I need help, as I am a complete noob when it comes to making DVDs. I have a collection of .avi video files that I have been building up for a while now, and I recently got a computer with a DVD writer. I went out to Comp USA today to buy some blank DVD+R discs, and since they aren't exactly cheap, I would like to know what I am doing before I start burning.
So, I have some questions;
Are .avi files compatable in a DVD player, or would I need to convert the video to some format recognizable by a DVD player?
How can I make a "menu" so someone could select which video they would like to watch instead of having to thumb through the chapters?
Can you recommend some good beginner software? I don't need a lot of functions, just the ability to burn DVDs with a menu, so if there is a free solution that will do that I would definitely be interested. Otherwise any software that is good for someone new would be fine.