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DVD Shrink


DVDShrink is a free software to backup DVD disks. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disk. DVD Shrink is no longer updated. If you have trouble ripping use the free DVDFab Decrypter to rip and then use DVD Shrink to shrink it.

Released:Jul 25, 2004
File size:1.0MB
268 votes

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Latest version

3.2 (July 25, 2004)


Download DVD Shrink 3.2  [1.0MB]

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More information and other downloads

If you have trouble ripping use DVD Fab Decrypter to rip and then use RipIt4me or DVD Shrink to shrink it.

Download DVD Shrink for Imgburn, DVD Shrink with builtin DVD burning using ImgBurn.

Download BatchShrink here, it is a batch wrapper for DVD Shrink 3.2 that allows you to encode multiple sources one after the other with no user interaction.

Download MultiShrink or mirror direct download here - a small tool to enable DVD Shrink batch processing.

Download cmdDVDShrink here or mirror direct download here, a basic command-line tool to invoke DVD Shrink 3.2 with input and output folder. Useful for custom scripting using batch files.

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Version - 25 July 2004

Added Quality Settings tab in the backup dialog, with option to enable AEC "adaptive error compensation" algorithms.

Updated to NeroSDK 1.05, which includes support for burning DVD-9 dual-layer media. Added DVD-9 target size in preferences window.

Removed "burn with DVD Decrypter" checkbox and replaced with a selectable backup target.

Added burn with CopyToDVD as a backup target, this appears if CopyToDVD is installed.

Added automatic support for splitting ISO files if they are saved to a FAT32 partition. In this case a .MDS file is also output which can be burned with DVD Decrypter and mounted by Daemon Tools. MDS files can additionally be opened with DVD Shrink from the "Open Disc Image..." menu.

Added support for replacing a title with a custom image. A default image from Guy Incognito is installed.

Added "InstallPath", "InstallApp" and "InstallHelp" keys to the DVD Shrink registry.

Added "March by ZeF69" toolbar.

Fixed bug where Panscan and Letterbox subpicture streams could be erroneously discarded in some circumstances.

Fixed bug if volume label exceeded 32 characters.

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Alternative to DVD Shrink

DVD Rebuilder




Guides and How to's

"Forcing" subpictures to be displayed using DVD Shrink

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A guide for how to assign default audio and default subtitle streams for 'movie only' backups

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Beginner's DVD Backup Guide with Video

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Combining a double-sided DVD or making a compilation with DVD Shrink v3.0 beta

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doom9 DVD Shrink 3.2 guide

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DVD Shrink "Still Image" guide

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DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta - Applying various compression levels to one title

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DVD Shrink v2.3 advanced "Re-authoring" guide

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DVD Shrink v2.3 basic "Re-authoring" guide

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DVD Shrink v3.1 "Preferences" settings

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DVD Shrink v3.1 basic Full-Disk guide

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DVD Shrink v3.1 basic Reauthor mode

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DVD Shrink v3.1 compilation guide

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DVD Shrink v3.1.x intermediate "Re-author" guide

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DVD-9 to DVD-5 using DVDShrink and removing unwanted features

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How to backup and add new subtitles to a DVD

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How to copy DVDs with DVD Shrink

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How to cut out clips from DVDs and convert to AVI, MP4 using free software

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How to make a mixed DVD

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How to replace a DVD motion menu with a still image while retaining button functionality

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How to replace LPCM by AC3 before shrinking a DVD

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How to use DVDShrink to keep just the movie and menus

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How to use the "Re-author" mode in DVD Shrink v3.0 beta

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Importing selfmade menus to episode DVDs done with DVD Shrink

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Rip and add new Subtitles to a DVD with SubtitleCreator

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Sefy's Backing-up DVD to DVDR Media!

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Sefy's DVD Backup Guide v2.6

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Splitting a DVD to two DVD-Rs using DVD Shrink 2.3 (no menus)

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The dummies guide to a perfect DVD backup

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Using DVD Shrink to extract ONLY THE MOVIE (flash)

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YouTube DVD Shrink video tutorials

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Acronyms / Also Known As

DVDShrink, BatchShrink

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269 comments, Showing 1 to 5 comments

Just wanted to thank the author (wish we had news from him) for this amazing DVD application that stood the test of time. Well done.

Mar 28, 2014 Version: 0.86.1 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Totally amazed right now. DVD Shrink 3.2 will rip all New Releases of Disney DVDs. I just ripped The Lion King DVD that comes with the Diamond Edition.

Dec 13, 2011 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 7 Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Seeing that DVD shrink 3.2 is no longer supported I've now recently discovered that new encrypted cells are not affected using DVD Shrink regardless if the encrypted cells are on Blu-Ray (must convert to dvd before using dvd shrink 3.2)

Dec 11, 2011 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 7 Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

@ Stackner: What's with the 1's across the board? Value for money is a 1??? It's f'n FREE! Though it is no longer updated it still will rip many dvds, especially older ones and there still is no better free compressor of dvds. This is still the software that other rippers are judged by. It is very customizable (if that's a word ;>)) and you can still do things with it that other newer software can not do. Give it some love dude.

Dec 11, 2011 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

in answer to blu-ray shrink use bdrebuilder

Dec 10, 2011 Version: 0.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: -/10 Functionality: -/10 Value: -/10 Overall: 5/10

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