Originally Posted by pumpkinhead303
Hey thanks man... i'll give them a shot! I tried VideoReDo trial and couldn't really do to much with it, maybe i'll give it another try. Do you know anything about Sony Vegas? I would like when i'm rendering down to be able to compress or a manageable file size. do you know of any codec that will work in vegas like that or is it going to have to be another program after i edit and render? Thanks again for the help!
Never used Sony Vegas. Curious what issue you have with Video Redo? It comes highly recommended. I use it (VideoReDo TVSuite) occasionally to make DVDs. I can remove the commercial (I just do it manually) in just a couple minutes. Also it will than output the edited mpeg2 file without needs to transcode except at the edit points. IOW, it spits out the file really quickly.
As far as converting to a smaller file size, you are going to want to save to some flavor of mp4. I've used DivX converter. Not sure what other are recommending.
If your mp4 is H.264+AC3, then you can apparently use pyTivo to send them back to your Tivo w/o having to transcode them. Check out the forum
for more info. I haven't really kept up on this.