Tivo file to Plex- Play Tivo Shows via Plex Media Server

Loving Plex works brilliantly, but I’m facing a little issue while playing Tivo files via Plex. I’m wondering is there a video app that can convert Tivo files to Plex compatible format for sharing on Roku or anywhere like Apple, Android, Amazon, Chromecast, Samsung… without hassle.

Searching high and low, I finally got some tips and ticks for getting all my Tivo Shows into Plex.



TiVo is an encrypted video format, that’s why few media players can play it well and some freeware can’t handle it. To scan and play TiVo files with Plex. The workable solution is to encode TiVo to Plex Media Server with a video app like Brorsoft Video Converter. Overall, the program can be used as a utility to convert TiVo to Plex friendly MP4 videos and more regular file format like mkv, avi, mpg, mov, .wmv, flv, etc with high quality and fast encoding speed. Besides TiVo shows, it can also help you encode/re-encode almost all videos including AVI, MKV, VOB, MPG, MOV, MTS etc. for playback on PC, Android/Windows 8/iOS based tablet/phone to meet your different needs. It has an equivalent Mac version Video Converter for Mac to aid you to solve TiVo to Plex incompatible issues on Mac OS X. Download it below and follow the tips below to convert TiVo to Plex Media Server easily.

Download TiVo Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Guide: Convert TiVo recordings to Plex friendly video

1. Load TiVo files > Launch the ideal TiVo to Plex Converter. Click "Add" button on the main interface to load your TiVo files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)

Tip: When first loading, Brorsoft TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.



2. Select output format >Click the "Format" option, and choose H.264, MPEG4, MOV from Common Video profile list. If you want to keep 1080p resolution as source movie, you can choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) for Plex Media Server.



Note:The output format is preferably in a common format, like MP3 for audio, MPEG-4 for video. The more common format you use, the more devices you can stream to. For example, if you use FLAC instead of MP3 for your music, you can't stream to your Xbox 360. Just keep in mind that not all devices support all formats of media.

3. Start TiVo to Plex Conversion >Tap the Conversion button on the main interface to start transcoding TiVo to Plex Media Server.

The process will be finished soon. After the conversion, you can easily find the encoded TiVo video clips in the destination folder by clicking "Open" button for playing and sharing to your other devices via Plex Media Server.

Additional Tips:

1. If you haven’t got TiVo files ready on your PC, follow the steps: 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 please transfer the TiVo TV shows you want to PC. Once all the shows you selected have been downloaded from your TiVo, they will appear in the Now Playing list in TiVo Desktop.



2. As you see, this TiVo to Plex Converter can convert TiVo file to Plex playable video easily. What’s more, it also allows you to change any video, audio format like AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, VOB, FLV, MTS, XAVC, MP3, WAV, M4A, etc to another format you want with the best quality.

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