Q: “In the event that cTiVo can’t process a show, I download it directly from the TiVo box. At that point, what is recommended to convert the .tivo file to an .mp4 file which can be imported into iTunes or played on another device? It seems that the typical converters don’t make any difference over changing the file extension.”
Tivo videos are in the format of MPEGs, which are encrypted with the Media Access Key to discourage piracy. So convert Tivo videos to MP4 for playing on portable devices, PC or Mac, some freeware like Handbrake won’t work. Whereas, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate Windows | Mac is capable to remove the protection from Tivo shows and convert Tivo to MP4 effortlessly.
Overall, this all-in-one video, Blu-ray/DVD converter can rip Blu-ray/DVD discs, convert Videos, Video_TS files, ISO/IFO files to all popular SD and HD (3D) video formats like 4K/1080P/720P H.265/H.264 MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, AVI, 3GP, MPEG and more. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. Now let’s focus on the easy steps download and convert Tivo to MP4.
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Guide: Download and Convert Tivo videos to MP4 with ease
Step 1. Download TiVo videos 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 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 videos to Video Converter
Install and launch the best Tivo to MP4 Video Converter, simply click “Load Files” to load your Tivo videos to the program.
Tip: When first loading this TiVo converter, you will need to input your Media Access Key. Simply press “Option” button and switch to “TiVo” tab to enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.
Step 3. Select output format
Click Format bar and go to Common Video list to pick up H.264 Video (*.mp4) for Tivo
Step 4. Start Tivo to MP4 conversion
With all settings, click the Convert button to convert Tivo videos to H.264 MP4 in best quality.
Once finished, click Open to get the converted Tivo videos in MP4 format and effortlessly transfer them to Portable device, PC or Mac for playback.