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26th April 2004, 19:01
RE: DVD Shrink Re-author Mode Mixed-Ratios.

There is a Shrink guide for version 3.0B5:


With the last release of DVDShrink (, the user interface is a little different from (3.0B5). Do you still follow the above mixed-compression guide for 3.1.x.x. And do you still have to select the entire movie (Start-End) after you do all your custom ratios?

It always seemed weird that last step was necessary. You have to select the entire movie from start of chapter one to the last frame of the last chapter, then merely click OK, and do nothing else. It would have been more logic to have DVD Shrink assume that all parts of the movie that were not custom ratios, would simply be Automatic.

27th April 2004, 20:39

i was wondering exactly the same thing. Hope someone can shed some light on this.



28th April 2004, 00:58
To the best of my knowledge, this undocumented feature works the same in the newer versions.

I don't consider myself an expert, but I always thought the last step basically told DVDShrink that you wanted to re-author the entire movie (with varying compression levels). If you skip that last step, wouldn't the program think it's only supposed to re-author the last start/end section you defined?

29th April 2004, 20:09
Hi all. :)

Mixed-compression in v3.1.x does work in exactly the same way.

I'd like to correct a mistake I made in my guide though. :o
The last selection doesn't have to be the whole title.
It just have to be whatever you want to backup. ;)

29th April 2004, 22:56
>> The last selection doesn't have to be the whole title.
It just have to be whatever you want to backup. <<

Ahhhh, the missing puzzle piece. <g>

Now, it all makes sense. Thanks for that tid bit!!!!!!!!!

30th April 2004, 00:37
You're welcome. :)

My mistake in the first place. :rolleyes:

1st May 2004, 18:59


Thanks for your guides, they sure helped me thru my "initiation" into the fascinating world of shiny disc's.

Do you have any intention of producing a guide with current version screen shots ?

Its not a biggie , but i like to re-read guides over and over as i use programs to make sure i am aware of all features. Because the guides and current version screen shts are out of sync you never know just what might be lurking behind a button you never really use too much.......

Thanks for your input and indeed everyone on doom9. Some really REALLY clever people hang out here and on the other side lots of really interesting and constructive questions posed by noobes (me)which help us all learn new tricks......although i'm definately a one trick pony.....:)



1st May 2004, 19:16
Hi Mark,

I intent to update the guides, but would rather wait a bit longer before to do so, just in case dvdshrink - the author - adds/changes some features. ;)
(even though DVD Shrink development has officially ended)

1st May 2004, 19:38
hi ddlooping

hmmm if you were a girl in a pub we'd have a name for you....lets just say thats a big tease *wink* :D

But thanks much for the input. Would't it be FANTASTIC if anyting NEW were added or changed ...hmmm



1st May 2004, 20:05
He he :)

Seriously though, I honestly don't know if DVD Shrink will ever be updated.