I will explain this as best I can:
i just figured something out. help me out guys, is there any way to play burned dvd's? I heard that if it's on .avi file, you can't play it. is that true?
ok, .avi files that are BACKED UP to dvd WILL NOT PLAY ON A DVD PLAYER, you need to use a program like pinnacle studio 10 or equivelent and burn the episode(s) using that program, it has to transcode from .avi to VOB.
then, you can author the dvd and put in menus if you like, but after it is burned, then it will play on a dvd player that can read DVD-R or +R disks