How to Convert TiVo to AVI without Quality Loss

TiVo is a popular home setup box for recording favorite TV drama programs and movies for later playback. But TiVo files are saved by digital video recorders in their proprietary format with copyright protection, so it’s technically impossible to play recorded TV programs on other players without format conversion. So you may want to convert TiVo to AVI so as to play TiVo files on computer with Windows Media Player or to edit TiVo files with Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, etc. Chances are, if you got some TiVo files already and want to convert TiVo to AVI, go through the page to get some tips.

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. So you need need a video converter that supports DRM to convert TiVo file to AVI video files. To get the job done, more than one people recommend Brorsoft Video Converter, which will remove DRM automatically while converting TiVo files to AVI with fast encoding speed and loss-less quality. Besides that, the program can also convert TiVo recordings to MPEG, MOV, MP4, WMV, FLV, etc. video files as well as encode/re-encode TiVo files to optimized video for playback on iPad, iPod, iPhone, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos, iRiver, Blackberry, Xbox 360 and more.

Converting TiVo to AVI with the program is as easy as ABC. After downloding, follow the wizard to install and run the program. The follow the simple steps to start the conversion. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (El Capitan compatible), which has the same function as the Windows version.

Tutorial: Convert TiVo to AVI Without Quality Loss

Step 1: Start up this program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files.

Tip: When first loading, Brorsoft TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.

Step 2: Click the Format option. Choose AVI from the Video format list. As you see, besides AVI, this TiVo HD Video Converter also allows you to convert TiVo to all other regular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, MPG, WMV, etc. and portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.

Step 3: Click Convert button to start TiVo to AVI 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.

Addtional Tips:

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. You can access the instructions on “How to transfer TiVo files to PC“.

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