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Is it possible to load TiVo TV Shows to Kindle Fire HD 7/8.9?

There is a revolution happening in home video recording as more and more people switch from using a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) to record television digitally. There are now many alternatives to record TV Shows, such as a Set Top Digital Video Recorder. A DVR is a stand-alone box with an internal hard drive for recording TV shows. The best example of this is the TiVo Digital Video Recorder. Another option is a DVD Recorder with a built-in hard drive. With this type of Recorder, TV shows can be recorded to the Hard Drive or directly to a DVD disc.  

Nowadays, Tablet PCs have really becoming embedded in people’s lives. The No. 1 use for tablets is content consumption, a survey found. Watching video tops the list of content consumed by tablet users, followed by checking the weather, watching national news, and viewing entertainment. It’s common to see tablet users have intention to transfer their recorded TV Shows to a tablet for playback. Can a tablet PC play TV Shows from a TiVo DVR? Let’s take Amazon Kindle Fire HD for instance. (Also read how to transfer iTunes movies to Kindle Fire HD)

Is it possible to load TiVo TV Shows to Kindle Fire HD 7”/8.9” for playback?

Like almost all tablet PCs in the market, Amazon Kindle Fire HD doesn’t have native support for recorded TiVo TV Shows. To make it possible to play TiVo TV shows on Kindle Fire HD, people need to transfer their recordings to a computer firstly and then convert the transferred TiVo shows to a format that is compatible with Kindle Fire HD 7, or Kindle Fire HD 8. To do this, third party software is required.

How to load TV Shows to Kindle Fire HD on a Mac?

Required Software apps
TiVoDecode Manager
Pavtube Video Converter for Mac

Part 1: Transfer TiVo recordings to a Mac computer
Although the TiVo Desktop software for the Mac (supplied by TiVo) does not allow users to transfer TiVo recordings to Mac, you can transfer TiVo to Mac with specific software as long as your TiVo box is connected to your home network. Once you’ve recorded your favorite shows on your TiVo box, freeware like the TiVoDecode Manager can accomplish this task for you. Run the TiVoDecode Manager, and enter your TiVo's IP address in the “TiVo IP Address” box. Next click the Prefs button in the lower-right corner. Fill in the Media Access Key.  A list of shows on your TiVo will appear in the Now Playing list. Select the show and click “Add Show To Queue”. The selected show now appears in the Download Queue list. Click Download Location to select where you want to save it. 

Part 2: Convert TiVo TV Shows to Kindle Fire HD supported video format on Mac
1. Import TiVo shows you’ve transferred to your computer into Pavtube Video Converter for Mac    
Launch Pavtube Video Converter Mac version as a Mac TV shows to Kindle Fire HD converter, once its main interface appears, click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your TiVo files saved on your Mac’s hard disk drive. If you are the first time running the program, a dialogue window will pop up, “If you’d like to import *.tivo file(s), please enter the correct Media Access Key and Import the file(s) again.” Click “OK” to confirm.

Then an “Options” dialogue box comes up, enter your Media Access key as it requires and click “OK” to confirm.

2. Select output format for Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Go to “Format” menu and choose “Amazon Kindle Fire H.264 (*.mp4)” as output format from “Android” catalogue.

3. Custom output file quality for Kindle Fire HD 7/8.9
You are allowed to click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to configure output file quality by adjusting video and audio parameters like video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc. The content below shows the recommended optimal video and audio settings for Kindle Fire HD.
The best settings for creating 1080p videos for Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet   
Video Encoder: H.264, Audio Encoder: AAC
Resolution: 1920*1080(1080p), Video Bitrate: 2000 kbps, Frame Rate: 24fps
Audio Sample Rate: 44100 hz, Audio bit rate: 128000 bps, Audio Channels: Stereo

The best settings for creating 720p videos for 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet
Video Encoder: H.264, Audio Encoder: AAC
Resolution: 1280*720(720p), Video Bitrate: 1500 kbps, Frame Rate: 24fps
Audio Sample Rate: 44100 hz, Audio bit rate: 128000 bps, Audio Channels: Stereo
Learn to customize a suitable profile for your portable devices with Pavtube Mac software

4. Start transcoding TiVo shows to Amazon Kindle Fire HD viewable file format
Click “Convert” button to start encoding TiVo recordings to MP4 for Kindle Fire HD 7/8.9. The program is able to finish conversion at super fast conversion speed with best image and sound quality without any video and audio out of sync issues. Once the format conversion task is done, you are able to click “Open” button to get the generated MP4 files with ease. Also read how to transfer media contents to Kindle Fire HD for playback. 

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