TiVo HD Video Converter - Convert TiVo shows to Any Format Without Quality Loss
TiVos are great for time-shifting TV shows, but can place-shift them as well! Sometimes you may want to transfer the TiVo recordings to computer, send them to your iPod, PSP, iPad or archive them to DVD, build up your video library. In this article, we will quickly walk you through how to convert TiVo shows to any format without quality loss for watching and sharing.
As we know, TiVo is a popular home setup box for recording favorite TV drama programs and movies for later playback. And you can transfer the TV recordings to your personal computer by using the TiVo Desktop Software application. The only problem with the .TiVo files is that they are not always compatible with other multi-media programs and editing software you may want to use. As a result, it is required to convert the TiVo files to a decent format you need on your computer. Brorsoft TiVo Video Converter can help you achieve your goal smoothly.
In fact, this TiVo Converter is an all-in-one video convert app. It can help you quickly and easily convert TiVo to any format like MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPG, M4V, MP4, etc with least quality loss. Besides TiVo, this video convert program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version TiVo Video Converter Mac.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Note: The below steps work on Windows PC, the workflow for Mac users is almost the same. Just get the right version of the applied software like TiVo Desktop, TiVo HD converter.
1. Transfer TiVo TV shows 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.
Tip: If you'd like to watch them on your PC, you can play them right from TiVo Desktop. If you'd like to watch them on your iPod, PSP, iPad, Galaxy Tab or burn them to DVD, it's time to open the TiVo Converter.
2. Add TiVo files to the program
Launch the TiVo HD Video Converter and press "Option" button. Switch to "TiVo" tab in Option window, and enter TiVo Media Access Key.
Then, click the Add button to import TiVo recordings to the TiVo convert tool for converting.
3. Select output format for TiVo
Click "Format" and select a target format. Basically you can choose .mp4, .mov, .avi, .flv, .3gp and more from the "Common Video" profile list. Plus, there are optimized presets for iPod, iPad, Apple TV, PSP, Samsung, Motorola, Acer, Asus, Sony, Toshiba, HTC, etc branded media devices; just choose a proper one as you need.
Tip- Video/Audio settings:
To get the best video quality and sound effect, you are allowed to easily adjust video/audio parameters such as bitrate, sample rate, frame rate, codec, channels, etc after clicking on "Settings".
4. Trim TiVo shows
The TiVo recordings may need a little trimming for viewing. The recorded TV shows and movies tend to have commercials, you can use the converter's Trim feature to get rid of these.
5. Start converting TiVo to any HD video format
Click Convert button to start TiVo to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, 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.