I have several football games I would like to get off TiVo and onto DVD. My question is how can I burn TiVo to DVD? Searching online, I got some clues. What I need to do is to convert TiVo files to a DVD creator supported format like .mpg and burn it with Nero or other tools. Here is the step-by-step guide I worked out about how to convert TiVo files for DVD. If you are also have the intention, read on.
Part 1. Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC
Before converting, you need to transfer those TiVo videos to your computer. Follow the steps: Launch TiVo Desktop software on your PC. Connect TiVo to your home network, and then the TiVo Desktop will provide you with a list of shows for transferring to your PC. Then please transfer the TiVo TV shows you want to PC. Once all the shows you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop.
Part 2. Converting TiVo to MPG
After getting TiVo files on your PC, the next step is to convert TiVo to MPEG for burning to DVD with Nero. Download and install Brorsoft TiVo Video Converter, which can help you achieve your goal smoothly.
In fact, this TiVo file converter is an all-in-one video convert app. It can help you quickly and easily convert TiVo to any format like MPG, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, M4V, MP4, etc with least quality loss. Besides TiVo, this video convert program can also help to convert between any popular video and audio formats as you need. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. Plus, with the built-in video editing feature of the program, you can trim, crop, add watermark and more to your video files. If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version TiVo Converter for Mac.
Step 1: Start up this program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files. When first loading, Brorsoft TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.
Step 2: Click Format bar and choose MPEG-2 from Common Video profile list as the output format. To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.
Step 3: Hit Convert button to start TiVo to MPG conversion. The conversion process will take a while, and you’ll see an encoding progress bar. Once finished, click the Open button in the main interface and you can locate the encoded TiVo files effortlessly.
Part 3. How to burn MPG to DVD
1. Download and install Nero Vision/Video.
2. Select to create DVD-Video and add the MPG files to the Nero Vision/Video.
3. Set the desired video quality.
4. Choose Pre-defined Main menu for your DVD video.
5. Preview the DVD main menu and click Next.
6. When you are done arranging your files, Insert Blank DVD in burner Drive and click the “Burn” button to convert them into a format that the DVD can utilize.
7. Nero will now start converting the video and after conversion it will burn the video files to the DVD disc.
8. After completion, Test your DVD.