If you are looking for a helpful TiVo Converter to transcode TiVo shows to MP4 or whatever
format you need for Home Media Server, you may have interest in this post.
A commen question from Pavtube user - “I heard about that I can converting tivo to anything else in a newsgroup. I need to feed the output files to MP4 thru VideoReDo to remove the commercials via my home media server. Any suggestions?”
I'm sure this must have been covered a million times, but the search results are just not helping. For this occasion, the best solution is to use Pavtube TiVo Converter to convert TiVo to MP4, a video format that's totally compatible with popular media devices or Home Media Server, video-sharing websites and more. The following article will introduce a step-by-step guide on how to convert TiVo videos to MP4 in just a few mouse clicks.
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In fact, Tivo is an encrypted video format. Based on its specificity, few media players can play it well and some freeware can’t handle it also. Here, Pavtube TiVo Converter Ultimate is the optimal solution for you. This video app works as the best software to change TiVo to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, WVM, etc with least quality loss for Home Media Server. You should then be able to open, play, edit, upload the new file without any hassle. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. Here is review.
If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version Pavtube TiVo Converter for Mac, which can help you convert TiVo to MP4 on Mac OS X(Mavericks included).
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Step-by-step guide on how to convert Tivo to MP4 on Windows for Home Media
Step 1. Launch the Top Tivo Converter, click on the 'Option' button on the main interface, input your 'Tivo Media Access Key' to let your files in.
Tips: How to find your Tivo Media Access key? Just go to the 'Tivo Cetral 'menu>>'Message and Set up' Account and system information', your Media Access Key would be there.
Step 2. Choose the best output for Android tablet. Come to the output list by clicking the ‘Format’ bar there. Drop the list down, here we suggest you to select the ‘HD Video’>>’H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)’ as the suitable one for Home Media Server.
Step 3. You can also click "Settings" to customize video size, bitrate(quality), frame rate and other settings. While my original .TiVo files are 1920x1080, I convert them to 1280x720 to save room. Pls note that the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality you will get.
Step 4. Click the big red "Convert" to start converting Tivo files to MP4 on Windows. After the Tivo to MP4 conversion, click "Open" to locate the converted video and start enjoying the downloaded wonderful TV shows without ads or device limitation or uploading the mp4 file to Any Home Media Server for watching!