Convert MP4 to Tivo on Windows and Mac

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Have some home movies in MP4 file format and wish to stream them to your Tivo Roamio, Premiere, Mini, Bolt, etc. However, you may be disappointed to find that you can’t open the MP4 files on Tivo since MP4 is not the supported file format by Tivo devices. The following article will share a simple way to convert MP4 to Tivo on Windows or Mac.

Tivo devices supported file formats

Before performing the conversion process, we should first be clear of the file formats supported by Tivo devices. From Tivo’s official page, we get the information that you can stream the following file formats to Tivo devices:
– Windows Media Video (.wmv)
– QuickTime Movie (.mov)
– MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v)
– MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2)
– DivX and Xvid (.avi, .divx)

Best tool to convert MP4 to Tivo

To convert MP4 to Tivo supported file formats listed above, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (review) to you, the program has full support for all MP4 files encoded with various different video codec such as H.265, H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV/VC-1, MVC, etc and audio codec like MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, DTS, DTS-HD, FLAC, ALAC, PCM, LPCM, etc. The program supports batch conversion mode, therefore, you can batch load multiple MP4 files at one time into the program to save your precious time. You can use the program to convert all MP4 files listed above to any of Tivo supported file formats listed above. Besides MP4, you can also use the program to convert other digital file formats or DVD/Blu-ray to Tivo devices compatible file formats.

Customize and edit MP4 video for Tivo

Before perform the final conversion process, you can flexibly adjust output profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to get better output video and audio quality for Tivo devices playback. In addition, you can also use the program’s built-in editing function to trim or cut MP4 video length, crop off black bars from the MP4 video, adjust output video aspect ratio, add external subtitle to video, etc.

For your convenience, the program is available on both Windows and Mac platform. For Mac users, you can download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to convert MP4 to Tivo on macOS Sierra 10.12. The program is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original 4K video.

Free download Windows version

Free download Mac version

Step by Step Guide to Convert MP4 to Tivo on Windows and Mac

Step 1: Batch load MP4 files into the program.

Launch and start the program on your computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to import multiple MP4 files into the program.

Batch load MP4 files into the program

Step 2: Set the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Tivo devices playable file formats such as “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Tivo device supported file formats

Tips: Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Edit MP4 video.

Select an item to activate the “Edit” menu, click the pencil like Edit icon on the left top tool bar to open the video editor window, here, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can, trim, crop, adjust output aspect ratio, add watermark, deterlace video, apply special effect, edit audio or insert external.

Edit MP4 video

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from MP4 to Tivo supported MPEG-2 or other formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to stream Tivo to Tivo Roamio, Premiere, Mini or Bolt for watching with ease.

About the Author: John Salley

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