As rich as the Nero programs are in features, I am having a problem with one of the simplest: I go to edit an avi file, the viewer starts to run, I select 'Cut', the icon changes color to yellow, I monitor for the end point of the cut I want, click on 'cut' again and an error message invariably pops up which says that the edit is too large and the program can't manage the content. What am I doing wrong or what steps need to be taken? This piece of content also produces the error message that it doesn't fit on a standard dvd and so compression can be applied to record it in long play. I don't know how these two things could be related. Is this a closed or crippled feature in the free version of Vision Express that comes with dvd players? If so, that is not the message given. So the goal is to make an edit and record rather than compress the file content and lose picture quality.