Converting to DVD

System Spec
Windows Xp Home
2.4GHz Processor
1GB Ram
LiteOn External DVD Burner

I am currently working on converting some of my videos to a DVD format so that I may view them in my DVD player. Most of my video files are around 200MB and run for about 50 minutes.

I was using the software that came with my external DVD burner. I think the software is called Nero Smart Start. I wanted to test this software and I went thought the menus to begin the file conversion. (IT TOOK OVER 2 HOURS TO CONVERT THE VIDEO)

When the burning process was done I tried it out and it did play in my DVD player.

My Questions:

1.) How in hell the files go from 185MB to well over 1GB?
2.) Is there a faster way convert my (ASF, MPEG, and WMV) to a DVD format?
3.) What software should I use?

Welcome to the forum… :)[i]

1.) How in hell the files go from 185MB to well over 1GB?[/i]
You are converting from a more compressed format to a less compressed one (MPEG2). That’s the DVD-Video standard.

2.) Is there a faster way convert my (ASF, MPEG, and WMV) to a DVD format?
Not really - that timing sounds about right for your system specifications. There are ways to tweak the conversion process to shave a few minutes off, but really it is always going to take a while unless you upgrade to a faster processor, or a new dual core with associated support.

3.) What software should I use?
Nero you are using already is pretty good, AFAIK.