Nero vision 5 problems

Hi mates,
New to the site here (as you can see). I’m having serious issues w/Nero 8; most specifically nero vision 5. Been trying to convert an avi file into dvd video. Well, it’s been 17.5 hours and counting and it still hasn’t finished transcoding (it’s actually stuck near the beginning, right after it has transcoded the menus). What gives? Help a brotha out, someone; anyone? If n.v. 5 isn’t good for converting avi files n2 dvd-video, what’s the next best thing? Thanx.

Try Dvd Flick, FAVC or I believe there is a trial version of ConvertXtoDvd.