After trying quite a few video converters the only one that seems to work for me was the Cucusoft 4.9. Although it was slow, 4hrs for a 1 hr video, it did the job I wanted it to do. TMPGE either left the converted vid with no sound or unmultiplexed. I tried MainConcept but when I hit convert it said that the program had experienced a problem and needed to shut down, so with that one I don't know yet. If anyone can help me with that problem it would be greatly appreciated. NeroVision Express 3 made it so easy to author and burn my first dvd I'll stick with it! And yes the DVD (DVD+RW) played perfectly on my player with an average picture, but what do you expect from a downloaded AVI file. Overall I'm happy!