PVR, short for Personal Video Recorder, or sometimes referred as DVR (Digital Video Recorder), is widely used today for home recording TV episodes. People can record their favorite TV episodes with a PVR set top box or directly with the built-in PVR function (if it has been) embedded in their TV sets. This can be very convenient for those who have no time for watching TV to replay the TV programs at any time they want.
However, videos recorded by the PVR/DVR, which are saved as .pvr format, are always in big sizes and would occupy a lot of hard disk space. Moreover, .pvr is not a commonly used video format, which means it cannot be easily played or edited by computers. In this case, you will need to convert PVR to AVI format for better saving the hard disk space or better compatible with your computer in editing and playing.
To convert PVR videos to AVI, a professional PVR to AVI video converter is needed. Here, I strongly recommend you to use Doremisoft Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) for it is the best video converting tool that can help users convert almost all kinds of video formats to another perfectly. It is powerful yet easy-to-use!
Download, install and run the PVR/DVR to AVI Converter and follow the step-by-step guide to finish the conversion:
Tips: the operations of both Windows and Mac versions of the converter are almost the same, and here I will use Windows version's screenshots for illustration.
Before the conversion, you should copy the PVR videos to your computer via a USB cable or an SD card adapter beforehand. After that, load the videos to the PVR to AVI Video Converter by clicking "Add Files".
Hit "Profile" and choose "Common Video"-> "AVI (Xvid)" as the output video format. You can also customize the detailed output parameters by clicking "Settings".
When you finish all the settings, simply click the big green button and "Start" converting .pvr to .avi video format. Just a few mouse clicks, the conversion will be done perfectly.