Need help burning dvds

I just bought a dvd decoder and a dvd-r burner and I’m trying to copy movies to dvdr-5. I’m wondering do i need a program like dvd2one to compress the movie or can i just go from deck to deck. Do I have to archive the movie? If so, what is the best software? If possible, describe the entire process…what I need and need to do from A to Z…Thanx

Problems like yours have often been asked en dealt with before, so a search could help you alot :wink: