I really enjoy using WinX DVD, and it's free, and surprisingly fast. (http://www.winxdvd.com/dvd-author/trialpay.htm
). I had another free program (can't remember which one) and for some reason the finished product had severe quality issues. As the movie played the audio and video became seriously out of sync.
As to the question of surfing the net, or worse watching videos, that should be strictly verboten,
IMHO. Your computer need every ounce of CPU processing power and every byte of RAM that you have for the task at hand. Maybe you could wipe the dust off of your Playstation and settle in for a couple of hours of gaming. Good Luck!EDIT: There is no need to quote the entire OP verbatim...TY
Edited by garmanma, 08 November 2009 - 10:58 AM.