Greetings All . . . After days of searching the web and afterdawn, I have been unsuccessful finding adequate information and guidance regarding what seems to be a rather trivial task. I hope a few video gurus out there will lend their experience and advice to this post. The software tools I have tried seem limited in functionality; leaving me with two main questions: * What software tools should I try? * Is there a suggested method for doing all these conversions? Senario: * I have several video lectures which are saved as AVI's. * There are anywhere from 10 to 20 lectures per series. * (Example: Chemistry 101: Chapters 1-12)in the form of 12 .avi's. What I am trying to accomplish: * Merge all AVI's into one file with each merged file saved as a chapter. * Convert the single chaptered .avi file to .m4v. * The end result is basically what one would get if one converted a DVD into an .m4v file: A single file with chapters. Goal: The value here is to take my video lecture courses and convert them into a single title which is searchable by chapter just like a DVD movie and put it on a portable player like an iPod Classic. What I have tried at this point: * Handbrake 0.9.4 * Nero 9 Ultimate: Nero Vision & Nero Recode * Xilisoft: Video Converter 6.. and DVD Creator 6.. * AVI2DVD * DVD Flick Dilemma: * None of the software tried will create chapters. * The converters will merge all .avi files and that .avi merged file can then be converted to .m4v without chapters. * Can't find a software solution that will simply take each .avi file and set it as a chapter in a merged .m4v file. * Can't find a software that will allow me to modify an .m4v file to include chapters. Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks for your support.