Summary: You may want to watch the television shows you have watched yesterday at home once more during the flight on your trip. There, in this article we will show you how make it come true.
As we know, 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 or tablet by using the TiVo Desktop Software application. To use TiVo recordings anywhere you like, just like during the flight on your trip. Of course, you can watch other movie or video on your trip, in your personal computer, tablet, phones or other portable devices.
Unfortunately, the tivo files are not supported by the personal computer, tablet, phones or other portable devices. In order to make it playable on one of them, you need to convert the tivo files into a target device supported format. In general, the H.264 mp4 is supported by all the devices. Here you need to convert the tivo files into mp4 format for playing on personal computer, tablet, phones or other portable devices. To do the task, a professional video tool–Pavtube HD Video Converter / Mac Version is highly recommended here.
Key Features of Pavtube HD Video Converter
- Convert .tivo files to .mp4 in high speed.
- Convert .tivo files to lots of common video/audio formats, including MP4, FLV, AVI, MOV, MP3, WMA, etc.
- Convert .tivo files to video editor (like iMovie and Final Cut Pro) supported format.
- Share .tivo videos into website FLV for YouTube, Vevo, Vimeo and more websites.
- Edit your .tivo videos with built-in video editor before converting them.
- Fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or later, including the latest 10.11 El Capitan. Windows XP or later, including Windows 10.
Step-by-step guide on how to convert recorded .tivo in a mp4 for playback
Step 1. Launch HD Converter for Mac
Run this HD Converter and click “Option” button to switch to “Options” window. Click on “Tivo” tab and enter the Media Access Key.
Tip: How to find your Tivo Media Access key? Just go to the ‘Tivo Cetral ‘menu>>’Message and Set up’ Account and system information’, your Media Access Key would be there.
Step 2: Import .tivo files to the program
You should transfer your .tivo files to the MAC/PC (TivoDecode Manager will be helpful for transferring TiVo recordings), then you can easily drag .tivo files from the desktop or folder to the program or choose File > Add from folder to import files to the application. If you want to merge multiple video clips into a single one, you can select all the .tivo video clips and ensure you selected merge into one file option.
Step 2: Set the right output video format
Click on the format bar, and on format list follow “HD Video” ＞ “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4).”
Tips:There are a lot of presets for a variety of devices and you can convert directly to a format that is the best fit for your specific device.
Step 3: Click the “Convert” button to start to convert tivo files
Click the big red “Convert” to start converting Tivo files to mp4. After the Tivo to mp4 conversion, click “Open” to locate the converted video to your portable devices and start enjoying the TV shows without ads and device limitation.
Some people may want to keep 5.1 channels for burning. If you choose H.264 MP4, WMV3, MKV, MPEG-2 Video, or MOV-Quick Time, 5.1 channels can be available.
Edit the TiVo recordings to keep proper length and size
Click on “Edit”button to enter editing window of Video Converter.
I. Cut unwanted black edges
Switch to Crop tab to cut unwanted edges. You can crop the video by adjusting the crop frame (drag the green dotted green square frame to circle the part you want to retain) or setting values (Left, Top, Width and Height) of crop area.
II. Trim out bothering commercial ads
Under “Trim”tab you are allowed to cut out unwanted part of selected clip. To trim the video, simply type in desired time value in “Start”and “End”box and click “Set”button. Or you can click left square bracket and right square bracket to set start and end time when playing the video.