I'm simply editing in the QuickTime Player 7 itself; don't need anything fancy. Just editing out the ads. The fact that I could do this! I tried products from iSkySoft, and they didn't work. The open-source cTivo (Google Project) KIND of works, but doesn't give me much control over the final .mov file. Roxio Toast 11 can do it ... but limits you to 640 x 480 with no support for HD. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac(Review) is the ONLY product I can find on the Mac that works correctly and easily with native TIVO files! Two parts are included in this article.
PS: If you record a show on your TiVo box and want to transfer them to your Windows-based (Windows 10 included) PC, you can follow the instructions to transfer TiVo shows to your PC.
Part I: Transfer TiVo recorded shows to Mac OS X
TiVo Decode Manager is a free program which helps you fetch TiVo recovered shows and even transfers the files to your Mac for enjoyment.
1. Connect your TiVo to network
Make sure your TiVo on your home network. If it's not, consult your TiVo manual to get it connected. Set up an account at www.tivo.com. Log in and click DVR Preferences in the left navigation bar. Check Allow Transfers and click Save Preferences without logging out.
Click Overview in the left navigation bar, then click the Media Access Key (MAK) link on the right side of the window. The page that appears will reveal your MAK. Write it down, or select it and press Command-C on your keyboard. Now you can log out.
2. Make sure your Mac is on your network and launch TiVoDecode Manager.
TiVoDecode Manager (TDM) is a free Applescript Studio interface (i.e. "wrapper") for the tivodecode program that automates the process of downloading of standalone TiVo Series 2 files to your computer and decoding into MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 files. It is not for Series 1 (ever), Series 3, or DirecTiVos (unhacked or hacked).
3. Find your TiVo on your network.
Enter your TiVo's IP address in the TiVo IP Address box. Or let the software find it for you by selecting your TiVo from the pull-down menu and clicking the Update From TiVo button.
Next click the Prefs button in the lower-right corner. Fill in the Media Access Key box with the number you recorded in step 1. Click Update From TiVo again.
4. Transfer TiVo shows to Mac
A list of shows on your TiVo will appear in the Now Playing list.
Select the show and click Add Show To Queue. And now click Download Location to customize the place where you want to save your files.
Then Pick a format. At the bottom of the window, click the Download Format pull-down menu to select a format from MPEG-2 (native), QuickTime MPEG-4 (iPod), and custom MPEG-4 format for your downloaded show.
Part II: Convert TiVo to MOV on Mac (Yosemite included)
After fetching TiVo recovered shows and transfers them to your Mac, you need Pavtube HD Video Converter remove DRM automatically while converting TiVo files to QuickTime MOV with fast encoding speed and loss-less quality on Mac (OS X El Capitan, Yosemite and Mavericks included). Now you need download and install the trial:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video-converter-mac/
- Amazon Store Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Mac-Download/dp/B00QIBK0TQ
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter/3000-2194_4-76179460.html
Below is a step-to-step guide to convert TiVo to QuickTime movie files for creating DVD.
Step 1. Import TiVo to the program.
Click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your TiVo files. The first time you load your files, Pavtube will pop up this windows to remind you import your "Media Access Key" by click "Option" button.
Click "OK" to go to the next step , which your key is required to remove the copy protection.
Then your TiVo files will be loaded into this app , you can double click it to preview it in the preview window.
Tips: If you want, you can merge several Tivo clips by ticking "Merge into one file" box.
Step 2. Choose "Common Video> MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)" as the best video format for playing Tivo footage on QuickTime. To get higher quality, please click on "HD Video" tab and choose "HD MOV" format.
Optional - You can also click "Settings" to change the output video bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. all according to your needs.
Step 3. Start TiVo shows to QuickTime MOV conversion on Mac Mavericks.
When everything is done, click the "Convert" button at the bottom-right corner to finish the Tivo to QuickTime mov conversion on Mac.
With it smart Video Coverter for Windows/Mac software, you can also easily convert TiVo shows to MPEG, M4V, MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV, Apple ProRes, etc. formats for playig on portable media devices, media players, video editing software like iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy S6, Surface, Windws Media Player, Xbox, FCP X, etc. for freely enjoyment.
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