Follow the steps below to easily convert TiVo files to MPEG video(mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4).
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TiVo is a brand and model of digital video recorder which works just like any other digital recorder. However, the recorded TiVo files usually are not compatible with most media players we adopt.
Q1: I have TIVO and I have downloaded some programs, using TIVO Desktop, onto my computer. The thing is, I want to be able to view these programs onto my laptop, but I can not burn a DVD with the TIVO format. Is there anything I can do to convert it? Thanks!
Q2: I have recently exporting a TV show from my TiVo to my PC using my TiVo home network, but the file is in .TiVo format. Does anyone know the best way to convert this to a avi file or mpeg?
From the quoted words, we can get clue that most guys wanan a simple way to change TiVo files to MPEG video for easy playback or burning. And in this article, I will outline a method to help those guys including you achieve the goal.
In fact, Tivo is an encrypted video format. Based on its specificity, few media players can play it well and some freeware can’t handle it also. Here Brorsoft TiVo Video Converter is the optimal solution for you. It enables you batch convert TiVo files to MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 video without quality loss. In fact, this TiVo Converter is an all-in-one video convert app.
It can also help you quickly convert TiVo to MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, etc popular format. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync.
Note: If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version TiVo Converter Mac.
And the full tutorial would be divided into two parts: Part 1. Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC; Part 2. Converting TiVo to MPEG. Learn the details.
Part 1. Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC
Launch TiVo Desktop software on your PC. Connect TiVo to your home network, and then the TiVo Desktop will provide you with a list of shows for transferring to your PC. Then please transfer the TiVo TV shows you want to PC. Once all the shows you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop.
Part 2. Converting TiVo to MPEG
Step 1: Start up this program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files.
Tip: When first loading, Brorsoft TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.
Step 2: Choose the MPEG as output format. Click Format bar and MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 are provided for you in Common Video profile list. To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on "Settings" button.
Tip: If you want to convert TiVo to mpeg-4 (*.mp4) for your Galaxy Note, Asus Infinity, Nook Tablet, etc with best settings, please choose the specific profiles the software has preset as output format and get the suitable settings.
Step 3: Start converting TiVo to MPEG format
Click Convert button to start TiVo to MPG conversion. The conversion process will take a while, and you’ll see an encoding progress bar.
Once finished, click the Open button in the main interface and you can locate the encoded TiVo files effortlessly. And then you are able to use these files as you want for your portable devices, PC, media player or video editing programs.
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