When I first switched to Macintosh from Windows, I noticed it came bundled with a great DVD Burning tool called iDVD. It had animated menus and music that my old NERO didn't seem to have (all it has is static backgrounds.) So I began using it and it never worked (until I installed Perian) Then it did it's job excessively slow. I can burn 2, maybe 3 full hour or more in length on Windows (via Nero) while the Mac struggles to encode a single file. I wished for a DVD burning program that worked a little faster, and now wish is reality. The answer was in iSquint iSquint is a free program that converts any movie file into ipod. Once done, it will have a button saying "Buy Visual Hub" but it doesn't force you to. I checked it out, and Visual Hub is just like iSquint, but contains a lot more features -- DVD burning as one of them. It costs around $25 USD and is worth it in my Opinion. I just burned 2 movie files to DVD that work in standalone DVD Players way faster than iDVD could ever dream of doing. There is no fancy menus or anything, just a movie that plays once you load it into the DVD player. You can also burn multiple movies on to one disc, and the DVD player would be able to switch between them. If anyone has been having slow burning problems with iDVD, check out VisualHub.