...such as Nero, or Roxio.
Using whichever you decide...
(only a search engine away : dvd video recorder software)
...the DVD software is capable of doing the job for you. You basically choose "DVD video" as the disc format, then select the files you wish to put on the disc. The software then converts the files (from original uncompressed AVI, to compressed MPeG2) without much extra work entailed, although you do have to choose playing times and resolutions of the DVD you're trying to create.
However, not ALL AVI's will be converted. Many other video files use DIVX/XVID/WMV compression, and can also have the "AVI" extension (don't blame me, I didn't name them!), and those certainly won't convert to MPeG2 DVD video formats.
To find out what your AVI's are really, go to this link :
Gspot ("Graphics Spot") will identify the video and audio codec used by a file when you drag and drop the file in it. Standard AVI files are uncompressed Video and Audio, and if Gspot shows your AVI's are using some coder/decoder (codec), you'll almost certainly not be able to drag & drop & convert to DVD video easily. Sadly it's not often very simple...
How can I convert AVI video files to files that can be burnt and played on a DVD player quickly and easily???? I would like an option that would not be too expensive to buy. If anybody can help me on this it would be much appreciated I find it so hard to get my head around most of this computer stuff!