Play Blu-ray Movies on Tivo

Your Tivo can play more than just television it has recorded, it can also play video you’ve downloaded to your computer from Internet. Your hard drive are filled up with movies, television episodes and video clips you want to watch from the couch instead of the computer chair, you can just do that if you’ve got a Tivo sitting under your flat screen in the living room. In this article, we will show you how to play Blu-ray movies on Tivo devices.

Solution to watch Blu-ray movies on Tivo

To transfer and play Blu-ray movies on Tivo devices, there are 2 extra steps needing to be completed. First, since Blu-ray disc are usually encrypted with complicated protection, to copy the content on Blu-ray disc to Tivo devices, you’ll first need to bypass that protection. Second, Tivo devices only recognize files in the MPEG-2 format, therefore, you still have to rip Blu-ray to Tivo playable MPEG-2 file format.

Best tool to rip/convert Blu-ray for Tivo devices

It would be a great hassle to find one application to bypass the Blu-ray copy protection and another application to perform the Blu-ray to digital format conversion process. Fortunately, here comes Pavtube ByteCopy, a combo function application which not only assists to you to powerfully bypass all copy protection from Blu-ray disc, BDMV folder and Blu-ray ISO image files, but also allows you to directly rip/convert Blu-ray to Tivo devices supported MPEG-2 format on the same interface.

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Set Blu-ray subtitle for Tivo playback

To better enjoy the Blu-ray movies especially those one with foreign languages on your Tivo devices, the application offers beneficial subtitle functions for you. You can flexibly choose your desired subtitle languages from source Blu-ray movies, enable “Forced Subtitle” option to disable the traditional subtitles while still preserving the subtitles that translate foreign language speaking parts periodically throughout the film to help you understand what they are saying. If the foreign language Blu-ray movie does not contain any language subtitles you understand, you can download a SRT subtitle file in your first language of the Blu-ray movie from a safe and reliable subtitle download site (such as and add subtitles to Blu-ray movies.

Pavtube ByteCopy is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, for Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to perform Blu-ray to Tivo conversion process on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

How to Rip/Convert Blu-ray Movies for Tivo Devices Viewing?

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies.

Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.

Load Blu-ray disc

Tips: On the main interface, check the movie titles you want to rip. Click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles info in the Blu-ray movie will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely.

Select desired internal subtitle

Tick off “Forced subtitles” option, you will see subtitles only when actors are speaking a language that are different from the subtitles that you have specified before. 

Enable forced subtitle option

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Tivo devices readable “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Tivo devices supported MPEG-2 format

Step 3: Add external subtitles to Blu-ray movies.

Open “Video Editor” window, switch to the “Subtitle” tab, check enable, then you will be able to load external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to your movies.

Add external subtitles

Step 4: Start converting Blu-ray to Tivo.

Hit the “Convert” button to start Blu-ray to Tivo MPEG-2 conversion. After conversion, hit “Open” or “Open output folder” to quick find ripped videos. After that you can transfer converted MPEG-2 videos from computer to Tivo devices for watching on your large screen TV.

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