I don't normally go out of my way to recommend software, but I feel like I must for a program called DVDStyler (http://www.dvdstyler.org/).
A little backstory: I am giving my parents a new digital camcorder for Christmas, and I wanted them to be able to create their own DVDs from the videos they shoot. A little more backstory: my parents are terrified of technology. There is no way I could have given them Roxio, Ulead, AVS, or any of the other solutions out there-- just too complicated. Not to mention the fact that they can be costly.
I spent literally hours going through demos of all the popular solutions, trying to find something I deemed was easy enough for them to use (with a custom printed guide from me). Then I found DVDStyler.
Here's the top things to know about it:
- It's free/open source.
- It's very simple to use, but also has some cool advanced features for more experienced users.
- It can handle lots of different video formats (cameras might use MP4, MOV, or AVI).
- It also burns the disc when finished.
It also works for Unix, too. So if this sounds like something you'd like to use, check it out.