wooo wooooo i DO love you NoPistonPC...working on my video part now and its amazingly fast and easy to use DirectShow! Uses hardly any CPU power. I haven't started working with DVD yet though, but I'll keep ya'll posted.
deadweasel: Try it! I uploaded a really nice sample I found on planet source code. I'm assuming you're writing your software in VB... This sample should have everything you'll need.