To Convert AVI movies/files into DVD using Nero Vision 4 guide by alkohol Tools needed: Nero Vision 4 (if using Nero 188.8.131.52) or Nero Vision Express (if using Nero 184.108.40.206) *NOTE: make sure your dvd burner’s firmware is up-to-date with the most current firmware available. Firmware plays a very important role in query to dvd burning -- it helps to increase the burning performances, media compatibility and it will be able to handle the latest manufacture’s media codes in prior to the burning process. So your burner can write to the media properly, instead of getting “KEY_MEDIUM_ERROR”, “INVALID_DISC” or getting “coasters”, etc. Go here http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php to check on your burner’s firmware if there is any current available, or if you’re not sure that your burner’s firmware is the latest, download it to run and updates the firmware if necessary. Additionally, number one rule of thumb is to always use “high quality” media like genuine Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim “Advanced Azo” or “DataLifePlus” and Maxell (Made In Japan by Hitachi Corp.), these are my 3 top choices of high quality media. I’ve used them over hundreds and hundreds (thousand) mainly for all of my dvd burning projects and I’ve never encountered any issues whatsoever. In addition, keep in mind to slow your burning speed at 4X only (this is one of the best and safest speeds for dvd burning so far). On the other hand, if you’re fully content that your burner is capable of handling 8X without any failures at all and both you and your burner have the courage to go beyond 4X, then you may try at 8X if you feel the need to. However, I would not recommend going any further than 8X regardless of how super power your dvd burner is made of, the chances are if you’re burning at 12X or 16X, you’re more than likely going to end up with a “coaster” or it may be a successfully burned now, but down the road, it may trigger some playback issues such as skipping or freezing. In contrast, the choice is yours, we’re all entitled to our own preferences and judgment, but keep in mind that “quality last, not quantity and speeds.” Now let’s get going and have some fun converting your AVI files into DVD, so you can burn that baby and watch it on any of your standalone dvd players. Now sit back and relax, put on a nice action movie so you can enjoy and DON’T TOUCH your computer while it’s converting and transcoding. Just check your computer every 30 minutes to see how it’s progressing. Once Nero Vision is successfully completed the converting and transcoding process, it will “automatically” burn into your dvd burner if you’ve set Nero Vision to burn at previous step. Or if you’ve set Nero Vision to write into the Hard Drive (like me), then you’re going have to burn with Nero Burning Rom, Nero Express or any of your desire VIDEO_TS burning engines. I primarily used Nero Burning Rom to do nearly 99% of all my dvd backups or projects only because it’s my preference. I like the fact that Nero Burning Rom will “automatically” set the “Book Type” into DVD-ROM when I used a DVD+R media, which is awesome because I can watch any of my backups on any of my standalone dvd players regardless of how old they are. Enjoyed it….and happy burning!!!! *NOTE: If you have the following set to "Automatic", then whenever you use Nero Recode 2, Nero Express, Nero Burning Rom or Nero Vision to burn, all your backups will automatically set the “Book Type” to DVD-ROM if you’re using a DVD+R, DVD+RW or DVD+R DL media. That is... if your dvd burner is capable of book typing. ((Here's how to Book Type using Nero Burning Rom)) 01) open up Nero StartSmart, then click on Nero Burning Rom 02) EXIT out the "New Compilation" when it pops up 03) click on "Chooses A Recorder" (it's a small burner icon next to (I) and the arrow down) 04) click on “Options," then on "Book Type Settings," set to "Automatic" and click "OK" - that's it... easy as smoking. Now every time when you burn using a DVD+R, DVD+RW or DVD+R DL disc, Nero will “automatically” change the Book Type into a DVD-ROM format. Good luck and have fun burning!!