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DVD Shrink

NEW VERSION 3.2

NO LONGER DEVELOPED
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 DVD Shrink is no longer updated.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.

Freeware
OS:Windows
Version:3.2
Released:Jul 25,2004
File size:1.0MB
9.3/10
270 votes

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Latest version

3.2 (July 25, 2004)




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Supported operating systems

WinWindows




License

Freeware




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 3.2.0.15 - 25 July 2004
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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



DVD2one



DVDFab



RipIt4Me







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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271 reviews, Showing 1 to 271 reviews

>>"I think I will undust my old Windows XP install disk, to create a VirtualBox VM ..."

Works. Don't forget to add the registry hack to get POS updates.



Feb 20, 2017 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Finally DVD Shrink ceased to work under the latest Windows 10 patch set.

I still used DVD Shrink because of its reautor feature.

I used it for the movies I bought for the kids.
The boys require this functionality, insert the disk and the movie should start playing automatically...
... and kids movie studios insist on placing tons of crapware before the movie

I think I will undust my old Windows XP install disk, to create a VirtualBox VM and keep using this great app in a virtualized environment



Feb 20, 2017 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



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 of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 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 of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 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 of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 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 of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 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 of use: -/10 Functionality: -/10 Value for money: -/10 Overall: 5/10



DVDShrink is a great!

any plan to Bluray Shrink?



Dec 10, 2011 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



DVD Shrink is the best program for shrink dvd forever!


Sep 24, 2011 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



A DVDShrink Software is an application that allows a user to shrink the original DVD and make copies and backups. One good thing about the software is, it is easily available only and that’s also for free.


Sep 9, 2011 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 10/10



I almost Sh*t my pants no need for DVD Fab anymore. I was able to copy Avatar and Twilight New Moon just only using DVD shrink 3.2. I found from a blog that Twilight New Moon has Rovi (Macrovision) Rip Guard on it. Perhaps the industry is not applying all protections any more. These two DVD's I have are made in Canada so I don't know if is by country instead of region perhaps this might be due to the fair copyright protest that has been happening in Canada for the past 3 years, but however DVD shrink 3.2 will copy new DVD releases in Canada.


Sep 17, 2010 Version: 3.2 OS: Vista Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 6/10



Yep, DVD Shrink is very well designed and can still be used to rip 90%+ of movies. It's also very useful as a reauthor tool. I don't compress movies anymore, but when I used DVD Shrink for that purpose, I was happy with the result. It's also fairly easy to learn how to use.

There are a few quirks. For example I always leave it in DVD-9 mode, because there is a minor bug in DVD-5 mode where the total file size may not be calculated correctly. I know the maximum that can be burnt to a single layer DVD is 4464 MB and edit things accordingly, if I'm intending to burn to a single layer disc.

It helps to use RipIt4Me in 1-click mode as a predecessor just to see if the movie is protected. If not protected, DVD Shrink works great. If protected, use DVDFab first.

I also run FixVTS on the ripped product before burning, or after using DVDFab and before loading into DVD Shrink, to make sure there are no pointer errors. This also gets rid of unreferenced cells. Then I use ImgBurn to burn to disc.

There are a few rare cases where only DVD Decypter can rip a movie (when both DVDFab and DVD Shrink fail). DVD Decrypter may also be the only way to rip or recover damaged discs. Otherwise the above procedure works like a charm! :)

Re AnyDVD or DVDFab Passkey: Who needs them? I don't. Of course that's an alternate method to try in case the usual methods fail, but I've never had to use it.



Sep 16, 2010 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



It's a classic-what more can be said! I use it with AnyDVD and it works just fine.


Sep 13, 2010 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great program.


Sep 13, 2010 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: Vista Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Shrink is still the cat's meow, works great, but no longer updated by the author (he now works for Nero); the built in decrypter is not supporting some of the later movies. If you decrypte it first with DVDDecrypter (no longer supported) or DVDFabdecrypter (free) or maybe AnyDVD working in the background you will find Shrink is still a very nice program and a keeper.


Sep 28, 2009 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I can't think of not having DVD Shrink. It just works, and it's great.


Oct 31, 2008 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Shrink is still the cat's meow, works great, but no longer updated by the author (he now works for Nero); the built in decrypter is not supporting some of the later movies. If you decrypte it first with DVDDecrypter (no longer supported) or DVDFabdecrypter (free) or maybe AnyDVD working in the background you will find Shrink is still a very nice program and a keeper.


Nov 6, 2007 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Shrink is still the cat's meow, works great, but no longer updated by the author (he now works for Nero); the built in decrypter is not supporting some of the later movies. If you decrypte it first with DVDDecrypter (no longer supported) or DVDFabdecrypter (free) or maybe AnyDVD working in the background you will find Shrink is still a very nice program and a keeper.


May 18, 2007 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Used it to select part of a DVD folder and to combine several titles into one DVD. Works perfectly for that.



Mar 20, 2007 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinME Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This tool is still finction after upgrading to Vista. I just installed the 3.2.0.15 version + IMGBurn support.

My test:

Shrink a self made 7.5 GB ISO file, generate ISO file and burn it automatically with IMGBurn 2.2.0.0.

I also ripped and shrink another self made DVD and it is working just fine.

For using DVD Shrink with IMGBurn just follow the link.




Feb 25, 2007 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: Vista Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Re: crashing

I had this probelm after I upgraded to a 3.0Ghz processor from a 2.5Ghz processor. Could reliably work around it by underclocking my processor back to 2.5Ghz, but processing was slow.

Recently replaced by system memory and presto, no more crashing when using processor at full speed. I had one old memory stick that was reporting wierd speed in system resource utilities. My guess is either a bad stick or mismatched sticks. I had three that I removed and replaced with 2 larger and identical sticks.

Hope this helps - the crashing problem bugged the hell out of me for the many months I had it.



Apr 26, 2006 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Use this tool all the time, easy to use and excellent for doing the job. Would definitely recommend.


Apr 22, 2006 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I had the same problem using Nero6.6.14 and the answer from Nero as follows:
Do you use DVD Shrink?
Don't let DVD Shrink burn the DVD. Instead copy it to your harddisk and import it from there to Nero



Apr 16, 2006 Version: 6.6.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



RE: Crashing with Nero problem.

Make sure you have split vobs checked in preferences



Apr 16, 2006 Version: 3.2x OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This is an excellent tool, I just wish there was a similar one for Macs running OSX...


Mar 18, 2006 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



an absolutely excellent peice of sofware,almost faultless,shame its not updated anymore.Of all the software ive used over the years,this is one of the best.Ive backedup roughly 70 dvds using it and id say out of all of those films,2 or 3 have been faulty.


Mar 17, 2006 Version: 2.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Anyone else having a problem with Shrink v3.2 crashing when it gets to the burn phase? I started having the problem after upgrading Nero to the latest version (v6.4 ?). Will probably end up rolling back to v6.2.


Feb 22, 2006 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



This still works excellently, if you have DVD43 loaded, it still does all it ever did. This still is the best.


Jan 2, 2006 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Shrink is still the cat's meow, works great, but no longer updated by the author (he now works for Nero); the built in decrypter is not supporting some of the later movies. If you decrypte it first with DVDDecrypter (no longer supported) or DVDFabdecrypter (free) or maybe AnyDVD working in the background you will find Shrink is still a very nice program and a keeper.


Jan 2, 2006 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



A very useful tool which makes it possible to backup allmost any DVD on a sinle sided single layer DVD (4.7GB).
Sadly it will not owrk mith my DVD's from my DVD-recorder when there is more than one program recorded on the disk.
It will give a error in the menu structure.
Bot for the rest: allmost 99.9 pct capable...



Oct 13, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



What can I say that has not already been said. For what it does and how it accomplishes that, has to be one of the best of the best.


Aug 16, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Still the king of transcoders in my book. I usually use Shrink, AnyDVD, and CloneDVD**. CloneDVD rips and removes unwanted extras and warning screens that are not menu based (but it doesn't have a decrypter thus the need for AnyDVD). Then I use Shrink to block out any warning screens in the menus and to transcode. Of course this doesn't match an encoder for quality, but it is barely noticable unless you dropping into the low 50%'s, which I never do with this method.

** Sometimes Decrypter or FabDecrypter or Shrink have to be used for certain titles, and sometimes only one of those three works to decrypt a certain title.



Aug 15, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I can back up dvd but will not play on lap top will play on home dvd player. also some original copys will not play on lap top any ideas what to do to fix this


Jul 14, 2005 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



I'd like to see an update to this but.... they guy who developed and worked on it, no longer works on it.. he works on Nero Recode now, basically the Nero version of DVD Shrink..And I think he has an agreement with Ahead Software/Nero not to work on it any longer as long as he's associated with Nero....


Jul 13, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



Excellent tool. I would hope for an update (it's been more than one year...).


Jul 13, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Great free tool. Fairly intuative. It is great right now, and seeing as it will never be updated, you gotta be happy with what you got.


Jun 16, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The best Freeware DVD-9 to 5 recoder there is.Top notch software,if you haven't downloaded it yet then give it a try.


Jun 15, 2005 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I am also a believer of DVD Shrink..HOWEVER, I've come up with a new problem with ripping the following:

The Best Man
Deliver us from Eva
and just recently Tarzan 2..

After analysing the movie, there is NO SOUND on when playing the main movie pre or post analysis. There is sound on the Extras and Menu's though..Any ideas why?



Jun 15, 2005 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



I have to agree with ntscuser. I have been using Shrink for a couple of years and it is by far the best free, and is better than many pay, software out there, especially if you want a movie only backup.


Apr 24, 2005 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I'm posting this after reading adverse comments about the relative merits of Shrink versus a certain encoder in another forum. I've been using various versions of Shrink for less than a year. It took me while to get the hang of it but now I'm perfectly able to make back-ups of dual-layer movies with full menu functionality, dual DTS/AC-3 5.1 channel surround, multiple audio commentaries and negligible loss of picture quality. To do that takes a lot of time and patience but it is worth the wait and up till now I haven't ended up with an interlaced main movie.

On one occasion I deliberately sacrificed a tiny bit of quality in order to maximize the bit rate during a deleted scene which I thought should never have been cut in the first place as it would have been the highlight of the movie.

Bit-rate is not the be-all and end-all of video quality. I've seen programmes encoded at high bit-rates that sucked and others encoded at low bit-rates that positively shone. I think the bias against Shrink is all down to snobbery. It wouldn't be so bad if back-up copies made by more expensive and complicated systems actually worked properly but in my experience they very seldom do.



Apr 9, 2005 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Have been using since the version 2.XX and have found this to be the best transcoder. Very small system footprint, does`nt install tons of junk or spyware. Simply clean user interface, tons of guides available here to explain how to get the very best from it.

Simply the best FREE transcoder available !

For a totally free suite of software use :

DVD DECRYPTER (For ripping/Burning, gets around the new protection on DVDs Shrink can`t handle.

MENUSHRINK (A tool that just shrinks menus, helps add more space for the main movie (better quality).).

MULTISHRINK (A tool for batch processing).

DVDSHRINK (A tool for transcoding/editing DVDs).



Mar 7, 2005 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Been using this software for over three months, and the results have been great. Even at shrinkage of 50% there is little difference from the quality of the original DVD to the shrunken version. Writes ISO files so that DVD Encrypter can burn them too.

What a bargain. Worth every penny!!!



Mar 6, 2005 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Why pay for software when DVD Shrink is free. I tried several demo's of other copy software and DVD Shrink is the best. Works great witn Nero, and has much better control of options than most others. I usually just copy the movie without extras because I want the best quality and so far this has worked great. Try it and you will like it.


Mar 6, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is pretty trippy. I don't know how to explain it, but here goes. I use AnyDVD and Clone to remove unwanteds, then I use Shrink to compress. For whatever reason, the finished product always starts at the Main Menu in my home DVD players. I love it this way!


Feb 23, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



DVD Shrink is the next best thing since the creation of - dare I say - woman. I cannot imagine paying for software (and I have) when DVD Shrink is for FREE!!! When combined with Nero, Shrink does the job everytime...For all newbies: DO NOT & I repeat, DO NOT pay for software that Shrink does for free and better IMHO.


Jan 5, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Have used Shrink for about 1.5 years now (from version 2) with Dvd decrypter. These are both great products and extremely easy to use. Used it for the first time with vob blanker yesterday (to get rid of the bits I don't want but keep the menus and bits I do). I think I now have the complete package for my needs, and its all free!!


Jan 5, 2005 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



If DVD shrink 3.2 or 3.1 or 3.0 failed you with problematic navigation file, this version might work for you. I had 4 such cases. With a bit get/work around, this version is actually working.


Jan 4, 2005 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is truly a great program. I hear of alot of complaints from users, and to put it quite simply there must be issues with their systems!!!!
I've been using this software since it's early days and with software like Nero 5 & 6 and also CopyToDVD (which i presently use) and have only found issues with the media i used (ie princo). I now only use Shintaro as i believe they are the best on offer and have the highest compatability with hardware.

My system: AMD 1800+
512Mb SDRAM
Epox Motherboard
LG DVD Rom
LG DVD Burner (GMA4020b)
Windows XP SP1
DVD Shrink 3.2.015
CopyToDVD 3.0.41

***** Nothing else running during read and write *****



Dec 31, 2004 Version: 3.2.015 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This program is very good. If we could replace unwanted features with a simple 1 sec black file, it would be perfect. While I like that we can replace stuff like the warning screens, the replacement still runs as long as the original (sometimes 20 seconds or more.) Yes, I could replace it with a "Press Menu Now", and sometimes do, but I am saying to make it nearly perfect. As it stands, I use Clone to remove unwanteds (except from menu) then I use Shrink to blank unwanted menus and compress (I've found that Shrink is far superior to Clone on my system).

Anyway, I did not mean to complain. After all, this is a FREE program, and it blows the doors off most inexpensive pay programs.



Dec 30, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I'm glad for this program. I needed to rework some TV shows so that they would play w/subtitles for a deaf person. The STs had to be forced as she can't use a remote. DVD Author by Pegasys is great and can compress to smaller files but doesn't allow subtitles, AFAIK. The only problem was that it doesn't recognize the subfolders on a dynamic drive in reauthor mode. I thank the author and my friend thanks the author.


Dec 24, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I find that DVD Shrink is a good tool for backing up DVDs and of course is also free.I also have had no problems with it but if you want good quality backups,it can tend to take ages to recode.
Personally I prefer CloneDVD basically because it operates faster and I am happy with the quality of the backups.
But overall DVD Shrink is a great freeware tool!



Dec 23, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



I have backed up at least 50 movies with version 3.2 so far, and not issues.

It is a great piece of software!

wwjd



Dec 23, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



DVD Shrink 3.2 worked flawlessly for me with Windows 98 and a 500mz P3 machine. I'm now using Windows XP SP2 with an Emachine and it still works flawlessly. I didn't install Nero on my new computer since I had various problems with it on my old computer and it may interfere with other programs.


Dec 23, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



To the last poster:
If your having a problem with Recode and DVDShrink you must have a problem with your OS...I have used DVDShrink 3.2 since 6/2004 and have had no problems.



Dec 22, 2004 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



CRASH, CRASH, CRASH!

Over the past two nights I have discovered that DVDShrink v3.2 no longer operates properly. I have reaserched the DVDShrink forum and found out I am not alone. ALOT of people are now reporting this (with v3.2 and earlier versions to after reverting).

This is occuring on attempt to backup a movie only rip of Pirates of the Caribbean. Re-author and analysis works find. But, about 25% of the way through the recode, I get a system reboot (in WinXP terms - a MOFO BSOD!).

Up until now, it has worked flawlessly on my system and I have made no significant changes in the last several weeks except applying the latest MS Security patch for IE6.

Nothing is overclocked and DirectX and my drivers are up to date. I have tried the IFOEdit fix posted on another forum several months ago to address similar behaviour but it did not help.

Here's the real kicker - I get the SAME behaviour in Nero Recode, which, I think, is now being developed by the DVDShrink author since he joined Nero and abandonded DVDShrink (read: don't expect any more fixes or updates for DVDShrink). Either there is additional copy protection not being caught by the latest DVDDecryptor (my ripper of choice), or the author left a "poison pill" in the DVDShrink code to kill it when he went to work on the competing commercial product, or...?

I can't express just how deeply dissapointed I am about this. DVDShrink WAS an awesome tool. This just sux. :(



Dec 22, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



A wonderful tool got even better with the ability to substitute your favorite background picture in place of unwanted previews, extras, etc. Before this feature was available, your only choice was to remove audio and choose "frames only" or something like that, which just showed every 30th frame or something, still took up too much space. Now you can make your own background image with some instructions like "Press Menu now to proceed" or whatever. I much prefer this over the Re-author option, because you get to keep all of the menus intact. I just select the 5.1 or 2 ch English soundtracks, get rid of all the subtitles, then go through each video sequence to make sure that I only keep the necessary movie and menu files. This is way easier than the IFOedit approach and yields great results.
The resulting video quality, even if the quality setting is as low as 70% (30% compression), is VERY good even to a trained eye.

If you are a stickler for perfect quality backups, use the Re-author option and just get rid of everything except the main movie files. You should be able to squeeze it all on one disc with no or very little compression. The menus will be gone, but many people don't care abou those anyway.

Enjoy!



Dec 15, 2004 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Exellent program. Extremely handy. Took me a few minutes to set it up to rip and burn (using Nero) all automatically. Easily took a 7GB DVD and removed unneeded sound tracks and subtitles and lowered the bit rate so it will fit on a 4.7GB disc.


Dec 8, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Just to answer to those with any difficulty playing videos back on different machines:

1) Shrink your videos in ISO format with latest version of "DVD SHRINK".
2) Burn the ISO file with "DVD Decryptor".

This has been based on our personal experience.




Dec 7, 2004 Version: latest OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Ever since I upgraded to 3.2 I have gotten complaints from the people I give discs to. "It didn't work on my Panasonic recorder but it worked on my Sony." "It didn't work on MY Sony." "It didn't work on his computer or my player." Has any one else had problems? Are there settings I should check or certain -r discs I shouldn't use? Everything works on my personal players. When I had 3.1 it worked peachy. I especially like the fact that it could remove the ugly menu from discs recorded with my Panasonic recorder.


Dec 5, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Great stuff with better quality in 3.2 with AEC enabled.

But for those yet to discover it... MULTISHRINK... have a look at that.. batch processes DVDs



Dec 4, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



DVDShrink will run multiple times. So you can start Shrink 3-4 times (or more if you want) and have each one running on a different DVD.


Dec 4, 2004 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: Other Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



DVD Shrink would be the best around if it could include Macros. And by this I mean, suppose you needed to edit several different discs which were stored on your hard drive. Currently, DVD Shrink only processes one request at a time. So, for example, if I wanted to process DVD 1, I would have to wait until it was done, to proceed to DVD2.

However, with a "MULTIPLE DISC" or "MULTIPLE PROCESS" function, I could program DVD Shrink to process DVD1, DVD2, DVD3, and just let it do its thing. I wouldn't have to be at the computer on the hour--I could be away from my PC for several hours, and then just come back when it was all done.

A sample of how this could be done would be:

From the DVD Shrink Main Menu options, ADD:

--> Multiple Processes
:
--> Select how many processes to run concurrently

(this could be a drop-down menu or you just enter in the number of how many processes you want to do)

Suppose I select 3 processes...

--> Click here to setup process #1

(you would then do your normal DVD Shrink stuff, BUT, the only difference is that it would not begin)

--> Click OK to confirm

--> Click here to setup process #2

--> Click OK to confirm

--> Click here to setup process #3

--> Click OK to confirm

--> Are you sure you want to process all 3 concurrently?

--> Click OK to confirm, or EDIT to edit the other 3 in case you forgot something and so all 3 won't have to be started all over again, or EXIT to exit the Multiple option completely

I think this would be an awesome feature, as many of us process many discs, and would come in very handy for situations such as multiple disc collections such as a television series, or even just processing multiple movies at a time without having to be constantly at the computer.



Dec 3, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Brilliant and free. never had a problem with this software 100% copys all the time.and wen using TMPGEnc.DVD.Author fiting 3 films on one dvd could never be easyer. and still brilliant quality. Ive used and tried maney different ways of backing up my dvd collection and this is the best by far


Nov 29, 2004 Version: 3.2.0.14/15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



When shrink goes to burn with Nero, it seems to only want top burn speed. all 4 of my stand alone players have trouble with this, and some burn errors as previously mentioned. If I'm patient and rip to HD, then burn at 1x with Nero, then a perfect disk every time


Nov 14, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



RE: CRC messages

I have received a few of these when I use media other than Ritek. I have never had it create a coaster; what happens is the media is simply spit out, untouched. I then burn it using NERO (Shrink saves the files) at a speed lower than the alleged rating on the media and then it works.



Nov 13, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I give this program a 9 because it doesn't work well for some DVDs. It gave me a CRC error at 63% with the movie Antitrust. I cleaned my drive but to no avail. And for those of you (like the member who made the previous comment) who apparently get lower video quality, you probably misinterpreted the whole compression thing. I have made almost 10 DVD copies with this program (mind you I re-author) and have never gotten any visually noticable video quality degrade. Cheers to this awesome program.


Oct 31, 2004 Version: Latest OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 9/10



Works Great 200DVD backup's 3 coasters wish it was faster but thats how it is I guess,but its free and the video quality could be better, but you know what? I just dont care it looks just great!


Oct 31, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Easy to use, fast, good quailty for the money. Many options to pull out audio streams, menus, extras or whatever.


Sep 16, 2004 Version: 3.2... OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Downloaded (free) and used for the foirst time this weekend to copy a DVD-R disk (movie) to another DVD+R. ROCKS the CASBA!!!!!! Simple to use and FAST, with a total rip and burn time in 20 minutes (burn was on 4X DVD+R, using Pioneer 106D).

Highly recommeded for makng back-ups of your disks.



Sep 13, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great tool for creating backups. By adjusting the compression settings, you can change the image quality from the different sections of your dvd and put it where it counts. Works great with my 800 mhz/P3 desktop.


Aug 22, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I must say that Shrink has to be one of the most SUPERB ripping utilities available. I have tried several!

I give this software an overall score of 10. I have only used DVD+RW so far, (plays flawlessly in my set-top player [which is cheap by the way]). The software handles nicely, extremely easy to follow. (5 min. in the guide here at Videohelp and your a pro already.)

It works perfectly with Nero 6.0.0.0
I am extremely favorable to the ability to produce a quality .iso which can be stored for later burning.

2 THUMBS UP!



Aug 20, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



UDF 1.02 is the format -of- DVD video discs. If you permit any other format to be present (or use another format in place of UDF), you won't have a standard DVD disc and it is probable that it will not play is some (many?) players. That has been my experience with my Apex, Pioneer, and Philips players.


Aug 17, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



"Just be sure to use UDF 1.02"...why would one use this when burning a dvd video with CopyToDVD, or any other burning app!? Or did I misunderstand the poster? thanks. great prog.


Aug 17, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



A user posted an issue with Nero (specifically excluding DVDShrink from the problem). I have never been able to burn DVDs properly with Nero. Instead I use CopyToDVD which may be found at www.vso-software.fr and works perfectly. Just be sure to use UDF 1.02 and uncheck any other file systems.


Aug 16, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I'm not writing this to "BadMouth" Shrink. I am simply trying to understand something that recently happened and let others know that they are not alone. I recently updated to 32015 and the 8-15 release of Nero when the problem started. Everytime I use Shrink with Nero at 8X on +R's I get a "Cyclic Redundancy Error" and they (the DVD+R) will not run in my stand alone or PC Based DVD players. I honestly believe that it is a problem with Nero and hope that the publisher of Shrink will someday build his own burner into this program..Other than that; It's been a great piece of software..Kudos.


Aug 16, 2004 Version: 32015 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 8/10



Excellent tool for backing up DVDs. The new version (3.2) is nearly perfect with the ability to removing extras while preserving the main menus & advanced compression settings. Plus, the install program fits on a floppy (no bloatware here). A highly recommended program & it's free.


Aug 3, 2004 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Worked perfectly, I even used it on an authored dvd that I created with svcd2dvd that was too big to fit on a dvdr


Aug 3, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



3.2.015 reads my VR disks made with my LiteOn 5001 recorder.
:)



Aug 2, 2004 Version: 3.2.015 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



The new version rocks! All this needs is a little better functionality as far as choosing what you want to keep.


Jul 31, 2004 Version: 3.2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Put in dvd, replace with blank = works perfectly.


Jul 30, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



There are several reasons to switch to DVD Shrink Version 3.2.
If you are using one of the 3.1 versions there is no reason for concern as everything is better in 3.2.
If, however you are still using 3.0 Beta 5 due to concerns about the quality of compression in the 3.1 versions (as I was) then you may approach this program more cautiously (as I did). DVD Shrink 3.2 includes the option to enable AEC or "adaptive error compensation" algorithms. (See www.dvdshrink.info for a bit more detail on what this does). From what I have seen in a couple of tests, the video quality using 3.2 is just as good as it was with version 3.0 Beta 5. Add to that the convenience of being able to automatically create an ISO image with your shrunken files and burn it to a blank disc using DVD Decrypter and the upgrade is looking better and better. For great quality free DVD backups, this is the way to go.



Jul 29, 2004 Version: 3.2.0.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Wow! Just performed a backup of Pirates of the Caribbean. Using Shrink's default quality enhancement setting with deep analysis, the burn was almost indistinguishable from DVD Rebuilder using CCE Basic. Although I've only tested one movie, the preliminary results are impressive. Nice job, Mr. Shrink.


Jul 26, 2004 Version: 3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Best DVD to DVDR tool ever.
Never had any problems.
Best quality of all tools I tried.
Only reencoding with CCE or TMPEGEnc can offer higher quality.



Jul 7, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I do not understand the problems people seem to have. I have a stand alone machine that I use for DVD processing. It is a four year old 800Mhz Athlon with 512RAM running Win98SE. This program has failed exactly once in over 400 uses (the DVD was scratched and I was able to create a working Movie Only by using DVDDecrypter first).

I recently backed up ROTK to one DVD (around 60% quality using 2 channel audio). It looks great!

This program is still the best cheap method.



Jun 24, 2004 Version: 3.1.7.* OS: Win98 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



as far as i am concerned this is the best dvd backup program. if you look at the facts. it is FREE. it is very small. backs up the whol dvd or you can reauthor it. and has nice picture quality unless you try to compress down in the 50's somwhere then you just ask for trouble.

tried every program when i first got a burner found this to be the best and still do. especially if you combine it with dvdremake then you only need these two tools to make any dvd the exact way you want like deleting trailers and warnings or even replace warning screens with your own screens ect.

the only tool i still keep an eye on now is nero as i herd the author of dvdshrink has stopped work on dvdshrink (except for BUG fixes) and is now working with nero so it will be very interesting to see what comes from there in the future.



Jun 11, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



It will be perfect if next version can import .vro, .mpg, .avi etc.


Jun 3, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 and 3.0b5 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I recently have been comparing DVD Shrink 3.0 b5, DVD SHrink 3.17, Intervideo Platinum 2.0 and DVDXCopy Express and still I have to say that both DVD shrink version produce better results then the other guys. I just backed up Smallville Season 1 Disc 1 using DVD Decrypor, DVD remake to cut out the credits and unused buttons on the menu, I then had the programs compress them while only keeping the english audio tracks and english subtitles. There is one seen that opens during a football game with a bad rain storm and the only one with superb picture quality with no grainess or blocks was shrink. Dvdxcopy also was very nice, but who wants that annoying intro screen (I know they make patches to take them out, but it is just to much trouble) Intervideo has been benchmarked on http://dvd.box.sk/index.php but frankly I don't see the promised results on my 52" HDTV. Dvd shrink is still the one with no comparison and you just can't beat the price.


Jun 2, 2004 Version: 3.05 b5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Excellent. Used this since...since...i can rememeber....

though, i been using all these different versions, looking for the best one..

any ideas on which is best? (Quality)



May 29, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



The program woks really good, but when I upgrade from an older version, the program complain about the DVD was a different zone and I have to change it, so I went back to the older version.


May 28, 2004 Version: 3.12.7 OS: MacOS9 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Excellent.
Can not say a bad word againest this program.



May 28, 2004 Version: 3.1.7.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Even though I have had a few screen transition artifacts on occasion, this version is by far the best for quality and speed IMHO. *****


Apr 26, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



With SmartRipper, TmpGenc, VirtualDub, VobSub & NeroBurning forms toolkit 'All you need'. Best way is to use option 'Reauthor' : choose language, video stream and subpicture of your own and that all prepared for burning.
Diogen151



Apr 26, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This is the best thing I've downloaded in a long, long time. After wasting my time with DVD X Copy I tried this, without expecting much. and was I ever surprised. Extremely easy to use and best of all... It works.


Apr 25, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great program. I feel like such a sucker for spening $100 on DVD X Copy Platinum. This program blows it away especially since you can choose from different audio tracks to save disk space.


Apr 23, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I agree with the previous comments re verison 3.0.5 vs 3.1.7. I backed up Pirates of the Caribeean using both versions of DVD shrink to see which was better. I did deep analysis and shrunk the pic quality to around 74% and threw out the DTS soundtrack. A little bit of other minor tweaking and the final result using 3.0.5 was awesome - both sound and pic, and that was on my 60" LCD projection behemoth.

By contrast, the pic was noticeably lower quality with some pixellations using 3.1.7. Hopefully this will improve at the next version, but hey, let's not be too harsh on probably the greatest free program in the short history of DVD backups.



Apr 22, 2004 Version: 3.0.5 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I like this software because it´s easy and intuitive. But then, watching a movie shrinked to a dvd-r on my set top DVD player, i noticed not some, but a lot of pixelation and grain. Awfull artifacts. Awfull encoding. But then, i need easy to use and clear options...don´t have much choice but to stick to this.


Apr 20, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



To Morph51 - There are still loads of places to download DVD Shrink 3.0 beta5 - have you heard of Google? I just did as quick search and came up with a valid link straight away :>

http://www.computeridea.net/Descargas/D ... 0031022032



Apr 19, 2004 Version: 3.0 beta5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Does anyone know where you can download version 3.0 beta 5.

I agree it is a better and more stable version than the latest version. I used to have it , but hard drive failed and I lost it, been using the latest version not quite as good, getting artifacting and slight pixelizations.



Apr 18, 2004 Version: 3.1.7.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Great program but I can't recommend using version 3.1.7. It seems to have pixelation problems. I'm doing an anime project, 6 episodes on one disc, 67% compression with Deep Analysis. Results are terrible. grainy as can be. the same set-up with 3beta5 gives excellent results. I still recommend 3beta5 over later releases. It just seems to be far more stable, though later releases fix some issues such as certain drives that aren't supported.


Apr 17, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is kewl! Only thing is that new 3.1.7.6 cannot be used via XP's remote desktop. It crashes when it first starts to play the movie in preview screen.. But it works with 3.0 beta 5... So, ill stick with it... reason for this is that I have separate "burn" PC which does all burning and ripping stuff.. and that doesnt have monitor at all, so I use it via Remotdesktop... 3.1.7.6 whines about no overlay support and bla bla.. so thats propably the reason for this...

Anyway, 3.0 B5 rocks!



Apr 17, 2004 Version: 3.0 b5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



ONly one problem so far in using Shrink. When I tried to copy a DVD copied with DVDXCopy Platinum I received a file error. Apparently XCopy puts some form of block on their copies. I used DVD Decrypter to put the DVD on my hard drive from there it was easy to copy. I was surprised at the inability of Shrink to bypass Xcopy's protection.


Mar 26, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I decided to give this software a go as i really could do with the ability to give extra compression to the extras and menus, leaving the most room for quality on the main movie.
Oh dear what a dissapointment, i managed to get about 3gig spare for the main movie but what i ended up with looked as though it was 700mb avi, the pixalation was awful, worst dvd ive ever done.

To compare i ran the same movie vob's through dvd2one and what i ended up with was hell of alot better than dvd shrink for quality. Great idea for software but i think they should buy dvd2one's compression. Sorry if this does not agree with others but its what happened for me!!



Mar 25, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 6/10



Great tool! Now with TitleSet blanker, we have the perfect freeware combo.


Mar 24, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Fantastic tool for the price!

I've noticed comments like, "good for movies under 2.5 hours", etc., but keep in mind that the length of the movie has little to do with how much re-compression will take place. It's the total size of the VOBs on the original disc that you've selected that will affect how much video re-compression is needed.

You could very well have a 1.5 hour, high video bitrate movie (superbit?) and a 3 hour, low video bitrate movie, occupying the same amount of disk space uncompressed, yet they would need (approximately) the same amount of video re-compression to fit into 4.35 GB of space.

Anyway, I don't have any complaints with v3.05b, although I have seen some noticeable video artifacts turn up using v3.17 on more recent conversions, using the deep analysis option on +7GB DVD9s. So, I'm going back to v3.05b.




Mar 24, 2004 Version: 3.05b OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Even at the 50%-55% compression rate of most of my backups the quality is excellent. AAA+++


Mar 23, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I'd like to echo the comments about reports on "quality" issues with DVD Shrink in comparison with other tools in various reviews on the web. These cannot be correct, my own experience tells me so.

I love the ease of use of DVD Shrink, I love the fact that it is Free, I appreciate the work that has gone into crafting this excellent piece of software.

BUT, quite honestly I wouldn't use it if it didn't give a "quality" result.

Which it does !



Mar 23, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



dvd shrink is the best software.i used to work with vision express but it is very crappy software. dvd shrink is stable, makes perfect copies, i wish we could also capture with it!!!


Mar 23, 2004 Version: latest version OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



You may have come across recently on the web some 'quality tests' where DVDShrink was pitted against the likes of DVD2One, CloneDVD and Intervideo CopyDVD. DVDShrink did not fair very well - Infact it came last and I was very surprised by this.

I conducted my own tests only to confirm what I already knew - DVDShrink outclasses the competition in every way, I can only presume that these 'quality tests' are biased in the extreme.

Do yourself a favour and stick with DVDShrink.



Mar 23, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I'm so impressed with this software! It's about as close to a one-click backup as you can get.

I've used just about every version and not had one problem playing my DVDs.

I did find one issue. If I cut the beginning and end of a title then imported it into TMPGEnc DVD Author, the sound disappeared. I do my simple editing in TDA now, and don't have a problem.

I wish there was some way to donate to DVD Shrink!




Mar 22, 2004 Version: all OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This program rocks! The only drawback was the inability to keep menus while getting rid of certain extras. Now by using Titleset blanker (also freeware) this is easily solved, without having to become an expert in ifoedit, etc. Very cool!


Mar 21, 2004 Version: 3.1.7 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



What can I say? The best software there is! And its totally free! Awesome quality! Beats the competition with 321 Studios, CloneDVD, and DVD2one. Had burned lots and none of them ever had a problem. The Best!


Mar 18, 2004 Version: 3.17 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is an excellent tool when you need to shrink a movie down to fit on one DVD recordable. I select to re-author, select only the main movie, and only toss out foreign languages and subtitles I do not need. DVDshrink is a much easier solution than my old method of DVD decrypter and DVD2ONE. So far, the output has been reliable. The program can decrypt the disc, put the files on the hard drive, and even burn the disc. The output discs have played on all my DVD's. I prefer DVDfab for most of my backup needs, and use DVDshrink when I need to shrink a movie down to one recordable. Highly recommended.


Mar 15, 2004 Version: v3.17 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



I have had DVDShrink installed since version 3.1.2 and have yet to have a problem. Simply put this is THE best tool I have used. I keep downloading all the updates, but have yet to install them since I have had NO problems with using the installed version(3.1.2). Anyone using DVDXcopy should be commited....DVDShrink is just that good. The program is free, but I have donated because I loved the program so much. I highly recommend anyone to at least try it out....you will not be sorry you did.

My $0.02



Mar 14, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



This was the first piece of DVD-related software I installed after installing my burner, and apart from Nero (my fave burn proggie, like it or not) it's the only one I haven't given up on in disgust.

Maintains subtitles, closed-captioning (supposedly), and all audio tracks. Splits discs nicely (I am far too picky about quality to transcode anything) and relatively effortlessly.

Menu creation functionality would be nice....



Mar 14, 2004 Version: 3.1.6+ OS: Win2K Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



After using this application for a number of backups for my DVDs, I'm pretty darn satisfied that the quality is fine for this purpose. Most of the DVDs in the under 2 hour range seem to fit with almost no compression; those that do require compression (68% is the lowest setting I've had to use so far) seem to suffer very little. I've read that a good part of the "bulk" is "throw-away" stuff that you don't see anyway. (Of course, your mileage may vary.)

The operation is straightforward but, if you're looking to combine multiple movies you've ripped to your HD and want to play with varying compression settings, there are guides here that are more than adequate for this purpose.

One "problem" I've encountered is that Nero can't seem to burn a usable DVD from either the VIDEO_TS folder (with or without the empty AUDIO_TS folder present) or from a Nero image file (that DVD Shrink will build for you). It's probably my system that's pooched because others here do seem to burn with Nero. I just move the folder over the network to my Mac and burn the VIDEO_TS folder with Toast and get perfect DVDs.

Time to PayPal some $$ to the author. Bye.



Mar 13, 2004 Version: 3.1.3? OS: Win2K Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



for all users of dvd shrink i find the best burning programe is stomp record now, works on ALL dvd players never had one that dose not work


Mar 13, 2004 Version: stomp OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



It coppy's DVD's which are high quolity but when watching the movie on my DVD player it gets to the best part of the movie and crashes. I have tryed all sorts of DVD-R ,tryed ripping only the main movie ,playing around with the setting and it makes no difference. It would be a great program if only it worked.


Mar 11, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinME Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 1/10



It would have been nice if the comparison info were in English. Beside's how is it everyone likes Nero recode , but not shrink quality, if it's the same transcoder?????


Mar 9, 2004 Version: 3.5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Free, fast, easy to use, but wery low encoding quality :(
You can compare the pictures quality here: http://dvdr.uw.hu/



Mar 8, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 4/10



This is superbly easy software to use. I own the last version of 321Studio's Platinum software with the Ripper. I found that DVD Shrink produced copy would play on machines that hung up on the 321 start up screen. It was necessary to buy Nero burner software, but it is so good that the process was well worth it. DVDShrink is great stuff. The only difference I have found, and it could be my fault is that it did not copy anything but the main feature. I do not consider that a big concern.


Mar 8, 2004 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Excellent results every time! Fairly simple user interface; read a few of the guides available here for extremely detailed specifics.

Only downside (and it's probably not this program's fault) is that burning the image file or the VIDEO_TS folder's files (created by DVD shrink) with Nero results in a DVD that does -not- play in my Apex AD-660. If I move the VIDEO_TS folder across the network to my Mac and burn it in Toast, the resulting DVD plays everywhere.

*sigh* I'll have to try Roxio's software on my PC.

But, bottom line: DVD shrink does everything it's supposed to do very well and, hey!, it's free.



Mar 5, 2004 Version: .1 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Very good program,after 3.x version.Dvd Shrink is fast and the quality of encoding is very good(the dvd bitrate is very similar to
the original dvd, just a little low).One of the best



Mar 3, 2004 Version: 3.1.6 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



I just wanted to add to the other comments: I've never seen any program that's so easy to use. A few clic's and you're on the track....Thanks o lot, Mr Programmer...You have really done it...


Mar 3, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



an oustanding program what more can i say :-)


Mar 2, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Abso-bloody-lutely superb. Can't express this enough.


Mar 2, 2004 Version: 3.1.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



DVD Shrink is a great program. I was able to back up my dvd's. I used autoshrink and nero along with shrink and had sucess finally. the price can't be beat.




Mar 1, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



a very good program,, it will remove region codes so your copy will work on any dvd player and it will keep the quality as long as you dont shrink copys too much ( 60% shrink works fine as long as you peform deep analysis ). Top quality program for everybody who makes dvds. 10 out of 10


Feb 29, 2004 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Reliable, easy-to-use, and above all, ELEGANT. Take a bow, Mr Programmer. You have created one of the greatest pieces of computer software ... EVER. We all love you for it.


Feb 27, 2004 Version: 2.3 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Been using DVD Shrink since day one I got my dvd burner. Every copy that I've made has been perfect, very customizable and user friendly. Dvd Shrink + Nero 6+, can't go wrong.


Feb 20, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This program continues to amaze me. While I have seen some complaints on quality, I notice no loss until I get into the low 60%'s - an this is on a $100 Panasonic. I my Denon, I don't notice it until below 52%. And remember this - even at vhs quality, you have a product that does not degrade each time you watch it.


Feb 18, 2004 Version: 3.1.x OS: Win2K Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



i use dvdx copy platinum.i am very happy with it.but i like dvd shrink also very much.but i have problems with it.first dvd doesn`t play with some players,second quality is not very good.with platinum you have less possibilitys but you have the ouality.can somebody tell me if there are any solutions for dvd shrink problems.thanks.


Feb 17, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: Other Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



One of the best tools for DVD backup I have ever used. Simple to figure out, very powerful, and great user interface.


Feb 16, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



After wasting my time and $80.00 Canadian on dvd x copy,I found dvd shrink. Bam i've got excellent copy that work


Feb 13, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Before the inclusion of closed captioning retention in 3.1.5, I was torn between CloneDVD, which has retains closed captioning and now can completely remove a title instead of replacing it with a big "blank" file.

However, DVD Shrink QUALITY with the "Deep Analysis" mode in 3.0 beta 5 and higher beat CloneDVD hands down! So, if I had a long (2.5 hours or more) that I wanted to backup, I used DVD Shrink to get acceptable quality. CloneDVD simply butchered the output, which DVD Shrink's deep analysis mode analyzes EVERY FRAME to determine optimal "compression." This seems to eliminate the artifacting in dark scenes and other glitches that CloneDVD seems to introduce at high compression levels.

The user that posted that this cannot compare to CloneDVD must be talking about title removal, which is a shortcoming of DVD Shrink. When doing a full backup with menus, one can strip audio streams (which DVD Shrink does a better job of also), but titles can only be reduced to "still pictures," which results in large useless VOBs using valuable space. The DVD Shrink author coded the newest version of Nero Recode and did adopt the old CloneDVD method of using a blank color to yield a smaller file, but that now does not compare to the latest CloneDVD's complete removal of the title. Luckily if you use the custom output size in DVD Shrink to oversize the output, allow it to create the big dummy files, you can then replace the dummy files with small dummy .VOB, .IFO and .BUP files, and use IFOEdit to "Get VTS sectors," and MenuEdit to remove the menu links to the removed titles. Then you have the best quality AND title removal. The only purpose of replacing the removed titles with dummy files of the same duration was to prevent compatability problems when selecting them from the menu....so, make sure they are not selectable from the menu!

DVD Shrink is the ONLY way to go now that it retains closed captioning. The CloneDVD author claims he will have a version 2 that will surpass DVD Shrink quality with little impact on the speed of the current CloneDVD. Hmmmm, if he's not going to analyze every frame like DVD Shrink, I DOUBT that!



Feb 12, 2004 Version: 3.1.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This program is wonderful. You CAN split a DVD9 to 2 DVD's in reauthor mode by using the Start/End Frame tool. While versions 3.1.x have lost the ability (I think) to make a compilation DVD of, say, music videos from an assortment of different DVD's, the quicker ripping/encoding, removal of the change layer command, and integrated burning more than make up for it - and I still have 3.05Beta for compilations anyhow!


Feb 12, 2004 Version: 3.1.X OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I have been one of the fortunate ones for which all versions of DVD X-Copy and X-Copy Platinum have worked. However, even with all this success with 321Studio's flagship products, I kept reading positive comments about a freeware program called DVD Shrink and I kept thinking, "I wonder if I should try it?".
I was always hesitant to try it because I heard all the horror stories about how Nero can mess up X-Copy.
Well, finally, I thought what the hey, I can always use GoBack if something goes wrong.
After two days of DVD Shrink, all I can say is, "Bye bye X-Copy...so long X-Copy Platinum. I'm never going back".
What an amazing program! The compressed results are astounding, even on my 61" Hitachi HDTV.
I'm a 2-day newbie to this program so I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of what this program is capable of but I'm sure looking forward to it.
I have seen the light...count me a Shrink-ian.



Feb 12, 2004 Version: 3.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I love DVD shirink and it will be "perfect" if DVD shirink can split and make 2 discs out of DVD9 like DVDfab. Thank you.


Feb 12, 2004 Version: 3.13 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I have a 5.5g file and want to put on 1 dvd but shrink says can't do it? Have tried using ifo edit to make ifo file but still no good??


Feb 12, 2004 Version: 3.0b OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



If you don't have this software then get it.

Flawless in every respect.




Feb 12, 2004 Version: 3.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Awesome just completely awesome.

Works great. no problems easy to use, easy to solve easy easy easy. I love this program I'd marry it if I could. but I can't so I'll just use it over and over again.



Feb 11, 2004 Version: 3.05beta OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Still very plsed with this version though loss its versatility compared with V3B5.


Feb 11, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



An awsome little progy. Does all that it and the hype claims to. Re-authoring mode is VERY primitive, but its a nice inclusion and something the competition at any price does not seem to offer. If it preserved menus and didn't split cuts into seperate titles, it would be absolutely PERFECT.


Feb 10, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Super easy and produces decent quality MPEG-2 video! I like it!


Feb 10, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The best program in my eyes out there!Very nice program with flawless burning..USE DVDshrink to perfrom the copy then i open Nero v5.5.10 add files...Takes about 20 to 45min's all depending on compression of dvd shrink..
the best Free program out there that could flawlesly come out so perfect!!



Feb 6, 2004 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



What a fantastic fiece of freeware!
For a novice like me this was the most fantastice, user friendly piece of software i have come across. I started with the guide form Mr Bass, and did simple DVD movie backups to protect my DVD collection from my childrens destructive nature.

Recommended for any novice!



Feb 6, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I love this program. Its greater than great. All movies i've burn. Played flawlessly. Keep it up.


Feb 4, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



What can I say. I'm speechless! DVD SHRINK is ultra easy to use, and produces first-rate results! I can't believe this item is being distributed for free. Version 3.1.4 is very stable on my PIII 1GHz Win98 (First Edition) system.

Thank you for producing a top-quality DVD tool!



Feb 4, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a fantastic program. I backed up my first DVD with it and it worked flawlessly on all my players.

I spent $159.99 on DVD Xcopy Platinum and it doesn't run on win98SE with all the updates installed, etc. The program and tech support are a big disapointment.

DVD Shrink is the way to go, no questions asked.



Feb 4, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: Other Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



For some reason, the newer versions sometimes automatically analyze when no compression is necessary. The remove change layer command is cool - you can really see the difference on Underworld between 3.1.x and earlier versions on this.


Feb 4, 2004 Version: 3.1.x OS: Win98 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Did about 10 backups with this and I did tears of the sun and also when the warnings in english and french come up it also loops over and over .. have to hit the next button and it finally skips it. used 3 beta and works good..pretty weird ... but still is a great program


Feb 1, 2004 Version: 3.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



After many months of frustration, hours with the help desk and endless coasters, I finally called 321studios and requested mmy money back ... to their credit they complied immediately.

I now use DVD Shrink, many months of troublefree backups with not even a single coaster. Please accept this as a very strong testimonial, I would be happy to pay for this software, if I could.



Feb 1, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This has to be the most brillian piece of software ever developed for this purpose. It is so easy and old dude like me can work it the first time. Your product is simply incredible.
Thank you so very much.



Jan 30, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Sorry 3.14 causes loops, tried Once Upon of Time In Mexico..
Right before the movie starts with the English and Spanish warning.. it loops over and over.. DVD Shrink 3.0 beta 5 is still Top Dawg. It's faster and does not produce corupt files like everything after. Including this latest 3.14



Jan 27, 2004 Version: 3.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



This software is perfect. I just downloaded 3.1.4 because it said that there were preformance enhancements, and boy were they right.

I used DVD Shrink to rip, reauthor to get the movie only, analyze, compress, encode, and then burn and the whole process took about 25 to 30 minutes. Of course, I have an 8x burner, so that helped a little :)

I've been using Shrink for about 3 months now and every backup I have made has worked perfectly and played flawlessly in my standalone player.

Top notch programming by Mr. Shrink. Thanks a million.



Jan 27, 2004 Version: 3.1.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is one of the best softwares. It is great for reauthoring,
backup and much more.
I thank to the developer very much. One thing that I would like to make an suggestion is that the reauthor the title that has more than(VTS_01_9.VOB), it can not process. For doing this way, a guy can use Ifoedit to author all the VOB files (without vobEdit to joint) and let the Shrink 3.1.3 reauthor for the great new DVD and it will work better with the old model home
dvd players.

Again, thanks to dvdshrink!



Jan 25, 2004 Version: 3.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



This program is great for movie only or single layer stuff. I still use 3.0 Beta 5, which for some reason is more stable with my system.


Jan 24, 2004 Version: 3.1.3 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Whoever made this program is a god and anyone who has anything negative to say about this product needs to be shot. It's fast, fully effective and if you notice the quality drop following the shrink, your eyesight must be that of superman. What a superb product, if you need to back up an important DVD, not only does this shrink the DVD to fit a standard 4.7Gb disc, it also removes the encoding and encryption (which often prevents a back-up copy of a DVD being made) so you can make perfect copies every time. I have a limited edition 'American Beauty' disc which I would be gutted about if it were damaged, but I was unable to back it up before due to copy protection methods added by money-grabbing movie makers - now I need not worry. My hat is off to the designers. I salute you.


Jan 23, 2004 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a great freeware tool for backing up DVDs.

It provides functionality similar to DVDXCOPY express; I found it easy to setup and use and like that it can automatically launch the burning engine of Nero or DVD Decrypter to burn your CD unattended.

The user interface is very good; drag and drop to remaster the movie files to ensure that you use the least amount of compression is great.

Two thumbs up!



Jan 22, 2004 Version: 3.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Excellent why pay when dvd shrink will give you what you want.
Thankyou whoever did this program. 10/10.



Jan 22, 2004 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I've used Clone DVD(The REAL version!) and been impressed with the results, but i have to say that Shrink DVD is now my number one choice, excellent results, just as good as Clone(IMHO...) and FREE!!

Now the question is, how does Shrink standup to Nero Recode"??...



Jan 20, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Version 3.1.2
easy and great.......no fail......works with Windows 2003

Burn with nero 6.3



good look




Jan 20, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



If you need to compress your DVD to one disk Shrink is the best. I have tried 90% of DVD transcoders ,including DVD X Copy express,platinum,DVD2One,Intervideo,IC8,Clone DVD,DVD95 ,etc. Unless you are wiling to spend 24 hours or more to back up each dvd in your collection with a CCE transcoder tool this tool is by far superior to all of them. No other program has the amount of flexability for individual customization as Shrink.The fact that it's free is just a bonus. Whether you are a newbie or a experienced computer operator this is the tool to use.


Jan 20, 2004 Version: 3.13 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



The best piece of software to come along for a long time I have been using it for months without any problemsbacks up everything I throw at it never had a coaster.
All backup's play 100% on all of my stsnd alone players. EXCELENT



Jan 20, 2004 Version: 3.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I don't know what the guy downstairs(motions) was talking about,if dvd shrink does not give you overall control over video authorization, which program does? DVD X Copy? Give me a big break! I am an owner of dvd x copy, comparing to dvd shrink, dvd x copy is a real piece of junk, and scam, I may add. Please tell me what funtionality dvd x copy has but dvd shrink doesn't. You can't find one. I figure you are just working for dvd x copy and being a sour grape. Yep, dvd x copy is losing a lot of money due to its competitors, but hundreds of customers like me being duped and ripped off by dvd x copy scumbags. DVD X Copy sucks! And dvd x copy is truly designed for the beginers!


Jan 19, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I read all of the comments on this software and most posts are from "newbies". Apparently, these guys haven't been doing this long. Yeah, this is a great alternative to the HIGH price of DVDXCopy for the family man, but for seasoned veterans it just doesn't have the features of most other programs.

I would highly recommend DVDShrink to the novices that just want to backup their DVDs.



Jan 19, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



If you don't know ya better ask somebody. This has to voted one of the best pieces of software to come along in a long time. Does everything DVD XCOPY does, but does it way cheaper. It's free. I really like how the new version supports writing to a blank DVD right from the software. No need to open Nero, drag and drop your files, it does it all for you. Plus the reauthoring tool is easier to use if you want to customize your DVD's. I give this software two thumbs up, and you will too.


Jan 18, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I am finding that on some dvd, the last few chapters do not play. What could be the problem? It does not play on my PC too. This only happens on some DVDs

Ray



Jan 18, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



For movie+menus this software still can't beat CloneDVD.


Jan 18, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Fantastic. Closest to a one click solution yet. Beautiful easy, fast results. Number 10 on my list.


Jan 18, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Brilliant tool, I thought the 2.3 version was great but this is even better!
How this programme is freeware I dont know as it wipes the floor with some very expensive utilities.

Many thanks :)



Jan 18, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Just simply to say, Thanks From the Bottom of My Heart, Thank You, Thank You. For what You have DONE.!!!!!


Jan 17, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I used XCopy for about 50 disks, then someone turned me on to Shrink. I am in the process of uninstalling XCopy now......


Jan 17, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



CALLING ALLL NOOBS...........
Come out of the shadow, SHRINK is for you .
How this is free I do not know.
MR BASS I love you .WE are not worthy ......
THE FISHBOY BOWS



Jan 17, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Superb , earlier version would not rip Millionaire game disc.
This version did it perfectly , first try. Awesome !!



Jan 16, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I LOVE THIS PROGRAM!!! first dvd i backed up works like a charm. i was expecting to have a dvdr coaster but not this time. i am a total newbie to backing up dvd's, this program was as simple as it could be.

THANKS to the guys that made this program. i love it.

nightscape



Jan 15, 2004 Version: 3.12 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



A great program!!!! I especially like the burning to dvd software intergrated into the program so you can set it and forget it.


Jan 14, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Like I said Shrink is one of the best DVD ripping programs ..
LOL to the "404" page , you might want to do a little research before posting something as lame as that ....


!Lates!



Jan 14, 2004 Version: v3.0.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Havne't heard anyone mention that DVDShrink now burns the DVD for you! No need for AutoShrink and DVD Decrypter! It has it's own burning function that prompts you to insert a blank DVD!

Mikey



Jan 14, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



It is simply the best.


Jan 14, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I just tried 3.1.2 DVD Shrink along with AutoShrink ISO and DVD Decrypter all I can say is WOW. I had tried Instant Copy 8 and DVD X-Copy Platinum and this combo blows them both out of the Water IMO.


Jan 13, 2004 Version: 3.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This product blows the doors off of DVD X COPY PLATINUM (which I paid for by the way). Had I known about this product, I would not have any need to buy it.

I would be very happy to donate to further development of this product.

Thanks.



Jan 12, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a great tool and the latest version has fixed the bug when shrinking DVDs that were authored by TMPG DVD Author.


Jan 12, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



La mejor herramienta para hacer tus copias de seguridad de DVD. Además, gratis.


Jan 12, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



DVD Shrink is an amazing product. UNFORTUNATELY 3.1 will the last iteration of this great tool. If you want to back up your cd's quickly and easily this is it. And it's free to boot!

Do you want to know how good this program is?

The author is now working for Nero authoring recode.

Do you think they felt threatened?
I guess if you can't beat 'em hire 'em.

3.1 also supports nero buring too!



Jan 12, 2004 Version: 3.1.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



DVDShrink should be nominated for a Nobel prize for his contributions to society. I'm still using version 1.03 because I am a 98lite (Win98 SE) user (with Win95 shell) so I can only use the old one unless I swap to the Win98 SE shell, which I did to test it. DVDShrink 3.xx is Excellent.


Jan 11, 2004 Version: 3.1.1 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I wish that Pinnacle, Ulead, and Sonic could hire this guy. Their software is stupid and buggy. This software is smart and solid. I still wish the guy would take contributions. We all owe him some money. Great job!!


Jan 11, 2004 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Wow! With version 3.1, it even got easier to use this software. I just ran it and it was a breeze. The Re-author mode works well now, as I backed up just the main title of a movie no problem. I was never able to get it to work right in 3.05b.
Amazing software, and it functionality/ease of use is even better now.



Jan 9, 2004 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I only use dvd shrink for all the dvd backup. I don't understand why other people use dvd decripter to rip the file to hard drive first then analyse it, then burn. I use dvd shrink to decode the media directly to hard drive, at the same time do deep analysis. Dvd shrink does everything you need. Does anyone know if deep analysis is necessary if you don't use any compression?


Jan 8, 2004 Version: 3.0 OS: WinNT4 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



What apiece of free software i have all ways used tmpgenc clad dvd dvd2avi to back up my dvds and this takes hours and is very fussy with settings and i do mean hours as i have a older pc pent lll 450 128 mem and it used to take about 15 /20 hours from start to finish ,with ok quality.But now its about 2.5 hours from start to endwith excellant quality this must be the best ,simplest piece of soft there is i bow down the the gods who made this soft ware


Jan 7, 2004 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Shrink is one of the best programs out there and its FREE , tried just about all of them . By reading the negative posts I'd have to say you have some PC issue's or you might want to update the programs your useing . I've burned I dont know how many DVD's + or - on my Sony Dru510A and my Plextor PX-708A that play on everthing we have thrown them in .


Jan 5, 2004 Version: v3 beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This tool was good for a newbie on copying... take this program, it dumps out the needed DVD-Video files for Nero 6 and you simply drag-and-drop them into it, click Burn and off you go to having a DVD.

Using PowerDVD 3, these DVDs didn't play.
Using my RCA DVD Stand-Alone Player, these DVDs didn't play.

Using nVidia DVD 2.x, these DVDs did play.
Using my brother's JVA Stand-Alone Player, these DVDs did play.

They've got some compatibility issues, but they are over all good. Also, the quality is good for a TV, but don't play them full screen on a computer monitor, because you'll see the flaws in the quality.



Jan 4, 2004 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



A wonderful little software program. I've been using CloneDVD and AnyDVD for backing up DVDs also. The DVD Shrink program takes a bit longer to backup a disc, but the quality on the TV screen is much better than CloneDVD, which looks a bit grainier by comparison. And DVD Shrink is free to boot! Now I'm happy I don't have to shell out nearly $100 USD for a great DVD backup tool, as would have been the case with Clone DVD and AnyDVD.


Jan 4, 2004 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



What kind of compression Schrink use?
The result at level 8 is fantastic?



Jan 3, 2004 Version: 3.0 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



i thought this was great for copying a dvd-9 to dvd-5. at first i didnt think it could do it but when i compressed everything and started encoding then burned the vobs to dvd using nero, to my amazement it worked and without losing any qualtiy of the picture (hard to believe but it's true). anyone who gives this program a bad score must be a newbie without experience or just doesnt know how to use it properly.


Jan 3, 2004 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I ripped seabiscuit in 15mins the burn took longer 30mins at 2x
Running a amd 2600, gig of ram, I see other people saying it is slow etc.. this is the best program I have used so far + its free. I think the user may be slow not the program :)



Dec 31, 2003 Version: newest OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I'm not sure why everybody loves this software other than the fact it's free. I personally find it way too slow and and it won't do closed captions. Even if you use DVD43 or ANYDVD for on the fly decryping, DVDShrink is just as slow. When using DVD43, copying the movie "AI" to hard drive takes 60 minutes with DVDShrink and 20 minutes with DVD2One. I notice no difference in quality although I actually think DVD2one is a bit better AND I get closed captions. So I guess the main draw here is that its' free. Not good enough for me. I only copy the movies and don't care for the Hollywood self promoting extras.


Dec 31, 2003 Version: 3.5beta OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 3/10



This piece of software will be as popular as windows, but is lot more reliable, impressive, efficient & as everyone probably knows, IS FREE!!!

Haven't yet bought My DVD Writer, thought I'd test a few rips with various apps, and test the output using PowerDVD. DVDShrink was the first app I used, and I concluded right there!!!! For the past year I've been using EasyVcd (Great, Great Freeware!) to create my Xvcd's, and I thought that no other software doing any other job would ever compare, until DVDShrink 3.0 beta!

If you haven't seen/used it before, or are/was like me considering buying a DVD Writer, just download this app (less than a minute to download on 56k!!!!) and use your DVDROM to rip a movie, and check the output for yourself! If you already have a DVD Writer, but using other Software. Go to control panel, add/remove programs, and then uninstall your existing ripping software! Then download this tiny, simple, amazing tool and use it, and thank God for the DVDshrink creator, these reviews, and DVDRhelp.com for it's info!

Using my Samsung 12x DVDROM, AMD 1333ghz, 80gb Seagate, 256Ram I ripped 007 Tomorrow Never Dies (Deep Analysis, complete with menus, Dolby Digital, extras.....basically everything you need.

1hr 45mins (quicker than realtime, just!)

My Friend with his Pentium4 3.06ghz, 160gb, 512Mb RAM, Pioneer DVDRW (12x read) as above

30mins!

What DVDShrink does....

Analysis
Decryption
Auto/manual Compression
Create New VOB's for burning

No matter what you think/read you are going to try it, and like it. Probably after you've read a couple more reviews?



Dec 31, 2003 Version: 3.0 beta OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Awesome program!!!!!!! Shrinks movies and outputs extremely good quality. use it, u won't regret it.

josh



Dec 30, 2003 Version: 3.0 beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Awesome, highly useful and easy to use. Highly recommended. I used a couple of times and got excellent results, even when compressing action images with lots of details and color. It's in my video toolbox.


Dec 30, 2003 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Awesome is as awesome does. Compressed main movie from a NTSC DVD of mine 62 % with no loss in quality (original mpeg2 approx 5000 kbps)
On my PC (PIV 2.4 GHZ-533 MHz bus-256 MB RAM) takes abot an hour for a 150 min movie with deep analysis.
Highly recommended



Dec 29, 2003 Version: (v3.0 Beta 5) OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Simply Awesome when used with Nero 6 to burn DVD movies. Used it 3 times so far and bought by Optorite Burner just the other day at Staples. Use this Tool!!!!


Dec 29, 2003 Version: 2.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Awesome app! Been using it since 2.x, which was not nearly as intuitive as 3.0 Beta 5. The fact that 3.0B5 has the "automatic" feature is the biggest benefit of all.. no more calculations or fiddling with the individual 'shrinking' ratio.

Combine that with AutoShrinkISO, and life is good!

Quality is great (I watch all of these on a 56" Widescreen)

Honestly, though, I have seen no difference with or without "Deep Analysis" aside from the additional time to transcode.

All in all, totally on the mark!



Dec 6, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



To add to information added below, I use DVDShrink and have two Sony DVD Players: DAVS880 and a basic NS305. My experience when burning just movies has been mixed, (writer is Sony DRU14A. I found that the media was an important factor, Ritek worked fine, Mirror only worked on one, these were -R's. Also I have a TDK +RW which I have used several times and this has worked perfectly on each occasion.


Dec 2, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



I have a Sony DAV-S500 DVD Player and I use DVD Shrink for DVD to DVD copy. Until now I have been able to play all the movies perfectly. I usually only copy the main movie and I still have no problems. I use DVD-R. I haven't done any DVD+R but since Sony backs up that format I think that the compatibility issue will work less. Will be helpful if someone reports his experience with DVD+R and Sony DVD Players. Or other Sony Players that have problems with either format.


Nov 30, 2003 Version: DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This was the first program i've tried when backing up my DVD's. First off I have to say that even as a beginner, this program floored me. It's a TAD bit cryptic at first but reading a few google'd pages I was up and running.

The one thing that I dont see discussed her is how many "movie only" backups do not play in alot of Sony type dvd players. A quick search on google with "dvdshrink sony" will tell you that sony's spec doesnt quite fit the bill with what dvdshrink does. Many forums argue where the problem lies, but i'm saying its with your sony set top. Word of advice: if you own a sony set top, try to keep the menus and all the extras if you can, as this is how I was able to get movies to "partially" play.

To the author of DVDshrink: perhaps you could look into sony's spec and maybe patch this excellent program so we sony buyers can play too? :)

For now i've got to stick with clonedvd until the sony issue is resolved. think thats about it, so i'll just list some tech specs of what i use to burn

Athlon XP 2200
1gb 333mhz DDR ram
40gb ata133 hard drive
NEC 1300 DVD rw (external USB)
Fujifilm DVD+R 2.4x media
Windows 2000 SP4



Nov 30, 2003 Version: 3 beta 5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Excellent program that beats most commercial programs. Provide granular control over CloneDVD. Use it together with AnyDVD and manage to rip and transcode a DVD-9 into 4.3GB in about half an hour. What more can be expected from a freeware!


Nov 29, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



would just like to say that i swore by clonedvd but there has been a few films clone couldnt do but dvdshrink did the job fantastic piece of equipment


Nov 29, 2003 Version: 2.2.0.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



absolutely brilliant! am a complete beginner and couldnt believe how easy this was to use! TOTALLY IDIOT PROOF! THANX TO MR SHRINK FOR THIS WONDERFUL TOOL!


Nov 24, 2003 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Awsome program and a must have for backing up your studio produced DVD's. No problems shrinking to the perfect size for burning... Use with DVD Decryptor and Nero...


Nov 22, 2003 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I dont usually write to forum lists as such, but after using this program and going BACK to the site and finding there was no way to thank the person responsible, I just HAD to let my feelings be known! THIS PROGRAM ROCKS! Like other posts have said, DVD Shrink and Nero are the only programs you will need to back up your DVDs!

The first thing I did was just backup a movie by itself. Blown away by the quality! Then I thought, why not back up the whole disk! I really couldnt see any difference! I was in total shock! Whoever made this program needs a huge pat on the back and he/she needs to allow for donations! I have never felt this strongly for a piece of software before, but I would be first in line with check in hand! THANK YOU!!



Nov 22, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great program, used it twice so far (sex and the city, almost 7GB) and the quality is amazing. Can't believe it's so easy to use, very user friendly and fast, nice GUI. It's also very flexible, and the best thing of all - it's free. No need to pay for the other programs out there. Kudoes to the author, you rock!! I use Nero6 to burn afterwards.

I agree with the person saying a future option of "1 second video" for buttons option along with "still picture"



Nov 22, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



As many have already pointed out in this forum, DVD Shrink is an amazing tool. My main reason for this post is to mention how I am using DVD Shrink.

I have an IO Magic DVD burner (IDVDRW4DB, aka Optorite DD0203) and I discovered that some DVD burning software programs (e.g. DVDXCopy) don't support this drive. Thankfully, DVD Shrink allows me to extract out the files from the DVD and I was able to successfully burn using Nero Burning ROM 6.0 (for movie backups only).

So, for those using the IDVDRW4DB and having problems making movie backups, just use DVD Shrink and Nero and you'll be on your way.



Nov 20, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



DVDShrink is excellent for the money spent (it's free). While DVDXCopy XPRESS is good for quick-and-easy 1-to-1 copying, DVDShrink is also. In addition, it let's you save the compressed files in a fashion that won't make it disappear after each burn (like XPRESS - unless you know the trick with XPRESS). And DVDShrink lets you see how the backup is going to be processed. Very user friendly, among many other compliments.

Thank you Mr. DVDShrink.



Nov 17, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This is a aweome tool to use to backup your DVD's. I have used DVD XCOPY Express and DVD Shrink and to tell you the truth. SHRINK RULES!! I wish I hadn't bought XCOPY EXPRESS. I think I will ask for a refund. Now don't get me wrong XCOPY EXPRESS is a great and really simple program to use but DVD Shrink gives you some options that are not included in EXPRESS. The ability to reauthor a movie, manually set compression levels, compress or completly remove trailers and subtitles. If you are reading these forums to figure out which software to use, go with DVD Shrink and you will be glad you did.


Nov 17, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I like this software very musch. Easy to use, no big installation, good performance. You can manually control the compression rate of the chapters. Very good option that you can view and navigate to any point in chapter.Aand one more BIG point - it's free!


Nov 17, 2003 Version: v3 beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



From the first, I couldn't believe how easy DVD Shrink was to use. It automatically compressed 7.74 gigabytes to 4.35 gigabytes, a perfect fit for a DVD-R. Deep analyze is worth the extra few minutes. (With a fast machine) The final result was very close to the original in quality. DVD Shrink will work the CPU intensively. A very fast stable machine is a must. Crashes 1/2 way through, which have been reported, are usually from either the CPU overheating or the power supply. My computer = Home built with an AMD Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton core) pushed to @ 2.1 ghz, 512 meg memory.


Nov 17, 2003 Version: 3.0 beta 5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I love this program, but am I the only person who's CPU usage stays pegged at 80-100% the entire time it's running? I mean, I know 1GHz is old nowadays but still....no other new software that I use is really pushing it hard like that. It's so bad that my entire system locks up ever 2 out of 3 attempts to compress with it using DVDShrink 3.0 Beta 5....anyone have any ideas??


Nov 15, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



It is the best DVD backup tool I have used, period.

The only other things that I need that I only give '8' on the functionality are:
1) Ability to keep CLOSE CAPTION
2) Ability to have a simple menu for multiple movies (Just A list for each movie is all that needed to select a different movies instead of just playing them one by one).



Nov 14, 2003 Version: 3b5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Whether you are a newcomer to DVD backup/ripping/re-authoring or an "expert", DVD Shrink is hard to beat. None of the many other DVD tools (including paid for commercial tools) that I have used created DVD backups as easily as DVD Shrink has. This is now my DVD backup tool of choice. It produces excellent result first time, every time.

Take time to read some of the guides (although DVD Shrink is very easy to use) and then download the program. What are you waiting for? IT'S FREE!!!



Nov 14, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



The greatest feature I use is its ability to keep two AC3 audios, one without singing and one with singing. So a DVD9 Karaoke disk can be reduced to a single DVD-R media and still keep the two audio tracks. As far as I know of, all other shrink softwares permit only one AC3 audio to be carried over to a new DVD-R media.

My sincere thanks to Mr DVDshrink.



Nov 8, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Being a DVDRW newbie I was extremely happy to stumble across dvdrhelp.com (great site, thumbs up)for some idea of where to start. I was amazed on reading through the guides at some of the lengths gone to, and quantity of programs used to achieve what DVDShrink does easily and quickly by itself. My thanks to the creators!!!


Nov 6, 2003 Version: v3 beta 5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is the best software I've found yet. DVD Xcopy and Xcopy Express no longer reside on my box !!! Its simple and easy to use, 2 hours to back up a DVD, excelent output quality, much faster than DVD to SVCD.


Nov 5, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



great software i must have used most of the software but mr shrink you take the cake thank you
nick



Nov 5, 2003 Version: beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I straight LOVE this tool!!! Unlike DVDxCopy, I can keep it on my computer in case there's a problem on the burn side of the process. I can choose whether or not I want any subtitles or foriegn dubs on my copy. If you take off the dubs, thats close to 500mbs that you can either allow the program to distribute the freed up space to all the videos. Or you can specifically make sure your main movie has less compression(i.e your compression can go from 55% to 65%, a definate difference!!!)

TWO THUMBS UP!



Nov 5, 2003 Version: 3.05 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I've been hardcore user of the great DVD2SVCD until I bought Plextor PX708A DVD burner. DVDShrink worked flawlessly on first try. Quality, of course, can't be compared with the original but what do you expect when squeeze 8+ gig of data on to a 4.3 gig DVD+-R? Thanks to http://www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink I found the real "one click" solution for DVDShrink using AutoShrinkISO 1.5. The whole process for a 2.15hrs movie take me 40 minutes and that including ripping, deep analyse, writing new IFOs and convert to ISO. Mounting the ISO with DEAMON tools, play with PowerDVD then copy disk to disk with Nero 6 to a DVD+R 8X take and addition of 9 minutes. It used to took me about 4+ hours with DVD2SVCD for SVCD. Can't be happier.

Million thanks to the creators of the great FREE programs: DVDDecrypter, DVDShrink,AutoShrinkISO, mkisofs thet make this possible.



Oct 20, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I love this software, and use this 100% of the time. The only thing I would want different on this would be the ability to replace certain pieces with a blank 1 second video (instead of using still pictures) so that I can take out the extra features that I don't want, but keep what I do want with the menus intact. If this ability was there, I would gladly pay $50+ for the software. Even still, extremely impressed as it is truly obvious a lot of hard work went into this product. My hats off to you for keeping it free for everyone.


Oct 19, 2003 Version: 3 beta 5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



THIS SOFTWARE IS FANTASTIC, SUPERB, MAGNIFICENT, EXCELLENT! The tool is so powerful. I have compressed an 8GB DVD including all the features, menus, and it gave me an auto-compression of 53%, but the output is still very much acceptable. I know that if I will just get the main movie, it will be much better. I have a 43" Sony Digital Projection TV, and eventhough the output quality was degraded, a 53% compression is not bad at all. This tool is very flexible, perfect for users who wishes to select the features of a DVD to be retained. Some people do not want menus or interviews or special features. They just want to watch the main movie. But if you want to retain it, you have the option, you just have to sacrifice some resolution. For me, while the blank DVD9s are not yet available on the market, I can live with this, that's why I am temporarily using a DVD+RW.

This software worked for me using DVD Decrypter(excellent software) for ripping, then compress it with DVD Shrinker, and burn with CopyToDVD. You may use NERO, RecordNow, or any other burning software of your choice.

For me, DVDXCopy is not acceptable. Very elementary, not giving you options what to get and discard, meaning you have to leave with the output, besides the fact that it is very expensive, in comparison to these bundle of excellent softwares which are FREE! The best things in life are FREE!!!

I have used DVD Decrypter (wrote comments on it) to backup my Home DVDs. EXCELLENT! HEAVEN-SENT! and free...

System : P4 2.4GHz, 512MB RAM, 64MB ATI Radeon GC, 40GB HD.

Tip: Give your HD some time to defrag from time to time, if you frequently use your PC with different applications, especially if you are saving and deleting files. But if you are just ripping GBs of files and deleting it at once after burning, no need to defrag since files are accessing the same HD location, thus not creating fragmented files.

Thanks to the author of DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrinker. Perfect Combination.



Oct 12, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



We have several movies that our 5 year child enjoys watching, but they contain scenes that scare her and/or we don't want her to view. DVD shrink is the quickest and easiest way for me to make a "Mae edit" DVD.

She gets disks that we agree are OK for her to watch alone and if they get scratched or messed up the original remains intact.

I'd happily pay for this tool, but will suffer with it being free.



Oct 6, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The guy that wrote this program "gets it." He understands exactly what people want to do and has provided a superb program. I know lots of people like it just because it is free, but I wish the author would at least allow voluntary contributions. I, for one, would contribute. I have used DVD2One, and this produces equal or better results (when used with "deep analysis") and is FAR more flexible.


Oct 6, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Excellent Tool,I Highly recomment using it for backups of those expensive DVD's you'd rather put away to protect them from scratches


Oct 5, 2003 Version: 3.00 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I just stumbled on a new use for this GREAT software. I capture MPEG2 with my Dazzle DVCII card at highest bitrate possible (around 8000 mbps) with TWNH 1.9.5.8 which allows me to split the files. Then I join the files and author using TempGenc author. I then use DVDShrink to bring the whole thing down to a perfect size and burn using Nero. On longer films I use the Deep Analysis. Turns out great Satellite TV DVD's.


Oct 1, 2003 Version: 3 BETA 5 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is the best software out their, and its free unbelievable so many options that other costly progs dont have, It does what DVDXCOPY platinum(ripoff) should do, Who is paying over $100 for that program when this one does everything for free.


Sep 27, 2003 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Damn thing crashes on me about halfway through half of the time. I still cant figure out, but when it works it is the greatest program I have found so far. Make sure to use AnyDVD with it and you're good to go


Sep 26, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



Everything is great (see my previous comments) except until now I found out it won't accept AVI, MPEG2 or PAL DVDs. It will not backup original regional zoning and original encryption. It will be perfect if its also evolving towards these difficult directions.


Sep 24, 2003 Version: V3Beta5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



All you need to backup those dvd's is this and your burning program. If you don't have it, get it now!


Sep 22, 2003 Version: 3.0 b5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



DVDShrink is very easy to use. Follow any of the several guides and you will succeed with a good quality video. I burn with nero 5.5.10.50 on an Optorite drive.


Sep 21, 2003 Version: 3.0beta OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Amazing software, why pay for sumthin to do the same thing when this is available for FREE !!!!


Sep 21, 2003 Version: 2.30 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Outstanding piece of software. Does what it says it will do. Why buy commercial software when this is available.


Sep 20, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Easy to use. Works great for compression and I have had great results evry time. I Use Nero 6 recode for burn.



Sep 20, 2003 Version: DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



It's an excellent software. I've tried DVD2One y CloneDVD, and they're not as good as DVD Shrink. The new coming version will be full of new functionalities.
It will be even more fantastic...



Sep 19, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



fantastic program, i want to nominate dr. shrink for sainthood


Sep 18, 2003 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This software does exactly what I need: an easy tool to backup DVDs. If the video needs to be re-compressed to fit 4.7GB, version 3.0 Beta5 will predetermine automatically the compression ratio for all the menus and the film. You might want to manually change some compressions here and there to allow for less compression on the main movie. The great thing is, if you change compression ratio for specific items such as menus and extras, DVD SHRINK will automatically adjust the compression ratio for the main movie. It's easy to use and very efficient. I agree with the previous comment: use the DEEP ANALYSIS function. It takes a bit longer to get the encoding going, but the results are great! I backed up 5 titles so far and they all look very good on my 16:9 Tv !!! I personally use IMGTOOL BURN to burn the backup (so easy, it's not even funny!), but you can also use NERO. DVD SHRINK 3.0 (BETA 5 is the version I have) is simply put an amazing software that does exactly what you want... for FREE!!!


Sep 17, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great tool for ripping DVDs...and it's FREE! Unbelieveable. Easy to use with Roxio Creator Classic or Nero to burn files to blank DVD. Use the Deep Analysis...it's worth the extra 25-minutes. The whole process took about 90 min or less...rip with deep analysis and burn..for some reason Roxio Creater Classic will only burn at 1x...bug with Roxio. Nero burned at 2x so a bit faster, overall. Don't waste your money buying those other tools...this works great! Keeps menus...select what languages and subtitles to keep or discard...and quality is super.


Sep 17, 2003 Version: beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



first of all, unbeliveable software. I can't belive anyone would post a negative feedback on this software. I downloaded just about every freeware and trial version of payware out there and tried them all. Some were as bad that I had to reload windows, others made nice coasters after burning, some yet would simply crash at all times tring to use. This software is unbeatable in my eyes I cant belive its free, I would pay for this no problem, if it had a burning utility I would pay more that DVD X Copy costs. Excellent Excellent Excellent tool, one every DVD backer upper should have regardless of whether or not you have purchased other programs use this.


Sep 11, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Easy to use for newbie as I am. Versatile and almost you can do any deleting and joining of movies and home_makes. I dumped the rest of authoring programmes (which I spent hours and days and weeks and I still could not use them properly)on my machine.


Sep 10, 2003 Version: V3Beta5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



It's hard to believe that a tool of this quality is FREE. I can't remember the last time I launched IC7, DVD2One or even CCE for that matter.




Sep 10, 2003 Version: DVD Shrink V3 beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Have used ic7 (slow) clonedvd (fine) tried dvd srink 3 on star trek next gen series and think it is excellent use on deep analysis and quality is excellent wont say as good as original as it isnt but is close enough not to bother me fully recommended and its free.


Sep 10, 2003 Version: 3beta5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



DVD Shrink 2.3 is the best tool on the market for ripping DVD's. The software is FREE (yes free), and so EASY to use. You'd have to be a fool not to use it. Link it up with Nero and you have all you need to 'backup' your VD collection. You have nothing to loose just go and download the software. Happy burnin.


Sep 10, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Was forced to try different software to backup my discs when DVDxcopy xpress failed to copy the correct portion of video. I am sold - DVD Shrink does everything copy Xpress did and more. I have more control over the software and can choose the correct portion of video everytime. This in conjunction w/ copytodvd is unbeatable when it comes to movie only backups to one disc. Not to mention this software is free and an idiot can work it. ten out of ten in my book


Sep 1, 2003 Version: beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Used DVDencryptor, DVDfab, and Pinnacle. If you add the three together, you get DVDShrink. Absolutely, the best freeware for DVD backup! So far I'm able to backup every DVD tried except one, "Last Emperor" Regardless of how much you shrink, as long as you do a deep analysis, the quality is still top notch! Can be a bit slow when you do a deep analysis, but it's worth the wait.

Kudos to the awesome developers of this software!



Sep 1, 2003 Version: 3.0 beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



There was alot of DVD's I could not fit one one 4.7 but with the auto compress works wonder's thanks for making a perfect tool..


Aug 31, 2003 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I used this program to shrink a Harry Potter video. It was the first time i have used this type of program as others appeared to be a bit daunting as i am fairly new to this stuff.
However this was so easy to use and the results were amazing and when i noticed it was freeware i was stunned. The best proggy to backup your DVDs with. If i can use it anyone can.



Aug 31, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Regarding some negative comments on this great piece of software: I cannot help but think that some telent must be required to get bad results when ripping DVD-s with this tool. Please play with this simple piece of software befopre you post any negative comments. I switched from DVDX-Copy to this freeware because of jerky video playback on my Apex AD 703.Every single DVD plays flawlesly with SOME BONUS: I do not know what kind of transcoding engine this software uses and how the heck is it possible to put the whole Two Towers DVD on one DVD-R and get amasing quality I got. Kiks h... out of DVDX Copy.Great DVD Authoring tool that works perfect! Thanks Dr. Shrink!!!


Aug 30, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Downloaded this program a couple of days ago . I have a 2.3 version but have not used it because it would not let me back up my star trek tng discs without compression . Let me explain , I back up my tng discs with two episodes per disc . The still pictures option in 2.3 would not allow this without compression . The 3.0 Beta 5 version compresses the still pictures enough so I can fit two episodes on one disc with no compression . I had been using DVDXCopy and stealing the files from its temp file to do this . I steal the files because its burn engines do not work well . DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta 5 is perfect for backing up episodic discs . I highly recomend it .


Aug 30, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Absolutely the best out there....
Don't waste your money on any of the retail packages.....
This software DOES demand a decent amout of hardware and Windows 2000 / XP PRo in order to shine properly.....
P4 2.0 GHZ and 640mb of ram makes this package fly in minutes....
Dave in Kanata



Aug 23, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Used this to backup only the movie section of lord of the rings. Made a mess of the film. Really bad copy and near the end the film started freezing. Never bothered using the program again. Also, takes a long time to copy. Stick to dvd decryptor & dvd x copy, your a lot better off.



Aug 23, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 2/10



Have used all versions of DVDShrink and all have worked great. I like to do "movie only" backups to keep maximum quality. I have a projection, HD, system for viewing and have perfect pictures projecting 8' images through a Pioneer DV-C36 progressive scan DVD player.
Reading other comments, it appears to me the problems come from the user trying to do more than you can reasonably expect, i.e., backup the entire 3 hour movie keeping everything on the disk and expecting flawless results. Not gonna happen!!
When you find a single layer disk and do the entire disk, perfect!!! This tool and DVDdecrypter are amazing tools and we should all form a line just to get the opportunity to say Thank You and shake their hand!!! and it wouldn't be out of line to have a little something in your hand at the time to show your appreciation. Hope everyone enjoys these as much as I do.
Thanks, big time to the developers!!!!



Aug 22, 2003 Version: beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a great tool, and gets better withe every revision. I have used it to backup around 50 movies and had no problems. You can't beat the price! Thanks a million Dr. Shrink!


Aug 20, 2003 Version: Beta 3.0 v5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a very good tool & the dvd films look great too


Aug 20, 2003 Version: 3.0 beta 5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I read one tutorial on how to use, and I have never had a problem. So far I have backed up 6 of my sons DVD (just the movie section) and I have had no problem what so ever. Easy to use good software.




Aug 18, 2003 Version: ???(beore beta 3) OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a ral piece of work. Loads of functions. (re-author, compress to fit, region free, protection removal) and it all works so flawlessly that it's amazing. It's the best DVD application going and best of all, it's FREE.


Aug 17, 2003 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Up to 3.0 Beta5 now


Aug 15, 2003 Version: 3.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Amazing tool. I back up all my DVD's for viewing on the road. I updated to 3.0 Beta but had some problems with the automatic compression (e.g. it told me that compression to 94% was needed, but when actually doing the reauthoring it compressed to 64%...haven't figured out what I'm doing wrong yet). So I actually went back to version 2.3, which works beautifully for me. On my 36" widescreen TV I cannot see the difference when using for standard movies (typically compression by 10-30%). Hey, I would pay for this!


Aug 15, 2003 Version: 2.3/3.0 Beta OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Can't speak any more highly of this release. This is one heckuva piece of software, makes excellent backups (with Nero for burning). 5 STAR's!!!


Aug 13, 2003 Version: 3 Beta 3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Excellent freeware. Can shirnk Ripped DVD9 movies to a single DVDR. Has deep analysis mode to give excellent quality. I have compressed movies at 50% and did not notice any quality loss on my 30" analog TV. The new version 3 can have multiple windows open allowing for you to Re-author 2 titles to fit one DVDR. Just drag them over. Super easy to use and gives compression flexibility to all video including menus. It does have decyrpting but not as many features as DVD Decryptor.
My method: Rip with DVD Decryptor, Re-author and Shrink with DVD Shrink, Burn with Nero Express.



Aug 12, 2003 Version: 3.0 Beta 3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Amazing, fantastic. This is one application that works, and works well. It's too bad that the high priced software companies can't put out products that work as well as this freeware. My only wish is for more compression choices. Some larger DVDs have required 2 passes in order to allow me to keep all of the options that I want. Even so, the final output quality is outstanding. This is one product that would be well worth paying (a reasonable amount) for.



Aug 9, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



For being free, this thing is amazing. You have the choice of ripping/encoding only the movie or the whole disc (including all menus). From there you can seperatly choose the compression rate of the movie, extras, and menus, and to free up even more space you take off any audio tracks you don't want. This program's setup is very easy to use. The quality of the compression, even at it's highest rate, doesn't look bad at all. On my 50" HDTV, the compression did noticably degrade the quality, but one played on a standard 36", I couldn't even see a difference. I highly reccomend this product over any of the pay software such as DVD X Copy.


Jul 4, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



A fantastic piece of software. Very easy to use, almost as fast as DVD2One, but with the added ability to keep all the menus and extra features. Transcoded quality is still excellent, even on higher compression rates.

Well done to the programmer. Keep up the good work!



Jul 1, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Has worked perfect for me so far.


Jun 18, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: Win98 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Easy and free. Has one of the best interfaces around. Now that's the good part. Quality and options are still the issues with this transcoder. The quality is still not as good as the low-cost consumer options like DVD2one, and it still has bugs and likes to crash from time to time, unlike the other ones. It is also slow. If you insist on freeware, this is great. But if you have some money to spend, and tend to backup LOTS of discs, I'd stick with DVD2one for now, as it gives better output and is much faster. Hopefully future versions of DVDshrink will make it the best one, but for now, that's just not true.


Jun 16, 2003 Version: 1.3 and 2.3 OS: WinME Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 4/10



Has the problem with audio been adressed yet? I know on 2.0 and 2.2 it choosing the first audio type regardless of which u select. If not i suggest Using 1.3 until this is corrected.


Jun 16, 2003 Version: 2.3 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 5/10


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