If you have a DVD player that is a DIVX DVD player then you can burn the .AVI onto the disk in Nero as a data disk and it will play straight away otherwise you have to convert the .AVI to DVD format so the DVD player will recognize the files on the disk. The easiest
way I have found to do this is with a program called AVI2DVD. I have converted files using tmpegnc which is an arduous task and then in a video forum one day someone showed me this program and have been using it ever since. Its freeware and you can get a copy from afterdawn.com and yes it will allow you to start the movie without any menus.
Edited by mga, 23 July 2008 - 05:41 PM.