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Wow, just installed & started to use DVD Shrink (it's free)

Pliablemoose

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mrbass posted a link to DVD Shrink 3.1 in Hot Deals here

I actually figured out how to use it & it's awesome and free:D

No more 2 disk backups:D :D :D
 

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Lifer
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Originally posted by: Pliablemoose
mrbass posted a link to DVD Shrink 3.1 in Hot Deals here

I actually figured out how to use it & it's awesome and free:D

No more 2 disk backups:D :D :D
Funny you mention it. I'm ripping a movie with version 3.1 for the first time as we speak (previously was using beta 3 v5)
Edit: Make sure to choose deep analysis in the recoding options, takes longer but quality is worth it!
 

LikeLinus

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Originally posted by: Pliablemoose
mrbass posted a link to DVD Shrink 3.1 in Hot Deals here

I actually figured out how to use it & it's awesome and free:D

No more 2 disk backups:D :D :D
I totally agree. I was using DVDXCopy Xpress (rips just the movie, 1 DVD) and I liked it very much (still do). I had a problem with a futurama disc that I couldn't rip the other day. It kept bombing out at 99freakingpercent saying the disc had an error.

I downloaded 3.1 and it's awesome. It was able to do the whole disc without that last error and I was very pleased with the results. Honestly the end results look about the same, no real quality advantage between the two, but I just like the interface and the ability of the software.

Two thumbs up.
 

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Lifer
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Originally posted by: aircooled
Originally posted by: Pliablemoose
mrbass posted a link to DVD Shrink 3.1 in Hot Deals here

I actually figured out how to use it & it's awesome and free:D

No more 2 disk backups:D :D :D
Funny you mention it. I'm ripping a movie with version 3.1 for the first time as we speak (previously was using beta 3 v5)
Edit: Make sure to choose deep analysis in the recoding options, takes longer but quality is worth it!
Ok here's my quesiton. All the guides on Doom9 and DVDRhelp.com never tell to do deep scan and only say "let the quick scan finish", making you think to only use quick scanning.

I was looking for a reason to use deep scanning, but never found one. I didn't search too indepth, cause i figured i'd ask on one of the forums. So why exactly is deep analysis better than just the quick one? Does it really help?
 

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When DVD shrink has to use heavy compression, the Deep Analysis setting will help the image quality by 'looking' at the DVD first to decide what scenes to compress higher than others. For large movies like LOTR I would recommended it. You may see more frequent pixel-ation or blocky-ness with the quick-scan. But it's all in the eye of the beholder.
 

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Originally posted by: aircooled
When DVD shrink has to use heavy compression, the Deep Analysis setting will help the image quality by 'looking' at the DVD first to decide what scenes to compress higher than others. For large movies like LOTR I would recommended it. You may see more frequent pixel-ation or blocky-ness with the quick-scan. But it's all in the eye of the beholder.
Thats what i figured, but I assumed it could probably also do that on the fly. None of the guides talked about it, so I figured maybe it wasn't really worth the time spent.
 

HyTekJosh

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Is it possible to keep the DVD menus when using DVD shrink to put an entire dvd movie on one disc?
 

jfall

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Is it possible to keep the DVD menus when using DVD shrink to put an entire dvd movie on one disc?
You pick what you want to keep and what you want to lose.

I am most interested in the new feature that will automatically open up Nero and burn the disc :D
 

HyTekJosh

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Originally posted by: jfall
Is it possible to keep the DVD menus when using DVD shrink to put an entire dvd movie on one disc?
You pick what you want to keep and what you want to lose. I am most interested in the new feature that will automatically open up Nero and burn the disc :D
Last time I tried, I couldn't figure out how to recreate the DVD menus. It would allow allow me to work with the actual video files...
 

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Just pick the top menu folder rather than default main movie folder. I get all the menu's and special features evey time (another reason why I pick deep analysis).
 

slpaulson

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I just use nero recode.
Although my dvds burned in nero never work in dvd players, bah.
That's what dvd decrypter is for I guess.
 

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