I got a Tivo earlier this year, and just recently recorded a ton of kids movies to put on my iPad for my kids to watch while traveling. I did so using Roxio Tivo Transfer to get the .tivo files onto my MacBook Air, then Toast Titanium to convert those to .m4v format for the iPad. The problem came with editing and resolution. Editing the commercials in a .tivo file in Toast is basically impossible. It freezes, and runs horribly slow. It also allows a maximum file output size of 640x480, even when the file is recorded in HD. So I did some searching, and found a program called kmttg that will get the .tivo files from my Tivo, and decode them to the .mpg files they are actually recorded in. So now I have the 8-10GB .mpg files, and I want to edit the commercials out of those, and convert them to .mp4 files to watch on the iPad. I've searched and searched, and tried many different programs, both free and trials of paid programs, and can't find one that will allow me to edit and convert. Toast is super buggy trying to edit. Some files it works fine, some of them it just freezes on. I tried Handbrake to convert them, then I could edit and convert again, but I'd really like to avoid double converting. Plus, it was going to take a couple days to convert the 11 movies to .mp4's. Someone tell me I'm crazy, but I tried iSkysoft Video Converter, and it actually did what I want, and did it much faster than Toast, Handbrake, Nero (on my bootcamp partition), or any other program I tried out. I really hate to shell out $25 for this very specific function, but can't find anything else that really does what I'm looking to do. Sorry for the long read, but if you made it this far, are there any other programs I should try before spending the $25? Thanks.