Nero 6 Ultra is well worth the $. It is the most comprehensive program out there. With the addition of DVDDecypter it will cover almost all of your DVD/Video needs. The OEM versions do not include full working versions of Recode 2 (nice shrinking program) and Nero Vision Express (very complete authoring program). You can shrink, convert AVI (Xvid and Dvix), create DVD's with custom menus, combine VOB, AVI, PAL or NTSC (in any combination), merge them, add chapter stops, the list goes on and on. I would not install InCD though, unless you have a use for it.