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Win 7 DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink run on Win 10 with no problems

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by GregH, Aug 31, 2022.

  1. GregH

    GregH Newbie

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    I in a process of migrating from Win 7 to Win 10. I've found that many tools I used on Win 7 are either no longer available or no longer free (and the free version is completely user unfriendly/doesn't do too much). And so I've decided to check whether the stuff from Win 7 runs directly on Win 10. So far I've found two that run: the first one is DVD Decrypter 3.5.4 , which decrypts your DVD and copies TS_VIDEO to whatever you want. The second one is DVD Shrink 3.2 which lets you either compress the entire DVD (or TS_VIDEO) by some user-specified factor, extremely useful if your DVD contains multiple titles; you don't have to do it title by title as in Handbrake, it does all at once and preserves the DVD structure including menus; DVD Shrink also allows you re-author DVD (that is remove selected parts), but then of course the existing menus no longer work. To install them I just copied all the files from Win 7 Program directory to Win 10 Program (x86) directory) and ran from there. Is there any place I can upload them? Each takes almost 950KB of disk space. Thanks,

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  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    are you doing a fresh install of win 10 or upgrade win 7 to win 10? would be better to upgrade win 7 to win 10 by installing win 10 thru win 7 so that existing programs running in win 7 will most likely work in win 10.
     
  3. Sophocles

    Sophocles Senior member

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    AD already hosts DVD Shrink because of its popularity and many features.. DVD Decrypter is kind of dated so there's not much call to download it.

    https://www.afterdawn.com/software/cd_dvd/copy_dvd/dvd_shrink.cfm
     
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    Free to rip always is dvdfab 8. This will rip dvd's that shrink can't. When required i use fab to rip then use shrink if necessary tho fab does it all.
    There is a portable version of dvdshrink tho i can't remember where it's uploaded to to download it. Pretty sure there's a thread here on AD regarding it as i seem to recall people having issues getting nero to be used as the default burner for shrink which is why the portable version was made.
    Why not just keep win 7 & install win 10 alongside in dual boot. Win 7 also has the option of a free win xp as a vm. I have the files if you want. It's best to install on a fresh install of win 7 to avoid install issues later.
    Don't forget to create backup images of your OS's it'll save headaches later
     

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