ok i read the site over but still dont understand why the dvd’s i burned wont play. they are in a folder called VIDEO_TS and they are vob files. these files were given to me and they play using my PowerDVD program. please help
First, I think for the BIN/CUE you have to extract the video files from those, either by burning to disk and copying (Rewriteable disks are great for this) or using a tool to extract the files from the BIN. After all that is done, and you have files in their native formats, you should be able to get started.
Basically, I use Ulead DVD Movie Factory 4, an inexpensive but capable enough application. I open the app, add files in the compatible formats (like AVI, MPG, etc.) and then do editing, add menus, etc. and then export the project to a ready-to-burn VIDEO_TS project folder.
I then use Nero 6.6.x to create a DVD Video Compilation. From the File Browser inside Nero, I drag the contents of the VIDEO_TS folder I just made into the VIDEO_TS folder in the compilation window and then I burn the project to a DVD blank (usually DVD+R or DVD-R).
After that, the video should be ready for playback in a standard DVD player.
DVD Movie Factory 4 Standard Edition is I believe $49.99 retail:
$34.99 for an upgrade version. Can really take the headache out for some.
To convert clips, if you want simple try vsodivxtodvd. Just load the file and click convert. It will create the video_ts and all corresponding files for you. It recently became shareware but you can probably still find the free version. http://www.vso-software.fr/divxtodvd/divxtodvd.htm