How to Convert TiVo shows to high quality AVI
The recorded TiVo TV shows are not so easy to play back and edit as common video files, but there is a way to fix it, namely, converting TiVo to something more common like AVI and others.
Chances are, when you transfer recorded shows by TiVo to your PC, only to find these TiVo files are not so easy to play back and edit as common video files. If you'd like to cut ads clips off and burn recorded shows onto DVD, or put your shows in your pocket and take them with you, Pavtube TiVo Converter is a handy tool to help you complete this in shortest time and high quality. The guides shares with you how to convert TiVo file to AVI step-by-step.
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 AVI
With this TiVo Converter, you can also encode TiVo to MP4 files for enjoying your favorite TV shows recorded by TiVo box on Pocket PC, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows RT/8, PSP etc device so that you can watch TV shows any time and any where. Meanwhile, you can also encode/re-encode TiVo to MPEG, MPG, MKV, WMV etc files while keeping perfect quality.
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Pavtube offers free trial version of TiVo Video Converter (alternative Mac TiVo Converter) for you to evaluate the software.
So just go ahead, download and install Pavtube TiVo to AVI Converter and try it out! Launch the utility and here pops up an intuitive interface. Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" to load recorded TiVo TV shows, or you just drag the files in. When first loading, Pavtube TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.
1. Crop out unwanted edges and trim off ads
Click on "Edit" menu to enter editor panel where you could edit selected files. "Crop" feature allows you to cut off unwanted black edges, while "Trim" feature enables you to select specific length of video and convert it to specified format. Just drag the slider or input start time and end time.
2. Set output format and A/V settings.
In order to encode TiVo shows to AVI, you can click on "Format" bar and follow either Common Video->Divx AVI or HD Video-> Divx AVI. Next specify location for generated files in "Output" box. To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on "Settings" button.
Now it comes to the final click---- click "Convert" button to start the TiVo to AVI conversion and wait. The ViewLog will present you all the info such as conversion progress, conversion state, elapsed and estimated conversion time, and generated and estimated conversion file size. You may check "Shut down computer after conversion" and leave it be.
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