Hi guys, I'm afraid that this is beginning to be a bit of a pulling hair out job for me. Hope someone can help.............. here goes: Athlon 1200 512mb win xp I have been trying for a week now using varios software to author a dvd that actually plays in a dvd player. Unfortunately, the best I have managed to achieve is perfect playback in an xbox and ps2 console!!!- this is not exactly what I had in mind, however. I though I had cracked it through the use of winavi convertor but, alas, although this software allows playback in dvd player it produced extremely choppy playback which means that it really isnt a viable option. I have used dvdsanta , cce encoder, canopus procoder ( too slow ), tmpgenc ( too slow ), dvdlab, tmpgenc 1.6 dvd author, nero 6, cucosoft ( too slow ), sonic mydvd, diko and avi2svcd. I can convert avi files to mpg and then to .ifo, .vob, etc, this is no problem- the only problem I have is that despite everything, no matter what I try, I have not been able to produce a working dvd ( in a standalone player at least) with any of this software (many types of dvds -+ have been used-and wasted!) apart from winavi ( which produces very choppy results that the ps2 in particular does not like ). Any help would be greatfully appreciated, as I do not really want to turn bald ! Thanks guys, p.s: I hope that with your help, my entire stockpile of dvds will not end up as coasters.