Videos I record on my video camera are .mov files and won’t play on a DVD player when burned to a DVD. I am thinking they may need to be .avi files or .mp4. What do you recommend?
You can skip the video conversion and use something like DVDFlick to create a DVD out of your video.
I also recommend DVDStyler, another free program.
I second Jessica as well. And FYI, most of the DVD players / home theater systems won't play the .mov files. So better have them burned in .avi
Try Any Video Converter
FREE MOV (Quicktime) Converter
RAD Video Tools
RAD Video Tools converts your video as an uncompressed AVI file with the same name(.avi), resolution and frame rate as your original MOV. RAD Video Tools recommends setting contrast to 8 to help turn almost black pixels to black. You can further insure a truer black color by setting Black clamp in the 20-25 range.