TiVos are great for time-shifting TV shows. When you got some TiVo recordings, you can watch these TiVo files on your portable devices and media players, save them to DVD, or transfer TiVo files to Apple TV via iTunes for watching. With iTunes supported video formats, it seems a bit difficult for us to import TiVo files to iTunes, right?
As you know, iTunes is a free app that runs on Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Apple TV. With it, you can organize and play digital music and videos on your computer easily, but due to file format issues, iTunes can’t support these formats (mostly MKV, AVI, VOB, MPG, TiVo, etc). It is also the key point why we cannot add Tivo files to iTunes on Mac.
How to make it? Well, the user-friendly and professional Pavtube Video Converter for Mac supports you to encode and import TiVo to iTunes without hassle. The main features of this TiVo to iTunes Converter are high conversion speed with zero quality loss and supporting to convert from and to more than 70 formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, MOV, TiVo, etc.
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Detailed steps on how to freely import TiVo files to iTunes:
Step 1: Download and install the program. Press “Options” button. Switch to “TiVo” tab in Option window and enter TiVo Media Access Key.
Tips: How to find your Media Access Key on TiVo? Go to “TiVo Central”> “Messages and Set Up” “Account and System Information”, and your Media Access Key would be there.
Step 2: Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to import TiVo files to the program. You can also directly drag the files to the main interface.
Step 3: To import TiVo files to iTunes, you’d better hit the “Format” button to choose “HD Video>>H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as the best output format.
Step 4: If you need, you can click “Settings” to set the video parameters like bit rate, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 5: Now everything has been settled, and don’t forget to set the file location. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion work and click “Open” when you finish your conversion to check your converted files.
Conclusion: You can add the output files to iTunes syncing program that works with Apple TV and related devices on Mac. Now, just enjoy transferring TiVo files to Apple TV for watching via iTunes.