How to do a lossless TiVo to MPEG conversion

Published on April 4 2016

This tutorial shows you an easy way to convert TiVo to MPEG files with lossless quality so that you can edit, play TiVo files anywhere or burn TiVo to DVD at ease.


As a digital video recorder, on the birth of TiVo, it becomes the pursuit of more and more people who are getting bored with endless and annoying ads. In order to more easily and freely watch those videos on computer and some other devices, to convert TiVo to MPEG or simply some other formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, etc. becomes a great demand among us. If you're looking for an easy way to convert TiVo files without quality loss, you've come to the right place. In this tutorial, I will tell you the easiest way to convert TiVo to MPEG files without quality loss as an example. Read on for details.

First you should know, TiVo is an encrypted video format, that's why few media players can play it well and some freeware can't handle it. To convert TiVo to MPEG fast and easily, more than one people recommend EaseFab Video Converter which can remove DRM automatically while converting TiVo files to MPEG as well as MP4, MOV, WMV, FLV, etc. It also allows you to manually adjust encoding settings to customize the output video quality and file size. In addition, if you want to edit videos, select audio track, add text or image watermark to videos, all these can be easily achieved with this powerful tool. The equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac is for Mac OS (El Capitan included) users.

Encoding TiVo to MPEG with the smart TiVo HD Converter is simple as ABC. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and run the program. Then follow the steps below to convert TiVo to MPEG in a few clicks!

How to convert TiVo to MPEG format easily and quickly

Note: If you haven't got TiVo files ready on your PC, follow the steps: Launch TiVo Desktop software on your PC. Connect TiVo to your home network, and then the TiVo Desktop will provide you with a list of shows for transferring to your PC. Then please transfer the TiVo TV shows you want to PC. Once all the shows you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop.

Step 1: Load TiVo files

Start up this program, and then click "Add Videos" to import all .tivo files.


Tip: When first loading, The TiVo HD Video Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.


Click "Profile" and MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 are provided for you in Common Video profile list. If you want to get better HD video quality, select MPEG from "HD Video" category.


Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on "Settings" button.

Step 3: Start converting TiVo to MPEG format

Click Convert button to start TiVo to MPG conversion. The conversion process will take a while, and you'll see an encoding progress bar.

Once finished, click the Open button in the main interface and you can locate the encoded TiVo files effortlessly. And then you are able to use these files as you want for your portable devices, PC, media player or video editing programs.

Additional Tips: This versatile TiVo to MPEG Converter not only can convert TiVo files to MPEG video easily, it also can convert any video, audio format like AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, VOB, FLV, MTS, XAVC, MP3, WAV, M4A, etc to another format you want with the best quality.

Read More:
How to convert TiVo to WMV losslessly
How to convert TiVo files for editing in Final Cut Pro
How to Convert .TiVo to AVI Without Quality Loss

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Hernry 05/17/2017 07:41

I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert tivo files to mp4, mov, avi, wmv, mpg, mkv etc.
Here is the easy guide

techmaybe 12/28/2016 04:53

The following will describe a TiVo to MP4, MOV converter - Avdshare Video Converter to help you to convert TiVo recorded video to MP4, MOV at

TiVo to MPEG 05/20/2016 07:13

Your post just gives me the tricks I need for converting TiVo to MPG. I can now use my new file in editing program and burning to DVD at my will.