I wasn't going to play, because it seems like the issues in this and related threads have been chewed over a lot already.
As foolish as it sounds, I feel betrayed by Tivo on this one. When I found out about Tivo - belatedly - I got the same feeling I got when I started using Macs. It was clear, elegant, fast enough.
Why, oh why then, do the exact opposite for Tivo to go burns? I've just spent the better part of a week with EMC 8 and Nero v.6, testing a variety of files, in a variety of circumstances.
In all cases, transcoding and burns take an insanely long time, the software is fragile - to put it mildly - the packages are so big and so obtuse they have consequences for the rest of the computer, editing is in the difficult to impossible range.
In frustration, I have uninstalled, cleaned and thoroughly degunked my system. Then I installed Direct Show Dump, which does what I wanted in the first place - lets me cleanly and reasonably quickly do what I need to do.
I am not opposed to some measure of DRM; I understand it's the price of doing business in this area. But why must the programs they provide be so, so bad?
Last edited by Scott Atkinson : 02-11-2006 at 03:16 PM.