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Windows 7: Program for shrinking DVD'S?

24 Sep 2009   #1
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Program for shrinking DVD'S?

Can someone please tell me what program must i use on win7 to shrink dvd's?


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24 Sep 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
Can someone please tell me what program must i use on win7 to shrink dvd's?
DVD Shrink 3.2

It's freeware and I use it to copy all my DVD's to my HTPC.

Download DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15 - DVD Shrink - A FREE software to backup DVD disks ! - Softpedia

In my country copying legally bought DVD's for own use is legal.

Greetz
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24 Sep 2009   #3
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

another one is DVDFab.

Really that along with DVDShrink is all you need to make backups of your DVDs. DVDShrink cannot backup many new titles because it hasn't been updated for some time.

Another one is called AnyDVD. Free trial but if you use it for more than 14 days (I think) you have to pay. AnyDVD and DVDShrink make a good combo for those titles that DVDShrink can't handle alone.
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24 Sep 2009   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use a combination of DVDfab HD Decrypter and DVD Shrink. The first one removes and copy-protection, which is great for ripping my legal DVDs to .mkv files for my HTPC, and DVD Shrink will handle the compression to let the files fit on a standard blank DVD.
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24 Sep 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use DVD Fab HD to rip the movie, FixVTS to fix any issues with scrambled content on the disc and DVD Shrink to shrink it down. I then burn onto DVD rewriteables, watch them and record back over the disks. I use this process to better utilize my time and my Netflix subscription. This way I can watch the movies when I get around to it, or horror/suspense movies when my wife is in bed early rather than when Netflix ships to me.
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29 Sep 2009   #6
Core7

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
Can someone please tell me what program must i use on win7 to shrink dvd's?
DVD Shrink 3.2

It's freeware and I use it to copy all my DVD's to my HTPC.

Download DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15 - DVD Shrink - A FREE software to backup DVD disks ! - Softpedia

In my country copying legally bought DVD's for own use is legal.

Greetz
Oky thanks I am using that shrinker it only shrinks it to 4.2 gig I want to shrink it to 400mb-700mb is there some program like that if there is please send me the link?
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29 Sep 2009   #7
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
Can someone please tell me what program must i use on win7 to shrink dvd's?
DVD Shrink 3.2

It's freeware and I use it to copy all my DVD's to my HTPC.

Download DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15 - DVD Shrink - A FREE software to backup DVD disks ! - Softpedia

In my country copying legally bought DVD's for own use is legal.

Greetz
Oky thanks I am using that shrinker it only shrinks it to 4.2 gig I want to shrink it to 400mb-700mb is there some program like that if there is please send me the link?
Well, then you will need to convert it to MP4.

I've tried many programs, but by far the best is "TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress".

What I do is, I use DVDShrink for ripping and then compress it with
TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress.
(in DVD Shrink, make sure you chose the "re-author mode". In that mode you can select to only rip the movie without menu's and extra's.)

About
TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress

A few things I must add.
First, after experimenting a lot, I recommend not to make the output file smaller than 1.5gb. Setting it smaller will introduce artifacts which are clearly visible on LCD screens.

Second, any video conversion program has quite a steep learning curve regarding to which settings work best.
TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress is one of the easiest to use, but still you must expect to spend hours getting the right settings that suite you.

Experiment with only a selection of 1 minute of video, so the conversion goes fast.
Once you found the right settings you can save it as a template, so you won't have to do it all again.

Third, converting a 4.5gb movie to MP4 will take up a lot of time.
Of course this depends on your machine, but it will be around 1hr conversion for every 1hr of video. (and that is quite fast for shrinking a 4.5gb video to 1.5gb)

TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress is optimized for multiple cores.

Oh, and it cost's $99 but considering it's features that is very cheap.

TMPGEnc - Products: TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Product Information

Greetz

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29 Sep 2009   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
I want to shrink it to 400mb-700mb is there some program like that if there is please send me the link?
What you want is Handbrake. It's becoming the standard, and it's free and quite easy to use.

HandBrake
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29 Sep 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Core7 View Post
I want to shrink it to 400mb-700mb is there some program like that if there is please send me the link?
What you want is Handbrake. It's becoming the standard, and it's free and quite easy to use.

HandBrake
I'll second Handbrake. It's free and easy and is becoming the standard. It's the only app that I have continued using.
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29 Sep 2009   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't hold me to this, but I think Handbrake is multi-threaded, so it flies on multi-core systems.
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