I thought xfburn was only for cd? Maybe it does dvd too, but I didn't see option for video-dvd. Brasero does do video-dvd, but I ran into a strange problem. I didn't actually succeed in burning a video-dvd with Brasero. I had a video-dvd copied to the hard drive (.VOB, etc. in the VIDEO directory) and when I clicked "Create video-dvd" and added these video files, a window popped up saying "Creating MPG..." and this window remained at 0%. In the first place, it was not necessary to create anything; the video files were ready to burn without further processing. I think Brasero is set up to create a video-dvd based upon a compressed-format video file or something like that. I don't know, but I wasn't too impressed with Brasero based upon my video-dvd experience. In the end, I gave up in Linux and just booted Windows XP and ran Infraburner, which burned 10 copies of a video-dvd at something like 4 - 8x speed, and it was fast, no problems.
I will give K3b a shot, thanks for the suggestion. I will install today.
My desktop runs 64-bit Kubuntu 13.04, my htpc runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia Xfce, my answering machine runs 64-bit windows 7, and my laptop runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia KDE. Each seems suited to its purpose.