I have a standalone Panasonic DVD recorder that can get 6 hours of material on a 4.7g disc. Now, I'm entering the world of computer based DVD. I have a Hauppauge capture card on my computer, which is 1.7ghz, 712mb ram, and 160g drive. I want to be able to take the .mpg files produced during off-air cable capture, edit out junk, make them smaller, and retain audio video synch. I have the editing more or less under control. However, is there any out of the box software that will give me the capabilities of the Panasonic standalone, working with the captured mpg files? I'm not into pristine imaging, so the quality of a 4 hour DVD is just fine for keeping a tv show. I see things like Vegas out there, and can buy academic, but I'm hoping there's a simpler menu driven solution. That way, I can keep my focus on leaning formz and not have to become a DVD authoring expert... All I want to be able to do it watch (edited) tv shows, and I don't want to get stuck with a one hour DVD limitation.