I've searched high and low through this site as well as others on a definitive way to convert vhs to DVD. These are the tools I have used so far: MacBook Pro CD, Canon Elura 70 dv camcorder, RCA vcr, iMovie, iDVD, Handbrake. I got the vhs onto my MBP but when I burn to disc and try to play it in my dvd player (JVC Home Theater in Box model TH-M55), the dvd player says "no disc" , shows a zero time (0:00), or just ejects the disc after trying to read it. I've wasted multiple blank dvd-r discs only to find that it will not play on my dvd player. The discs will play on my portable dvd player that I put in my SUV for my kids on long road trips but not on the JVC. The user manual for the JVC says that it plays DVD, VCD, SVCD, Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and finalized DVD-Rs recorded in the DVD Video format. Given the tools I have listed above, is there any help/advice that someone can give me concerning this problem. The formats I've used when burning the data onto disc are avi, movie mp4, and DVD (UDF). Also, is there a way to use iMovie to create a DVD without using one of their themes. I just want to make a copy of my VHS tapes to DVD not create a project with themes, transitions, pictures, and all the other things iMovie tries to get you to use. I'd rather not have to purchase a new program to complete this task when I've spent enough in my opinion on this computer, software, and other accessories. Thank you to anyone that can offer some good advice and helpful hints.