Dvd-shrink - not enough shrinkage

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#1

Couldn’t find this after an hour of searching, but here is my problem.

On 2 disks, out of lots…
I run dvd-shrink and then nero reports the dvd is too small.
Back at dvd-shrink it reports the automatic shrink at 57.8% and 4,743MB, and part of that is RED because the size of disk is 4,464MB.
When I go to custom ratio, I can’t move the slider bar to the left any further, just to the right, which makes the red / over capacity just get bigger. When I type in a number, it just gets re-set back to 57.8%

Is there anyway to set this % to say 50%.

I’d use cold water but I hear that isn’t good for the equipment (jk) :slight_smile:


#2

Have you tried saving it as an ISO and then burning it with DVD Decrypter?
Other then that I would try different media. :slight_smile:


#3

You cannot set the compression to 50% as the compression algorithm won’t alow you to. What you can do is shrink to the 57.8% anyway. Then open those files and shrink a second time until it fits.

To keep quality high. Do a deep analysis and choose AEC each time.


#4

Did you keep the entire DVD-Video, or can you remove previews/extras/bonus and audio streams you do not need, like keep only one iof AC3/DTS, commentaries, languages, etc.

Also, can you compress other video more using Custom, and see if there is improvement.
Otherwise you can re-shrink the files, as suggested above. As for myself, I do not even botehr with deep analysis…


#5

This is a tv commedy show that has
#1 - menu - video 3mb, audio 11mb
#2 - Main movie - title 1 thru 6, video 4,093MB, audio 206mb (+7 that are 0 mb), and subpicture 10mb (+31 that are 0mb)
#3 - Extras - title 7 thru 10 -91mb, audio 4mb, subpicture .16mb
#4 - Unreferenced Material - .03mb

I can make title 6 thru 10 a picture and burn that, and then make 1 thru 5 a picture and burn that, but would prefer to have 1 disk rather than 2.
There is no language track or anything else large enough that I can remove to get it to fit.

I have seen this once before, and that disk also had 32 subpicture all but 1 with 0mb. Don’t know if this is causing issues, but if I deselect them, it doesn’t gain me anything according to the red overstorage bar.

The 1’st time, it didn’t warn about the size, I didn’t see a red bar, and don’t think it was there until maybe after the deep annalysis. Now it is there, and warns me if I say backup and do I want to continue right at the start.

I’ve never done this, but I will create the ISO on disk, and then try to shrink that. If will be good if that works.

I always do Deep Annalysis, but don’t have the AEC checked


#6

Shrink -> ISO and then shrink again -> disk

That did the trick, thanks :slight_smile:


#7

Word thanks for this forum guys. I had a SAHARA dvd and couldnt get it to work right, was too big. I needed to return it to a friend, so I ripped the ISO so that I could try to use PGCedit on it to get it smaller so it would burn. Then I saw this forum and tried opening the ISO in DVDShrink and it was able to shrink it down enough this time. Thanks guys!


#8

I’d be careful here. Even though you’re being thankful, you’re also telling us how you pirated a movie. :frowning:


#9

I would recommend using Rebuilder for discs that require this amount of compression. I can’t even stand DVD Shrink on DVDs that to be compressed to 75% of their original size (although it depends on the original bitrate to some extent).


#10

Well, actually I could be just backing up a DVD for my friend, which technically in my eyes is not illegal. I believe its the copying and redistributing part that makes it illegal.


#11

Time to use a dl dvd!