How to Convert TiVo to MP4 Files Without Quality Loss
The article focus on how to losslessly change TiVo file into MP4 (MPEG-4), so that you can play or upload the recorded TiVo files anywhere.
TiVo files are saved by digital video recorders in their proprietary format with copyright protection, so it’s technically impossible to play recorded TV programs on other players without format conversion. As we know, MP4 is a popular video format supported by various media players, video editing apps, online video websites, etc. If you want to convert TiVo to MP4 so as to play, edit or share your TiVo TV shows more conveniently, now just follow this article to finish the conversion while reserving the original video quality.
In fact, with the right program, you can get the job done easily and quickly. The best program I can recommend for handling TiVo files is Brorsoft Video Converter. The video app works as the best software to change TiVo into a different format (e.g. MP4, MKV, MPEG, FLV, MOV, AVI) with zero quality loss. In additon, the program allows you to manually adjust encoding settings to customize the output video quality and file size. What’s more, the program comes with a built-in video editor which allows you to edit videos, add subttiles, select audio track, add text or image watermark to videos. If you’re a Mac user, simply turn to the Mac version. Now let’s learn how to use this tool to encode/re-encode TiVo files to MP4 files.
Simple steps to convert a .TiVo file to MP4 file
Note: If you haven’t got TiVo files ready on your PC, follow the steps: 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 TV shows 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. You can access the instructions on “How to transfer TiVo files to PC“.
Step 1: Start up this program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files.
Tip: When first loading, Brorsoft TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.
Step 2: From the drop-down list of ” Format” > “Common Video”, you can select H.264 MP4, MPEG-4 as the output format. If you want to get better HD video quality, select “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” from “HD Video” category.
Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.
Step 3: Click Convert button to start transcoding TiVo to MP4. Once the conversion finished, click the Open button and you can locate the output files effortlessly. And then you can play, share, stream, edit the converted TiVo shows anywhere.
Additional Tips: This versatile TiVo to MP4 Converter not only can convert TiVo files to MP4 video easily, it also can convert any video, audio format like AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, VOB, FLV, MTS, XAVC, MP3, WAV, M4A, etc to another format you want with the best quality.