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cTiVo Alternative on macOS High Sierra


"I'm using High Sierra, and cTiVo won't download, any workaround?"

cTiVo is a free Mac application to download shows from your TiVo and convert them to many popular formats and devices. Although it claims that cTiVo is fully compatible with MacOS High Sierra (10.13) back through Mavericks (10.9), more than one guys encountered issues when using cTiVo on macOS High Sierra. Here the best cTiVo Alternative for MacOS High Sierra is able to help you get rid of the trouble.

Best Alternative to cTiVo for MacOS High Sierra

As we know, the free version of TiVo Desktop is discontinued. If you already have an existing copy of the free version of TiVo Desktop, it will still function normally- nothing has changed. After downloading/transferring TiVo files on Mac, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a smart alternative to cTiVo for macOS High Sierra.

This all-in-one TiVo converter, TiVo player and TiVo editor enables you to input your Media Access Key and remove protection from TiVo. Then, with the software, you can convert TiVo into a different format (e.g. H.264, MOV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP3, AAC...) with least quality loss. You should then be able to open, play, edit, upload the new file without any hassle. You could get wonderful output files and never worry about out of audio/video sync. Besides, Brorsoft provides optimal presets for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, PS4, Xbox 360, Galaxy Tab, Sony TV and more media devices and players to meet your different needs.

What’s more, with a built-in video editor, you are able to customize TiVo recordings as per your needs. You can apply special visual effects, change the video parameters, trim, cropping, add subtitles, watermarks and more. Now download the trial version to follow our tutorial below.

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How to Convert TiVo to A File Format You Want

Step 1. Load TiVo shows

Launch the ideal Mac TiVo Converter. Click "Add" button on the main interface to load your TiVo files to the program. (Drag&Drop function is included.)

Tip: When first loading, Brorsoft TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.


Step 2. Select output format

Click "Format" and choose MP4, MOV, MPG, etc format from "Common Video" as output format. Or directly choose a profile like iPhone .mp4 as target format.


Step 3. Remove commercials from TiVo shows(optional)

The recorded TV shows and movies tend to have commercials, and you can use the video converter’s Trim feature to get rid of these.



Step 4. Start converting TiVo

Finally, hit the "Convert" button at the bottom of the main interface to start the TiVo conversion.

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