Convert 1080p Tivo to 720p MP4 for watching on iMac or Mac2Tivo

The article focus on how to change 1080p TiVo File into 720p mp4, so that you can play Tivo files on iMac or Mac2Tivo at ease. 

You might have a TiVo in your living room, and it would be great if you convert 1080p .TiVo files downloaded from TiVos so you can watch them on iMac, or later upload them to TiVos to watch them later by sitting comfortably on your cozy Sofa after the original TiVo movie was deleted.

Convert 1080p Tivo to 720p MP4

I'm sure this must have been covered a million times, but the search results are just not helping. How do you convert 1080p Tivo to 720p MP4? What I want to do is cut a little section from a show and enjoy it. With luck, I’ve found a possible way after a lot of Google searching and now I’d like to share with all of you. Chances are, if you got some TiVo files already and want to convert .TiVo files to MP4 on Mac, go through the page to get some tips. 

Download and install Pavtube 1080p Tivo to 720p MP4 Converter- iMedia Converter for Mac which is specially developed for the purpose of converting 1080p full HD Tivo video to 720p mp4 video, so as to spare more storage spaces, to have an easy smooth playback.


The 1080p converter helps you easily convert 1080p Tivo to 720p at fast conversion speed without any audio and video out-of-sync issues or any quality loss. It supports input a wide variety of file types, including AVCHD .mts/m2ts, MXF, TiVo, VOB, FLV/F4V, MKV AVI, WMV, MOV, H.264, MPEG-4 files and more. If you are running on Windows PC, please get Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

Step One. Transfer the Tivo files to Mac. 

Although the TiVo Desktop software for the Mac (supplied by TiVo) does not allow user to transfer TiVo recordings to Mac, you can transfer TiVo to Mac MacBook with specific software as long as your TiVo box is connected to your home network. Once you've recorded your favorite shows on your TiVo box, freeware like the TiVoDecode Manager can accomplish this task for you. Although it does have support for conversion, the quality of the result videos is poor and converting speed is so slow yet the output for apple devices are terrible. 

TivoDecode Manager

Step Two. Launch this Tivo Video Converter for Mac. 

Click the top left icon to import your 1080p tivo files. 

Tivo to MP4 Converter

It will pop up a window to remind you submit the tivo key. Click OK and enter your tivo media key.

Tivo option

Here is a easy way to trim out commercial ads in tivo click the pencil-like icon on the top, switch to "Trim", you will be able to set up and start and end point easily. 

Step Three. Click the "Format" and choose proper presets for MP4 playback. 

You can see profiles for iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV and you can choose one according to your device model. 

And there are many presets in "Andoroid" column, you can use the search box on bottom right corn and locate proper mp4 presets for your own phonetablet model. 

For users who want to get Tivo to work on iMac or Mac2Tivo, you are suggested to choose Common Video > H.264 Video(.mp4). 

You can also click "Settings" to customize video size, bitrate(quality), frame rate and other settings. While my original .TiVo files are 1920x1080, I convert them to 1280x720 to save room. Pls note that the higher bitrate you choose, the better video quality you will get. 

Get 720p mp4 files

Step Four. Click the big red "Convert" to start converting Tivo files to MP4 on Mac 


After the 1080p Tivo to 720p MP4 conversion, click "Open" to locate the converted video and start enjoying the downloaded wonderful TV shows on iMac without ads or device limitation or uploading the mp4 file to Mac2Tivo for watching!


What's more, you can get the hassle-Free solution to import TiVo recordings into FCP X and copy Tivo to iPhone 6(Plus) or Android devices for watching.


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