I'm new to video editing and have been reading some of the threads. My project is to edit my old home videos. I have a couple hundred hours of video tape from 1980s and 1990s. I have transferred them all to my Panasonic E-85 DVD Recorder and burned them onto DVD disks. Each disk has a "Video_TS" folder and the various *.IFO, *.VOB files. I bought a Seagate 1.5 terabyte Xtreme external hard drive and copied all of the DVD disks onto that external drive. I own an HP 6715b laptop, using Windows XP. It has an AMD Turion 64x2 dual core processor and about 2 gigs of RAM. Now comes the question. I want to modify these video files by cutting, splicing, adding audio, titles, etc. Nothing too fancy. I realize I do not have a powerhouse PC. Is this even possible on my current hardware? What software would be appropriate for my project?