If all you want to do is keep the main movie you must re-author the DVD. Click Re-author on the Tool Bar and another Window will open; this is new to DVD Shrink 3.x. The default settings have provided for 54% compression. The best we could do in Part 2 was 61%. Can we do better? Maybe.
Arrange the windows side-by-side or whateverâ€™s convenient. Note that the new window has the basic element of the new structure on the left hand side and absolutely nothing on the right hand side.
Expand the â€œMain Movieâ€ structure in the first window. Identify the actual main movie, by playing through the Titles if necessary. Click and drag it to the left hand side of the second [re-authoring] window. Bingo! We have the start of our new DVD! At this point, Iâ€™m disappointed that compression is not better than 56%
and even when deselecting the Greek subtitles and the AC3 2-ch audio stream, Iâ€™m still only getting 61%
At this point, I can simply click â€œBackupâ€ and achieve a 61% compression ratio without menus and extras. Click the â€œBackup!â€ icon on the Tool Bar and youâ€™re invited to choose a path â€“ I always add in the VIDEO_TS folder â€“ and you can change the Provider ID, which is unnecessary at this point.
Click OK and if thereâ€™re any existing files DVD Shrink will let you know.
Then youâ€™re away. I did this DVD with the rig described in my sig â€“ XP Pro, XP 2600+ & 512MB RAM
Sometimes, DVD Shrink does not like a â€˜non-browsedâ€™ path (when you just type it in); if you get this error then just browse and create the folders as you browse, or go into Explorer and create them there.
Good luck. Got problems? Then post here