Thanks again and with more reason, Digital Guru. Got my relatives headed back home and my marauding deck critter to desist the destruction, then was able to settle in with your suggestions. Especially grateful for finding the conversion options, after finally realizing that all my no-audio woes came when using .avi or its conversion to .mpg; only .wmv files had been successful. After 2 conversions and successful burns to DVD, I believe I've found a routine that satisfies my needs. God bless.