“What is the best/easiest way to convert my Tivo television programs to mp4 format for using in a Windows Media Player so I could send them to my daughter, who does not have a television? I figure a conversion is needed. I tried WMP to add a .tivo file without luck (don’t know how to set up specs).”
We all know the television programs can be recorded into TiVo format and you can transfer recorded TV shows from your TiVo media device to PC for watching via TiVo Desktop Plus by opening Now Playing list and clicking on the “TiVo Recordings” button to choose the one for playing, but the fact is that video in .tivo format is not ideal for playback on Windows Media Player.
Well, in this case you will need a video converter program that has the capacity to convert TiVo to other file supported by Windows Media Player. There are thousands of video converters, such as Handbrake, Format Factory, but they can’t play a role of Tivo Video Encoder. Here Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended, which can provide the ultimate Tivo viewing experience for everyone!
Developed with the most advanced converting technology, this professional Tivo Video Converter truly and fully supports input and output videos in all formats including H.265 video. With it, you can change TiVo into a different format (e.g. WMV/AVI/MPG) for opening and plying in Windows Media Player with least quality loss without any hassle. More than that, it also provides an access to touch up TiVo videos, which including trimming, cropping, appending artistic effects and more. Download it now and follow the step-by-step guide below to play your TiVo movies in Windows Media Player with ease.
1. Launch the Tivo Converter and import Tivo.
Drag & drop TiVo files to the program directly. Or go to the “File” menu, choose “Add Video” to locate the TiVo files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.
Tip: When first loading, this TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.
2. Choose WMV as output format
Click the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format. If you prefer high definition videos, move your mouse pointer to “HD Video” and then choose HD WMV.
3. Start converting TiVo to Windows Media Player
Press the big “Convert” button to start the Tivo video process. After the conversion, you can add your Tivo videos in Windows Media Player and send to your daughter for using at your will without hassle.