Transferring MKV files from PC to TiVo

John Salley

Dec 17, 2014 06:23 am / Posted by John Salley to Media Players, Video

I have a lot of movies I would like to watch on the tv through tivo. They are on my computer. Obviously mkv videos are not recognized by the tivo desktop or other software. I have been searching for an official tivo program and cannot find one to convert them. Anyone got any programs they use? (cannot believe tivo cannot play mkv…lol)
I use a Channel guide to find neat stuff to watch.
I flip from channel to channel to watch things.
Pry my ‘prev channel’ button from my cold dead hands

convert MKV video to TiVo

Well, MKV is not compatible with TiVo. (Get Top MKV Players) With luck, I’ve found a possible way to change MKV to TiVo format from Google and now I’d like to share with all of you. As long as you get a MKV to Tivo Converter, like Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can upload your MKV video from PC to Tivo without any effort.

Overll, this app is the optimal solution for you to batch convert MKV files to TiVo compatible MPEG-2 video without quality loss. The built-in editor lets you personalize your videos before the conversion. Moreover, this MKV Converter for Tivo (or be taken as an Ultra HD MKV Converter) can also help you quickly convert MKV to AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, M4V, etc popular format. Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac. Next follow me to Make it Possible.

How to convert mkv to TiVo format easily and quickly

Step 1: After downloading the software, install and run it. Click “Add Video” to import all mkv files. This video converter supports batch conversion.

mkv to tivo converter

Step 2: Click Format bar and select “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” as output format from “Common Video” category under the drop-down list of “Format”. If you want to get better HD video quality, select “MPEG-2 HD Video(*.mpg)” from “HD Video” category.

MPEG-2 Video format

Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.In principle, the larger input values, the better output quality, but the corresponding larger file size.

MPEG-2 Video settings

Step 3: Click Convert button to start transcoding MKV to TiVo. Once the conversion finished, click the Open button and you can locate the output files effortlessly. And then you can transfer it from your PC to Tivo flawlessly.

Additional Tips:

1. To transfer home videos from your PC on your home network to your TiVo media device, you must have purchased the Home Networking Package, and downloaded and installed the TiVo Desktop 2.8 software (which comes as part of the Home Networking Package).

To make sure you’re using TiVo Desktop 2.8, launch TiVo Desktop and go to Help > About TiVo Desktop.

Step 1. On your PC, open My Documents > My TiVo Recordings.

NOTE: You can change the location of this folder under File > Preferences.

Step 2. Copy the home videos you wish to transfer to your TiVo into the My TiVo Recordings folder.

Supported files include:

  • Windows Media Video (.wmv)
  • QuickTime Movie (.mov)
  • MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v)
  • MPEG-2 (.mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpv2)
  • DivX and Xvid (.avi, .divx)

Step 3. These will now display in your TiVo Desktop’s Now Playing List.

Step 4. On your TiVo, navigate to TiVo Central > Now Playing List.

Step 5. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select your “Now Playing on [YOUR PC]”.

Step 6. Select the video you wish to transfer and follow the screen prompts to begin the transfer.

Step 7. While the video is transferring, a blue light will be lit on your TiVo media device.

Step 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. Your TiVo media device will only transfer one file at a time; additional files will be queued for transfer later.

This versatile MKV to TiVo Converter can not only convert MKV files to TiVo video easily, but also convert SD/HD MKV to play on Android, sync to iTunes or import to QuickTime with the best quality.

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