Hello! I am neither a newbie nor a software expert. WHAT AM I DOING? I record movies and tv shows on DirecTv DVR. I then play them and record them on a DVD-RW disc. I then use DVD Decrypter to rip the video files into a specific folder on my HD. Later, I open up my MPEG-VCR program and use it to remove commercials. This software is frame-specific and works very well. The tv shows are usually 30 minute segments. I then use Nero Vision Express and make a DVD-VIDEO and burn it. PROLEM! When I play the disc, the audio has lost almost 30% of its volume!! The DVD RECORDER I use is a JVC DR-M100. I checked it out and it has no record volume control. If it did, I could raise the recorded volume to compensate. Can anyone help?