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How to create HTC Hero videos from TiVo recordings?

TiVo is a magic box that makes our life simpler, with it we can watch our favorite shows or TV series anytime we like. But we can still make it more freely to enjoy the TiVo shows with the Pavtube Video Converter. It converts helps you schedule TiVo shows to HTC Hero, HTC Evo, HTC Magic and many other smart phones. This app, however, is not just a TiVo Converter. It converts almost any video you get to whatever media player you have. TV recordings of TiVo TP, TRP, TS format, HD shootings from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC cameras and camcorders, movies downloaded from the Internet of MKV, FLV, F4V format, everything can be converted to the smart phones. In this guide, we will show you a solution for watching TiVo on HTC Hero. Please find a step-by-step TiVo to HTC Hero conversion below:


Part 1. Transfer TiVo recordings to PC with TiVo Desktop
If you record a show on your TiVo box, you can easily play it back on your PC or laptop. And there are instructions by TiVo’s official site:
Transferring TiVo shows to your PC
Transfer times vary, but may be as long as the show's duration to complete the transfer, so you have to be patient when copying TiVo to PC.


TiVo to HTC Hero


Part 2. Detailed guide of TiVo to HTC Hero conversion
You may download and install the TiVo to HTC Hero Converter and try it out. The trial gives you full access of the features, but creates video with a Pavtube logo on the screen.


Step 1. Input Media Access Key.
Launch TiVo to HTC Hero Converter, Click on the “Option” button, switch to TiVo tab, and enter your Media Access Key. Click “OK” to confirm.

Step 2. Run TiVo to HTC Hero Converter and import source TiVo shows.
Click “Add” to load recorded TV shows, or you could just drag and drop the *.tivo files to the TiVo to HTC Hero converter.

TiVo to HTC Hero


Step 3. Set output format to fit for HTC Hero.
Pavtube Video Converter is recommended as a best tool to help you complete the TiVo to HTC Hero conversion, as it features optimized format for HTC Hero. To convert TiVo to HTC Hero, you need to select the proper format specialized for HTC Hero. Just click the drop down list of “Format”, and then tap on “Android” to choose “HTC Supersonic Hero MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)” as output format. This format is specialized for both HTC Hero, which guarantee fluent and perfect video playback on the HTC Droid. 

TiVo to HTC Hero


You can click “Settings” button to set advanced settings as well. Video and audio parameters including codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel can be adjusted in your own way. If you feel like improving the visual quality, just set bit rate up and it will looks better on screen. By default the file size is “480*320” and. But notice that the file size grows with the bit rate. And do not forget to click “OK” button to confirm your settings before you start converting TiVo to HTC Hero videos.

TiVo to HTC Hero


Step 4. Convert TiVo to play on HTC Hero
Now click "Convert" button and wait. The popup window will present you the task information such as conversion progress, conversion state, elapsed and estimated conversion time, and generated and estimated conversion file size. After conversion you could click the "Open" button next to output box to find the converted files. You may check "Shut down computer after conversion" and leave it be if it takes long to convert TiVo to HTC Hero videos.


Part 3: Transfer converted TV recordings to HTC Hero.
To transfer files from your computer to your phone’s storage card, you need to set the phone’s storage card as a USB drive. Connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable, and then choose Disk drive from the on-screen menu that appears. The storage card is now mounted as a USB drive. Drag and drop the desired files to your PC to back them up. Then you can play them freely on HTC Hero.

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