The sad answer is that for DVD there is this 1GB file break point where your single AVI when converted to DVD will result in multiple MPEG 2 files. The convenience of a single playable file will vanish as your ready to burn MPEG 2 files will be limited to 1GB.
I won't explain further that issue since there are too many articles on the internet about that.
While we can solve it, the person who I solved it for immediately complained about the DVD limitations.
-> How about this. Create the DVD in some .ISO form and then when you need a new copy, just burn the .ISO.
i have a couple videos from my old camara
they are avi
i need to burn a lotta copies for family but everytime
i burn them its transcodes the video
i need to know a program so i can just transcode the video and save it so i can delete the original
it will be faster to burn because it takes like 2 horus to transcode and like 5 min to burn
someone plz help thanks