TivoTool 0.6.1 Released

New release to fix some high priority bugs and add remote vserver start/stop back in.

– Remote menu is back. Start and stop vserver from within TivoTool.
– New method to detect iTunes library location.
– Fix for crash when starting tivoserver
– 2 installer issues fixed. Should help people unable to install.
– Slight prefs GUI cleanups

The google code site has been really useful for me so far. I encourage everyone to continue using it to submit and keep track of bugs.

For a more informal way to interact, I’ve created a discussion forum. You should see that along the top of the page here. This is also hosted at google, so they can handle much of the administration – leaving more time for me to work on TivoTool.

I’ve gotten a few questions about the source code for TivoTool. If you didn’t know already, you can use the “show package contents” context item on the TivoTool app to get the source code. Since TivoTool is written (mostly) in Perl, it is easy to hack on and modify. Video enthusiasts should check CommandLineController.pm to add their own command line options to FFMPEG, Mencoder, etc. I am also using SVN now, which includes the XCode Project files. Explaining SVN is beyond the scope of this post, but here is information on the TivoTool repository. You will need the apple development tools and camelbones to build TivoTool in XCode. Source code for helper programs like mplayer, vstream, etc, are not included. Those can be found at their respective websites (see credits).

Finally, a universal binary version of tivotool is coming soon! Stay tuned.