I had Nero Express 5.5.10.? installed that came as an OEM disk with a CDRW drive (not NeroVision Express). I had been using the VCD project interface which is great : Add mpg files to the project, tweak the menu, burn, voilÃ ... a VCD that plays on most standalone DVD players. With my DVD-RAM recorder, the same software provided the exact same interface for DVD creation (DVD was added to the Video Project menu): add the mpg files (formatted for DVD of course), same menu options, burn, and again a simple, but stable DVD that worked.
I installed the Nero 6 demo and NeroVIsion Express 6 demo and this interface (to make a DVD the same way as VCD/SVCD) isn't there: it requires the DVD files already built (VOB, BUF in the VIDEO_TS folder). SO I uninstalled and reinstalled from my OEM disk and now it no longer has the interface I want. Did I have another version of Nero installed instead? Is there some setting, plugin, codec I'm missing that turns off this interface. I know I wasn't dreaming - I have the DVDs to prove it.