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Archivo is a cross-platform app for archiving recordings from a TiVo to your computer. It is designed to "just work" and require very little user input or configuration.

Archivo is no longer maintained. If you're interested in taking over maintainership of this project, feel free to tag me (@fflewddur) in an issue and I'll do my best to answer any questions about the code, release process, etc.


  • Automatically find TiVos on your local network
  • List the recordings available on each TiVo
  • Copy recordings from a TiVo to a computer
  • Convert recordings to more convenient video formats
  • Remove commercials from recordings
  • Delete recordings from the TiVo


  • Java 8u40 or higher
  • A TiVo Bolt, Roamio, or Premiere
  • For best performance, your computer should have at least a dual-core processor and 1 GB of memory
  • Plenty of disk space: archiving a one-hour HD recording may temporarily use up to 10 GB of disk space
  • Supported operating systems:
    • Mac OS X 10.7.3 and higher
    • Windows Vista and higher
    • Any Linux system with Java 8, FFmpeg 2.8 or higher, HandBrake CLI (command-line interface) 0.10.2 or higher, and Comskip 0.81.89 or higher. The FFmpeg, HandBrake CLI, and Comskip executables must all be in the same directory (e.g., /usr/local/bin) with the names "ffmpeg", "handbrake", and "comskip", and Archivo needs to be run with the -tooldir parameter specifying this directory (e.g., java -jar /path/to/archivo.jar -tooldir /usr/local/bin).


The latest release of Archivo can be found at We provide packages for Windows and Mac OS X. Archivo also runs on Linux, but we do not currently provide pre-compiled Linux packages.

Known Issues

If you find a problem with Archivo, please help us fix it by reporting it at


Archivo is Free Software, so everyone is welcome to view, modify, and redistribute its source code. The only requirement is that you must in turn allow everyone to view, modify, and redistribute your own modifications (learn more about this topic at If you're interested in joining the development, check us out on GitHub at


Development of this project was made substantially easier by the existence of the excellent KMTTG project ( If you want more control over your TiVo than Archivo gives you, KMTTG is probably the tool you're looking for.

Archivo also makes use of the following Free Software projects:

Thanks to Freepik ( for providing the icon the Archivo logo is based upon.