Here are some missives on the relatively new Nero Recode software. These are merely opinions formed following it's use\attempted use and so...
quite a nice interface it gives the appearance of being easy to use.
I first had a go at Nero Recode simply to convert a AVI to a DVD. To my surprise it worked very well, and the disc currently resides on my DVD rack.
Following the above test I recently tried (with a newer version of Nero Recode) to encode a number of MPEG1 and WMV files (all of low quality) to create a DVD with a single menu linking to said files. However, big problems firstly I got for some unknown reason this nonsense about the DVD-Video plugin being missing. Why didn't this occur when I used the older version? Secondly I found that after adding the files for processing the "Next" button to move forward would not un-grey itself so I could move on. What's all that about?
Having fart arsed around with the software to try and get it to process the files I gave up and wrote a VCD with a menu instead since the quality was low.
So Nero Recode, as far as I can see the downloadable demo is useless, it doesn't in it's current form let you do anything. The first time I used Nero Recode I thought, yeah this has potential. But on second viewing...my opinion is don't bother, use DVD2One, DVDShrink whatever, but don't waste your time with this application.