If you have a fire wire connection (DV) on your camcorder, you might also consider writing to directly to a stand-alone dvd recorder that supports firewire input e.g. Liteon 5000 series. Even if you don't have a fire wire connection, you can normally connect up to a stand-alone via AV/scart sockets.
I accept that it may cost a few bob to do it this way, but it might cost you more to upgrade your PC e.g. to install a firewire card, capture card and get the appropriate software etc if it isn't already capable of doing this.
In addition it basically simpler - of course you lose the fun of endless heartaches trying to get the PC to do what you want!
Personally I have done it both ways and now I simply use a stand-alone recorder and edit the dvds on the PC afterwords.