You may use to download recordings from Tivo media device to save or playback. Transferring home videos from your PC on your homer network to Tivo media device is also feasible. But what if you got some Blu-rays to watch on TV? Can Tivo work with that?
The answer is YES!
All you need is a Blu-ray to TiVo Converter- Pavtube ByteCopy that helps to remove commercial disc protection, and encode Blu-ray as well as DVD to MP4 format for streaming and playback on Tivo media device. In addition, it is such a program that combines above two steps well, so you will get the perfect Blu-ray to Tivo MP4 conversion within a few clicks.
How to convert Blu-ray to MP4 for viewing on Tivo media device
Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie
Run the versatile Blu-ray Converter on PC, click "File" ＞ "Load from disc" to load Blu-ray discs. Preserving Blu-ray chapter markers when ripping is possible.
Tip 1: You need an external Blu-ray drive for Blu-rays firstly;
Tip 2: If you want a preferred subtitle and audio displayed on the output Blu-ray and DVD movie, just choose from "Subtitle" and "Audio" dropdown menu;
Step 2. Choose HD MP4 for Tivo device
According to the above mentioned, you can set the output format as MP4. Click the format bar to follow "HD Video" > "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)."
If want to customize the output video quality, pls hit "Settings" icon to open profile settings window. Frame rate is always suggested to set as "original" unless you want to do some special editing; Size(pix) can be set to 1080p or 720p; also the bitrate parameters will affect output quality vertically. You will be able to check the estimated file size in the same window.
Step 3. Start converting Blu-ray to Tivo media device
Hit the "Convert" button to start Blu-ray to Tivo MP4 conversion. After conversion, hit "Open" or "Open output folder" to quick find ripped videos. After that you can transfer converted MP4 videos from computer to Tivo or other storage devices like Synology DiskStation for viewing on TV.
How to transfer videos from computer to Tivo?
Locate the computer video files that you would like to play on the TiVo. Select the files on the computer, click "Edit" and select "Copy."
Open the "My Documents" folder. Open the "My TiVo Recordings" folder. Click "Edit" and "Paste."
Launch the TiVo Desktop software. View the "Now Playing" list and confirm that the copied video files appear in this section.
Activate the TiVo box attached to the TV. Select "Now Playing" from the "TiVo Central" screen.
Choose the computer, which is labeled with a monitor icon. Select the specific video you would like to play.
Select "Transfer This Recording" from the TiVo menu. Wait for the video to transfer and then click "Play" on the TiVo remote. Return to the "Now Playing" list to play other video files.