Probably heard this one a thousand times guys,appreciate you looking in to see if you can help. Basically what i need is this: I have had an apple macbook 2ghz intel core duo 512gb ram 60gb hd with superdrive running mac os x 10.4.8 for around 6 weeks now,i adore it,but i just cannot get my head around burning to blank dvd r / cd r etc. I have read lots of other posts with tutorials but i must be going wrong as i havent got anywhere near producing a completed burned disc yet,i just cannot figure out the codecs etc,etc,i need to burn avi files,do i need to convert them,if so to what?and how?what programmes do i need where am i going wrong?do i need ripping/shrinking software? need a top to bottom list of instruction if poss. I have imovie,idvd ,but no toast software of any kind,what do i need to do? I Know i am a pain but i would so like to help other people out on my position so any feedback would be greatly appreciated Thanks, James.