Maybe you have recorded many TV shows with TiVo, but frustratingly, you find that TiVo files are not always compatible with other multi-media programs and editing software you may want to use. In this case, a wise choice is to change TiVo to MKV or other common video format. In this page, you’ll learn a lossless way to convert TiVo to MKV format in both Windows and Mac.
TiVo is an encrypted video format, and few media players can play it well and some freeware can’t handle it. To encode TiVo to MKV fast and easily, Brorsoft Video Converter is recommended here. This video app works as the best software to encode/re-encode TiVo into MKV with least quality loss. You should then be able to open, play, edit, upload the new file without any hassle. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. The equivalent Mac version is Video Converter for Mac. Just download it and follow the steps to converting TiVo to MKV in a few clicks!
Convert TiVo recordings to MKV files without quality loss
Step 1: Load TiVo files
Start up this program, and then click “Add Videos” to import all .tivo files you wanna convert.
Tip: When first loading, this TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.
Step 2: Choose output format
Click Format bar and select “MKV(Matroska) Video (*.mkv)” as output format from “Common Video” category under the drop-down list of “Format”. If you want to get better HD video quality, select “MKV HD Video (*.mkv)” from “HD Video” category.
Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button. To convert TiVo to MKV with 5.1 audio, please set the audio channel as 5.1.
Step 3: Start TiVo to MKV conversion
Click Convert button to start transcoding TiVo to MKV. Once the conversion finished, click the Open button and you can locate the output files effortlessly. And then you can play, share, stream, edit the converted TiVo shows anywhere.
This versatile TiVo to MKV Converter not only can convert TiVo files to MKV video easily, it also can convert any video, audio format like AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, VOB, FLV, MTS, XAVC, MP3, WAV, M4A, etc to another format you want with the best quality.