March 11, 2015 by Smile Harney
The files recorded with TiVo is an encrypted video format which is protected by DRM. Therefore, TiVo files will fail to open with most media players. In order to solve this dilemma, we can directly convert TiVo files to MP4, then TiVo will be compatible to your pc as well as portable devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Samsung phone, etc. Thus, a video converter which can load and recognize TiVo videos will be the ideal solution.
iDealshare VideoGo is a perfect TiVo to MP4 Converter. Besides TiVo to MP4 conversion, this all-in-one TiVo Converter also can be applied to convert TiVo to AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, MOV, FLV, DV, TS, VOB, RMVB, H.264, Apple Prores, WebM, 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, etc.
Many editing functions are also available including trim and crop TiVo video, split and merge TiVo files, adjust the TiVo video image brightness, contrast, saturation, add or delete subtitle as well as subtitle adjustment, and so on.
Please follow the below step-by-step tutorials on converting TiVo to MP4 with iDealshare VideoGo.
Drag and drop files recorded from TiVo to this TiVo to MP4 Converter, or click "Add File" button to import TiVo files. Batch TiVo to MP4 conversion is available.
Tips: When you add TiVo files, a Windows will pop up to ask you to input the Media Access Key.
Click "Profile" button, and in the "General Video" drop-down list, select "MP4" as the output format.
Click the BIG ROUND button at the right bottom side to start TiVo to MP4 conversion. After several minutes, you will be able to playback TiVo files on your pc and portable device as you wish.
TiVo is a kind of digital video equipment, which can help people very easily recorded and view TV program selectively. TiVo became widely used after it appeared due to it can skip the annoying advertisements. The newest generation of TiVo even possesses the function of searching, for example, if users input "Britney" in the address bar, TiVo will automatically show all the programs recorded relating to Britney Spears. So, TiVo has a nickname called "Google of television".
The Media Access Key is a specific 10-digit number assigned to every TiVo account holder to ensure safe transfers and replay to his or her PC. The Media Access key is an important component for the installation of the TiVoToGo software.
1.Sign in to your TiVo account (see above)
2.Go to TiVo's Key page http://www.tivo.com/tivo-mma/showmakey.do
3.Copy down the ten-digit number. That is your MAK
1.Go to the main TiVo menu
2.Go to Messages and Settings
3.Go to Account and System Info
4.Go to Media Access Key
5.Copy down the 10-digit number