Thanks everyone. It was taking way too long to convert to DVD, so I did just burn the avis to a data DVD and play that way. It worked great.
I've been using gspot for a few weeks now, which is a great little program - but I'm still a little confused about what kind of codec my DVD player can play. Some avi worked, and some did not (audio, video or both) sometimes it won't even recognize the disc.
Is there a way to figure this out....and how can I change the audio or video so it will play?
This is why I wanted to convert to DVD, thinking I would have a better chance of having it play in the DVD player.