Originally Posted by buzntxn
mpeg2 isnt dvd format... .vob would be DVD format, .vob's are a combination of uncompressed video and audio, what you're talking about is past this DVD step, you've already compressed or captured the video in compressed format, i think you would be better off using SVCD software - smaller files, quicker burn times, cheaper media, blah blah
Actually, DVD's are mpeg2... .vob is just the file extension used. .vobs are mpeg2 compressed video, and the audio is also compressed, usually in a dolby format. Even the upcoming HD-DVD and Blu-Ray video will be compressed in mpeg4 format. Uncompressed video is way too impractical for anything outside video editing.
I recently made a dvd for my parents and their friends that ride with them, of their latest motorcycle road trip. A little over 3 hours of raw footage, tapered down to a 2 hour dvd. There's about 56 gigs of 3 hours of raw footage sitting on my hard drive, that then got compressed to 4.38 gigs of 2 hours of mpeg2 video/audio for the DVD.
As for software for making menus and such, I've used Adobe Encore DVD recently, and it's fairly straightforward if you're at all familiar with their Premier/After Effects line of video editing/compositing products. If not, it may take a bit to get used to.
I've never used the Nero, or Roxio offerings... I've always found the "so simple your grandmother could do it" type software to be severely lacking in anything resembling features.