Q: “I just installed Stinky’s MPEG-2 Codecs, and WMP 11 plays my .tivo files just fine. How can I get VLC to play them as well?”
The TiVo Files only work in Windows Media Player because TiVo Desktop installs a DirectShow filter for them. Whereas VLC doesn’t not, that’s why your TiVo files won’t work on VLC Media Player. But if you convert TiVo files to VLC Media Player compatible MP4, MPEG or other formats, they should work fine. In this tutorial, we aim at converting TiVo files for Playing on VLC Media Player on the go.
To convert TiVo files to MP4, MPEG for playing on VLC Media Player, you can use Brorsoft Video Convert Ultimate / (iMedia Converter for Mac) to convert any TiVo file to VLC compatible formats in fast speed while keeping its original video quality. Best of all, it’s a versatile Blu-ray/DVD/Video converter that good at ripping and converting Blu-ray/DVD discs as well as HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, WMV, MOV, M4V videos for playing on any portable device as you like. With a built-in editor, you can adjust Video/Audio codec, frame rate or other profile settings on the output videos.
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Convert TiVo Files to MP4, MPEG formats for Playing on VLC Media Player on the go
Step 1. Download TiVo Files on 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 videos 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 2. Load TiVo Files to Video Converter
Install and launch the best TiVo to VLC Video Converter, simply click “Load Files” to load your TiVo Files to the program.
Tip: Go to “TiVo Central” menu >> “Messages and Set Up” >> “Account and System Information”, and you will see your Media Access Key there.
Step 3. Select output format
Click Format bar and go to Common Video list to pick up H.264 Video (*.mp4), MPEG-4 for VLC Media Player.
Step 4. Start the conversion
With all settings, click “Convert” button to start to convert TiVo to MP4, MPEG formats for VLC Media Player.
Once finished, you can locate the converted files in output folder. Then you can play the converted TiVo files on VLC Media Player without hassle.