Posted by wiverson
on October 27, 2003 at 2:43 PM PST
An interesting new project, the JavaHMO is an implementation of the TiVo Home Media Option desktop software, only written in Java, with new features, and open source. Does it really work?
The description from http://javahmo.sourceforge.net/ really says it all...
"JavaHMO implements a media server for the Home Media Option from TiVo® and adds new innovative features beyond the existing functionality provided by TiVo's implementation."
I've downloaded it and installed it (only hiccup, manually pointing to my JDK install directory in the first line or so of the config - editing my PATH didn't seem to work). I can check weather, local movie listings, random internet pictures, and other cool stuff. So far, so good, it's been up for a while now with no problems.
Best part, it's open source. So, adding that mail checking bit, or even an RSS reader is just a matter of looking at the existing code and adding some more code.
It would be sort of nice if you could write XML files (sort of like WAP) that would describe a UI to the TiVo instead of relying on the existing Music/Photos functionality, but what's there is awfully cool...