Need some help

Hi there,
I am very new to this but could really do with some help. My problem is dvd burning. What is the process of getting a avi movie to a dvd disc. I have tried all sorts but i am not getting anywhere. What is the best software to use. Do I need to convert the movie to mpeg?? As you can see i really need help. I could do with someone telling my step by step on what do do. Thanks

TMPGEnc 3.0 Xpress is all I use. You set the source, (your .AVI) you set the output, (DVD PAL/NTSC) and then encode. Nero Vision Express is also an easy interface, you select DVD project, add your avi, then you can include menus, insert chapters, and cut/edit the file. Then it transcodes to DVD and burns to disc all in one step.

Hi there
thanks for the help, much appreciated