Converting TiVo recordings to AVI videos

Outline: How to convert TiVo to AVI for playing, editing, uploading easily? Here is the easiest way for you to convert TiVo recordings to AVI files. Just follow the tutorial below.

As we know, TiVo is a popular home setup box for recording favorite TV drama programs and movies for later playback, which is not always compatible with other multi-media programs and editing software, burning tools you may want to use. 

To send them to your iPod, PSP, iPad or archive them to DVD, build up your video library, you need to convert TiVo files to AVI format on your computer. In fact, it is not so difficult that you imagine, with a professional video converter tool, you can convert TiVo to avi quickly and easily.

iFastime Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommend, it can easily remove DRM from TiVo files and convert TiVo file to all standard video formats such as AVI. Besides AVI, it can help you convert TiVo to many device and app, such as Sony Blu-ray PlayerApple TV 4Windows media player, iPhone 6S, etc. It can also do some video and audio editing functions, such as merge TiVo files together, trim TiVo video clips, split TiVo files into chapters, adjust the video screen of TiVo files, remove black bars from TiVo files, add watermarks to TiVo files, add subtitles to TiVo files, rotate TiVo files, improve video quality, choose the audio channel as Mono, Stereo, compress TiVo files and more. Have a try, you will benefit a lot. Read review to learn more.

How to convert Tivo files to AVI for multimedia device?

Step 1. Enter Media Access Key

Run Tivo to AVI converter on PC after downloading recorded Tivo files from Tivo Roamio. And click the “Options” button and the “Options” window will pop up. Choose the “Options” option and enter Tivo Media Access Key.

Step 2. Import Tivo files

After entering the Media Access Key, clic “Add Video” or “Load file(s)” to navigate to the folder where you save the Tivo files downloaded.


In addition to various video files, you can also load Blu-ray and DVD sources to this all-in-one converter for converting videos, Blu-rays, and DVDs.

Step 3. Choose AVI as output

To set AVI as output, just go to the output format list and follow “HD Video” > “AVI HD Video (*.avi).”

Tips: It can help you trim out commercials. Click editer on top, then you enter the Video Editor.
Check the “Trim” tab, enter the start and edit time manually, or you can drag the small point on progress bar. There are are two small icons to let you adjust frame by frame. Don’t forget to click “Ok” to confirm the change.

Step 4. Convert Tivo to AVI

After choosing AVI as output, just hit the “Start conversion” button to start Tivo to AVI conversion on PC.

Step 5. Apply Tivo files to different multimedia devices

The converted TiVo files which have been in AVI format can be send to your iPod, PSP, iPad, Apple TV or archive them to DVD, build up your video library.

P.S. How to 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.

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    MPEG (Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:09)

    Can TiVo be encoded to mpg? I need mpg.

  • #2

    techmaybe (Friday, 23 December 2016 02:40)

    You can follow the step by step guide below to convert TiVo to AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG, etc at

  • #3

    Henry (Sunday, 05 February 2017 19:44)

    I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert Tivo to other video files like convert Tivo to AVI, MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, DV etc.
    Here is the easy guide

    Windows version:

    Mac version:

  • #4

    Henry (Sunday, 05 February 2017 19:46)

    I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert Tivo to other video files like convert Tivo to AVI, MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, DV etc.
    Here is the easy guide

    Windows version:

    Mac version:

  • #5

    cherishowned (Wednesday, 17 May 2017 01:45)

    I use Avdshare Video Converter to convert Tivo files to MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV etc.
    Hete is the eay guide