@trapjaw76 - What kind of DVD-R (media) did you used to burn? Keep in mind that not all standalone dvd players will handle DVD-R and DVD+R easily. Your best bet is to "book type" a top notch DVD+R into DVD-ROM. Yes, DVD-ROM is the ultimate (universal) format and it will play in all functional standalone dvd players. However, that is... if your burner can book type or supported "bit settings". @mikehende - Have you visited http://sony.storagesupport.com/ and check for your drive to see if they have any firmware updates at all? Maybe go to Sony's support site and ask them if they'll know any firmware for your drive, or if they can refer you to any sites that has a modified firmware. It's good to know/see that you're making good progress. Yes, indeed you should always use that "DVD" tab or options. I'm sorry buddy, I don't have the burner/model you're using now, so I can't really help much. I know that most Lite-On/Sony, LG, BenQ, Plextor and NEC (with hacked/modified firmware) can change the "Book Type" or "bit settings" via Nero Burning Rom easily. To be honest, I'm a DVD+R person and I've always changed the "book type" to DVD-ROM and all of my standalone dvd players (samsung, philips and my 4 year old Shinco all regions) played them flawlessly. @mburke300 - Yes, any 700MB AVI is roughly around 4.3GB (dvd compliance). If Nero Vision asked you to reduce the quality, you can either "accepted it = yes or rejected = no". However, by saying "no", you will need to "transcode/compress" with Nero Recode so it'll fit onto a DVD-R or DVD+R disc once Nero Vision is done. I've tried both "yes and no" when asked by Nero Vision and I think I like to have Nero Recode 2 to transcode afterward, but it takes another extra 20 - 45 minutes depends on your computer's specs to transcode again. @ludeboy12 - You're welcome. Enjoy the guide. @Leezer - Yes, it could be the media you're using or it could be the burning speed as well. I don't recommend to burn beyond 4X, you'll be amazed to see/find that "addicts, senior and the more knowledgeable members" here at AfterDawn" prefers to burn at 4X and maybe 8X with top notch media only. To be honest, I've never experienced or encountered any issues while playback simply because I don't use cheap or unknown brands of media. My top 3 choices of media are: (1) Taiyo Yuden, (2) Verbatim "advanced azo or datalife plus", and (3) Maxell (made in japan by Hitachi). These are top notch media, I've used them hundreds and hundreds (near thousand) and I've never seen any freezing, pausing, etc. Again, I'm a DVD+R person and I prefer to "book type" them into DVD-ROM. With that being said; DVD+R is more advanced, book typing into DVD-ROM equal the best, the most compatible, the one and only UNIVERSAL dvd format to play in ALL FUNCTIONAL dvd players.