I'm pretty sure that Essentials is only good for anything but the simplest of burning tasks and converting random video formats to DVD format before burning is not a simple task! Others here may know a way of using Essentials for what you want.
Personally, for the very few video DVD's I now create, I use an old version of ConvertXtoDVD
. Unfortunately, the free version of this is pretty limited too.
Edited by Deadbeat (Wed 25-Apr-12 01:51:56)