Thanks for taking the time to read my message. I have several DVD programs (DVD Decrypter, DVD Shrink, Nero Ultra 6.13, etc) which I use to backup my DVDs and also a few programs to make DVDs from a camcorder (Pinnacle Studio, etc.). However, I was wondering what programs are considered the best to author DVDs from .avi and .mpeg clips I have on my hard drive? I already have tools like TMPGEncoder, AVISynth, etc., but I want to be able to use only one or two programs to "tack together" the clips, create menus, and then burn the "tack together" clips to a DVD. From my understanding, TMPGEncoder is pretty useful for working with .avi and .mpeg clips, but I'm wondering if their DVD author program is good/worth my money? A friend of mine has Sony/Sonic Foundry's DVD Architect 1.0, but she's as clueless as me when it comes to using it to work with .avi files and such (sorry, haven't taken the time yet to find out if it works with .avi files). So, basicially I'm wondering if I should use her DVD Architect or buy TMPGEncoder's DVD authoring program or buy Adobe's DVD authoring program (Encore, I believe) or by another program. Any help would be greatly appreciated.