WinAVI is a very good converter, and is the fastest one by far to encode. Here is the web address http://www.winavi.com/
Yes, I find WinAVI far and away the quickest.
Nero does it as part of the burn process if you want it to, but it's very slow.
is nero the best burnign software as well, it errors on me like half the time
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VSODIVXtodvd..does a good job & its free