Well, first off. Thanks to everyone who has helped me thus far. It was a battle but I am finally able to extract using tivoapp without any crashes. I am able to pull the ty's but not mpeg2, but that is fine. As long as the ty's are fine, that is cool.
I then use jdiner's excellent vsplit which is a great tool. Thanks jdiner. I am definitely looking forward to the future progress of this proggie.
My ultimate goal is to go straight to DVD, no tmpenc or any of that stuff. I was able to do it with DVD Studio Pro on my mac with part of a basketball game over the weekend. All I did was import the m2v file as a video asset and a converted m2a to aiff file as an audio asset. No prob and it looked pretty decent, exceprt for the green band on the left, and the fuzziness on the top. I would love to figure out a way to get rid of this. Before importing I faked out to 720x480 and then changed it back before building the disc using DVDPatcher. All good so far.
Until I tried to extract something else last night. I did the same process for Six Feet Under(god I love that show) but DVD Studio Pro said bad file format so it wouldn't import it at all. Also in DVDPatcher it said it was 544x480!!!! What is up with that? Although it was a preset in DVDPatcher, this isn't right, is it? I was under the impression that everything pulled off the Tivo was 480x480!!!! Could this be something specific to the show or the station? Has any one come acroos this before? Is anyone using DVD Studio Pro? etc, etc.....
Thanks to any who can shed some light.
P.S. Sorry if I was a little long-winded. Sometimes I feel like I am rambling when I write these posts.