I'm a COMPLETE newbie when it comes to burning DVD's. I have a HP Desktop with a CD/DVD burner if that helps. I want to start burning DVD's and I have no idea where to start.
I currently use Mininova, ISOHunt, and BitLord to download music and movies. The music works fine, but the quality of the movies are sometimes bad (blotchy); and other times I seem to have downloaded something with viruses..which I usually can't tell if it has or not.
I successfully downloaded Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and I Am Legend so I wanted to use those 2 movies as 'test dvd's' to see if I can burn them or not.
First, I just burned them straight onto a DVD-R using DivX. It didn't work; then I found out it was because it was still .avi.
Then I downloaded AVI TO DVD 2008 from download.com and convert my movies to dvd before burning. Tried that and it worked but the movies were blotchy and lagged; I also couldn't have chapters or main menu, etc. etc.
I have no idea what ISO is.
I also downloaded a trial version of Nero 8.0 but don't know to use it.
I have no idea how to copy 'copy-protected' dvd's but other people can.
Can someone please help me? And maybe give me step by step instructions? I have no idea what software to purchase to convert, copy and burn movies.