Got another question about burning. I recently bought my 3RD burner(excluding my standalone dvd burner lol), so you can be assured I'm tired of the DVD game. Anyway this seems to have "worked". Problem is it's total crap. I have about 1hr and 45 minutes of full DV quality avi vid files for the highlight dvd video. According to the software I could only burn at the 4mbits/sec quality and get it all on the dvd. Using the showbiz software for burning that came with the HP dual format external burner. If I used the top quality of 7mbits/second it said that would be 150% of the DVD. This really sucks to learn this now and at the same time is thought provoking. My standalone burner can burn a full 2hours that looks 1000 times better then what I just got at 4mbits rate. Also it was saying it'd take up 97% of the 4.7 gig disc at this rate and when I opened the temp folders it created for the video they totalled 3.3 gigs. So before I let my computer waste another 8 hours of encoding time anyone got thoughts on if I should try the 7mbit rate and hope the size is off and it fits? Or would you try 6 or 5 mbits both of which it says won't fit. Or is there another possible solution. I have nero 6 I bought for the other drive I have and never really got to work and that software was causing all sorts of problems. Puter would freeze from time to time and it all went away when I uninstalled that program. Also with that program my internal matshita drive would show the info that the drive had a blank DVD-R in it but everytime I'd go to burn it'd kick the damn drive open telling me there is no disc in it!!! Sent the log file to NERO and my question....got a response like 4 days later telling me I needed to include the log file like the site said!!!!! What an extreme nightmare it's been. Had all sorts of fun with the HP drive I had before the matshita. Players that were supposed to play the +R disc would not and one that wasn't actually did play it...and it was crap too and loved to crash mid-burn over and over. Anyway this setup seems to be working(with an external 120 gig usb 2.0 HD that actually works like a reg hd and plays the clips fine...thanks to the 8mb cache instead of the 2mb on the buslink I have). I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks...