TiVo also provides a range of features when the TiVo DVR is connected to a home network, including movie and TV show downloads, advanced search, personal photo viewing, music offerings, and online scheduling (From Wikipedia). If you have lots of movies on Blu-ray and want to put them into some format you can transfer them to TiVo for enjoyment, just read on this article. This guide will show you how to rip and convert Blu-ray to TiVo compatible MPEG-2 format with least quality loss.
To convert Blu-ray videos to TiVo, a Blu-ray Ripping software is necessary. There are many programs that allow you to finish the task. You may be confused to choose a suitable one. If so, I recommend you try EaseFab Blu-ray Ripper. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional tool to convert Blu-ray to TiVo supported MPEG-2 format with high quality. With it, you can also keep the right subtitles while ripping Blu-ray discs. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to EaseFab best Blu-ray ripper Mac (Yosemite included), which has the same function as the Windows version. Here is how to do it.
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Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies
Insert the Blu-ray disc to the BD drive and click the "Load Disc" button to have movies uploaded to the program. Here you can also import DVD discs, DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files to convert.
Step 2. Choose desired subtitles (Optional)
Select the main title and set subtitles/audio language you'd like to preserve. If you do not want to rip Blu-ray with subtitles, please skip this step.
Step 3. Choose MPEG as output format
Click "Profile" box and move mouse cursor to "Common Video" category, select "MPEG-2" as the output format. To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on "Settings" button.
Tip: By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.
Step 4. Start Blu-ray to TiVo conversion
Click "Convert" button on right bottom of the main interface, you are allowed to start conversion. All the Blu-rays will be converted to Tivo MPEG files at fast speed and high output quality.
How to transfer converted Blu-ray video to Tivo?
You can use Tivo Desktop software to transfer converted Blu-ray movies to TiVo.
First, open "My Documents" folder, by default there is a subfolder called "My Tivo Recordings", move your converted MEPG files to it. Then, launch TiVo Desktop, Just goto the Now Playing List, scroll all the way to the bottom, click on your Computer Name, and select the movie for transfer. After that, the videos will be transferred to Tivo automatically.
Ok, after convert Blu-ray videos to TiVo MPEG format and transfer them to Tivo, we can enjoy them freely now.