hello again,previous tips have been helpfull but i,m still struggling with this one. I have been informed that although all programs encode to mpeg 2 some use better compression techniques which result in more video being able to fit on a dvd. example i,m using sonic and can only get 60 minutes but the shop assistant uses ulead dvd and can fit 2 hours or more, also sonic downloads as avi then encodes before burning but ulead downloads in mpeg2 compliant form from camcorder, so this option must be a better one? am I going to waste money on (ulead dvd factory) or can this really be the answer to fitting more footage on disc. i allready own ulead slideshow creator and find the whole package a dream to use.