Check out the tutorials in this forum they are excellent.
By the way, my DVD player will only play VCD's not SVCD's, but, w/VCD Easy when I go to burn I can burn the SVCD I made as a VCD 2.0 and it works. Just thought I'd mention it. I guess some other programs would do this as well. I don't "think" that's in the tutorials here picked it up somewhere else.