If you are looking for an easy and efficient way to stream MKV movies from a Windows or Mac computer to TiVo, you may wish to read this tutorial. It displays a workaround to transcode MKV to MPG for playing with TiVo smoothly.
How can I transfer MKV files to TiVo from my PC correctly?
“Hi, all, I had video incompatibility problems in TiVo desktop when transfering MKV video files from PC to TiVo. TiVo didn’t like MKV format and my video would just drop half way when transferring or never finish. Does anyone have any successful experience transferring MKV from PC to TiVo? Please advice. Thanks!!!”
Issues transferring MKV movies to TiVo, how to fix?
“Hi, there, I have issues transferring MKV movies to TiVo. Often the transfer begins and then stops. Sometimes the TiVo doesn’t even recognize MKVs that are there to transfer. I’ve checked and everything seems fine. Please suggest how to fix this issue.”
To make MKV fully compatible with TiVo, we would recommend transcoding MKV to MPG, TiVo’s favorite format, which TiVo will recognize and play well. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter. Check a short tutorial on how to encode MKV video to MPG for transferring to TiVo.
How to convert MKV video for streaming for PC/Mac to TiVo?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional MKV to TiVo Converter, then click ‘Add File’ icon to load source media.
Step 2: Choose MPEG-2 .mpg as output format
Move to ‘Profile’ list and choose ‘MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)’ under ‘General Video’ as output format for transferring to TiVo.
Step 3: Start MKV to MPEG-2 .mpg Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to begin transcoding MKV media to MPEG-2 .mpg format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get output files for streaming to TiVo without a hassle.
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