Foosters, I need suggestions for decent, free, video editing software.

All I really need is the ability to compress AVI files, and add captions here & there. Basic stuff, really.

I tried Zwei-Stein and found the interface was ridiculous. I think a monkey programmed it. So that's out.

Then I tried a free Micrsosoft product, I forget the name, but it was lacking in the caption thing, and seemed really slow to compress.