Thanks to your wonderful help and over 15 hours of strenuous mind boggling attempts, I have finially made my first home video...Thanks so much for that..really. But I have one last question. My quality on the dvd is not all that great. I am going to order Nero 6, but until then can you recommend something..these are my tools now. -WinAVI Video Converter to -DVD Shrink 3.2 to -DVD Decrypter. It starts burning from the decrypter application on its own. How can I make the picture better, can I use my software instead, or does it matter....thanks again.