Transfer TiVo recordings to Windows Media Player for playing

Summary: This article mainly talks about how to import and play TiVo shows in Windows Media Player without any hassle.

"I am unable to play TIVO files in Media Player 12. Any thoughts on this problem or is there a player that supports TIVO files or a program that will convert them into something I can play..Running Windows 8.1."

If you have some TiVo recordings stored on your computer, and now wanna import and play them with Windows Media Player, chances are you encounter the same situation as above. Actually, it is quite hard to load TiVo recordings to Windows Media Player because of format incompatibility. On the other hand, if you convert TiVo to WMV/AVI, etc common video that Windows Media Player can support, things can be much easier. Now I will outline a method to help those guys including you play TiVo in Windows Media Player easily.

To finish the task, you need a video converter that supports DRM to convert TiVo file to WMV because all TiVo files are DRM protected. If you're looking for a video converter that does quality conversion work, you can try Brorsoft Video Converter. The TiVo HD Video Converter will remove DRM automatically while transcoding TiVo shows to WMV, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV and more with fast encoding speed and loss-less quality. Just download the program according to your computer OS and follow the tips to learn how to play TiVo recordings in Windows Media Player.

Part 1. Transfer TV shows from TiVo to PC

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.

Part 2. Convert TiVo to Windows Media Player compatible video

Step 1: Start up this program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files.

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.

Step 2: Click the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format.

Tip: To adjust video and audio parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, you could click on "Settings" button.

Step 3: Click Convert button to start TiVo to WMV conversion for Windows Media Player. The conversion process will take a while, and you’ll see an encoding progress bar.

Once finished, click the Open button in the main interface and you can locate the encoded TiVo files effortlessly. And then you are able to transfer and play in Windows Media Player with ease.

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