I have what seems to me to be an extremely weird problem. Got some TiVo files on PC from my TiVo box, but WMP can’t play the video files or the other third-party video player like VLC, let alone transfer the TiVo recordings to iPad or other media device for playback. Is there some software I can get to help me to change the TiVo to H.264 MP4/MOV/MKV for easier using?
A little searching turns up the solution. Actually, TiVo is an encrypted video format, and few media players can play it well and some freeware can’t handle it. However, after converting TiVo to other video format such as H.264 MP4/MKV/MOV, you can play and edit it the way you like. And here I will quickly walk you through how to convert TiVo files to H.264 without quality loss using Brorsoft Video Converter.
Overall, it is an easy-to-use and yet professional TiVo file converter, which can help you change TiVo shows to H.264 MP4, H.264 MOV, H.264 MKV as well as Divx AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc, and allows you to manually adjust encoding settings to customize the output video quality and file size. In addition, if you want to edit videos, set subtitles, select audio track, add text or image watermark to videos, all these can be easily achieved with this powerful tool. The equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac is for Mac OS users.
Convert TiVo to H.264 easily and quickly
Note: If you haven’t got TiVo files ready on your PC, follow the steps: 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.
Step 1: After downloading the TiVo to H.264 converter software, install and run it. Click “Add” to import all .tivo files. This video converter supports batch conversion.
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: From the drop-down list of ” Format” > “Common Video”, you can select H.264 MP4 as the output format. If you want to get better HD video quality, select “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” from “HD Video” category.
Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.
Step 3: Click Convert button to start transcoding TiVo to H.264 video. Once the conversion finished, click the Open button and you can locate the output files effortlessly. And then you can play, share, stream, edit the converted TiVo shows anywhere.