Alright, I concede that I need some expert help with this one. I've spent hours on Google just to find suggestions that don't work or make the problem worse.
Here's the scoop. I filmed a movie for a drama class I was teaching, and then used the Windows movie maker to put the project together. After having to convert the files and recreate the project twice, I managed to get the project published onto my external hard drive. However, when I try to use the Windows DVD Maker that came with Vista to create a dvd copy, it stopped at 99.2% and gave me a random error with no real information about why it would have stopped.
I went online to find dozens of forums suggesting everything from reformatting the hard drive, which seems excessive, to downloading codecs, which caused the program to shut down. Eventually I just tried to convert the completed project into a different file type, and now the program locks up during the compiling phase. Does anyone have a solution to this gremlin, or a free downloadable alternative that will still allow me to create a dvd with a menu?
This project was finished last semester, and the students are wondering when/if I'll ever get it done.
I just realized there is a seperate thread for software, I apologize for leaving this here.