frist off thank you dRD with the help so far. this site rocks. i still need some help though. im trying to burn anime episodes to media discs to be able to play in my dvd player. you told me to convert divx files to mpeg1 files with aheads nero. the file i am trying to do this with list the following properties. it's audio is mpeg layer 3 and it's video is divxmpeg4 v3. now do i just run the nero software and convert both of these to mpeg1? and also one more question. you told me to burn this to a video cd. what is that? is it a cdr disk or something totally different i can buy? thanks a lot for the help!