Watch DirectTV DVR Shows on Computer

The DirectTV DVR can record your favorite TV shows & movies to watch whenever you want. After the recording, you can choose to leave the recording direct on the DirectTV DVR. However, the limited space on your DVR may prevent you from recording more of your favorite TV shows or movies. The good news is that you can also control and watch your DVR recordings from your personal computer using a function known as DirectTV2PC.

Steps by watch DirectTV DVR shows on PC

Step 1: Plug an Ethernet cable into the back of your DirecTV DVR receiver. Connect this cable to the Ethernet port on your home router.

Step 2: Connect your DirecTV DVR to the Internet, by pressing “menu” on your remote control. Choose the option “Parental, Fav’s & Setup,” then choose “System Setup,” “Network Setup” and “Connect Now.”

Step 3: Press “Continue” and then press “Done.” Your DirecTV DVR will automatically update the system. Within 24 hours, you will be able to view your DVR content on your PC.

Step 4: Go to DirecTV’s website, highlight “What is DirecTV” with your mouse, then click on the option “Superior Technology.” Scroll down to the section “Beyond TV.” Look underneath the heading “DirecTV2PC” and click on the button “Learn More.”

Step 5: Scroll down to the heading “Setup is a Breeze” and click on the link that says “Download.” Then Click “Download Now” to download the DirecTV2PC playback advisor application.

Step 6: Check hardware capability. If all indicators show green, scroll down and type in your name and email address. Click submit to download the DirecTV2PC application.

Step 7: Check your email messages for a product activation key. Plug in your activation key and you can begin watching your DVR recordings on your PC.

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Convert DirectTV DVR video to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV

Apart from viewing the DirectTV DVR videos on your computer, you may also wish to transfer and enjoy then on your smartphones, tablets, game consoles, etc. However, you may be disappointed to find that the format used by DirectTV DVR has poor compatibility with all those devices. To fix the format incompatible issue, you can download our best DVR Video Converter – Pavtube Video Converter. The program can assist you to efficiently convert the DirectTV DVR video to various popular digital video formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, H.264, etc. You can also choose to direct export hot devices such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles, etc preset profile formats.

Beneficial features of Pavtube Video Converter

The program offers batch conversion mode, so that you can load multiple DirectTV DVR videos into the application for conversion at one time. The program can also do you a great favor by trimming out the unwanted ads from the beginning of your TV shows or movies, crop off the black edges or unwanted size area around the video frame or compress the large DirectTV DVR video into smaller file size to fit on your smartphones, tablets.

For Mac users, you can go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks, etc.

How to Convert DirectTV DVR Videos to AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, etc?

Step 1: Load DirectTV DVR videos.

Free download this converter on your computer. When you load your DirectTV DVR files, the program will ask you to provide the Media Access Key. After entering your Media Access Key in the “Tools”>”Options”>”TiVo”, you can click OK, then load your DirectTV DVR videos.

Load DirectTV DVR videos

After loading the video, you can preview it in the preview window on the right interface of the program.

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired digital file formats to output. Here, you can choose one of the most device compatible digital file formats such as “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. You can also choose other formats according to your own needs.

Choose a device compatible output file format

Step 3: Adjust output video and audio profile parameters.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, here, you can flexibly adjust output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 4: Start the final conversion process.

After all settings have been settled, click the right-bottom “Convert” button in the main UI and then start to convert DirectTV DVR to your desired digital file formats.

Now, these DirecTV DVR recordings are all available for you to use. You can take full advantage of them for your entertainment.