Monday, June 9, 2014

Convert FIFA World Cup Games TiVo to MP4/MPEG for NAS Sharing

Looking for a quick way to convert 2014 World Cup Tivo video files? Let's learn how to backup them with MP4/MPEG format on you NAS device for watching.

As 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup is sneaking in, and this grand 2014 World Cup will last roughly 1 month and we football lovers will spend a passionate summer thanks to the splendid football matches it brings. Even though most of us could not head to the scene, we can stay in front of the HD TV, and watch the favorite teams to goal. We can use the sports collections of TiVo to get the events and web content, and even record with TiVo Premiere.

If you plan to record the first half of the game between Brazil and croatia for the World Cup, you may like to put the first half to the Network Attached Storage (NAS) so as to continue recording the second half. How to deal with it?

Through a google search on the internet, I find Pavtube Tivo Video Converter Ultimate. I used 30 day trial option to test out the software to make sure it worked – other software packages did not have this trial feature and Pavtube was the first that I managed to get working so I went with them. I tried out other software product but found Pavtube is the easiest to work with to finish Tivo to NAS conversion. It really does bulk conversions (whole sub-directories at a time), and has lots of different output formats (almost too many to choose from without know what was what). The Mac version is iMedia Converter for Mac.

Now I'm able to stream FIFA World Cup Tivo files to all my NAS devices for viewing. It is great!

Full guide: Copy/Convert 2014 FIFA World Cup Tivo files on NAS device

Part 1: Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC

To transfer TV shows on any PC, you need to download TiVo Desktop software. When your TiVo is connected to your home network, TiVo Desktop provides you with a list of available shows for transferring to your PC.

You can play TiVo video files using Windows Media Player.

Hints: TiVoToGo Transfers system requirements: TiVo Series2 DVR, TiVo software version 7.1 or later, TiVo Series2 box must be connected to your home network using a wired or wireless USB network adapter.

Part 2: Guide to Converting 2014 World Cup TiVo to MP4/MPEG for NAS device

Step 1. Import source files

Click "Add Video" icon to load video, or you can drag and drop World Cup VIDEO to the software directly.

Note: If you want to import Tivo video, you should import the Media Access Key first.

Step 2. Select output format.

Many video formats in the Format dropdown list, you can choose the one you need. Here, you can choose "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" from "Common Video" Option.

Tip: If you want to copy your Tivo files to hard drive with MPEG format, click the Format option and find the "Directly Copy"and the program will convert World Cup TiVo videos to MPEG fleetly.

Step 3. Video Editing (optional)

Powerful edit function including Trim, Crop, Add subtitles, etc will give you great experience for conversion. For example, you can use Trim to cut off the adverts/intro/credits that you don’t want to retain in output videos.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Click "Convert" button to start World Cup TiVo to H.264 MP4 conversion conversion. Click "Open" button you can find the generated files. And with the help of CUDA Acceleration and full use of cores, you will have a fast speed.

After conversion, use the wired or wireless network and transfer the output videos to NAS. It is very easy to watch 2014 FIFA World Cup video on NAS devices.

Money-saving Trip:

ByteCopy($42) + Video Converter Ultimate($65) = Only $79.9, Save $27.1
Video Converter Ultimate($65) + Vidpie($29) = Only $74.9, Save $19.1
Video Converter Ultimate($65) + DVD Creater($35) = Only $64.9, Save $35.1

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