Just copying from your hard disk to your CD's using explorer - not many people know you can just copy file using explorer and it holds the files in a cache and when you have finish you just right click on the CD in explorer and select "copy to CD". It is really "Roxio" under license.
Also try another package - MS has a home movies package - download from here:-
Or have a look in www.download.com - if the above dont work its your system not the DVD program you have.
If the DVD is a "Cyberdrive" it may not be a writer - there was some problem with the packaging with that brand - the box was confusing and people thought they were getting a writer and it was just a reader. If in doubt down load this program - it tells exactly what the DVD can do
HP,Running XP Prof, have a cd rw and a dvd writer and I am trying to record home movies I have saved on cd's or dvd's. cant do it. dont know why or what I am doing wrong. try making exact copy, cant do, try recording onto my computer so that I can copy and cant do. software I am using is record now. PLEASE HELP!