Convert/Transfer TiVo Recordings to Mac H.264-compliant videos for iPad 3, iPod and Apple TV 3 playing
As the most advanced and innovative DVR (digital video recorder) ever built, the TiVo brings the best entertainment from cable and the web together in one place. That way we could record what we were already paying for and watch shows when I had the time to watch them. Yeah Tivo has a monthly fee but it’s the principle of the thing! Besides, a new toy is cool and fun to play with. Our biggest problem with Tivo was working out how to get the shows from the Tivo box to our Apple TV 3, iPad 3, and iPods where we could watch them the way we wanted to.
As is well known, the The standard application for moving recordings from the Tivo box to the Mac is Roxio Toast. It’s what Tivo recommends and it’s what Hollywood has blessed. The problem with Toast is that DRM Tivo attaches to all recorded shows doesn’t allow any editing or transcoding of your recorded Tivo file. That’s when I started looking around for another way. What I found that worked best was an application called Pavtube Video Converter, a top Mac TiVo Converter.
The program is a great little application that allows you to download your Tivo recordings to your Mac. And it packs perfect support for TiVo recordings as well as HD footages, Flash videos, General Video, QuickTime video(*.mov), etc. With the application, you can easily convert TiVo HD shows to Mac iTunes compatible formats without quality loss for smoothly streaming with Apple TV 3, iPad / iPad 2 / new iPad, iPhone 4S and other iOS devices. Continue reading »