Forgive me because I am a newbie, but I have a headache from this problem. I took my wedding tapes and had it converted at the local photography store to dvd. They are in video_ts format. I wanted to convert them into a format that can be used in imovie and edit them. I bought toast, but it looks like it wants to copy the video to a dvd, not convert it. Of course the dvd player has the video info on it that i am trying to convert so it says that it can not write to the dvd? I confess that I am an idiot when it comes to this stuff, but if someone could help me over this hurdle I would be eternally grateful.