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If Bob posts before me, he will likely say to use DVD Santa. So it depends on what you are looking for. There are some darn good free alternatives but sometimes buying it can be a life saver too and worth it.
I have used Windows "Movie Maker" software to download my camcorder tapes to my computer and edit the videos, and then burn them to a CD. However, I have discovered that Windows Movie Maker uses "High MAT" format. This format is not recognized by most DVD players. Is there a conversion software that would make the videos playable on most DVD players.