I've also done a test with DVD Shrink.
I've tried to recompress my copy of Saving Private Ryan (DTS , Region 1) to an acceptable 4.7 Gigs or lower.
It told me i could make new menus, but PowerDVD did not show any menus , not that i mind it much ; The importance is the quality.
Very small program , 340 kilobyte and that's it. It does everything in one .exe , no freaking .dll's or installation paths. A big plus for me since i hate tools that fly all over the harddisks , os'es and registry keys.
Quite easy. One goes "clickety-click" and wait for 2 hours and you're done. It tells what files it has written and shows a nice preview before you select a compression method.
The "Expected file size" results are quite accurate
Freeware. Big plus. Being free usually means : Not supported and shut up about bugs , but i don't mind that. I paid nothing , i should expect nothing. I can live with that. If the Con's are not fixed/updated/implemented , i still like the program. Someone put time in this to write it and the least we could do is appreciate this.
Select your own region.
Acceptable image quality.
Menu's did not work , i don't know for sure , since i don't have it written onto a dvd-writer , simply because i have none (yet)
Fixed compression rates. I could only select a 1 thru 8 compression method via radio buttons , there was no method of using a preferred step-free compression rate.
Overall a good product for it's price
Did not implement the DTS track , but i haven't tested it thorough enough.
Image once in a while seems to "hiccup". Some frames instantly changed scenery , but this was very very rare (about 2 times in the entire movie).