Linux Install

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Python Version 2.5 or Greater

pyTivo requires Python 2.5, 2.6 or 2.7. If a binary package (i.e. .rpm or .deb) isn't available for your distribution, grab the source from "./configure && make && make install" is likely all it will take.


pyTivo requires FFmpeg. If a binary package isn't available for your Linux distribution (doubtful) or you just want to build it yourself the source is available from


If you are using gentoo, you can emerge pytivo-wmcbrine from the sunrise overlay.

Download the latest pyTivo from the Current Releases page.

cd pyTivo
vi pyTivo.conf


Run pyTivo as a daemon

To run pyTivo as a daemon on start and in background, here is an example Init.d Script.

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