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Alternative to DVD Shrink and Nero 7

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by RalphZero, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. RalphZero

    RalphZero Member

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    I've been ripping and burning DVDs for some time now. I use DVDFab9(DVD Copy) to copy the DVDs to my computer. This creates the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders.

    After that, I use DVD Shrink and Nero 7 in order to copy it back to a DVD and watch the DVD using a DVD player.

    Option 1:
    Most DVD movies are longer that 4.5 gb. I use DVD Shrink to split the movie in half. I have the first half of the chapters on disk 1 and the second half on disk 2. No compression. The DVDs look and play perfectly.

    I notice that DVD Shrink does not work with Nero 12. I had to go back to Nero 7.

    I am looking into alternatives to DVD Shrink and Nero 7 that will do exactly what I'm doing now.

    Option 2:
    I attempted to use DVD Shrink to create an iso file. I used ImgBurn and Nero 7 to create a playable DVD from the iso file. The DVD stalled and skipped and would not play.

    Why does Option 1 work and Option 2 does not?

    If DVD Shrink and Nero 7 did not exist, what could I use?
     
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    attar Senior member

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  3. RalphZero

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    Attar,
    Thanks for DVDShrink32_w_ImgBurn.
    It works great.
    However, the ImgBurn settings needed to be adjusted.
    I burn the movies to DVD+RW disks, so I can overwrite them later.
    In ImgBurn, I had to set the Book Type for DVD+RW disks to DVD-ROM so they could play on my DVD Players. I also had to update the settings to automatically overwrite/format DVD+RW disks.

    Thanks...
     
  4. Mez

    Mez Active member

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    Have you tried compressing the video to 1 disk? That was what DVD shrink is all about. I have a 55" TV and can't tell the difference between blue ray and a 4.3 GB (single layer). Some TVs do better with filling in the details than others. My kids claim they can but fail when I test them.
     
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    There are many alternatives to DVDShrink such as MakeMKV, MediaCoder, Vidcoder, Free DVDAid, Free Video DVD Converter Ultimate, etc.
     
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