There are many threads on here that ask how to take files off the Tivo, and burn them to a DVD with a PC. But what if you want to get your DVDs into TiVo for viewing instead of using the physical discs? If you've no idea about that, you've definitely being the right place. This guide intends to show you how to convert video from a DVD to MPEG 2 to play the movie on your TiVo.
Before you transfer DVD videos to TiVo, you need to rip and convert DVD to MPEG format first. In fact, it is easy to watch DVD videos on TiVo as long as you got a DVD Ripper in hand. The recommended DVD to TiVo converter is EaseFab DVD Ripper. It can professionally rip DVD to TiVo compatible MPEG format with fast speed and excellent output quality. The program adopted optimized audio and video sync technology, so as to output video with better quality and never let you be troubled by the audio and video sync issues. If you are a Mac user, you can turn to EaseFab best DVD ripper Mac (Yosemite included), which has the same function as the Windows version.
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Step 1. Load DVD movies
Launch the program and click DVD disc button to import the DVD movies you want to rip. As you see, all added files will be listed below and you can preview them, take snapshots, choose subtitle and audio track, etc. as you like.
Step 2. 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 3. Start DVD to TiVo conversion
Click "Convert" button on right bottom of the main interface, you are allowed to start conversion. All the DVDs will be converted to Tivo MPEG files at fast speed and high output quality.
How to transfer converted DVD video to Tivo?
You can use Tivo Desktop software to transfer converted DVD 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 DVD videos to TiVo MPEG format and transfer them to Tivo, we can enjoy them freely now.