TMpgenc, TMpgenc, TMpgenc
Its currently the best DVD encoder on the market, and free to boot.
However, it takes some skill to use. It also helps to have V-Dub, and a decent burner, like Nero.
Creating "root" DVDs is easy, but if you want menus, then thats more complicated.
The ABSOLUTE best source is www.dvdrhelp.com
. They have all the software I mentioned, plus EASY TO FOLLOW, STEP-BY-STEP guides on how to burn DVDS.
NOTE: Illegal copies of movies will get you JAIL TIME, so do not do it. Please stay a butt-virgin.
However, I DO advocate copying the movies you ALREADY own. For example: My kids have there own DVD player, but are "rough" on the DVDs. SO, I make them copies to play. If they break them, no big deal. I just make another.