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Linux/UNIX software for your Toppy

Here’s a selection of Linux/UNIX software for your Toppy. Please make sure you read the descriptions carefully - some software may only be available in source code form, and so will need compiling for your system, while other software may be available as a binary or an installable package. You need to make sure you choose the appropriate type of software for your Linux/UNIX distribution. In most cases, additional information will be available on the package’s home or download pages. The Computer Connections area of our forums also has plenty of advice, and there are some downloadable guides in the Documents libary, via the link at the left of this screen.

Tip Top!


FTP server interface to a Topfield PVR, including firmware upgrade facility. (More info)


Command line tool for transferring files between a PVR and a Linux/UNIX system via the USB port. (More info)

More Linux/UNIX software

Asus WL500 Firmware (Oleg's)

Custom firmware, with bug fixes and improvements over the standard Asus firmware. The last version to work on WL-500g (standard, not deluxe) is (More info)


bleb2tie is still designed to complement rt2mei by providing Radio station EPG data but from A companion for rt2mei to download radio EPG from the bleb internet site (The Radio Times site does not have radio data!). V02.00 provides TV station EPG data if required. This is intended for use if the Radio Times data is unavailable. (More info)

Java .rec file converter

Convert Topfield .rec files (More info)

Netgear WGT634U unofficial firmware

An alternative firmware for the Netgear router that includes SSH and ftpd-topfield (More info)

Nigel's Radio Times scripts

Scripts to harvest EPG data from the Radio Times and load it into the Toppy's built in EPG. (More info)

Project X

Java tool for converting MPEG video streams. (More info)


This is a utility, similar to My Stuff Extended Information, to download extended EPG data from the Radio Times web site and create an MEI file, for use in the MyStuff TAP's EPG. It can be run on PCs, Macs, NSLU2s, ASUSs & Linux machines. (More info)


SMSTimer is a simple TAP that allows you to set timers on your Topfield PVR using SMS messages. The application actually consists of a TAP to be run on the PVR and a mobile Java application to be run on a mobile phone permanently connected to your Toppy. Timers can then be sent from any other SMS source e.g. another mobile phone.. (More info)


Firmware updater for Topfield PVRs (More info)


ToppyEPG is useful for: Downloading and displaying the Radio Times program guide. Uploading the program guide to your Toppy's EPG. Downloading timers [recording requests] from your Toppy onto the ToppyEPG datastore. Creating and managing timers on your personal computer. Uploading timers from the ToppyEPG datastore to your Toppy. (More info)


A Web server that supports PHP ? Windows: Apache, Abyss, IIS, and others ? MacOSx: Yes but I don?t know the details ? Linux or Linux based: Apache, thttpd, lighttpd, and others An FTP server that connects to your Toppy ? Windows: Aldarin?s ftp4t.exe (download from http://www.8ung.at/aldarin/ftp4t.html ) ? Linux or Linux based: ftpd-topfield Toppy-Web uses the EPG Uploader TAP to create/edit/delete timers on your Toppy. (More info)