Ripping video off DVD disc onto TiVo for playback

Summary: This guide shows you how to rip video off a DVD disc onto TiVo box for playback on the big screen.

If you have lots of movies on DVD and want to put them into some format you can transfer them to TiVo box for enjoyment, you’re in the right place. In this page, we will study how to rip and convert DVD to TiVo compatible MPEG-2 format for free playback with the best quality.

Part 1: How to Convert Video From DVD to TiVo Format

Before you can transfer your DVD into TiVo, you need to convert DVD into some format like MPEG-2 that TiVo can support. At first blush, there are a number of different DVD ripping software options for your. Here we'd like to recommend Brorsoft DVD Ripper to complete the task.

It's professional in ripping and converting DVD discs, ISO image, Video_TS. It gives you the ability to rip and convert DVD to MPEG-2 format for playing on TiVo device without quality loss. What’s more, you can freely to tweak the video size to a decent video as you want. If you are working on Mac OS X, please get DVD Ripping software for Mac. Now download the program and start converting DVD to TiVo.

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Tutorial: How to convert DVD to Tivo MPEG format

Step 1: Load DVD movies

Launch DVD ripper and click disc icon to load DVD movies. This software can convert DVD disc, ISO file, Video_TS to any formats.

Step 2: Choose output format

Click Format bar to get the format list and select a proper export format. For copying Blu-ray to TiVo, MPEG-2 in "Common Video" column is the optimal choice.

Tip: Advanced video settings

You can click settings button to adjust the parameters as you need, such as video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc. You can also make the perfect editing of videos by cropping, trimming, effect adjusting and watermark designing by clicking "Edit" button.

Step 3: Start conversion

Click "Convert" button to start the DVD to MPEG conversion. Click "Open" button you can find the generated files.

Part 2: How to Transfer Converted DVD to TiVo

You can use Tivo Desktop software to transfer converted DVD movies to TiVo.

First, open "My Documents" folder, by default there is a subfolder called "My TiVo Recordings", move your converted MEPG files to it. Then, launch TiVo Desktop, Just goto the Now Playing List, scroll all the way to the bottom, click on your Computer Name, and select the movie for transfer. After that, the videos will be transferred to TiVo automatically. Enjoy.

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