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Windows software

Here’s a selection of software for your PC, to help you make the most of your Topfield PVR. Unless otherwise mentioned, the software is for Windows XP. Check the exact requirements before installing. 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.

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MPEG Streamclip

Free video editing tool that reads Toppy ".rec" files directly (More info)

Topfield Tools for Windows

Setup program for Topfield PC Utilities, including file transfer and software update tools, for Windows XP and Vista 32bit (More info)

Topfield USB driver for Windows Vista

A replacement driver file that allows Altair to be used with Windows Vista (More info)


VLC player will play .rec files directly, and can even stream them across a home network (More info)


Command line file transfer utility for Windows Vista (More info)

More Windows software


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)


Deselects the AV on timer boot. Use if your Toppy keeps interrupting you playing games or watching DVDs on your TV. (More info)


Export timers from DigiGuide to Toppy (Replaces DGtoJag) (More info)

Disassembled libtap.a

This is a disassembled libtap.a file that Topfield distribute - this version was done by phew-is-a-geek (many thanks) (More info)

Elecard MPEG Player

MPEG player that will play Toppy ".rec" files without any conversion. (More info)

Firmware Patcher

This Windows utility allows you to apply various patches to official Topfield firmware to suit your particular needs. (More info)

FTP Server for Topfield

Make your Topfield's drive available via a network (More info)

Java .rec file converter

Convert Topfield .rec files (More info)

MyStuff Extended Info

This is a Windows application that converts the XML file generated by XMLTV into a file that the MyStuff TAP can use as its source for EPG info. (More info)

MyStuff Keys (MyKeys)

MyKeys provides an easy way to create a printable concise summary of the MyStuff v6 keys and their functions for your options settings. (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)


pc2ct is a little utility that allows PC based editing and creation of MyStuff ControlTimer files (.mst files, stored in the MST folder on your Toppy). (More info)

Project X

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


Convert recorded video to the appropriate MPEG format for burning to DVD. (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)


A Windows utility for building "skin" files for MyStuff, MeiSearch,MP3 Jukebox, SuperPiP, Media Manager, and TapCommander. (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)

TAP compiler

Tools for writing your own TAPs. (More info)


Tool for inspecting TAP headers. (More info)

TF - Rename

A Windows utility which replaces illegal Windows characters that appear in many Toppy file names. (More info)

TF-AddOn for Project X

Project X plug-in to provide direct access to Toppy files (More info)


Command line utility to copy files to/from the Toppy hard disc, via the USB port. (More info)


TFRecEdit is a small PC application that can be used to edit the header information of Topfield rec files. (More info)


Read a Topfield hard disk on your computer. (More info)

TMPGEnc DVD Author

Windows DVD authoring software (More info)

Top Set

This is a Windows facilities which enables the Toppy settings (including timers, channel parameters, and channel order) to be viewed and edited on a Windows PC. (More info)


Read and write a Topfield hard drive with your PC (More info)

Topfield EPG Daemon and Drivers Seat

Update TV guide info from the net and transfer to your Toppy. (More info)


A Windows utility to help find/fix problems with your Toppy TAP files. (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)


ToppyPC is a windows-based set of utilities to interact with a Topfield TF5x00PVRt via USB or FTP. Supported options include file/directory manipulation, timers maintenance, start/stop recordings and MP3s, view pvr images, control through a visual remote control, EPG, as well as gathering useful information such as system options, signal/quality levels and more. The utilities are: - TWIN: a web-based interface which can be accessed over the Internet - Explorer: a windows based GUI interface - toppy: a command line based interface (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)


Channel editing software (More info)


MPEG editing software. (More info)