ok imgburn is what i suggest using. there is alot of information you are going to need to learn if you are serious about converting and burning dvds. will take some time to get used to. hope you can piece it all together.
for now just read over the favc guide, use HC encoder, use imgburn and get some quality dvd media. [U]dont burn any faster than 8x[/U].
if you need help let us know