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TiVo to DVD, iPod, PSP, PC, MPEG conversion tutorial

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  1. andyfree

    andyfree Member

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    The TiVo to DVD burner article tells you how to enjoy your favorite TV shows recorded by TiVo box on DVD Player so that you can watch TV shows any time and any where. For convert TiVo to DVD, follow the steps below:

    TiVo to PSP at http://www.dvd-ripping.biz/tivo-to-psp.html

    1) [bold]Tranfer TV shows from TiVo to PC[/bold]
    To transfer TV shows on PC, need to download TiVo Desktop software from http://customersupport.tivo.com/knowbase/root/public/tv2179.htm . When your TiVo is connected to your home network, TiVo Desktop provides you with a list of available shows for transferring to your PC.

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    You can play TiVo video files using Windows Media Player

    Hints: TiVoToGo Transfers system requirements: TiVo Series2 DVR, TiVo software version 7.1 or later, TiVo Series2 box must be connected to your home network using a wired or wireless USB network adapter.

    2) [bold]Convert TiVo to MPEG[/bold]

    DirectShow Dump is a free utility to extract the content of .TiVo files as unprotected MPEGs.
    1. Download DirectShow Dump at
    http://www.dvd-ripping.biz/downloads/Dsd0.1.1424.0.msi

    2. Install and run, Click "Add Files" and load the TiVo files you'd like to convert.

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    3) [bold]Convert TiVo to DVD[/bold]

    1. Download AVI/MPEG to DVD/VCD Converter software at

    http://www.dvd-ripping.biz/downloads/mpeg-pro_r64782.exe

    and launch.

    2. Since We want to convert and burn MPEG to DVD, so choose 'To DVD'.

    Now you have to select between "Merge" and "Batch" tabs. The former will join all the video files you add to one DVD file (including VIDEO_TS, AUDIO_TS, etc.). The latter will encode each video file to a different DVD (so that you burn it in more DVDs).

    Click "Add" to add video files. Besides MPEG, You can also add AVI, WMV, MOV, etc. files.

    (Optional) Set "Output quality", "NTSC or PAL", etc.

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    3. Click "Convert and Burn" button to start converting MPEG to DVD's files.

    4. "CD/DVD Burning engine" will be launched automatically after video conversion done. If you'd like to burn DVD with another DVD burning software such as Nero, please click "Cancel" and burn the files in "DVD_Disk1" folder to DVD later.

    It is so easy to convert TiVo to DVD playable on home DVD player!

    For [bold]Convert TiVo to iPod[/bold]

    Following the mentioned 1) and 2) steps above to get mpeg file, and then convert to iPod MPEG4 which is showed below.

    1. Download iPod Video Converter software from
    http://www.dvd-ripping.biz/tivo-to-ipod.html
    and launch. The iPod software support converting various video files to iPod video MP4, MP3, M4A, MOV, etc.

    2. Click "Add", load the MPEG files.
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    3. Select output iPod video format from "Profile". It supports "iPod 30G", "iPod 60G".

    4. The default output video size is "320x240", you can adjust the output video size at the right of the panel according to the MPEG files' video size (You can check it by clicking "View -> Show File Information").
    Hints: The new iPod can carry MP4 video which is up to 2.5 mbps, 480x480, 30 frames per sec. That corresponds nicely to most TiVo devices which output 480x480 video at “Good” and “Best” quality.

    5. Click "Encode" to start the TiVo to iPod video conversion.

    6. After finishing, drag the MP4 video files to iTunes and sync to your iPod. More information about syncing video to iPod, visit
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302509
     
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  2. geobee

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    Great. Record world cup tv shows using TiVo and enjoy on my iPod or DVD player.
    Cheers.
     
  3. bigapples

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    To Andyfree,
    Really perfect guide. Thx for sharing.
     
  4. andyfree

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    Many thanks for praise! I are looking for one-stop software to convert tivo to dvd. If done, also post here.
     
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    wow - this is exactly what i needed! thanks a million. I LOVE TIVO!!!
     

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