You basically have 2 options:
1. Keep Windows OS (prob NTFS) and videos etc (FAT) and load Linux.
2. Linux and videos.
In either case, make backups of videos etc.
If you really want to wipe Windows completely, the simple install for Linux would be to install and let it take over the system with defaults, then re-load videos from CD/DVD.
That way you have back-ups anyway, and you don't need to get into partitioning convolutions