Rip and Convert DVD to Tivo Supported Video Formats

This guide will show you how to rip DVD movies to TiVo compatible format and transfer the converted files to your TiVo. Quickly and legally! 

“ I have finally had a question that I couldn't find enough info on so i figured I would ask the experts. I am interested in Putting all my movies from DVD onto a tivo, if its possible. Now if it is possible would I be able to utilize DVI outputs from my DVD player to the Tivo? Once you get the movies onto the Tivo would it just play the movie or would it show the main menu of the movies? The reason why I am interested in doing this is because I am tired of taking in and out DVD's and don't really care for the jukebox DVD players. I think it would be cool to be able to scroll through a menu and be able to watch whatever dvd I own without having to pull out a DVD. Thank. “ 

Source: http://forum.doom9.org/archive/index.php/t-67498.html 
 
Can I upload DVD to TiVo device, convert video files to TiVo? This guide will show you how to convert content from a DVD you own to an mpeg that you can view on your Tivo. 

Here is the detailed information: 

1: What is Tivo?
2: How to convert DVD to Tivo MPEG format
3: How to transfer converted DVD video to Tivo?

Part 1: What is Tivo?

TiVo is the pioneer of the digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo was introduced in the United States, and is now available in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, and The UK. TiVo DVRs provide an electronic television programming schedule, and provide features such as Season Pass recordings and WishList searches. TiVo also provides a range of features when the TiVo DVR is connected to a home network, including movie and TV show downloads, advanced search, personal photo viewing, music offerings, and online scheduling (From Wikipedia). 

Part 2: How to convert DVD to Tivo MPEG format?

Before you transfer DVD videos to Tivo, you need to convert DVD to MPEG format first. There are many ways to convert DVD, and I will show the conversion process using Pavtube DVDAid. It is a a fast & effcient way to convert DVD to Tivo, and this powerful DVD ripper can rip DVD to MPEG with high quality. Here is the review. It can help you convert DVD and almost all popular formats to TiVo, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MOV, ASF, FLV, MP4, MP3, WAV, WMA, etc. 
  
Note: For Mac users, you can turn to Pavtube DVDAid for Mac

Step 1. Load DVD movies

Launch 'DVD Ripper' component. Insert your DVD disc into the DVD-Rom, click "Load Disc" button to load the DVD. Set the 'subtitle' and 'audio tracker' to what you like. 

 
  
Step 2. Select output format. 

Many video formats in the Format dropdown list, you can choose the one you need. Here, you can choose "MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)" from "Common Video" Option. 

 

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Step 3. Video Editing (optional). 

Powerful edit function including Trim, Crop, Add subtitles, etc will give you great experience for conversion. For example, you can use Trim to cut off the prevue of DVD that you don’t want to retain in output videos.  



Step 4. Start conversion. 

Click "Convert" button to start the DVD to MPEG conversion conversion. Click "Open" button you can find the generated files. And with the help of CUDA Acceleration and full use of cores, you will have a fast speed.    

Part 3: How to transfer converted DVD video to Tivo?

You can use Tivo Desktop software to transfer converted DVD movies to TiVo.
First, open "My Documents" folder, by default there is a subfolder called "My Tivo Recordings", move your converted MEPG files to it. Then, launch TiVo Desktop, Just goto the Now Playing List, scroll all the way to the bottom, click on your Computer Name, and select the movie for transfer. After that, the videos will be transferred to Tivo automatically.

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