MKV format, which is a container format developed by Matroska, can hold a variety of video and audio codecs. Let's say you have some interesting MKV movies on your Mac, and wanna to enjoy it on your big screen TV, sitting comfortably on a cozy sofa! So it would be great if you can transfer those MKV movies or videos from Mac to TiVo for playback. However, MKV is not compatible with TiVo, you need to convert it to TiVo format MPEG-2 first. You need to convert MKV to TiVo on Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion included).
This article provides an easy way to do MKV to TiVo Mac converison and upload it to your TiVo (including TiVo series 1, series 2 and series 3). 2 parts will be included.
Part 1: How to convert MKV files to TiVo on Mac
Download MKV to TiVo Converter for Mac and Add MKV files to the program.
With this professional yet easy-to-use Video Converter for Mac, converting MKV files to TiVo format is now a breeze! It supports batch conversion, so that you can convert several MKV files at a time! Get free trial version here:
select TiVo MPEG 2 format
In the format tray, go to Video category, scroll to right and click MPEG-2 to set as the output video format.
Note: This Mac Converter allows you to extract audio from MKV file, so you can convert MKV files to mp3 format and upload it to TiVo for playback.
Convert MKV to TiVo on Mac
Hit the "Convert" button to get the video conversion done. The Video Converter for Mac is able to handle the whole process properly for you. If you are busy, you can set "shut down my computer after the video conversion".
Something you can do with the Video Converter for Mac:
1. Merge video clips by check "Merge into One File" on the main interface.
2. Trim video by setting the start time and the end time.
3. Crop the video frame size by draging the frame on the Windows
4. Change the original video effect to Old Film, Gray, Emboss and so on.