Convert TiVo Files to Work with Cyberlink PowerDirector


I have a movie on my computer that was transferred from my TiVo box. The file extention is .TiVo I was told that is is mpeg2. How can I import the TiVo file to PowerDirector for editing?

After testing, I found TiVo files wouldn’t even play in PowerDirector, let alone for editing… Searching for some tricks to solve the issue and I know that a .TiVo file is a MPEG2 type of file with a TiVo encryption using the Media Access Key. So, I try changing file extension from tivo to mpg, but it didn’t work.

Searching further, I got a quick solution. To import and edit TiVo in PowerDirector smoothly, we need to convert TiVo to MPEG-2 with a third-party video converter. Thankfully, Brosoft Video Converter program makes the TiVo to MPEG-2 video conversion for Cyberlink PowerDirector easy, so you can quickly get the job done. This professional TiVo file converter enables you to encode TiVo to MPG without losing any quality for easy playback. Apart from Cyblink PD, this video app can also convert TiVo to MOV, WMV, AVI, etc for Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Avid Studio, Magix Movie Edit Pro and more other NLEs. Download this software and enjoy your funny videos on the go now!

How to Convert TiVo to Cyberlink PowerDirector

Step 1. Import source files

Start up this TiVo to MPG converter program, and then click “Add” to import all .tivo files.

Tip: When first loading this TiVo converter, you will need to input your Media Access Key. Simply press “Option” button and switch to “TiVo” tab to enter your Media Access Key, and click “OK” to confirm.

Step 2. Select the output format

Click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > ” MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the output format. MPEG-4, WMV are also the proper choices.

Step 3. Start TiVo to PowerDirector conversion

Simply click the “Convert” button to start encoding TiVo to MPEG-2 for Cyberlink PowerDirector. Everything else will be automated. If you have added quite a bunch of video files, it would take some time to convert. In such case, you can click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion”.

After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then you can import the converted TiVo files to for editing Cyberlink PowerDirector via its “Import Media Files” option.

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