Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Stream Tivo Show via Plex - Make Plex Media Server play Tivo Recordings easily

Follow the tips below to easily make Plex Media Server play Tivo Recordings in just a few mouse clicks. 

We all know that Tivo is a digital video recorder which can record TV programs for people to watch at later time. To achieve more convenience, many people try to watch Tivo videos on iPhone, PSP, iPod, iPad, Plex Media Server, etc or edit Tivo videos on iMovie, FCP, etc. or share Tivo videos to YouTube, Facebook, etc, but eventually they will not succeed. That's because Tivo choose MPEG-2 format, a high quality video format, to record videos. 


With the purpose to play TiVo files via Plex Media Server, one recommended method is to convert TiVo to a more compatible video format like MP4. . In this passage, we'd like to recommend an ideal TiVo converter for you, which is called Brorsoft Video Converter , will have an excellent performance in converting TiVo file to any video or audio format. 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 "Format" and choose MP4 from "Common Video" as output format, the most compatible video format for Plex. 


Tip: Simply click Settings bar and you can tweak the settings to your satisfaction. With the right settings you can retain the quality of the original videos while also saving space. This is particularly helpful when streaming over your network, depending on your network quality. 

3. Start converting TiVo to Plex > Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the conversion. It will automatically convert TiVo files to Plex Media Server compatible video files with the best quality. 

After the conversion, click "Open" to quickly find the converted movies. Then, Plex Media Server will recognize, play and stream the TiVo files beautifully. 

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  1. 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.


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