That is about as simple as it gets, at least for now. You'll probably want
to print out this article and consult it when you buy your DVD burner, but
: Decide what you want to use your DVD burner for. If you want to
back up computer data a DVD-RAM burner is a good choice. If you want to
record movies and music choose another kind of burner.
: Decide where you will be watching your DVDs. If you plan to send
your homemade DVD movies to friends and relatives with older DVD players,
you will want to make sure you get a DVD-R or DVD+R burner. If you plan to
watch your DVD movies on a computer or a newer DVD player any format will
likely do. Again, these are general guidelines and there are lots of
exceptions. Check the web and do your homework.
: Match em up. Remember the children's clothing brand Garanimals? If a
shirt had a lion on it, you had to find a pair of shorts with a lion on it.
If you got a Garanimal shirt with a lion on it and shorts with a fox then
they would be different sizes and would not match. DVD is the same way. You
need to make sure that your DVD media and DVD drive are the same.