Burning movies onto DVDs

Major newb here at burning movies onto DVDs, so, sorry if I have really dumb questions. First off, I want to know what DVDs I should buy so that they can play in my DVD player on TV? Second, I want to know what I need to do to make a sucessful burn, like region codes, burning programs, and whatever else I maybe need? And third, what format my movies should be in and a program to convert it? I think that it need to be MPEG2 not sure though. If that’s right then don’t bother with the last question. I really don’t feel like makin DVD coasters, too expensive. Thanks for all your help.

“what DVDs I should buy” , depends a bit on your burner but Ritek branded DVD-R’s are very good and at the right price.

“what I need to do to make a sucessful burn, like region codes, burning programs, and whatever else I maybe need?” I suggest you have a good read, most answeres will be found here http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=62671
Also check out http://club.cdfreaks.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=72&s=

“I think that it need to be MPEG2 not sure though.” Yes, you are correct, MPEG2 is the form DVD’s are stored in.