FCB8075EE7E2B1EA73A274A6BFED87E21A158C1A13C'
$validExitCodes = @(0)
$bits           = Get-ProcessorBits
$shortcutName   = 'pyTivo.lnk'
$exe            = "pyTivoTray.exe"
$ahkExe         = 'AutoHotKey'
$ahkFile        = Join-Path $toolsDir "PDInstall.ahk"

if((get-process "PyTivoTray" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
    Write-Host "PyTivoTray currently NOT running." -foreground green
    Write-Host "Stopping PyTivoTray process(es)..." -foreground yellow
    Stop-Process -processname PyTivoTray -force

if((get-process "PyTivo" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
    Write-Host "PyTivo currently NOT running." -foreground green
    Write-Host "Stopping PyTivo process(es)..." -foreground yellow
    Stop-Process -processname PyTivo -force

if((get-process "PyTivoDesktop" -ea SilentlyContinue) -eq $Null){ 
    Write-Host "PyTivoDesktop currently NOT running." -foreground green
    Write-Host "Stopping PyTivoDesktop process(es)..." -foreground yellow
    Stop-Process -processname PyTivoDesktop -force
Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
  fileType       = 'exe' 
  url            = $url
  silentArgs     = '' 
  validExitCodes = $validExitCodes
  softwareName   = 'pyTivo' 
  checksum       = $checksum
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

if ($bits -eq 64)
     $exePath  = join-path "${env:ProgramFiles(x86)}" "\pyTivo"
    } else {
     $exePath  = join-path "${env:ProgramFiles}" "\pyTivo"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$exePath\$exe" -WorkingDirectory "$exePath"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -targetPath "$exePath\$exe" -WorkingDirectory "$exePath"

# Below for when AHK script gets updated to handle upgrades
#if ($PyTivoTrayWasRunning="True") {
#start "$exePath\$exe"
$packageName = 'pytivo-desktop'

remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\pyTivo.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\pyTivo.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'

#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.

WinWaitActive, Setup - pyTivo, Setup will install pyTivo into the following folder., 300
Send !n
Send !n
Send {SPACE}
Send !n
; ---------------- need for upgrade
; WinWaitActive, Setup - pyTivo, Which additional tasks should be performed?, 300
; Send !n
; Send !n
; Send !i
; then jump to Setup has finished...
; ---------------- need for upgrade
WinWaitActive, Setup - pyTivo, Set options for ToGo functions, 60
Send 1234567890
Send {TAB}
Send c:\temp
Send {TAB}
Send {TAB}
Send {SPACE}
Send !n
Send !i
WinWaitActive, Setup - pyTivo, Setup has finished installing pyTivo, 120
Send {SPACE}
Send !f

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pyTivo Desktop (Install) 1.6.6 313 Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Approved
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