As you can tell from my question i am a newbie to video editing. I just got my Sony PC120BT MiniDV cam bout 3 months ago and I have no prior experience to the video editing field (been more of a programmer and graphic art design most my life). I use Avid Xpress DV to edit and export my videos. When I export MPEG format, I never get a choice as to export audio and video as one file. This isn't a problem for me as i like being able to convert the audio from wav to mp3 to save on file size. My problem is im not quiet sure how to merge the video and audio track without encoding to another format. I dont want to encode again just merge the audio and video file. Are there any simple but quality programs that can perform this task. Or does anyone know a way to make Avid merge the audio and video into the MPEG-1 file instead of getting and MPG and Wav file.