Hey I'm new round here too........... some of the help people are giving is cool baby real good stuff.........I've just been reading all the stuff out there. I think it's a little tough for anyone.....with all the different prog's out there and everyones got their fav's and it's the best. Everyones system is diff so what works for me might have another person ready to give there devil machine a drink of water.........so you just gotta read heaps, try lots of things and ASK QUESTIONS in these forums......thats why I'm here finally. Doin' my first AVI....I wanna put it to disk for stnd alone DVD plyrs. Got SHRINK,DVD DECRYPT, WINAVI, TEMPENC, IFO EDIT, DVDSANTA(YUK),VIRTUALDUB&MOD, Nero AND I think there's more. anyhow I've ended up with some VOB,IFO,BUP files on my HDD and I want them on a disc(for my stand alone plyr)Think I done it before some how but beh???? What prog will finish the job?? Do I need to author the files first then burn????