The 4th generation TiVo Premiere XL now records up to 150 hours of HD programming, which frees users from the issue of insufficient storage memory. However, you may still wanna convert tivoHD to burn tivo to DVD or copy TiVo to harddrive for enjoying the shows more freely on PC. In this guide IÂ’d like to introduce toyou a more economical way to convert Tivo HD and burn to DVD, which costs you $35 only (the DVD burner is excluded, of course).video to dvd burner
Software youÂ’ll need: TiVo Desktop for the PC (freeware) , Pavtube TivoConverter (shareware, $35 00) , Windows DVD Maker (freeware) Part 1Convert TiVo recordings to PC with TiVo Desktop If you record a show onyour TiVo box, you can easily play it back on your PC or laptop I believe it isan everyday thing for most TiVo users And there are instructions by TiVoÂ’sofficial site: http://www tivo com/mytivo/howto nsfer_shows_pc html Part 2
Convert TiVo to MPEG DVD Movie Maker compatible formats with PavtubeTivo Converter The Pavtube Tivo Converter is much more than a TiVo toDVD Converter It convert TiVo fles to Aplle iPhone 4, iPad, PSP, Moto Droid,Nokia, Samsung galaxy s smart phones, Zune, Xbox 360, PS3 and popularformats like * avi, * mpg, * vob, * mkv, * wmv, * mov, * ac3, etc and handleswith TV recordings of other formats * ts, * tp, *
trp files You can Convert HD TiVo to DVD as simple or as complex as youwant Step 1 Input Media Access Key Launch Pavtube Video Converter,Click on the Â“OptionÂ” button, switch to TiVo tab, and enter your MediaAccess Key Click Â“OKÂ” to confirm Step 2: Import TiVo files for convertingTiVo to DVD Now click Â“AddÂ” to import all tivo files, or you may drag anddrop the * tivo files to the window of TiVo to DVD Converter Step 3: Select anoutput format MPEG for burning TiVo to DVD in Windows DVD Maker
Click on the pull down menu of Â“FormatÂ” to select output format If you donot want to loss any quality, please select Copy-> Directly Copy so that theTiVo Converter will decrypt the shows to * mpg or * ts files Nowadays theshows are normally HD 1920*1080 videos, which is too good to burn on astandard DVD My advice is, compressing the HD TiVo shows so as to fit DVD5/ DVD 9 I used to select Common Video-> MPEG-2 Video(* mpg), and thenclick Â“SettingsÂ” button to adjust audio and video parameters The followingpicture shows detailed settings: Step 4: Start converting TiVo to burn to DVDClick Â“ConvertÂ” button and the TiVo converter will generate videos that arecompatible with Windows DVD Maker After conversion you can click theÂ“OpenÂ” button next to output path to find converted recordings
Additional tips-- edit the TiVo recordings to keep proper length and size As Isaid, you can make the TiVo to DVD conversion as simple or as complex asyou want To cut off black edges, trim out unwanted ads, add watermark,replace audio, you may click on Â“EditÂ” button to enter editing window ofTiVo to DVD Converter I Cut unwanted black edges Switch to Crop tab to cutunwanted edges You can crop the video by adjusting the crop frame (drag thegreen dotted green square frame to circle the part you want to retain) or settingvalues (Left, Top, Width and Height) of crop area II Trim out botheringcommercial ads Under Trim tab you are allowed to cut out unwanted video todvd burner part of selected clip To trim the video, simply type in desired timevalue in Â‘StartÂ’ and Â‘EndÂ’ box and click Â‘SetÂ’ button Or you can clickleft square bracket and right square bracket to set start and end time whenplaying the video Part 3
Burning TiVo to DVD with Windows DVD Maker Step 1 Click the "Start"button and select "Windows DVD Maker" to run the program, then click the"Add items" button from the top menu and browse to the folder were themovies you want to burn are located By default, they should be found in the"Videos" folder Step 2 Select the videos you want to burn and type the "Disctitle" Also, you may select the order in which the movies will be saved on DVD To do that, select a movie and press the "Up" or "Down" button to change itsorder Step 3 If you want to, you can click the "Options" button and set thingslike the burning speed, the aspect ratio, the video format or you can choose ifthe DVD will have a menu or not After you finished making the settings youwant, click the "OK" button and then "Next"
Step 4 At this step you can create a custom DVD menu or you can select apredefined one To select a predefined menu, scroll the "Menu Styles" list andselect the one you like most You can customize it by pressing the "CustomizeMenu" button and making the settings you want Also, you can change themenu text by clicking the "Menu text" button and typing the text you want foreach button Step 5 When you have finished making all the customizations,click the "Burn" button First, Windows DVD Maker will encode the movie inthe appropriate format and then it will burn it on DVD Usually, the encodingprocess takes much more time than the burning so you have to patient If youare Mac user, download Pavtube Pavtube Tivo Converter for Mac and burntivo to DVD with iDVD