I have been burning dvds for about three weeks now and have not had issues. As of late every file I try to burn the in the program (iDVD) spends hours encoding just to tell me at the end there was an "error while encoding". It won't tell me why, this happens and I can't seem to get anything to work on it now... Im not sure why. If any one has any opinions I would love to hear them. I would also like to know the names of some other mac programs other than toast and iDVD that I could use to burn dvds and get them to play on any dvd player. Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you.