I just bought Creator 2009 for burning my TiVo recordings to DVD as this is the product the TiVo web site suggests to use. I was very surprised by how poorly it performed. Playing the video is fine, but anything beyond that (fast forward, rewind, jump to location, trim, etc) sends the CPU up to 100% and takes a very long time... or worse hangs. I went through the suggestions and upgraded my video drivers. I have a fairly new system with a quad-core Pentium chip with lots of memory, a nice video card running Vista 64-bit, so this performance was surprising to me. Then I tried converting the file to mpeg first and editing that... wow... it works great.
I don't get it... why is there a difference in how well Creator works with tivo format files VS mpeg? And if it works so badly with tivo format files, why does TiVo recommend this product?