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JavaHMO 2.4 Released

The JavaHMO media server for TiVo has released version 2.4. This release includes some ToGo bug fixes.

Before you can use the ToGo functionality, you have to configure the download path and media access key using the JavaHMO configuration GUI File/Properties menu.

The ToGo functionality is available in the configuration GUI on the File/ToGo menu. If you are using the TiVo Beacon then currently JavaHMO is not able to automatically determine the TiVo's on you network; you have to manually configure JavaHMO with those details. If you do not use the TiVo Beacon service then JavaHMO should automatically locate your TiVo's.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-02-27

JavaHMO 2.3 Released

The JavaHMO media server for TiVo has released version 2.3. JavaHMO now supports the ToGo functionality similar to that of the TiVo Desktop 2.0. In addition, JavaHMO adds a feature to automatically download recordings from your TiVo based on a list of configurable criteria.

Before you can use the ToGo functionality, you have to configure the download path and media access key using the JavaHMO configuration GUI File/Properties menu.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-02-24

JavaHMO 2.3 Beta 4 Released

JavaHMO now supports the ToGo functionality similar to that of the TiVo Desktop 2.0. In addition, JavaHMO adds a feature to automatically download recordings from your TiVo based on a list of configurable criteria.

This release contains the following:
1. Handle special characters in recording path
2. Fixed weather location bug
3. Time added to ToGo downloaded file names
4. Added delete option to downloaded list... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-02-05

JavaHMO 2.3 Beta 3 Released

JavaHMO now supports the ToGo functionality similar to that of the TiVo Desktop 2.0. In addition, JavaHMO adds a feature to automatically download recordings from your TiVo based on a list of configurable criteria.

This release contains the following:
1. Fixed ToGo selected downloads listing bug
2. Fixed ToGo list update status bug
3. Fix weather radar maps
4. Fix weather data icon mapping

This release is labeled a beta since it contains new functionality which hasn't been tested enough for a public release.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-01-30

JavaHMO 2.3 Beta 2 Released

JavaHMO now supports the ToGo functionality similar to that of the TiVo Desktop 2.0. In addition, JavaHMO adds a feature to automatically download recordings from your TiVo based on a list of configurable criteria.

This release contains the following:
1. Removed gallery plugin
2. Fixed server starting from ToGo GUI
3. Fixed modal dialog bug in GUI
4. Fixed default recordings path
5. Added ToGo data progress indicator
6. Fixed help spelling mistakes
7. Fixed ToGo recorded checkbox selection states
8. Improved performance of downloading recording data
9. Added logic to not overload TiVo with data requests... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-01-22

JavaHMO 2.3 Beta 1 Released

JavaHMO now supports the ToGo functionality similar to that of the TiVo Desktop. In addition, JavaHMO adds a additional capabilities to automatically downloaded recordings from your TiVo based on a list of configurable criteria.

This release contains the following:
1. ToGo
2. ToGo auto rules
3. Fixed iTunes OS X default playlist path
4. Added iTunes playlist library file chooser
5. Fixed iTunes playlist file parser... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-01-20

JavaHMO 2.2 Released

This is a maintenance release which includes some minor bug fixes.

The following bugs has been fixed in this release:
1. Fixed reload bug for web content
2. Added new audio prompt for streaming errors
3. Ignore hidden files
4. Fixed email plugin missing data bug
5. Fixed bug in Windows installation wizard to support TiVo Desktop 2.0

After users indicated that JavaHMO 2.1 didnt work if it was installed after TiVo Desktop 2.0, my initial testing seemed to indicate that the problem was due to the new TiVo Beacon service.
However, I have now tracked the problem down to a bug in the Windows installation wizard. You should now be able to install JavaHMO 2.2 after TiVo Desktop 2.0... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2005-01-08

JavaHMO 2.1 Released

This is a maintenance release which includes some minor bug fixes.

The following bugs has been fixed in this release:
1. Fixed iTunes plugin drops 1 song
2. Fixed Email plugin protocol value reset bug in configuration GUI
3. Fixed shuffle repeat play bug
4. Fixed playlist shuffle bug
5. Fixed iTunes default path

This release has been developed for JRE 1.4.2_06.

The Windows installation wizard and complete source code is currently available from the project web site on Sourceforge:
http://javahmo.sourceforge.net... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-12-18

JavaHMO 2.0 Released

This release represents a significant upgrade of JavaHMO, the media server for the Home Media Option from TiVo. This version includes numerous new kinds of content, significant performance improvements and increased reliability.

This version is also major re-organization of the code and includes a new plugin architecture.

All of the previous 1.2 content are available as plugins:
Desktop viewer, Games, Image viewer, Internet images, Movie listings, MP3 player, MP3 organizer, M3U and PLS playlist support, Shoutcast streams, and Local Weather conditions.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-12-11

JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 6 released

This beta includes the following fixes:
1. Fixed bug that repeats last item in each folder
2. Fixed bugs related to special characters
3. Fixed playlist bug for online stations
4. Fixed various reload issues

The main objective of this release is to find bugs and fix them for the final 2.0 release. The feature list for 2.0 has been locked down.

This release is NOT recommended for the casual user and should only be used by people with some technical background who are willing to provide feedback on any bugs they might find.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-12-05

JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 5 released

This beta includes the following fixes:
1. Fixed movie data downloading bug
2. Fixed bug that created duplicates in organizers
3. Fixed bugs that could cause broken images
4. Updated JRE for Windows installer
5. Fixed image organizer sorting bug

The main objective of this release is to find bugs and fix them for the final 2.0 release. The feature list for 2.0 has been locked down.

This release is NOT recommended for the casual user and should only be used by people with some technical background who are willing to provide feedback on any bugs they might find. ... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-11-28

JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 4 released

This beta includes the following fixes:
1. Added Windows installation icons
2. Fixed RSS feed bug for feeds with no images
3. Fixed Windows installation script TiVo Beacon install bug
4. Set email items date to sent date for sorting
5. Fixed organizer sorting
6. Fixed organizer folder play

The main objective of this release is to find bugs and fix them for the final 2.0 release. The feature list for 2.0 has been locked down. ... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-10-30

JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 3 released

This beta includes the following fixes:
1. Fixed movies sorting by proximity [Feature 1045616]
2. Fixed web plugin to handle larger pages
3. Fixed names of files with multiple .'s [Bug 1044674]
4. Fixed XML escaping to support special characters [Bug 1048836]
5. Fixed configuration GUI lists add functionality
6. Fixed logic to not sort certain dynamic lists [Bug 104636]
7. Fixed organizer save cache bugs
8. Temporarily removed shuffle items configuration option
9. Multipart text/plain email messages supported
10. Fixed XML caching bug
11. Fixed configuration GUI splash image
12. Fixed weather alerts [Bug 1050501]... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-10-23

JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 2 released

This beta includes the following fixes for beta 1:
1. Fixed email protocol bug
2. Made MP3 tag reading more forgiving
3. Fixed default AWT toolkit for headless installations
4. Fixed logic to only support MP3 files in playlists
5. Added grouped categories to Audio Organizer
6. Performance improvements for large collections
7. Improved Windows installation wizard to restart disabled TiVo Beacon service
8. Extended Windows installation wizard to recognize Java 1.5
9. Fixed GUI configuration of port, ip address, netmask
10. Fixed thumbnail generation
11. Updated web documentation
12. Added configuration dir parameter for GUI
13. Fixed image and audio organizer cache loading errors
14. Playlist URLs bug fix... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-10-09

JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 1 released

JavaHMO 2.0 Beta 1

The is the first beta release of JavaHMO 2.0
The main objective of this release is to find bugs and fix them for the final 2.0 release. No new features will be added.

This release is NOT recommended for the casual user and should only be used by people with some technical background who are willing to provide feedback on any bugs they might find.

This version is a major re-organization of the code. It also includes the new plugin architecture.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-10-03

Cinema and weather bug fixes

I have fixed the weather module. You can try a developer version of the code:
http://javahmo.sourceforge.net/javahmo.jar

Stop the JavaHMO service and then copy this file into:
C:\Program Files\JavaHMO\lib

Restart JavaHMO

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-05-13

Java HMO 1.2 released

Announcing the release of JavaHMO 1.2, the media server for the Home Media Option from TiVo implemented in the Java programming language. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV. The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV.

The list of features in JavaHMO 1.2 go well beyond the features provided by the HMO Publisher software provided by TiVo.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2004-02-19

Java HMO 1.1 released

This is the first public release of the JavaHMO 1.1, the Java version of the media server for the TiVo Home Media Option. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV. The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV.

The list of features in JavaHMO 1.1 go well beyond the features provided by the HMO Publisher software provided by TiVo.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2003-12-10

Java HMO 1.0 released

This is the first public release of the JavaHMO 1.0, the Java version of the media server for the TiVo Home Media Option. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV.

The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV.

The list of features in JavaHMO 1.0 go well beyond the features provided by the HMO Publisher software provided by TiVo:
1. View images in the following formats: BMP, GIF, FlashPix, JPEG, PNG, PNM, TIFF, and WBMP.
2. Play MP3 files.
3. View MP3 file tag information.
4. Play MP3 streaming stations on the internet.
5. Automatically download Shoutcast playlists of your favorite streaming stations.
6. Play your MP3 files and streaming stations using both .m3u and .pls playlist formats.
7. View live local weather conditions including current conditions, 5-day forecasts and radar images.
8. View local cinema listings.
9. Automatically download and view any image on the internet.
10. View a real-time image of your PC desktop.
11. Play interactive games such as TicTacToe.
12. Configure the server using a browser.
13. Platform independent. ... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2003-10-12

Java HMO 1.0 Alpha 8 released

This is the eight public release of the Java version of the media server for the TiVo Home Media Option. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV.

The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV. Several interesting ideas are planned to be implemented using the TiVo interface including games and online transactions.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2003-09-28

Java HMO 1.0 Alpha 7 released

This is the seventh public release of the Java version of the media server for the TiVo Home Media Option. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV.

The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV. Several interesting ideas are planned to be implemented using the TiVo interface including games and online transactions.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2003-09-22

Java HMO 1.0 Alpha 6 released

This is the sixth public release of the Java version of the media server for the TiVo Home Media Option. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV.

The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV. Several interesting ideas are planned to be implemented using the TiVo interface including games and online transactions.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2003-09-01

Java HMO 1.0 Alpha 5 released

This is the fifth public release of the Java version of the media server for the TiVo Home Media Option. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV.

The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV. Several interesting ideas are planned to be implemented using the TiVo interface including games and online transactions.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2003-08-29

Java HMO 1.0 Alpha 4 released

This is the fourth public release of the Java version of the media server for the TiVo Home Media Option. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV.

The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV. Several interesting ideas are planned to be implemented using the TiVo interface including games and online transactions.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2003-08-25

Java HMO 1.0 Alpha 3 released

This is the third public release of the Java version of the media server for the TiVo Home Media Option. The server allows you to view images and play mp3 files stored on your PC, using the TiVo interface on your TV.

The Java server goes beyond the capabilities of the desktop software provided by TiVo, by allowing internet content to be viewed on your TV. Several interesting ideas are planned to be implemented using the TiVo interface including games and online transactions.... read more

Posted by Leon Nicholls 2003-08-22