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DVD Shrink problems

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by tnbasser, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. tnbasser

    tnbasser Guest

    I have been using DVD Shrink for the last few months and have never had a problem with it till lately. Now when I try to shrink it gives me a error..HANDLE NOT VALID...i have deleted it and downloaded it again and get the same message..any ideas? thanks in advance
     
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    No information = no ideas (sorry ~ :(

    Would you like to try again . . . . ?

    GENERAL Information we may need to help you -

    LQQk, This is an example of the type of information we need, fill in as much as you can - it's all very important -

    When was your last Disk Defrag ?
    If you have to think about it, it's been far too long.
    You need to do it now ! ! !


    What programs are you using ?
    Answer: DVD Shrink -
    Anything else ?

    Where did the files you're working with come from ?
    What format are they in, RAR, Bin/Cue, AVI, VCD, SVCD, MPEG2, DVR, WMV, MPEG 2 DVD compatible, ISO or VOB's ?



    What Guide OR Guides are you using ?

    Was there an error ?
    Answer: Yes

    What exactly did it say ?

    Answer: HANDLE NOT VALID - answer not complete

    Exactly where are you and what are you doing when your error occurred ?

    What are your PC's specs ?

    Are you operating in the PIO or DMA transfer mode ?


    Handy tools to help you find out about your PC ~

    To check firmware, at the bottom of the page look for "What's my firmware? - Try this little tool I found," Download this tool and check out your firmware. There are also some firmware updates at this site.

    http://flashman.rpc-1.com/

    ASPI Checker.
    Ascertains your ASPI layer's presence and operation status

    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/su...nguage=English+US&filekey=aspichk.exe&sess=no

    DVD Identifier.
    Provides us with important info about your discs.

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

    Nero Info Tool.

    General system information: Drive operation & support
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/nero_info_tool.cfm
     
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  3. Veblin

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  4. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Thanks Veblin,

    That'll do'er . . .

    Three solutions.

    Option 1.

    Use AnyDVD which will slice right through that bad boy.

    If your copy is over 2 weeks old, you need the new update -

    AnyDVD (21-day Trial, then Buy)
    http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html

    Option 2.

    A newer encryption (end of "04") involves either a "jumping Jack" OR a "running Kid" the Bourne Supremacy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Punisher, The Pianist, Taken, The Shape of Things, Scarface special edition and one or two others are in this group.- In "Unreferenced materials" select title 1 menus, there is a "Boy" running (or running)(in green shorts (bad taste in clothes)). By checking him out in the "Preview" screen, you can see his outfit too. Sometimes DVD Shrink gets past it sometimes not -

    If you don't make it past it then go to that Unreferenced materials select Title 1 menus - Then go to "Compression" select "Custom Ratio" then select "Still image" then try DVD Shrink again, it should slide right on through, like a hot knife through tender Turkey -

    Option 3.

    Run it through VOBBlanker first, then pickup the files with DVD Shrink and process as usual -

    NOTE: Make sure that the files are in a VIDEO_TS folder so that DVD Shrink can see them.

    http://www.iespana.es/jsoto/

    It's simple to use - Input, from your original DVD to input, output to a previously made VIDEO_TS folder - Then pickup with DVD Shrink using "Open Files."


    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  5. linuxdude

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    Here is a pic of the little bugger(Need hotlink site). Ran across him with Eternal Sunshine.

    I used Dvd Decrypter first. Then hit the files with VobBlanker. After that DVD Shrink with the VobBlanker output files.

    Finally got a backup made.

    I can't link to the image so you can cut an paste the url into your browser.

    Forget It. I just don't want to put it on my own server for legal reasons. If anyone knows of a site I can put a jpg and hotlink it let me know.

    I tried.
     
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  6. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    linuxdude,

    "Remote linking prohibited"

    cheers,

    "P"
     
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