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Problem with Shrink/Decrypter

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by nur0mncr, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. nur0mncr

    nur0mncr Member

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    I got a set of DVDs that are Region 2 (UK), and want to copy them over to make them region-free. The disks are 2 layers. I ripped two of the discs with Decrypter in File mode, then opened the files in DVD Shrink and did an analyze and re-encode to ISO, then burned the ISOs to blank DVD-Rs using Decrypter in ISO Write mode.

    When I attempt to play the discs on my DVD player, it looks like an old TV with the vertical hold knob poorly adjusted. I can see images that should be there, but it's as if the screen is flickering vertically. I put the same DVD into my computer's DVD drive and tried to play it in Media Player - I get normal video but no audio at all.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
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    johnl123 Regular member

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    Shrink will make the files/movie region free, but the video format will still be PAL, which is ok if you live in a region 2 specified area and/or your player plays that format. If not, then the files/movie will need to be converted to the NTSC format in order to play well.

    My suggestion is to buy and use convertxtodvd
    http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/

    A FREE tool that will also do the conversion is vobblanker
    http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/VobBlanker-Download-16015.html
     
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    pryme_H Regular member

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    nur0mncr,

    Another alternative is the freeware, DVD Flick. It can convert the video standard from PAL to NTSC and vice-versa.

    As for the WMP issue, you need to have MPEG-2 decoders installed in your machine. To rectify this, you can install FFDSHOW or one of the many available codec packs out there.
     
  4. nur0mncr

    nur0mncr Member

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    Thanks guys!

    So, with DVD Flick, would this be the sequence?

    Rip the files with Decrypter
    compress to a single DVD with Shrink (storing output as files)
    convert with Flick
    burn DVD

    ~G
     
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    nur0mncr Member

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    DVD Flick seems to be unable to open DVD files. How would I use it in this context?

    Alternatively, with VOB Blanker (and Shrink and Decrypter) what is the sequence from original DVD to burned copy?
     
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    Downloaded VOB Blanker, but see nothing about PAL/NTSC conversion...
    help?
     
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