[How-To] Convert TIVO to MPEG2 Easily

Summary: Want the best software to convert Tivo to MPEG-2? Here shows you the easy-to-use Tivo to MPEG2 converter and the steps to convert Tivo to MPEG2. 

TiVo is a popular home setup box for recording television programs and movies for later playback. However, TiVo recordings are not easy to playback on PC, Mac or other media devices like iPad, iPhone, Andriod, etc. So many people want to convert their TIVO to MPEG 2 for watching and editing.


"Hello, I have a TV Roamio and have manged with the TIVO software to bring my recordings to the PC. They are of course in .tivo format and TIVO has no copy protected mark on them. I would like to convert the HD file to mpeg 2 so I can edit out the commercials. Any free software that can do this? Thank you."


"I need software that will change tivo files to mpeg files."


TIVO to MPEG Conversion Guide


To encode TiVo files to MPEG, a third-party software is necessary. As you know, TiVo is an encrypted video format, that's why few media players can play it well and some freeware can't handle it. Fortunately, the great utility - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate  is the right program that supports changing TiVo to MPEG and other formats without limitations.


This video app works as the best software to change TiVo into MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, etc with least quality loss. Moreover, this program also comes with optimized format presets for almost all popular multimedia devices. With it, you should be able to open, play, edit, upload the new file without any hassle. And you could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version TiVo Converter for Mac.


Steps to Convert TIVO to MPEG2


Part 1: Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC

To transfer TV shows on any PC, you need to download TiVo Desktop software. When your TiVo is connected to your home network, TiVo Desktop provides you with a list of available shows for transferring to your PC. 

You can play TiVo video files using Windows Media Player. 

Hints: TiVoToGo Transfers system requirements: TiVo Series2 DVR, TiVo software version 7.1 or later, TiVo Series2 box must be connected to your home network using a wired or wireless USB network adapter. 


Part 2: Guide to Converting TiVo to MPEG

Go to download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (Mac version) and install it. Then follow me to learn how it works. 

Step 1. Import source files. 

Click "Add Video" icon to load video, or you can drag and drop it to the software directly. "Load files" icon will allow you to load DVD disc, ISO/IFO and DVD folder. 

Import Tivo

Note: If you want to import Tivo video, you should import the Media Access Key first. 

Enter Tivo media access key

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.

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 TiVo to MPEG conversion conversion. Click "Open" button you can find the generated files.

Good News! Recently, the leader of multimedia software application Pavtube Studio has upgraded its top-ranked Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to version with supporting the most advanced hardware acceleration NVIDIA CUDA & AMD APP by H.264/H.265 codec, which can give users 30x video transcoding speed than before.


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