What's the best replacement for Nero 7?

After using Nero 7 hapilly for years, the unfixable bugs in later releases are starting to put me off this package.

I convert and edit mpeg2 files in videoredo, and only really use Nero to then create chapters and then burn them to DVD with a basic menu. Sometimes I use Nero Recode to compress 9Gb DVDs onto a 4.7Gb disk, though I dislike the fact it sometimes says it’s still too big and needs footage removed.

So these are the two basic functions I need. Don’t care whether freeware or purchased, but hassle-free, bug-free and automatic are what I mostly need.

Any suggestions?