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Transfer From Mac to Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by scottkane, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. scottkane

    scottkane New Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    Hi All,

    I had a Tivo 4 (Premiere XL) with a bad HDMI port. I contacted Support and they have sent a replacement. I transferred all of my recorded shows to my Macintosh computer via Tivo Transfer (Roxio). I am now trying to transfer the shows back to the replacement DVR using Mac2Tivo.

    Although the Tivo sees my computer it does not see any shows. I have read in the forums and online that the .tivo files need to be converted to mpeg2 files. Is this so? If so, any suggestions on applications to do this. I have tried several with no success. Also all of the files are HD.

    Any help and suggestions would be appreciated!

    Scott Kane
  2. tivosupport_jaron

    tivosupport_jaron New Member

    Oct 17, 2013
    .tivo is the only supported way to transfer shows back. Leave it in .tivo and call our tech support so we can help troubleshoot getting the transferres over.
  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003
    No. But neither is this:

    ...unless that's a peculiarity of Mac2Tivo that I'm not familiar with? The TiVo boxes themselves have always accepted both .TiVo files and plain unencrypted MPEG-2 program streams. (Other formats can be sent over if you have a transcoding server, like TiVo Desktop Plus or pyTivo.)

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