Mac Tivo to iPad Mini – Enjoy Tivo files on iPad Mini

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Mac Tivo to iPad Mini – Enjoy Tivo files on iPad Mini

Postby smallfish5534 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:59 pm

Why not transfer you TiVo recordings to iPad Mini? No matter where you are, whenever it is, just take out the iPad Mini from your handbag and enjoy your favorite TV programs or football matches freely! Nice idea, isn’t it? In the following guide I would like to demonstrate how to get your TiVo recordings ready for iPad Mini.

In order to enjoy TiVo recordings on iPad Mini, you should transfer TiVo to your Mac firstly and then convert TiVo shows to iPad Mini campatible video format.

We need to prepare the software:

1. Download TiVoDecode Manager
Tips: Although the TiVo Desktop software for the Mac (supplied by TiVo) does not allow user to transfer TiVo recordings to Mac, there are other freeware can accomplish this task, like the TiVoDecode Manager. Run the app, enter your TiVo’s IP address in the TiVo IP Address box. Next click the Prefs button in the lower-right corner. Fill in the Media Access Key. A list of shows on your TiVo will appear in the Now Playing list. Select the show and click Add Show To Queue. The selected show now appears in the Download Queue list. Click Download Location to select where you want to save it.

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2. Tivo to iPad Mini Converter for Mac
To convert the recordings for iPad Mini, you can use Mac Tivo to iPad Mini Converter. Mac Tivo to iPad Mini Converter can help you convert TiVo files as well as HD footages, Flash videos, Matroska container format, etc.

Simple Guide: How to enjoy Tivo files on iPad Mini?

Step 2. Import TiVo recordings to Mac Tivo to iPad Mini Converter
Click “Add” to import all .tivo files to the program.

Step 1. Input Media Access Key
Download and Run Mac Tivo to iPad Mini Converter, Click on the “Option” button, switch to TiVo tab, and enter your Media Access Key. Click “OK” to confirm.

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Step 2. Import TiVo recordings to Mac Tivo to iPad Mini Converter

Click “Add” to import all .tivo files to the program.

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Step 3. Choose output format for iPad Mini
You can click Click on the pull down menu of “Format” and then tap “iPad”, after that, you will see multiple options optimized for iPad Mini showing as below, I suggest that you choose output 720p video for your iPad Mini or export 1080p full HD video for your iPad Mini. If you like, You are allowed to adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the popup window to optimize the output file quality.

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Step 4. Start Conversion
Once finished, you can get the output files for your iPad Mini via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Afterwards, connect your iPad to your Mac, and then sync the videos to iPad Mini via iTunes.
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