How to Convert MP4 Files to Tivo Format on Mac OS X

You might have a TiVo in your living room and have some interesting MP4 movies or videos on your Mac. So it would be great if you can transfer those interesting MP4 movies or videos from your Mac to TiVo and enjoy them by sitting comfortably on your cozy Sofa! However, it seems that MP4 is not compatible with TiVo. One easy way could be converting MP4 to TiVo on Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion included). Then after the conversion, you could upload MP4 video to TiVo for watching.

This article provides an easy and economical way to convert MP4 to TiVo compatible format MPEG 2 on your Mac and transfer it to your TiVo (including TiVo series 3, series 2 and series 1).

How to convert MP4 to TiVo on Mac

By using this MP4 to TiVo converter for Mac, it makes MP4 to TiVo format conversion become a breeze! This program can convert multiple MP4 files at a time, which means that you can add more than one MP4 files to the program and do batch conversion. Below is step-by-step tutorial on how to convert MP4 to TiVo on Mac:

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Add files to MP4 to TiVo Converter for Mac

Drag & drop MP4 files to the program. Or go to "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the MP4 files you want to add. To combine MP4 files, you need to check "Merge".

Add MP4 files


Select TiVo MPEG 2 Format

In the Video category of format tray, scroll right to choose MPEG-2 as the output format.

choose format


Start MP4 to TiVo Conversion on Mac

Click the "Convert" button to start to convert MP4 to TiVo format on Mac and this video converter for Mac will do the rest for you!

Something you can do on the Video Converter for Mac:

Trim large video files into small video segments.

Adjust video brightness, contrast, saturation and change video effect as a whole

Rotate videos into other angles.


Please read the tutorial here:
Thanks for the good information, but after the conversion, how do you upload the converted file to the TiVo box (e.g. to a Roamio+ box)?
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