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Can I Trim/Split HD *.ts files from satellite recordings for playing with VLC?

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“HD *.ts files from satellite recordings, I wanted to use it to trim or split video files for playing with VLC player, how can i achieve it?” 

This a feedback from our user. As well as we know, TS file extension is widely used in HD content. Videos with this format are usually large in size. So you may need to cut a big-size HD TS video into multiple smaller video files, or cut off some unnecessary video clips of a HD TS file. Check the video tutorial about how to Trim/Split HD *.ts files from satellite recordings for VLC Player first. 

All you need is a professional yet easy-to-use TS editor. you can quickly and easily finish the jobs as long as you own an excellent TS cutter with Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. With it, you can easily Trim/Split HD *.ts files from satellite recordings. Also, it provide you other TS editing functions like merge, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles. What’s more, it is not only a TS editor, but also a converter which can convert TS and other 250+ formats to any format you need on your Mac. (read review

Hot features of the best TS editor and converter: 

  • Edit TS with hot functions including split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles.
  • Edit M2TS, MTS, TS, MXF, H.265, MPEG, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV etc with editing features including split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles.
  • Convert TS to any format like MP4, MOV, MKV, H.265, Apple ProRes, AVI, and othets.
  • Convert TS to popular editing software format like iMovie, FCP, FCE, Premiere Pro and more.
  • Its Windows version - Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter.

Now, I’ll show you how to use this intelligent TS editing tool to edit TS files with classic features like trim, split for VLC player. 

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How to Trim/Split HD *.ts files from satellite recordings for VLC Player? 

1. Load TS video files to the software using any of the two ways below: 

A.Click “File” menu, and select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import source video, audio and image files. 
B.Click “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to import source files. 


Note: After importing, all video files will be listed in the program. You can preview the imported movie file by double clicking or checking one of them and click the play button under preview window. 

2. Set output format. Clicking the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or customize which formats to be shown on the list. Here you can select HD MP4 for playing on VLC well. 


Tips: In the Profile Settings window, you can choose or specify exactly the parameters you like. And in the Task information section, you can compare the detailed information of the source video and the target video. 

3. Split selected file into several small pieces: By clicking the “Split” button mts m2ts mac split button on file list, or from “Edit” menu, you can launch the “Video Split” window. Checking “Enable” to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size. 


4. To trim a video, please switch to “Trim” tab in “Video Editor” Interface and follow any of the methods below: 

1. Drag the control sliders mts m2ts mac slide to include the segment you want to remain. 

2. Click the left square bracket  to set start point, and click the right square bracket  to set end point when previewing the video. 

3. Input specific values to “Start” and “End” box. 

5. Choose Output Directory and Find the Output Folder 

By clicking Browse button on main interface, you can choose the directory where you’d like to put the output files. 

By clicking Open button, you can popup the output folder.  

At last: Clicking the Convert button on main interface, you can go to Conversion window to start conversion. 

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Related Software: 

1. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac: Professional HD Video converter for converting HD Videos on Mac, provides the perfect solution to convert HD video to any HD/SD video format like AVCHD MTS/M2TS/TS, H.265, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, MKV, WebM, M4V, etc. and vice versa on Mac. Running perfectly on Mac OS X Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan/macOS Sierra. 

2. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is blazing professional video conversion software, enabling you to convert any video formats like MTS, M2TS, TS, H.265, MP4, MOV, , MPEG, FLV, AVI, MKV and more 300+ formats or YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook video, to 4K/HD 1080P video. It possesses high compatibility with portable iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, QuickTime, etc. 


Play home movies from VHS on Windows Media Player Smoothly

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Perhaps you too have a VHS tape (or stack of them) that you want to transfer to your Windows Media Player for playing. If so, this column might help you out. It describes the steps I took to transfer the video from the VHS tape to Windows Media Player on my computer, edit the video and then burn the edited video to a DVD. I also include some time-saving tips that I discovered along the way.

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Here show the supported video and audio files of Windows Media Player in a table:

File type (format) File name extension
CD audio .cda
Intel Indeo video technology .ivf
Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) .aif, .aifc, and .aiff
Windows Media audio and video files .asf, .asx, .wax, .wm, .wma, .wmd, .wmv, .wvx, .wmp, and .wmx
Windows audio and video files .avi and .wav
Windows Media Player skins .wmz and .wms
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mpa, .mpe, .mp2v*, and .mpv2
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) .mid, .midi, and .rmi
AU (UNIX) .au and .snd
MP3 .mp3 and .m3u
DVD video .vob


From the table we know that the VHS type video and audio files are not included. There is another way to get though this issue. In order to watch and play the VHS video on Windows Media Player, first you should convert the VHS files into Windows Media Player supported format like the normal mp4. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate could give you a lot help, it can rip the VHS files into the any Windows Media Player supported format in the table. What’s more, this all-inclusive program is a HD video converter as well, and you can feely convert TiVo, MXF, MOV, and other HD videos to almost all formats. Besides, it is a professional video editing software to assist users with trimming, cropping, splitting, merging, attaching subtitles…to create your own videos.


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Play home movies from VHS on Windows Media Player Smoothly

Step 1. Load VHS files.

Run Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate on PC, and click “File” to follow “Load from folder” and find the VHS files you put into the computer.

Step 2. Choose Windows Media Center supported video format

Then click the format bar under the video file list to find “HD Video.” Under “HD Video” item please find the output video formats compatible with Windows Media Center according to the form listed above.

Step 3. Start QuickTime MOV to WMP conversion

Before performing the conversion, you can edit your VHS files and set the best audio and video parameters for the output target files. Then click “Browse” in main screen to decide which folder you’re going to save the converted VHS files. At last, just one click “Convert” to get conversion from VHS to Windows Media Player started.

Read More:

Watching TiVo videos in Windows Media Center 

Getting iTunes to play on Windows Media Player Nicely 

How to Play ISO image files in Windows Media Center 

Enjoy Blu-ray movies in H.265/HEVC format on Windows

How to Get Windows Media Player to Play TiVo files 


Convert/Transcode MPEG-2 to Windows Media Player

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MPEG-2: Transport, video and audio standards for broadcast-quality television. MPEG-2 standard was considerably broader in scope and of wider appeal – supporting interlacing and high definition. MPEG-2 is considered important because it has been chosen as the compression scheme for over-the-air digital television ATSC, DVB and ISDB, digital satellite TV services like Dish Network, digital cable television signals, SVCD, and DVD.

As the default media player in Windows operating system, Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP), makes it easy to play audio, video and view images for Windows users. However, many MPEG-2 files contain video streams that are encoded using codecs that WMP cannot normally interpret. When you attempt to playback such a file, problems may be encountered.

What format does Window Media Player play?


In order to play MPEG-2 files in Windows Media Player smoothly and to solve importing and incompatibility issues, you should choose a best codec or format for Windows Media Player playing, WMV format is the first choice. Having tested so many third-party programs, Pavtube Video Converter is highly recommended for the easy of use and lossless quality. This program offers quite effective solution for you to convert almost all the videos MPEG-2 as well as MKV, MOV, MTS, TiVo, VOB, etc. It also allows you to adjust the video, audio parameter to get a decent output video that you want. Barely several steps are enough.
See also: Convert MXF to MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 on Mac/PC
How to Import MPEG-2 Video to iMovie on Mac?
Convert Dxtory AVI to MPEG-2 for Sony Vegas 13/12/11 Editing


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How to convert MPEG-2 to Windows Media Player?

Step 1:
 Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your MPEG-2 files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Select the right formats for playing with Windows Media Player. Here we suggest you to go to the “HD Video” list, you will get the “WMV HD (*.wmv)” as the best output.


Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the bit rate of video and audio, the codec of video and audio, video size, sample rate, frame rate, audio channels, etc., in the Profile Settings by hitting “Settings” button.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start MPEG-2 to WMV conversion for WMP playing. You can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button.

Conclusion: If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off “Showdown computer when conversion completed” and go away to do other things. Good News! During 2015 Label Day, Pavtube provides big sale with up to 50% off for some products.

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Convert GoPro Camera Video for Streaming to DVD Player

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“I’ve been trying to burn my GoPro Hero3 Black video to DVDs that can be played on any DVD player. I’ve got Windows 7 OS on my computer and the Windows programs (Win DVD Maker, Movie Maker) won’t accept the GP videos. Does the video format of the GP videos need to be changed to something that Windows will accept before I can burn a DVD ? Is there an after market program that will allow me to do the DVD burning?”

GoPro Hero cameras are compact, lightweight, and wearable on different vehicles. A GoPro Hero camera produces HD H.264 MPEG-4 (*.mp4) videos, and can be played on computer well. As we all know, most of the playback devices support MP4, and then why GoPro MP4 videos cannot be played on devices like DVD player?


Check your devices technical specifications for there are strict rules for MPEG-4 playback. If the Mbps, pixels and FPS of your GoPro MP4 recordings are inconsistent with DVD demands for MPEG-4 playback details, you’ll get error when play a GoPro camera video.

How to stream GoPro Hero camera videos to DVD player or other devices on network and make them playable? Pavtube Video Converter (Mac version), a nice GoPro video converter, can help rip MP4 recordings shot by GoPro Hero cameras to a video format supported by DVD player as well as game consoles, or other mobile and home theater devices.


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Step 1: Download and install the program. Click “Add video” on the main interface to load GoPro camera video to the program. You can also drag the files to the program’s window list directly. This program can also support the batch video clips.

Step 2: Select the right formats for playing on DVD player. Here we suggest you to go to the “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” list, you will get the “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)”as the best output.

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Step 3: By clicking the “Settings” button, you can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.

Step 4: At this point, you can change the output filename or output path if you wish. If you feel satisfied with your options, Just hit the “Convert” button to activate GoPro camera video to MPEG-2 conversion.

Conclusion: This program is highly efficient because it’s boosted with CPU and GPU (30X faster). And a neat process bar will show the percentage and remaining time. Enjoy streaming GoPro camera video to DVD player and top 10 best portable DVD player which you shouldn’t miss is recommended.

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How to Rearrange MTS Videos to Store in NAS?

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In order to save your local space and enjoy your videos whenever and wherever you want, stream your files to NAS is a good choice. If you have a NAS device, you probably would like to add your MTS videos to store in NAS to allow you to view via streamers (PS3, WD TV, etc.)


“I recently purchased a NAS to store all my music/photos on. I can stream stuff to my iPhone/iPad using the NAS software. What I want to do is rearranging and converting all my MTS videos to store in my NAS, but I’m not sure which format to convert to for playing nicely with my Apple TVXbox 360, iPhone, iPad etc. I wanna get some advice as to what format to rip in and what software to use?”

“What application/accessories would I need to play 720p & 1080p .mts directly from my NAS drive on my HD TV?”

In fact, to stream MTS files from NAS to HDTV, PS3 or other media players is not hard work. If the NAS does DLNA, you can try a DLNA/UPNP client. There are several apps out there but none of them do a particularly good job on HD MTS videos. What you can do is to convert MTS to a compatible format and then you can share it off the NAS effortlessly.

In this case, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac comes out for you. It is capable of converting MTS to MP4, AVI, MOV for NAS streaming with no quality loss. And what I’ve learned is that MP4 would be one best target format for it is fully compatible with nearly all media devices including iPad, iPhone, PS3, Apple TV, etc. >> Read Review


How to rearrange and convert MTS videos to store in NAS?

Step 1: Import MTS videos to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load your original files. You may also directly drag and drop files to application UI for importing files.

Step 2: Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to “HD Video>>H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” as output format.

H.264 MP4

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting MTS to MP4. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.

Conclusion: Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. Afterwards, it’s free to stream MTS videos from NAS. Make sure the wireless network connection is accessible among the NAS and Apple TV, PS3, HD TV or other media players.

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Sony HDV to QuickTime Import Issues on Mac

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HDV is a format for recording of high-definition video on DV cassette tape. The format was originally developed by JVC and supported by Sony, Canon, and Sharp. Conceived as an affordable high definition format for digital camcorders, HDV quickly caught on with many amateur and professional videographers due to its low cost, portability, and image quality acceptable for many professional productions.


Importing HDV video from Sony HDR-FX7 to QuickTime:
“Hi, all, I’m trying to import Sony HDR-FX7 HDV video to Mac QuickTime for playing. Unfortunately, QuickTime seems not to recognize my Sony HDR-FX7 HDV files as import. I’ve visited Apple’s website, but couldn’t find a remedy for my issue. Can anyone give me some suggestions if you are using a similar (or same) Sony handycam? I would really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!”

As the default media player on Mac, QuickTime must be the first choice. Look at the picture below to know more about QuickTime supported video and audio formats:

Clearly, HDV is not included in QuickTime supported format. So, for a quick and fluid workflow, we do recommend transcoding Sony HDV to QuickTime best supported format before playing. To be frank, you are suggested to convert Sony HDV to QuickTime MOV for use in QuickTime. Third party software is required to process file conversion. Considering the easy of use and optimal output format best suited for QuickTime, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is the first choice. With the upgraded version, it supports encoding to M3U8 as well.


A detailed guide on converting Sony HDV to QuickTime MOV for playing on Mac:

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your Sony HDV files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Select the right formats for playing on QuickTime. Here we suggest you to go to the “Common Video” list, you will get the “MOV- QuickTime (*.mov)” as the best output.

Screen Shot format

Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the bit rate of video and audio, the codec of video and audio, video size, sample rate, frame rate, audio channels, etc., in the Profile Settings by hitting “Settings” button.

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start Sony HDV to QuickTime MOV conversion for QuickTime playing. You can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button.

Conclusion: If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off “Showdown computer when conversion completed” and go away to do other things.

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Let’s Play MKV Movies on Amazon Fire TV

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Amazon Fire TV, more and more people got this striking device for easily enjoying purchased videos, movies or TV shows. How wonderful it can bring us the high definition image enjoyment and this device is talked hot on forums. In most cases, someone there may be confused with the incompatible formats for Amazon Fire TV. As a typical example, how to play MKV on Amazon Fire TV smoothly has been the hottest topic.


But if you have tried, you will be disappointed. Because you will find that your Amazon Fire TV can’t play MKV movies that stored on computer. By the way, this situation also will happen in Apple TV, Xbox One, VLC media player if you wanna add MKV to them for playback. As a container format, MKV could not be so available with most media devices. Specially in this way, to watch MKV movies on Amazon Fire TV, we here suggest you to convert MKV to compatible format like H.264 MP4 format, and then transfer to Amazon Cloud Drive, then you can play movies via Amazon Fire TV; or you can choose to transfer movies to kindle fire HDX, and then use Amazon Fire TV to mirror the screen to HDTV.

Tips on Amazon Fire TV Content Format Supported

  • Video: H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VC1
  • Audio: AAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, HE-A, PCM, MP3
  • Photo: JPG, PNG

Since we have known the MKV files well, in order to convert MKV files to H.264 MP4 for watching on Amazon Fire TV, we here recommend you the Pavtube Video Converter, which is a good choice for converting your MKV files to suitable ones for Amazon Fire TV with fast transcoding speed and excellent output video quality. What’ s more, it has the optimal presets for Kindle Fire HD X, iPad Air, HTC One M8, etc or other media devices. Let’s learn more details below.

Steps on converting MKV to H.264 MP4 for playback on Amazon Fire TV:

1.Free download this MKV to Amazon Fire TV converter Windows version, install this program onto your computer. Launch this Amazon Fire TV video converter, and click “Add files” button to load the movies that you want to convert, you can also directly drag and drop the files.


2. Choose output format you need. Click format column you will see rich output formats. Just select the best format you need. To play movies through Amazon Fire TV, you are recommended to choose MP4 format.


3. Functional tips: Click settings button you will be available to adjust the output parameters, like frame rate, resolution, or the bitrates, etc.

4. Go back to the main interface and hit the ‘Convert’ button to get your work started. when the software has converted MKV to Amazon Fire TV supported video format, you can open the output folder and get the files, and then you can choose the files to Amazon Cloud Drive or playing via Amazon Fire TV, or transfer to phones or tablets to mirror the screen on TV thru Amazon Fire TV. Just try it now! Good luck!



Open XAVC in VLC Media Player—XAVC Workflow

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What is XAVC and how to open XAVC files on VLC media player? In the following guide, you may find some suitable answers to the XAVC workflow tips. From XAVC to the common AVI, that’s the key point to open XAVC in VLC media player. But how can we edit XAVC in some hot NLEs? Follow us to know more.


What and Where XAVC comes to our life?

Although being a new recording format introduced by Sony, XAVC has been widely adopted now. Long GOP is a high-efficiency codec to serve more widely the requirements of the professional market, which XAVC-S employs the MP4 wrapping to serve the consumer market. To list out the camcorder that recorded XAVC recordings well, no doubt the FDR-AX100 is the typical one. You can also record Full HD 1920 x 1080 video in XAVC S, AVCHD, or web-optimized MP4, as well as take high-quality 20MP still images. With such high definition, any interests in watching your XAVC videos on 4K TV or edit in NLEs, like FCP?
Hot Search: Play MXF with VLC | Play Convert AVCHD with VLC | Play H.265/HEVC with VLC Mac

How could we open XAVC on VLC Player nicely on Windows?

As a free media player both for Windows and Mac users, it is popular among our video lovers. Especially for VLC media player, it has not yet supported the XAVC files well. To make your XAVC files playable and readable by most portable devices and applications, you can use a decent video conversion application to convert XAVC footage to a wide range of popular videos like MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, 3GP, M4V, DV, etc. Here for VLC media player, we would like to introduce you the professional XAVC to VLC converter called Pavtube Video Converter(best video converter review) to transcode XAVC to AVI or MP4 as the best supported formats for VLC. More details?

Steps on transcoding XAVC to AVI for playback on VLC media player:

Step 1. Install this trail version on your PC before purchasing to make sure everything goes right. After launching this app , click “File”>”Add Video/Audio ” to load your XAVC files, you can double click it to have a review on the preview window.


Step 2.As we mentioned above, here we would like to suggest you to come to the output list to choose the ‘HD Video’>>’AVI HD Video (*.avi)’ as the best one for VLC media player. By the way, MP4 is also an available choice for us.


Step 3.Click this “Settings” button, it will bring you to this UI , no matter the Bit rate or Frame rate, Size (pix) all here for you to make the adjustment. You can see the whole file size if you considering about uploading them online while the file size is required for smaller one.


Finally, as soon as we get back to the main interface, we can click the ‘Convert’ button to start the work. From XVAC to VLC media player, it is indeed such an easy to use operation job that we all can do well. Let’s have a try and enjoy XAVC movies on VLC media player.



Convert old family DVD movies into MPEG-4 for editing and publishing into CD

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If you are fond of a clip from a DVD movie and want to add it to Movie Maker for making into CD for collecting and sharing, you may get into the trouble as below:

I have some old family DVD movies in hand, which is easily be played by a normal DVD player. Now I need a tool to rip videos from my digital desk into MPEG-4 files and then use Movie Maker to edit “publish” them to CDs? Any suggestions?

Rip family DVD clips for publishing into CD

Best answer:

At first, you sholud know most DVDs are copyrighted and can’t be directly made into CD. (Standard video DVDs are a little more complicated than just a video file on a disc, which would be a data DVD.)

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To import and publish the entire raw video, you’ll need to get the video off of the DVD using software like Handbrake, and then opening it using Movie Maker. However, if you find some protected DVDs still can’t be ripped, try Pavtube DVDAid which I have searched on the web to perform the DVD ripping process. It’s a professional and powerful high-quality video converter and editor.

With it, I can effortlessly transcode DVD files to MPEG-4 format for Movie Maker editing and publishing into CD. Besides that, after ripping, I can watch the ripped movies (that have been edited) on TV sets and computers. I’m in the early learning stages of using software, however, it is easy-to-use, and I have successfully finished the conversion task in a few clicks.

Guide: Transcoding DVD to MPEG-4 for Movie Maker making into CD

Step 1: Free download and start up the DVD to MPEG-4 Converter, and then insert your DVD disc to the DVD drive. Click “Load file(s)” button to load DVD movies to the program. The imported videos can be previewed on the right window.

Transcoding DVD to MPEG-4

Step 2: Select Common Video –>MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4) on the drop-down menu as output format which is still suitable for editing, playing and making into DVD.

MPEG-4 video format

You can also backup DVD on Xbox 360, NAS server,or portable devices like Galaxy S5


1. You can adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.

MPEG-4 video settings

2. After the DVD movie is imported, you can preview it with the player at the top right panel of the program. Generally, you would not put the whole DVD movie into the Windows Movie Maker project for publishing. So you can drag the “Start to trim” and “Stop to trim” button to get the certain segment of the DVD movie.

Step 3: Hit “Convert” button to carry out the conversion process. Once the conversion is done, you can click “Open” button to get the output files.

Now you can begin to import it into your Windows Movie Maker. 

Click on “File -> Import”. A window will appear. In the window, navigate to the video clip you extracted from the DVD movie just now. Then double click on the file. You’ll see the icon for the file in your Windows Movie Maker “Collections”.

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Part 2: How to Publish a Movie to Your Computer (quoted from

  1. Click File, click Publish Movie.
  2. Click This computer, and then click Next.
  3. In the File name box, type a name for your movie.
  4. In the Publish to box, choose where you want to save your movie once it’s published, and then click Next.
  5. Choose the settings you want to use to publish your movie, and then click Publish.
  6. If you want to watch your movie after it has been published, select the Play movie when I click Finish check box.

From the steps above, I think you got the point to batch convert your family DVD files to MPEG-4 for editing and publishing into CD. Have a try now! What’s more, you can get MXF/P2 MXF for editing and playing.


Tivo to 720p MP4 Converter – Stream Tivo HD XL/Premiere XL4 recordings to TV on Mac

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TiVo, the professional digital video recorder, is created for the people who have no time to focus on a live show or a Movie in a long time. After you recorded it, you may choose to get it streamed to TV for playing. However, due to the format compatibility, you may meet the problem below:

I have a TiVo HD XL in one room and a TiVo Premiere XL4 in another. They both have the same Media Access Keys and they can transfer from one to the other. – how to download the tivo to PC? I use Toast TiVo Transfer to download HD Movies from my TiVos, but the downloading doesn’t always work.

transfer tivo to tv
To solve the problem with enjoying TiVo videos on TV, we had better to convert Tivo HD XL/TiVo Premiere XL4 recoreded TiVo to more popular video like MP4 that TV can recognize. And the conversion can’t be more simple if you have get a Mac Tivo to TV Converter. Here an easy-to-use yet efficient tool-Pavtube Tivo Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It provides super-fast converting speed and high quality output video. Furthermore, it can compress your Tivo to smaller size to fit your TV’s screen, which can save your much worry. This guide will show you how to convert donwload and transfer Tivo from Tivo HD XL/TiVo Premiere XL4 for playing with TV on Mac successfully and quickly.

Part I. Transfer Tivo recordings to Mac

Before transcoding TiVo files, you need to transfer recorded TiVo from Tivo HD XL/TiVo Premiere XL4 to your Mac. To transfer TiVo shows to Mac, you need to use a TiVo Desktop Software for Mac or Toast TiVo Transfer as above. When your TiVo is connected to your home network, a list of available shows wiil be ready to be transferred to your Mac. here is a video tutorial how to copy TiVo Recordings to mac Using Roxio Toast.

Part II. Convert Tivo recordings to 720p MP4 for TV

After transfer TiVo files to your Mac, you can free download the Mac TiVo to TV Converter. Install and run the application. Do as follows.

Step 1. Import TiVo to the program.

First click “Option” button, enter Media Access Key.

Tivo option

Then, load TiVo files to the TiVo to TV Converter on Mac,click top left two icons to load individual videos or load the entire folder.

If you want, you can merge several Tivo clips by ticking “Merge into one file” box. Note if the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB

Step 2. Choose best format for streaming and playing on TV

From “Format” drop-down list, select suitable format from “TVs” for playing Tivo footage on TV.

Of course, you can also upload Tivo videos to Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook for sharing, to FCP for editing and to MPEG format for more use.


Optional – You can also click “Settings” to change the output video bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. all according to your needs. Here, you can choose a smaller video size like “1280*720″ from the “Size” dropdown list to get a 720p .mp4 file.
get a 720p .mp4 file

Step 3. Start TiVo shows to TV mp4 conversion on Mac.

When everything is done, click the “Convert” button at the bottom-right corner to finish the conversion.

While you wait,have a coffee or take a nap and let HD Video Converter for Mac do the work in the background. After conversion, you can click “Open” to find the output .mp4 file, then you can transfer the video files to TV for playback smoothly via USB.

Just enjoy and watch Tivo HD XL/TiVo Premiere XL4 recoreded TiVo files with TV in high quality now, just have a try!