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How to “Directly Copy” TiVo files to MPEG format without Losing Quality? 

How to “Directly Copy” TiVo files to MPEG format without Losing Quality? 

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Once every four years, 2014 World Cup is ongoing fervently, I am sure you recorded a lot of World Cup video in TiVo to share with friends and family, or you recorded a lot of Tivo shows and wanted to enjoy at home and sharing with family or friends. But as we all know, Tivo files are saved by digital video recorders with copyright protection, so it would be difficult to playback or sharing on YouTube or other video sites. In this case, you need to change TiVo to MPEG or MPG format for better uploading process. Maybe you have tried to transfer World Cup video including your favorite TV recordings to your personal computer by using the TiVo Desktop Software application. But .TiVo files is that they are not always compatible with other multi-media programs and editing software you may want to use to view or edit the TiVo files. So it is required to convert the TiVo files to MPEG or MPG format for viewing/editing on Mac.

To “Directly Copy” TiVo to MPEG/MPG, please follow the steps below: 

Part 1: Transfer TiVo TV shows/TiVo World Cup videos from TiVo on Mac 

To transfer TV shows to Mac, you need download Tivo Decode Manager firstly to help you stream TiVo recordings to Mac. 


1. Run the app, and enter your TiVo’s IP address in the TiVo IP Address box. 
2. Click the Prefs button in the lower-right corner. 
3. Fill in the Media Access Key to get the TiVo files to the download Queue list. Click Here to get detailed information. 

Once the TiVo files are transferred on your Mac, then the second important step here is to convert TiVo files to Mac. 

Part 2: Directly Copy Tivo files to MPEG/MPG 

Directly Copy Tivo files to MPG is the most quickly and easily way to convert Tivo files to MPG, because it just remove the copy pretection from tivo shows and which don’t let you do some settings like adjusting resolution, bitrate, framerate, codec, etc. Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is the best tool for you with the “Directly Copy” function which other conversion softwares does not have. And its speed is fast, and its quality is very clear without any quality loss. It can directly copy Tivo files to MPG without extras and Losing Quality. 

Step 1: Download the Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac and install it on your Mac. Run this program, and then click “File” to import all .tivo files. 


It will pop up a window to remind you submit the tivo key. Click Ok and enter your tivo media key. 

Step 2: Choose the proper output video format “Copy > Directly Copy” for directly converting TiVo the MPG files. 



If you want to convert TiVo to mpeg-4 (*.mp4) for your portable devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, etc with best settings, please choose iPad, iPod, iPhone, etc (*.mp4) as output format and get the suitable settings. 

Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start the TiVo to MPG conversion. Just few minutes, the conversion from TiVo to MPG is completed! 

When the conversion is finished, you can press the “Open” button to get the transcoded videos for playing on Mac without ads or device limitation! If you want to transfer 2014 World Cup videos or your favorite TV shows to your Android Tablet/Phone, here is a guide for you! 

Learn more Tivo video related guides: 

Share World Cup Tivo videos to Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook 

Watch 2014 World Cup recorded videos on your Mac 

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