Since Video DVD is by definition a standard I'll skip all that has been written about how you will lose quality. Look up DVD FLICK and check the tutorial on how to convert the AVCHD files for use.
It's free, widely and deeply documented and I've shortchanged you heavily on what folk usually scream about next.
can you tell me beginner how I can join my three, 37min each-AVCHD files in which our video was chopped by the friends' camcorder (they are each almost 2GB so I assume the camcorder has some auto-limit there), quickly (and with which freeware) and burn it to a standard (single-layer) DVD a normal computer (or dvd-player) can render?
I tried some "muxing" tool which I now guess does not append the three to a single one (which I intended) but combines audio and video files into a single one?
I have a windows 7 SP1 64-bit machine with i3 CPU and 4GB RAM.
Thanks a lot in advance!