Well my project is to make the perfect Max Headroom DVD collection.
Currently I'm burning two shows on to 1 DVD-R with a menu that has the episode names.
I'm using Maestro for authoring; patching the header using DVDPatcher and creating chapter points to automatically skip the commercial breaks. It's not an optimal solution since you can only do chapter breaks at the start of a GOP, but it has the benefit that the MPEG is never transcoded.
Transcoding takes a significant amount of time and you're always going to lose some quality, increase the file size, or both.
The perfect solution for me would be to be able to do frame-accurate editing to remove the commercial breaks. Obviously the GOPs where the cuts appear will need to be re-encoded but the rest of the streams should be untouched. I'd then patch the header and import to Maestro as before.
I've tried doing this by using TMPGenc to mux the existing streams and editing with m2Edit or Womble.
For one thing I always get an error when muxing the streams using TMPGenc; this is probably because the length of the video and audio streams never match up accurately. And then the other issue is that sync gets lost during the editing; sometimes the edits go completely awry.
SVR 2000 running 3.0 with 1x160Gb and Lifetime Sub
SAT-T60 running 3.1 with 1x250Gb and Turbonet over 802.11