I found that I could achieve what I wanted with SUPER from eRightsoft followed by DVDVideoSoft. Many thanks to you all.
On the old site someone detailed how to go from TS to DVD keeping subtitles using only freeware -- has anyone got this list. Also, does the software mentioned above deal with subtitles?
Just to clarify, was it the list of freeware you wanted or did you want to know if it dealt with subtitles?