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Notice: This document was last updated on 18 November 2009.

TiVo Desktop for Macintosh

Version 1.9.5

System Requirements

  • OS X 10.5.8 or any later version
  • iLife '08 or any later version
  • iTunes 9.0.2 or any later version

If your home network has Internet access but does not include a firewall, information on your home network can be easily seen by anyone on the Internet. Most firewall products stop all traffic originating from the Internet, protecting your systems from malicious network attacks or curious browsers interested in the files you have on your computer. A firewall can be installed to protect an individual computer or to protect a whole home network. Because the TiVo Desktop application makes music and photos you publish to your DVR available on your home network, TiVo recommends that you install a firewall that protects your home network. If your network does not include a firewall, Internet users may be able to access music and photos on your network or even information on your computer, such as personal financial data. TiVo strongly suggests you take steps to protect your home network from unwanted intruders. Routers and home gateways, available at most electronics stores, may include a firewall meant to protect your home network.

Changes since version 1.6

  • The TiVo Desktop installer now adds an entry into the firewall preference panel. If the firewall is active, you will need to enable this entry before the TiVo Desktop software will function.
  • The TiVo Desktop server is now started in a more secure way. No further action is required to take advantage of this increased security.

Changes since version 1.7

  • A potential security issue was located in version 1.7 and removed in version 1.8. TiVo Inc. recommends that all users begin using version 1.8 immediately in order to take advantage of the increased security.

Changes since version 1.8

  • TiVo Desktop can now work with applications other than iPhoto to share photos.
  • Enhances performance and stability.

Changes since version 1.9.1

  • TiVo Desktop now works on 10.4 (Tiger)
  • Enhances performance and stability.

Changes since version 1.9.2

  • TiVo Desktop now works on PowerPC and Intel.
  • Enhances performance and stability.

Changes since version 1.9.3

  • Enhances performance and stability.

Changes since version 1.9.4

  • TiVo Desktop now works on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Rococoa.  This product uses Rococoa Java binding software which is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.  A copy of this license and source code can be found inside the preference pane package.  More information is available at https://rococoa.dev.java.net. Rococoa uses JNA licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.  More information is available at https://jna.dev.java.net/. Rococoa uses CGLIB licensed under the Apache v2 license.  A copy of this license can be found inside the preference pane package.