Hey everyone.. I have some .avi files I'm trying to convert to DVD format so I can burn them to a DVD+R and have them playback in my DVD player. I've tried several programs but can't find what I'm looking for. I want a fast convertion tool, but great quality too. I understand that you're gona lose quality no matter what you use. But I've tried VSO's ConvertXtoDVD. The first time I used this, it worked perfect. Took a LONG time (file was about 4.3GB) but the quality was good. Second time I used it..the files were the same kind of quality but after I converted it, it was horrible. The converted files were 'blocky' and choppy quality. I didn't burn them because the quality was bad. So I found one called Cucusoft. The quality is REALLY good..and it's a little faster, not by much though. It gives you a preview of the convverted files. No blocky, no nothing. Only trouble is ... it turns the files into 'letter-box' looking. Like there is a black bar on the tope and bottom of the video while playing.. and the picture is more wide, o r.. strecthed. I was wondering is there a way to customize the output size of the videos in Cucusoft? There are so many convertion tools out there that I don't know what to use. Could someone PLEASE reccomend a really good, fast convertion tool for AVItoDVD format? The quality of the files on my computer is REALLY good.. and it worked out well the first time so I know it can be done. It's just a matter of finding the right program. Thanks.