Encode Tivo to H.265/H.264 MP4 or Other for playing on Mac

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    Default Encode Tivo to H.265/H.264 MP4 or Other for playing on Mac

    Natively Convert Tivo to MP4 or Other on Mac for a Playback

    Have you heard of Tivo? I'd like to share some knowledge of Tivo that could expand your eye sight, do you want to join us? After that, aim to the main topic, you may natively know how to make it possible to play Tivo files on Mac. Because it seems that MP4 is not compatible with TiVo, So it would be great if you can transfer those interesting MP4 movies or videos from your Mac to TiVo and enjoy them by sitting comfortably on your cozy Sofa! Come on!

    Tivo---the professional digital video recorder, provides us with marvelous videos, TV shows, and movies. However, we often meet the issue that TiVo videos cannot be played on Windows, Mac, Smart TV, media players or be transferred to portable devices or be edited in video editing tools. It is quite hard to upload TiVo to YouTube or burn TiVo files to DVD. As a matter of fact, all these issues are caused by the file format compatibility.


    While as a friend said, "I used to work Tivo files well on Mac for a playback with the "Tivo Transfer", however, it cannot customize my video size and edit videos with good effects what I want, so is there any other better Tivo converters?" Fortunately here, Pavtube Tivo Converter for Mac( Pavtube Video Converter for Mac ) is a nice choice. Not only for the Mac most suitable format, MP4, but also for others, this program can handle them well.

    With the Tivo converter, you can change TiVo shows to MP4 as well as H.265, M3U8, MOV, MKV, M4V, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc, and allows you to manually adjust encoding settings to customize the output video quality and file size. In addition, if you want to edit videos, set subtitles, select audio track, add text or image watermark to videos, all these can be easily achieved with this powerful tool. The equivalent Windows version Tivo Video Converter is for Windows PC users and here is a step-by-step guide.


    Step-by-step guide on how to convert Tivo to MP4 or others on Mac?

    Step 1. Enter Tivo Media Access Key

    Launch the Mac Tivo Converter, click on the "Option" button on the main interface, input your "Tivo Media Access Key" to let your files in.

    Tips: 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 videos and choose output formats

    Click "Add Video" or "Add from Folder" icon to import your tivo recordings.

    To maintain the HD quality of your Tivo HD videos, this Pavtube video converter for Mac allows you to choose a bunch of HD output formats. Go to the format list by clicking on the format bar to choose "HD Video" -> "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)". We can take the following screen shot below. For others? Just find it on the output list. Such as WMV, MKV, MOV, H.265, AVI, MPG, etc.


    Step 3: Set profile parameters.

    Click "Settings" to open the profile settings window, your can choose or adjust the parameters such as video codec, size, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, bit rate and channels according. In the Task Information section, you can compare the detained information of the source video and the target video.

    Step 4. Finally, start converting TiVo to MP4

    Click "Convert" button to start TiVo to MP4 or other formats' video conversion. The conversion process will take a while, and you'll see an encoding progress bar.

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    I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert tivo recording to mpeg, mpg, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, avi, mov, mkv, ts, mkv etc.

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