How can I convert TiVo videos to MPEG files without quality loss?

Summary: If you are looking for the best way to transcode TiVo recordings to MPEG for DVD burning or other use, you may in the right place. This post will guide you through the process of converting TiVo DVR recorded TiVo video files to MPEG format without quality loss.

tivo to mpeg themeI’m seeking a software app to switch TiVo files to MPEG for burning a DVD
“Hi, there all, I’ve been looking for a workable TiVo to MPEG Converter for a couple of days. Google gave me a lot of search results, but none of them seemed to satisfy my needs. Some generated MPEG files with much downgraded quality, and some let audio and video always slip out of sync which was very frustrating. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a secure, reliable and easy-to-use software converter that would re-encode TiVo shows to MPEG format without losing quality, or at least without losing much quality. Many thanks for your assistance.”

If you are seeking a TiVo to MPEG Converter that is secure, reliable, easy-to-use and without visible quality loss while transcoding TiVo files to MPEG, we would recommend HD Video Converter.

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How to change TiVo recordings to MPEG without losing quality?

First of all, transfer recorded TV shows from your TiVo box to your PC or Mac so you can use them in HD Video Converter to perform TiVo to MPEG conversion. There are programs like TiVo Desktop that can help you transfer TiVo shows to computer, a quick googling will get that for you.

To do TiVo shows to MPEG format conversion, follow these steps:
Step1: Start up HD Video Converter as the best TiVo shows to MPEG Converter. When its main interface appears, click ‘Add Video’ to load your TiVo files.

Step 2: Enter Media Access Key
If you are the first time using this program to transcode TiVo shows, a message will pop up asking ‘If you’d like to import *.tivo file(s), please enter the correct Media Access key and import the file(s) again.’ Click ‘OK’, and enter your Media Access Key as required.
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Click ‘OK’ when you’ve entered your Media Access Key and go back to the main interface to click ‘Add Video’ again to import your TiVo shows to the program.

Step 3: Select MPEG as output format
If your TiVo files are in HD quality, you can select ‘MPEG-2 HD Video (*.mpg)’ as target format under ‘HD Video’ column.
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If your source TiVo files are SD, you can choose ‘MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)’ under ‘Common Video’ catalogue.
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Step 4: Begin TiVo shows to MPEG Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start converting TiVo recording from your TiVo box to MPEG with lossless quality.

As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open’ button to get the generated MPEG files for burning a playable DVD or doing something else.

Useful Tips:
1. You can click ‘Settings’ button to custom video and audio setting like resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channels, etc.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge into one file’ option, you are able to join the imported TiVo clips into a single file.
3. By using trim function, you are allowed to strip out commercials.

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