After playing around with DVD2One 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.2.0, DVD95Copy 1.5, InstantCopy and DVDShrink 2.3 I come to the conclusion that DVDShrink is different. On many DVDs I try, using DVDShrink 2.3 in Full Disc mode, I cannot fit everything on a DVD-5 re-compressed. Instead I have to remove some audio tracks and that usually helps.
For example, on “The Animatrix”, it is impossible to keep all audio tracks even with level 10 compression on all the video titles. I have to remove Japanese audio and then compress the menu a bit.
Not that I really need the other audio tracks, but this makes it not as flexible as other programs. It seems that its level settings are calculated based on the video only. If it takes into account the size of the audio tracks it could offer another level to compress everything with all audio tracks and fit on a DVD5. I think it needs another couple levels of higher compression and it would be perfect!
I am just curious because I don’t see any discussions on this limitation and just read how many are using DVDShrink with great success. Am I missing something here?