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Convert Tivo to DVD

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by Stormydog, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    VideoReDo TVSuite does, not Plus.

    KMTTG is just a program for downloading, the files could have been downloaded using PyTivo, Tivo Desktop, etc. and VRD can still use it.
  2. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    kttmg transfers files in .tivo format, just like Tivo Desktop does. VideoReDo Plus can edit and convert .tivo files, but it cannot author DVDs. However, you don't need to use the TVSuite or the H.264 version of VRD to create DVDs. Once you've converted the .tivo files to an mpg or other compatible format, you can use most any DVD authoring program to create a DVD.
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Yep. If you already have DVD authoring software and are happy with it, there's no reason to get VRD TV Suite.
    The DVD authoring options in VRD TVS are rather limited compared to other authoring software programs.
  4. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    Absolutely. IMO, it also offers a much lower frustration factor to the average user than most other solutions.
  5. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    On a modified S3 class TiVo, TyTool can transfer video to the external PC, and it can edit SD videos. It cannot edit HD videos, and HD videos transferred via TyTool must be converted using s3tots in order to be usable.

    Agreed. Definitely.
  6. Stormydog

    Stormydog New Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Right now when importing the Mpeg (using DirectShow Dump) I get a message at end of trying to import into MyDVD:
    "Could not complete the last command because: Could not make thumbnail. Make sure you have the appropriate decoder installed. DVErr -47010".

    Tried searching about this and I do have K-Lite codec installed (recommended doe resolution). I also ran across TV Harmony. I downloaded this, got it to recognize my Tivo Premier. Having trouble understanding how to get it to work. Ever hear of this?
  7. dwanderson

    dwanderson New Member

    Feb 26, 2013

    I have had nothing but issues with Roxio NXT and am looking to return it and get a different product.
  8. 3stan

    3stan New Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    Will this work to copy from a premier? Toshiba DR430 DVD Recorder. Would there be copy protect issues?
  9. Dragin

    Dragin New Member

    Mar 18, 2013
    For authoring and burning DVDs, depending on what OS you're using, I believe Windows can do that itself within Explorer or Movie Maker. Otherwise you'd have to use custom software like AppGeeker DVD Creator

    It will convert the videos into DVD VOB format and burn them to a playable DVD in one process. But it's a time-limited piece of software.
  10. lew

    lew Active Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    The OP said he wants to view the movies on his computer. You don't need to "create" a DVD. Use KMTTG to D/L the show, decode it, remove ads and encode it. Use windows to copy the mpeg or mp4 file to your DVD. You can play the video on your computer. No need to create a DVD titleset. Pick the right format and there is a good chance your DVD player can play it.

    Adding a new hard drive your PC makes the most sense. Newegg is selling a 3T external drive for $109 or a 1T drive for around 80. You can get a better price if you're willing and able to install an internal drive. The price isn't much more then the cost buying the equivalent amount of blank media. A blank DVD is 4.7 Gig. That's not enough for a HD movie, without serious encoding. It's probably more then enough for a SD show but not for 2 shows, meaning you'll be wasting space.

    edited to add--I misread the OP. He wants to be able to use his DVD player to watch the show. One option is to push the video from his computer back to his tivo. Otherwise check his DVD player. A lot of them will play an mpeg (or even mp4) file.

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