Play TiVo Recordings on Windows Media Player on Windows 10
As an office worker, you maybe can’t sit on the coach to watch your favorite TV shows in front of the TV every night on time. In this case, many people choose to record their loved television programs from Tivo Roamio DVR and watch them later on their computer. But the default media player on Window, including the newest Windows 10, is Windows Media Player, which can’t read TiVo recordings directly. So how to play TiVo recordings on Windows Media Player on Windows 10?
TiVo recording is an encrypted video format. This is the reason that Windows Media Player can’t handle it. Well, if you want to play your TiVo recording on Windows Media Player on Windows 10, you have to convert TiVo to WMV/AVI, etc common video that Windows Media Player can support. And this need a TiVo to Windows Media Player converter which can running on Windows 10.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is recommended here as a professional TiVo to Windows Media Player transferring tool which can enable you batch convert TiVo files to Windows Media Player on Windows 10 without quality loss. It can transform TiVo Recordings to WMV, AVI, MPEG, MP4, etc fast and easily. (review)
If you are running on Mac, please turn to its equivalent Mac version TiVo Converter for Mac. This Mac version can support the newest Mac OS X El Capitan system.
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Part one: Transfer TiVo TV Programs to PC
If you haven’t got TiVo recordings on your PC, you need to transfer TiVo to your PC first.
Launch TiVo Desktop software on your PC. Connect TiVo to your home network, and then the TiVo Desktop will provide you with a list of shows for transferring to your PC. Then transfer the TiVo programs you like to your PC. Once all the TiVo files you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop. Download TiVo Desktop Plus and how to install and use.
Part two: Convert TiVo Recordings to Windows Media Players on Windows 10
Step 1. Import TiVo Recorded Videos
As the aforementioned, TiVo is an encrypted video format that needs you to enter the media access key before you convert it. Launch TiVo Converter, press “Option”icon first and enter TiVo Media Access Key to “Tivo” tab. Then hit the “Load file(s)”icon to import TiVo recorded videos to this TiVo converter. Since the app supports batch conversion so you can import more than one TiVo recordings at a time.
Tip 1: How to find your Media Access Key on TiVo: Go to “TiVo Central” menu >> “Messages and Set Up” >> “Account and System Information”, and you will see your Media Access Key there.
Step 2: Choose Windows Media Player supported format
Click the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take HD WMV as your output video format.
Tip 2: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on “Settings” button.
Step 3: Start to convert TiVo to WMV on Windows 10
Click Convert button to start TiVo to WMV conversion for Windows Media Player on Windows 10. The conversion process will take a while, and you’ll see an encoding progress bar. Once the process ends, you can locate the converted TiVo recordings in the output folder.
Now, add the converted TiVo recordings to Windows Media Player. Then you can enjoy your favorite TV shows at your space time.
If you want to watch these TiVo recordings on your Android tablet, iPad, etc, this TiVo converter still can help you. And this software will continue to upgrade to support every update of Windows system. So once you have it, you never need to worry the system compatibility issue on Windows.
In Addition: If you want to play Blu-ray, DVD on Windows Media Player, you can try Pavtube ByteCopy(review). It is a professional Blu-ray Ripper that can rip and backup Blu-ray/DVD to WMV for WMP on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, etc. And to reward the customers, if you buy both ByteCopy and Ultimate, you can get a discount:
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