Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:41 PM
You are most welcome! I have been working with audio and video for a while now and ive gone through all the pitfalls of authoring dvd compatible productions. I now do special effects and compositing for video targeting blu-ray and dvd. So i kinda got a little experience in the field but dont know it all (i wish! lol)
Divx is a proprietary format and works in "most" newer dvd players but not all. Thing is a divx is basically an avi just encoded in a different way and the dvd player must support the "divx codec" to play them. To put the movies and images in the order you want, then you must author them as a dvd movie to be honest, unless your dvd player is capable of playing files direct (ie images and avi's and mp3's etc) then there maybe a chance if you name them in such a way that they appear in the file system in order, they may play in order. But alot of dvd players have seperate menus to view images and movie files etc, so they dont interchange :/ You could author the movies and images using movie maker or another video editing package in the sequence they are required and render them out to a single divx file, which could then be playable on divx compatible dvd's
DVD authouring is not too hard with the right software. I wonder if you have tried windows movie maker? it may let you do what you desire, but again you need to author them as a movie dvd (or divx avi but see note on divx capability above) which is then playable on every dvd player that is able to read dvd-r's (which most do! but some struggle, but thats a rarity!)
Because of the nature of dvd players this is the only way to have true control over the play order and how things look. playing basic avi's that are supported, along with jpegs are an added after thought on most dvd players and dont have any real structure to how they are handled.
Hope this helps a little more