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How to Convert TiVo Shows and Movies to DVD

TiVo is a brand and model of digital video recorder which works just like any other digital recorder. However, the recorded TiVo files usually are not compatible with most media players we adopt. Thus, it's advisable to burn TiVo files to DVD for better preservation or sharing with family and friends. Well, how to create DVD from .TiVo files seems to be a problem since most DVD burning software doesn't recognize this format. To solve this problem easily, here we directly recommend a TiVo to DVD burner - Wondershare DVD Creator. If you are using a Mac, you can resort to Wondershare DVD Creator for Mac to convert TiVo shows and movies to DVD in Mac (Mountain Lion,  Lion included).

Free download TiVo to DVD burner and follow the steps to burn TiVo movies to DVD. The steps to convert TiVo to DVD in Mac and PC are the same, and here we take the PC version for instance.

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How to convert TiVo to DVD step by step

Step 1. Transfer TiVo shows to PC

Before you begin, make sure that you have TiVo Desktop software installed on your PC (Not yet installed, download it now.), and that your TiVo DVRs are connected to your home network.

1. Launch TiVo Desktop.
2. Click "Pick Recordings to Transfer." A window showing your TiVo DVR's "Now Playing List" appears.
3. Highlight any title in the list to see more information about the show—the same show information you have on your TiVo DVR.
4. Check the box next to the title of the show (or shows) you want to transfer.
5. Click "Start Transfer."

Step 2. Convert TiVo to MPEG

Well, most DVD burner software doesn't support .TiVo file, what we do is to convert TiVo to MPEG format which is recognizable by DVD burner software. DirectShow Dump is a free utility to extract the content of .TiVo file as unprotected MPEG.

1. Launch Downloaded DirectShow Dump.
2. Click "Add Files" and load the TiVo files you'd like to convert.

Tips: If you cannot convert TiVo to MPEG successfully, please download the Microsoft .NET 1.1 architecture, which the conversion of TIVO to MPEG may depend on.

Step 3. Convert MPEG to DVD

Free download TiVo to DVD burner:

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After downloading, please install and then launch it. The below interface is what you are about to see:

tivo to dvd

Load videos and photo to the DVD burner by hitting "Import". You can edit your video and photos with the built-in editor. After that, choose a DVD menu template for your DVD and customize it with your favorite buttons, frames, images, songs, etc. Before you burn DVD, you can preview the DVD project to make sure all goes as you like. Finally, go to "Burn" tab and hit "Burn" to start burning TiVo to DVD.

With professional Tivo to DVD Creator, you will find it pretty easy to convert tivo files to dvd to enjoy movies at home with your family.

About TiVO

TiVo is a brand and model of digital video recorder. It works just like any other digital video recorder (DVRs), but different from them in its sophisticated software written by TiVo Inc. . It records programs automatically —not only those the user requests specifically, but also other material the user may be interested in. It also allows the viewer to pause live television, and rewind and replay up to a half hour of recently viewed television. It has the capability to transfer the recordings to your computer by using the TiVo Desktop Software.

Also, you can refer to a video tutorial:

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Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

AlejandroGallet
Just convert .tivo to mpeg with DirectShow Dump, and then burn mpeg to DVD with DVD creator.
AlejandroGallet
You need to note that information in Step 2. "Most DVD burner software doesn't support .TiVo file, what we do is to convert TiVo to MPEG format which is recognizable by DVD burner software. DirectShow Dump is a free utility to extract the content of .TiVo file as unprotected MPEG."
Kwajmeck
I am using TiVo Transfer, which is part of Toast Titanium 11 for Mac. The output file type (.tivo) is apparently a proprietary format. Your website, and many others, all claim that you can convert the output from this kind of transfer to a DVD. My request is that the original HD format (MPEG-2, 1920x1080, etc.) be able to be burned on a DVD.
Kwajmeck
I have the same problem. The extension is ".tivo"
AlejandroGallet
Hi, NSPro, could you please inform what the file extension of your downloaded tivo program? Hope we can solve this problem asap. Best regards,
NSPro
I just downloaded the wondershare software. When I click import and open the folder where the downloaded tivo program is, it shows nothing. What am I missing?

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