Play and Watch Tivo Recordings on DVD Player

Below is the step by step guide on how to convert Tivo shows to DVD player supported video format on Windows or Mac computer.

TiVo is a popular home setup box for recording favorite TV drama programs and movies for later playback. And you can transfer the TV recordings to your personal computer by using the TiVo Desktop Software application. The only problem with the .TiVo files is that they are not always compatible with other multi-media programs and editing software you may want to use.A DVD player can not play Tivo recordings. The DVD files and Tivo files have different decodes, so it will not work.

So, how can you do it? The thing will be much easier, if you convert Tivo recordings to VOB or MPEG-2, then burn it to DVD applying a professional DVD authoring program.

Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate can be a grate tool, which is a highly recommend to help you convert Tivo to DVD supported video format. It is a professional all-in-one video converter program that supports converting Tivo to DVD format so as to successfully burn Tivo to DVD for playing on DVD player with ease. In addition, with the powerful editing function, you can make your Tivo recordings personalized. For Mac users, please get iMedia Converter for Mac. The following is just a detailed about how to convert Tivo to DVD effortlessly.

This guide also applies to convert MKV, AVI, ASF, FLV, WebM, WTV, MOV, DV, MP4, AVCHD, MXF, RMVB, MPG and etc to DVD player format.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step 1. Transfer TiVo shows to PC

Before you begin, make sure that you have TiVo Desktop software installed on your PC, and that your TiVo DVRs are connected to your home network.

1. Launch TiVo Desktop.
2. Click “Pick Recordings to Transfer.” A window showing your TiVo DVR’s “Now Playing List” appears.
3. Highlight any title in the list to see more information about the show—the same show information you have on your TiVo DVR.
4. Check the box next to the title of the show (or shows) you want to transfer.
5. Click “Start Transfer.”

Step 2: Import Tivo recordings

Start up this program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files.

Tip: When first loading tivo recordings, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.

Step 3: Set output video format

Click Format bar and choose DVD-Video Format- NTSC(*.vob) or DVD-Video Format- PAL(*.vob) as the output format.

Also, you can choose “DivX Video (*avi)”, “MOV QuickTime Video (*.mov)”, “MP4 MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4)” or “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg) from the Common Video.

Step 4: Convert Tivo to DVD player format

Click “Convert” button to finish converting Tivo to DVD player supported video format.

Step 5: Burn Tivo to DVD to play Tivo on DVD player

Click “Open” button to find the converted Tivo recordings when the Tivo to DVD player format conversion is done.

Then just insert a blank DVD to the DVD drive of your Windows or Mac computer to burn the converted Tivo Shows to DVD just as you burn other video to DVD disc, then it is just easy to play Tivo recordings on DVD player.

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1 Response

  1. sara says:

    Just what I needed. No need to have separate software for converting to other formats. It only saves times but is very user friendly. I wish I had got this before.

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