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Old Dec 30, 2009, 04:30 AM
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Default Burn TiVo to DVD—Convert TiVo to DVD, Copy TiVo to DVD

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Burn TiVo to DVD—Convert TiVo to DVD, Copy TiVo to DVD
Burning TiVo files to DVD was a nightmare for some users. You may have already recorded 170 hours shows with your TiVo HD DVR or others and did want to clear them. Did you wonder a good way to put these TiVo recordings into PC or burn to DVD? Did you also want a really clear, simplified, but detailed article to help you transfer TiVo shows to PC, then copy them to DVD and playing in DVD Player?

What You Need:
The basic requirements are very easy — a computer and a DVD-burner/Writer, TiVo DVR. Other important items you will need include the TiVo Desktop software, DVD burning/authoring software, TiVo Converter.
1. How to transfer TiVo shows to PC?
With the new TiVoToGo, you can transfer programs from TiVo box to your PC or laptop. Before you begin transfer TiVo shows to PC, please connect your TiVo DVR to your home network and the internet. Then follow the steps:
Step 1: Download TiVo Desktop software for the PC, and then launch TiVo Desktop.
Free download here: TiVo Desktop software.
Step 2: Click “Pick Recordings to Transfer.” A window could appear to show your TiVo DVR’s “Now Playing List”. Please check the box of the show (or shows) you want to transfer
Step 3: click “Start Transfer” to start transferring TiVo shows. Then the transferred the .tivo files could locate in My Documents\My TiVo Recordings in your PC.

Note: The TiVo Desktop software includes a TiVoDirectShowFilter.dll that is used to decrypt or unlock your TiVo shows using your MAK (Set when you install TiVo Desktop) to be viewed, converted, edited, transferred, or burned.
2. How to burn TiVo recordings to DVD, copy TiVo to DVD, or convert TiVo to DVD?
Every road leads to Rome. And no matter for playing TiVo to PC, or burning TiVo to DVD, the first thing you must complete is to transfer TiVo shows to PC by using TiVo Desktop. And then burning DVD, you need a compatible DVD burner/Writer. Now I will introduce more than one way to let you successfully put your shows to your DVD, and play on PC or in a compatible DVD player.
Remember: If you simply save or copy your shows to a DVD, it will only allow you to play them on the PCs that have TiVo Desktop installed; Using some DVD creator or DVD authoring software like MyDVD, ConvertXtoDVD, or Video ReDo TVSuite, DVDStyler etc to create or author DVD that you can play on a DVD player.
There are many roads to lead to Rome. You are really not limited to MyDVD, Roxio Creator 2010, VideoRedo, etc. If you let your TiVo files free by using one method like converting TiVo to MPEG using Dirctshow Dump, you have complete freedom to use any DVD editing/burning/authoring software you choose.
I don’t like a way is too time-consuming and complicated, so after transfered TiVo shows to PC, I just use a professional video converter-Moyea Video Converter to convert my tivo shows to vob first, and then use Nero to burn a data DVD for playing on my PC, if I want to play on my DVD player, I just use DVDStyler, which is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows me not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus. And it is Open Source Software and is completely free. You can download here: DVDStyler1.8.0 beta 2.
Thanks for reading such a long article. I just want to give you a hint and hope you find your own good enough way to burn your TiVo shows to DVD and play on PC or DVD player.
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