It is recommended to convert Tivo video to H.265 if we want to gain smaller file size or play high quality video over a cellular network.
With the use of H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC) for FaceTime over Cellular by Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, many of us may figure out if H.265 comes to FaceTime, will it be far behind for H.265 comes to Mac OS X (Yosemite), QuickTime, iTunes, iPad, iPod, Apple TV?
H.265 will surely become the mainstream video codec and format for Apple, or even other mobile device, and Windows. So why not transfer or copy your beloved TiVo recordings to H.265? If you are keen on this idea, just follow the guide below, I would like to show you how to get TiVo shows ready for H.265 playback.
There are few H.265 Converters on the market that can encode video to H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding HEVC). To meet the H.265 encoding need, Brorsoft Video Converterupgraded to support converting video to H.265. Aside from encode video to H.265, Brorsoft Video Converter also can decode H.265 to other video format, or extract audio from H.265 and then convert to audio format. Now download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
Part 1. Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC
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.
Part 2. Converting TiVo to H.265
STEP 1. Add Tivo videos
Run the H.265 Video Converter program, go to the menu bar, select Add button to select the Tivo recordings you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.
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. Choose H.265 as output format
From the drop-down list of " Format" > "Common Video", you can select H.265 Video(*.mp4) as the target format.
Tip: You can change the format parameters by click the Settings bar. The video size, video encoder, frame rate, bit rate, audio encoder, channel and more other parameters can be adjusted in this Settings option.
STEP 3. Start conversion
When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to start encoding Tivo videos to H.265. The conversion time depends on your video size, computer performance, output settings, etc. Generally, it won't take too long. After the conversion, you'll get resulted H.265(HEVC) videos for better usage.
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