There are lots of programs out there that cost around $30. I started using CUCUSOFT but have found that the video is better with AIMERSOFT, Wondershare and ARCSOFT Media Converter. They can all convert to IPAD format. I use the IPAD format on my Samsung. Then the next step is do you want to remove commercials. To do that, you use MCEBUDDY - which is free. It takes a lot of experimenting to see what combination works best to remove commercials. I have an AVERMEDIA C874 to capture TV programs and it stores it in "TS" format. I use the programs supplied with the C874 to convert to a m2ts format which MCEBUDDY likes best. MCEBUDDY will then reduce the file even more into an IPAD format. Note - AIMERSOFT creates a terrible video from a "TS" input. CUCUSOFT does not always work or has poor audio when converting from a "TS". As I said, there's lots of experimenting depending on the input, the output and what else you plan to do with the files. Aimersoft and Wondershare both allow you to combine multiple inputs into a single output. All of the ones I've mentioned will allow you to queue up multiple files for conversion. I just purchased the Arcsoft product so I am still learning its pros and cons. When converting from a "TS" format, the C874 program (which was written by Arcsoft) and the ARCsoft Media Converter deliver the best video output. If you are working with something other than "TS" input, then you will have to do your own experimenting. When using the MCEBUDDY to remove commercials, I have found the C874 program works the fastest to process the TS files and the output is outstanding. I did use a different ".ini" file to help it find the commercials - check out the MCEBUDDY documentation.