I have a Pioneer DVR-57H Tivo box with DVD. I like the unit very much, but there is one wish I have.
I would like to be able to edit the shows, to strip content before/after the show. I'm not worried about the commercials right now, but I would like to trim away the excess. For example, when recording a football game I'll usually add an extra hour so that I get the entire game. Sometimes the beginning is pushed back by a previous game. The result is extra junk besides the desired game.
I have tried to rip the disk on a PC and burn a new DVD, but I lose the Tivo menus (which I *like*). The VOB files appear to be MPEG-2 data (and I can edit/play them with no trouble). I don't know anything about the IFO files, but assume the menus are contained in these.
Has anyone succeeded in ripping a DVD, changing the MPEG-2 data, and reburning a DVD?
I'd be even happier if I was able to take one episode of a series off of one DVD, and combine it with others on another DVD (another problem). I might as well throw that out there while I'm asking.