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Can't find a dummy's section so hoping some of you guys can point me in the right direction here...

I have a .mov file that i want to burn to DVD and play on a standard DVD player through my TV.
It's a straight forward home video - no menu's or 'track selection' chapters etc.

The .mov file is bigger capacity than a standard DVD disc so - i think that means i need to compress it as well (?)
From what little I've been able to work out i may need to convert my .mov file to a .vob (not sure if that's right).

I've been downloading various free rippers/converters/condensers/anything with DVD in the title! etc none of which seem to be able to produce a copy of my .mov file in a format i can stick into my DVD player.

Handbrake and DVD2oneX seem to be the most 'promising' but I may be barking up the totally wrong tree
I get the feeling I may need to use a combination of them but can't figure out what does what!

If anyone can point me in the direction of some suitable software that would be great...
But I'd also appreciate a crash course detailing exactly what steps I should be taking and an outline of what i'm trying to achieve. At the moment although I know what I'd like as the outcome I'm befuddled by the various processes required to achieve it.

Okay, I've donned my asbestos suit and I'm ready to be flamed

Cheers - and thanks for any assistance.
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Have you tries the open source burn

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Thanks Louishan...
Downloaded a copy and I'm playing with it now... looks really useful - thanks for the pointer.
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File size is not that important, Burn will convert/compress as required. The length of the movie is more imortant. You'll get about 1h30m on a single layer dvd, and about twice as much on a dual layer. Burn should ask you for a dual layer if you movie is too long for a single layer disc.
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