:helpsmile: I've gone to three other discussion boards similiar to this, but still haven't resolved my problem. I hope someone will be patient with me...i have a dvd burner (verbatim). it was the only one i could afford. it came with nero express and nero vilsion. i have tried reading the manuals..whew..i was told i need various programs to burn dvds from files i have downloaded. I have avi, mpeg (?) div..it's confusing. is there a software program out there that will do all the conversions and formatting..or do i need to have all the various programs taking up space that i have already tried and made a mess of it all. what is winavi video and ulead...will these do all the work that needs to be done? one other question please, is there a file sharing site that one may use that supports my burner..meaning that it is already formatted and ready to burn. i have been trying for two weeks and about to give up. please help me.