MenuShrink Version 2.3 is here!

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#1

MenuShrink Version 2.3 is here!

Version 2.3 has the following main new features:

[ul]
[li]You can preview all the menu cells if you want to. This allows you to keep menu transitions or video segments (interviews etc) that were placed in the menu domain and are normally eliminated by MenuShrink.
[/li][li]The overall DVD size is now displayed in the Log
[/li][/ul]
along with a couple bug fixes.
Get the new version at the usual place:
http://www.videohelp.com/~menushrink/
Make sure to refresh the download page to get version 2.3!

Here’s the change log.

UI:

[ul]
[li]You can preview all the cells that have more than 1 I-frame. This is useful
[/li]to keep or discard menu transitions, or buttonless videos that are put in the
menu domain (interviews etc).
[li]The overall DVD size (including menus and title) is now displayed in the Log.
[/li][/ul]
Engine:

[ul]
[li]MenuShrink now avoids bypassing a cell if doing so would yield a “repeating
[/li]menu” (a menu page that repeats once if the user presses one of the buttons).
[li]Clicking “Abort” now skips updating the IFOs!
[/li][li]A warning is issued when the wrong video format is found in the PGC cell
[/li]times.
[li]The cell playback time is now computed from scratch.
[/li][/ul]
Bug Fixes:

  • [li]If “keep audio” was unchecked and a cell was kept animated, the audio streams
    [/li]were mistakingly reset.

Enjoy!
jeanl


#2

Fantastic, I find it one of the best utilities around for freeing up room before using ReBuilder. Keep up the good work :slight_smile:


#3

I’m suprised there isn’t a sticky or sub-forum for MenuShrink.


#4

as useful as menushrink is, giving it its own sub-forum would probably cause it to go unnoticed since relatively few have heard of it.


#5

Menu Shrink is a fantastic little utility to use when you back up your DVD’s and are not concerned with having singing and dancing dwarves in the menu when you back up Snow White. Or to have any motion or audio (there is an option to keep audio) in menus of any dvd you backup. Here are the top 25 space saving DVD’s so far obtained when using Menu Shrink. The list is copied from the Menu Shrink Home Page:

1: From 2400MB to 121MB (Le Secret de l’Espadon, R2 shrunk by LoloMC). See here!
#2: From 1938MB to 64MB (An American Tail, R1 shrunk by jeanl). See here!
#3: From 1846MB to 6.9MB (Mulholland Drive, R? shrunk by Whitespliff). See here!
#4: From 1485MB to 3.1MB (Pacifier, R4 shrunk by blutach). See here!
#5: From 1449MB to 17.2MB (Godzilla R2, shrunk by nwg and Mig$y). See here!
#6: From 1402MB to 9.26MB (Lion King R2, shrunk by Lark). See here!
#7: From 1391MB to 11.9MB (Black Hawk Down R2, shrunk by Mig$y). See here!
#8: From 1338MB to 11.3MB (Finding Nemo R1, shrunk by Mig$y). See here!
#9: From 1327MB to 6.8MB (Godzilla R4, shrunk by blutach). See here!
#10: From 1311MB to 6.31MB (Johnny English R2, shrunk by Mig$y). See here!
#11: From 1217MB to 11.4MB (Lord of the Rings, Two Towers extended edition disc 2, R?, shrunk by glisoni). See here!
#12: From 1069MB to 6.66MB (Eddie Izzard: Circle, R1, shrunk by arsmori). See here!
#13: From 1014MB to 2.80MB (The Pacifier: R1, shrunk by jmet). See here!
#14: From 994MB to 6.7MB (Lord of the Rings, Two Towers extended edition disc 1, R?, shrunk by glisoni). See here!
#15: From 996MB to 9.94MB (Snow white R2, disc 1, shrunk by nwg). See here!
#16: From 1066MB to 113.6MB (Men in black, R4, shrunk by blutach). See here!
#17: From 918MB to 1.1MB (Control, R1 shrunk by jm1647). See here!
#18: From 917MB to 2.7MB (Highlander R2, shrunk by Mig$y). See here!
#19: From 961MB to 61.3MB (Simbad R4, shrunk by zacoz). See here!
#20: From 935MB to 40MB (Chasing Amy, R1, shrunk by PinguTM). See here!
#21: From 959MB to 78MB (Shrek R4, shrunk by blutach). See here!
#22: From 866MB to 43MB (Ladder, R2 shrunk by cornholio7). See here!
#23: From 801MB to 9.78MB (Anchorman, R1 shrunk by jm1647). See here!
#24: From 760MB to 2.57MB (Wedding Date, R1 shrunk by jmet). See here!
#25: From 700MB to 20MB (Pulp Fiction R2, shrunk by nwg). See here!

Thanks again jeanl !!!

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it’s off to shrink I go…


#6

Thanks for the positive feedback guys.
MenuShrink isn’t that well-known as DVD Shrink or DVD Rebuilder of course, simplest reason being, you can do without menushrink, but you can’t without DVD Shrink or rebuilder… There isn’t much of a need for a menushrink subforum, judging by the amount of traffic on the few threads devoded to it…
Happy shrinking!
jeanl


#7

I for one, won’t do without it :bow: I like to keep the Menus with scene selection. Anyone that does and is concerned with having the best end result when shrinking or rebuilding a DVD should have it. Every MB saved using Menu Shrink along with PgcEdit and or VobBlanker and any other editing tool is a MB less that has to be compressed before using any transcoder or encoder when backing up to a DVD5. If you back up 1:1 to DVD9 then you don’t need any thing but a good ripping and burning program.