Editing "xxx.TiVo" files

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by gavalakis, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. gavalakis

    gavalakis New Member

    1
    0
    Jan 5, 2006

    Advertisements

    Hi,

    I've downloaded a bunch of shows to my PC via the Tivo desktop. Easy. They come over as a ".tivo" format (which is just MPG2 compressed I found out from Tivo). I want to edit these files with Adobe Premiere (or any other video editing software). Premiere can't read a .tivo file. So I changed the file to a .mpg extension (experimenting, of course). That doesn't work and causes funny behavior with the file manager window. BTW, I'm using XP and a fairly new Dell.

    So the question is: how do I edit the video once I download it to my PC, with the ultimate goal of burning it on to a CD.


    Thanks,

    Greg
     
  2. petew

    petew Active Member

    1,448
    0
    Jul 31, 2003
    Pittsburg, CA
    In addition to VideoReDo that's mentioned in the thread tomm1079 posted check out Dave Zatz's website http://www.zatznotfunny.com/ttg.htm

    There's also the Tivo endorsed solution of Sonic MyDVD and forum members ahve reported that Nero can also be made to work. I tried using Adobe once on a MPG I created from a .tivo file and it complained about an unsupported audio rate so you may need to look at some new software.
     
  3. jkalnin

    jkalnin Baad Spellor

    1,420
    0
    Jan 8, 2003
    Warrington, PA
    If you use free Videora converter to convert the file to an mpg then it will work fine in Premiere. Enjoy!

    http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/TiVo/

    PS - I haven't tried this on .tivo file, but I have used it to convert DV files for editing in Premiere. These are files that never worked before using this conversion utility.
     

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements