The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 TFT display and supports up to 1080p playback. By any means, it can be used as a fantastic portable media player for watching movies. So why not transfer your TiVo recordings to Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? No matter where you are, whenever it is, just take out the Tab 2 from your handbag and enjoy your favorite TV shows or Euro football matches freely! Nice idea, isn’t it? The process is much easier than you may think, int this guide, I will throw the tutorial up on how to get your TiVo recordings ready for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
As you see, you can easily transfer recored TV shows (*.tivo) from your TiVo box to your PC or Mac for watching at ease. However, TV shows in TiVo format can not played on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. In order to play them on the Tab 2, you may have to convert TiVo videos to H.264/MPEG-4 MP4, WMV or other Galaxy Tab 2 compatible videos. If you’re looking for ease of use, and don’t mind spending $30 (they currently have a sale), I’ve had success using Pavtube’s Video Converter to encode TiVo files to a format playable by Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 in a few mouse clicks. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the TiVo files themselves. Just Free Download the TiVo Converter for Galaxy Tab 2 and move your TiVo shows/movies onto Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 without any hassle!
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Convert, Transfer and Play TiVo shows onto Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Step 1. Assumming you have installed the perfect Galaxy Tab 2 Video Converter on your PC, the first step is to add your transferred TV shows into it.
(Notice: Enter the Media Access Key of your TiVo recordings into the “Open > TiVo” of the program to quickly import your TiVo recordings.)
Step 2. Choose output profile for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Here I recommend you “Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1(*.mp4)“. This profile is specially designed for Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet and supplies full-screeen playback.
Step 3. Click the “Convert” button to start the conversion from TiVo shows to H.264 MP4 videos for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
NOTE: To start, please make sure you have installed TiVo Desktop Software on your computer, and your TiVo box is connected to your home network. And you can access the instructions on how to transfer TiVo file to PC from their website.
PS: If you want to get better video quality, you can change the settings from the default profile(2000 birate) to higher birate. I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. Generally, for watching videos on the Android-based Tablet, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right.
Once the conversion completes, you transfer the result videos to your Tab 2 from PC. So there you have it. Pretty simple. Now you can start viewing TiVo shows/Movies on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 as you want.
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