Summary: Tips and tricks for how you can easily convert TiVo files to MKV video(with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio if you want); as long as you get the best software TiVo to MKV
Just bought a Tivo and love it. Currently I’m find way to stand-alone media player (such as the WD Media Player) playing the .TiVo files. But there are few media player can directly support the TiVo format. If I convert TiVo to MKV using a video app, does it retain the 5.1 Dolby Digital surround audio? Any suggestions on how to encode TiVo to MKV?
With luck, I’ve found a possible way to change TiVo to MKV from Google and now I’d like to share with all of you. In fact, TiVo is an encrypted video format. Based on its specificity, few media players can play it well and some freeware can’t handle it also. Here Brorsoft TiVo Video Converter is the optimal solution for you. It enables you batch convert TiVo files to MKV video without quality loss. If you like, you can retain 5.1 audio after the TiVo to MVK conversion by adjusting the audio settings. Moreover, this TiVo Converter can also help you quickly convert TiVo to AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, MPG, etc popular format.
P.S. If you are planning to encoding TiVo to .mkv on Mac OS X(Mavericks and Mountain Lion included), please get the equivalent Mac version TiVo Converter Mac.
How to convert TiVo to MKV easily and quickly
Step 1: After downloading the software, install and run it. Click “Add” to import all .tivo files. This video converter supports batch conversion.
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 Format bar and select “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” as output format from “Common Video” category under the drop-down list of “Format”. If you want to get better HD video quality, select “MKV HD Video (*.mkv)” from “HD Video” category.
Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on "Settings" button. To convert TiVo to MKV with 5.1 audio, please set the audio channel as 5.1.
Step 3: Click Convert button to start transcoding TiVo to MKV. Once the conversion finished, click the Open button and you can locate the output files effortlessly. And then you can play, share, stream, edit the converted TiVo shows anywhere.
1. 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.
2. This versatile TiVo to MKV Converter not only can convert TiVo files to MKV video easily, it also can convert any video, audio format like AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, VOB, FLV, MTS, XAVC, MP3, WAV, M4A, etc to another format you want with the best quality.
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