[QUOTE=coolcolors;2141897]There is ConvertXtoDVD is a good program to convert to dvd format. I think the vso site the has the software convertxtodvd has user help on there that should help you get a head start.[/QUOTE]
You can burn movies to CD-Rs and CD-RWs to something that is called VCD, or SVCD.
Video CD, Super Video CD. Quality wont be as good as a dvd as it has to be compressed a bit and an avg movie will take 2 disc. If you want quality similar to dvd you will have to burn 4 disc for every movie. A bit of a waste knowing that DVD disc are almost the same price as CD disc now. Nero Vision lets you burn these type of disc. I don’t think convertXtoDVD does.
Your DVD player or appliance has to say VCD/SVCD on the front to be able to play these disc.
I agree ConvertXtoDVD is probably one of the easiest program to burn DVD’s. In addition to that I believe it has a better file compatibility than Nero Vision at the moment. With support for dual audio video files. You can also make simple menus.
There is another thing you should look into. Where are you going to be playing your DVD’s? The reason I ask because you have to be careful what kind of disc you buy. Try to avoid DVD-RW if you want to burn a disc compatible with most appliances. DVD-R has been the best for me. DVD+R is probably a bit worst with compatibility.
Keep in mind encoding a dvd on an avg system takes around an hour. Don’t plan on leaving with a burn in 4-6min.