First let me say I am a long time user of DVD shrink and think the program rocks (wish the author still developed it)
Second, I am one of those people that likes to keep menu’s intact on dvd’s I backup… I do this for maximum compatibility with picky dvd players, and also since I think it looks nicer. Because of this I don’t like using the reauthor mode.
I want maximum quality on the movie, but don’t care about menu or preview trailer quality, and I remove the extras.
That being said… I have come across many dvd’s where the entire movie will fit if I could just recompress the menu and trailers/warnings/etc just a little more.
I don’t like removing the trailers or warnings because I hate having a 5 minute long “this video has been removed screen” that I always need to skip through.
What I would really like is some hack that would enable maximum compression, say 90% even, for the trailers and menu. Is there any such beast? DvdShrink seems to limit the shrinking to about 60% or so.
One work around I have found, is to compress everything to max (except for the movie, which I do with no or very minor compression) then I set dvd shrink for dual layer mode.
Once it copies to a folder, I reload the files from the folder into shrink, and recompress the Trailers again until it will fit on a Single layer dvd.
Is this a crazy thing to do? Is there a better way to do what im trying to do without using 5 different applications?