Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo
Although ConvertXtoDVD is a shareware it is the very best for converting almost any Video format in professional blooking DVDs. Try out and see. If you like it then buy it.
I've been looking around for literally years for a good program and whilst convertxtodvd is generally good, apart from it's $99 price tag, there are a few problems.
I have experienced considerable problems with blocking, or what might be called "macroblocking", and results that will not play on software players, stand alone players and will even crash some stand alone players. Regardless of whether you use Imgburn or VSO to the the actual burn. For TV shows, don't try to squeeze too many episodes on one disk, because that will result in really poor results.
You really have to tweak settings until you get thing right, and that can take alot of fiddling. On the positive side, it is quick, stable and has free menu templates.
A free program that is making some headway into the conversion arena is AVSTODVD. It supports multiple formats and menus. It is much slower than ConvertxTODVD, but generally gives good results.
Another one is DVDFLick, but it seems to have issues with audio sync, and hasn't been updated in years. IIRC, the last version 18.104.22.168 was released in June 2009.
But - just because I've had problems with several programs, that doesn't mean that others haven't got them working perfectly.
The bootom line - the best program is the one that you understand the best, and gives you the results you want with the minimum of fuss. You could try googling "Best free video converters". There are lots of reviews out there.
Either way, I'd recommend a little research.