Re: DVD Shrink alternatives?
- From: "P Pron" <paulatspambegone.pron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2005 16:24:00 +0100
|| On Sat, 6 Aug 2005 07:42:19 -0600, "Bratboy"
|| <DontBother@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
||| "Steve(JazzHunter)" <jazzhunterNotHere@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
||| message news:cda9f1tbe54m4soeohrh43u64tqdb6bktm@xxxxxxxxxx
|||| On Sat, 6 Aug 2005 09:57:59 +0100, "P Pron"
|||| <paulatspambegone.pron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
||||| Pat wrote:
||||||| Ablang wrote:
|||||||| Are there any other decent freeware programs out there that can
|||||||| backup a legitimate DVD? Sometimes I run across DVDs that have
|||||||| 5.4GB of data on them, which are more than 4.7GB capacities of
|||||||| a blank DVD.
|||||||| Perhaps is there a program that can reduce the size of a movie
|||||||| down to fit on a 4.7GB DVD?
||||||| What do you think the "shrink" in "DVD Shrink" refers to?
||||| And what do _you_ think "alternative" and "other" mean?
||||| If there's another (freeware) shrinking program that does a
||||| similar job but
||||| by a different means and achieving a better result, I'm sure you
||||| wouldn't mnd too much if someone were to tell us all the name of
|||| DVD2DVD-R is the best quality, better than DVDshrink, but you need
|||| CCE or Tmpeg to encode, plus some experience with scripting.
|||| DVD2one is a shareware alternative to DVDshrink and it's VERY fast!
|||| .. Steve ..
||| Well, unfortunatly neither of the 2 options you mention will
||| probably work for him. Both of those require coin and the OP wanted
||| Free. I still have to wonder what thier problem is with shrink. I
||| have always gotten great results with it.
|| I mentioned them because they are "alternatives' with different
|| virtues. If one wants the virtue of being "free" then DVDshrink is
|| it. Period. I don't know of another free dual-layer to one layer
|| ripping application that comes close to DVDshrink's performance. And
|| it's pretty darn good when using comprehensive analysis. I don't
|| understand why one would look for an "alternative" to DVDshrink
|| .. Steve ..
I don't think it's necessary to have a problem with something in order to
justify being interested in whether there might be an alternative. If this
were the case, people would stop getting anything new, and the economy and
everything else would grind to a halt...
I can't speak for OP, but although I've generally had satisfactory results
from DVDShrink, there is always room for improvement. I'm perfectly happy
with 'shrink's performance when it isn't required to work too hard - say,
down to 80% compression, but when it starts approaching 70% I've found the
image softens too much for comfortable viewing. I've no experience of
alternative paid-for or free "shrinking" programs, so I don't know whether
any of the others produce better-looking results with bigger files - I may
check out the suggestions above.
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