TiVo is a popular home setup box for recording favorite TV drama programs and movies for later playback. In order to more easily and freely watch TiVo recordings on computer and some other devices, you may want to convert them to a format set to perform and be supported better such as the MP4 format. You'll learn just about how to do that in both Windows and Mac systems in the succeeding portions of this article. We'll also go into detail about why you should try converting your TiVo files to the MP4 format.
To finish the task, you need a video converter that supports DRM to convert TiVo file to MP4 because all TiVo files are DRM protected. If you're looking for a video converter that does quality conversion work, you can try EaseFab Video Converter. The TiVo HD Video Converter will remove DRM automatically while transcoding TiVo shows to MP4 with fast encoding speed and loss-less quality. If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version TiVo HD Video Converter Mac, which can help you convert TiVo files to MP4 under Mac OS X(Yosemite/Mavericks included). Just download the program according to your computer OS and follow the tips to finish your conversion.
PS: The below steps work on Windows PC, the workflow for Mac users is almost the same. Before the conversion, you'll need to transfer your TiVo shows from your TiVo box to your PC. Follow Windows (Windows 8) users, follow the Instructions to Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC. For Mac users, the article "How to convert TiVo to MOV on Mac" will give you some instructions.
Step 1. Load TiVo videos
Start up this program, Drag & drop TiVo videos to the program. Or click "Add Videos" to import all .tivo files.
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.
Step 2. Specify the output settings
Then click "Profile" and select MP4 as the output format. If you want to convert TiVo files to MP4 for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, etc., you can browse to find any video preset as the output format.
Step 3. Start converting TiVo to MP4
Click Convert button to start TiVo to MP4 video 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.