I've read and read these forums until I'm almost blue in the face. I have learned a lot, but I'm not sure I know 100% how to do what I'm trying to do. I am wanting to put .avi files on DVD. This is what I believe I am suppose to do to make it work correctlt. First I am trying to convert the .avi file to mpeg2 files (I tried opening the .avi files in TMPGEnc DVD author, but had no luck.). Next I use TMPGEnc DVD author to make the mpeg2 file DVD ready files. (sorry for the improper termenology) After this, I use Nero to burn them onto a DVD. Does this sound correct? If so, what's the best way to get an .avi file into mpeg2 format. I have found some different converters, but they all seem to take extremely long hours. Is there a good program for doing this correctly in a decent time span? If I'm doing this wrong, would someone be kind enough to guide me in the proper direction? Thanks in advance.