Convert mpg to movie CD

If I run any software to convert avi or mpg to videoCD (or DVD) my Toshiba laptop will run for perhaps 5 minutes and then instantly shut itself down dead.
I’ve got 1.5 Gigs RAM and a P4 3.0…
any ideas?

mencoder … page&pid=1

To much heat over heating ?

guess i shoulda read the question, now that i did… what he said.


and another idea, in the future stay away from toshiba.

Saw a great one-panel political cartoon the other day:

This dude is sitting on a plane, and his Dell laptop has caught fire. The woman sitting next to him says, “I’d put that out, but they took away my water bottle.”


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