Tips Transferring Home Videos MKV to TiVo from PC

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Simply follow this article; you can get the best solution to transfer home videos MKV from PC to TiVo for playback.

Tips Transferring Home Videos MKV to TiVo from PC

Q: Transfer MKV files to TiVo from PC Issues

When I tried uploading MKV files to TiVo from PC, the trouble was always around me. Often the transfer begins and then stops. Sometimes with the MKV files, it tries for hours, but then just stops. Other times the TiVo doesn't even recognize my MKV is even there to transfer.

Ever encounter the issue likewise? Based on our experience, the problem was caused by the MKV file format. As we know, the home videos supported file format includes WMV, MOV, MPEG-4/H.264 MP4, M4V, MPEG-2, DivX and Xvid, but MKV is not on the supported list.

To get rid the trouble, the best bet is to convert MKV to TiVo more compatible video format like MPEG-2. And Brosoft Video Converter is recommended to fulfill the task. The program is an all-in-one video converter tool that lets you effortlessly convert your video and audio files from one format to another at ultra-fast speed. With it you can change your MKV, AVI, VOB, WMV, FLV, MP4 videos to TiVo format without any quality loss. Besides, it can be used as TiVo HD Converter so that you can transfer your TiVo recordings to your portable devices for enjoyment anywhere anytime. If you want to transfer MKV files TiVo from Mac, you can turn to Video Converter for Mac. Download the program and learn the tutorial.

Part I. Convert MKV to TiVo friendly format

Step 1: Add MKV files > Drag & drop MKV files to the program. Or click "Add Video" button to locate the MP4 files you want to add. It supports batch conversion, so that you can convert several MKV files at a time.

Step 2: Choose TiVo device friendly format > Hit the drop-down list of “Format” to choose “Common Video -> MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg) as the best format.

Tip: Set advanced settings (Optional)

By clicking the Settings icon, you can adjust video and audio parameters like codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc., in that way, you can take charge of the size and quality of the output files. In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

Step 3: Start converting MKV for TiVo > As soon as all the above settings are completed, you can press “Convert” button to start MKV to MPEG-2 conversion.

After conversion is done, simply click “Completed” to back to main interface, and click “Open” button to find generated output videos and then transfer it from your PC to TiVo for playback flawlessly.

Part II. How to transfer home videos from PC to my TiVo?

Preparation: Purchase the Home Networking Package, and download and install the TiVo Desktop 2.8 software (which comes as part of the Home Networking Package).

1. On your PC, open My Documents > My TiVo Recordings.
NOTE: You can change the location of this folder under File > Preferences.
2. Copy the home videos you wish to transfer to your TiVo into the My TiVo Recordings folder.
3. These will now display in your TiVo Desktop’s Now Playing List.
4. On your TiVo, navigate to TiVo Central > Now Playing List.
5. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select your “Now Playing on [YOUR PC]”.
6. Select the video you wish to transfer and follow the screen prompts to begin the transfer.
7. While the video is transferring, a blue light will be lit on your TiVo media device.
8. Once the blue light turns off, the video has finished transferring. You can find the transferred video in your TiVo Now Playing List.

NOTE: Video can be played whilst transferring but network speed limitations may cause video to pause.
NOTE: Your TiVo media device will only transfer one file at a time; additional files will be queued for transfer later.

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