How to Convert TiVo to MP4 Easily on Windows & Mac

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Devised as a way to store large sections of data easily, TiVo format, a proprietary file implemented by TiVo DVR device, sees limited accessibility to many media platforms after transferring to your own devices. Thus to open and play TiVo recordings handily, you will need to convert .tivo to .mp4 or other widely-used file formats. In this post, we are going to walk you through a complete tour of how to convert TiVo to MP4 easily on both Windows and Mac using an ultimate TiVo video converter VideoProc Converter.

convert TiVo to MP4

What is TiVo File

Created by digital video recorder TiVo Inc, the file with TiVo extension is a plain MPEF-2 video file with a copyright protection wrapper, which lands users in a large incompatibility issue when trying to play their TiVo recordings on different platforms.

On top of the default TiVo desktop to view the file, which unfortunately was discontinued a few years back, there are 5 alternatives that you could manipulate to play TiVo files. For Windows users, go with Roxio, VSO DVD, CyberLink Power DVD, JRiver Media Center, VideoReDo, while for Mac holders, Roxio seems to be the only way out.

Therefore to address the dilemma and play your TiVo files smoothly in your devices, you need to convert it to MP4 or other more compatible file formats.

How to Convert TiVo to MP4 Easily

Running as a versatile free TiVo video converter, VideoProc Converter incorporates 370+ codecs and 420+ format conversion, enabling you to convert .tivo to .mp4 or other formats in simple clicks on both Windows and Mac. Packed with Full GPU acceleration along with an exclusive algorithmic design, the conversion tool could further expedite the conversion process while optimizing file size. Moreover, the latest x265 high entropy codec built in the system allows you to retain the original image quality while shirking 90% of the file size.

convert TiVo to MP4 in VideoProc

VideoProc Converter – the Best Free TiVo to MP4 Converter

  • Full hardware acceleration to hasten batch conversion, free from CPU overuse/overheating issues.
  • The rich variety of file formats embedded to fulfill the conversion demands, including TiVo to MP4.
  • Robust performance to access operation system of any sort, not requiring high-end PC.
  • Customize your TiVo file properties for resolution, bit rate, frame rate and more.
  • Beyond just the best video converter, but also the best video downloader, UHD video compressor, and easy video editor.

Step 1. Free download VideoProc Converter, and launch it.

Step 2. Import TiVo files.

Select Video in the interface. Add the TiVo files by clicking on +Video or dragging and dropping. Batch import is also allowed.

import TiVo files

Step 3. Select MP4 as the output profile.

Go to the Target Format in the lower left quarter, in which you can find a basket of video profiles to work with. Select MP4 as the output format to convert TiVo to MP4.

Select MP4 as the output

Step 4. (Optional) Customize the file properties if necessary.

Though the program has refined and full leveraged your file while conversion, you can further your adjustments to suit your particular requires. Click on Option button > Format, and here you are allowed to adjust and reset video quality, codec, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, audio codec and more.

Format edit

Tip: Supplying a wealth of both easy and advanced editing tools, VideoProc Converter also grants you the ability to touch up your video project, including cut, crop, merge, and add subtitles, effects, rotate and more to explore.

Step 5. Convert and Export.

Choose a file folder to save your MP4 file, and don't forget to enable the Hardware Acceleration to facilitate the processing operations, before you Hit Run to convert .tivo to .mp4.

The Bottom Line

It's not as hard as you think to convert TiVo to MP4 or other formats with more compatibility and enjoy your TiVo recordings to the top of your bent. Download VideoProc Converter – a powerful TiVo to MP4 converter and beyond to fulfill the task within minutes!

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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