December 15th, 2016 by Smile Harney
Sometime we may encounter TiVo fail to import MP4 files? Why TiVo won't import some MP4 video files? The following article will explain why can't import MP4 to TiVo as well as the solution on how to solve MP4 TiVo issues.
The basic function of TiVo is worked as a DVR to record programming for later viewing, but if you connect the TiVo to a computer network, the TiVo can also download film, TV series, music, etc from the internet. And further if you have purchased and installed the TiVo Desktop Plus software, TiVo can also allow you to import videos downloaded from internet, stored on your computer or hard disk to TiVo for playing on your TV. When importing videos to TiVo the following video formats are supported:
So if you want to import videos to TiVo, you must ensure your video file is included in the above supported list. But for some container formats, like MP4, MOV, AVI, etc, besides the video formats, you must ensure the video codec compressed the video format is also the supported video codec. We will take MP4 container format as the example to explain to you clearly. From the above list we can clearly see that TiVo can only import MP4 with codec MPEG-4/H.264, so if you tend to import MP4 compressed with H.265, VP8, VP9, DivX, etc to TiVo you will fail.
It is very easy to solve. We only need to convert the unsupported MP4 to TiVo supported MP4 MPEG-4/H.264, MPEG-2 or other supported video formats. To get perfectly converting MP4 to TiVo supported one you need to choose a professional MP4 to TiVo converter, like iDealshare VideoGo.
MP4 to TiVo Converter - iDealshare VideoGo
The following step by step guide will take converting the unsupported MP4 toTiVo supported MPEG-2 as the example. Also this guide can also work to convert the unsupported MP4 to TiVo supported other video formats or convert other unsupported video formats to TiVo supported one.
Click "Add file" button to add the unsupported MP4 to iDealshare VideoGo.
Click "Profile" button to set TiVo MPEG-2 as the final output format.
Finally click "Convert" button to start and finish the converting MP4 to TiVo process.