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Old 9th August 2003, 13:44   #1  |  Link
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DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta 1

DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta 1 is now available, for those who wish to test.

http://www.dvdshrink.org/
http://www.dvdr-digest.com/software...?file=dvdshrink

The main changes are:

Version 3.0 Beta 1 - 9 Aug 2003

No more compression levels. Instead we have four new settings:
- No compression - original video.
- Automatic - DVD Shrink will choose the best compression ratio.
- Custom - you can select desired ratio (with a slider)
- Still Pictures - as before.

Better quick analysis.
The sample points for initial quick analysis are carefully chosen, and sparse analysis results are interpolated between samples.

New "Analysis" button.
This performs a deep analysis, which (a) guarantees that the predicted target size is met and (b) significantly improves video quality.

New "Analysis Results" file format
The new format is more flexible, used to save results of the initial quick analysis, also deep analysis results or partial analysis results (if you cancel analysis, partial results are saved). Also better checking in case of conflict of CRC values between two DVDs.

One-pass encoding.
Output files are written to HD in one pass, so no longer necessary to make a second pass to fix navigation ptrs. This reduces total encode time by about 5 mins.

Multi-threaded preload buffer (in both analysis and encode modules). While one batch of data is being processed, the next batch is pre-loaded on a seperate thread. This seems to work especially well during quick analysis, where the waiting time for drive seek operations is significantly reduced.

RCE region protection removal, special thanks to Mr.Bass.

New "New Frame" menu option - creates another instance of DVD Shrink, but in the same process. This is used by re-author module which now supports drag 'n drop, or cut & paste, from any window (re-author from multiple disks).

Video preview window shifted to the right-pane, which is where it belongs.

Fixed various strange behaviours in the DVD and Streams View. Also removed the "Compressed" column, since takes up unnecessary space.

Compression % values inverted, so they now represent the ratio of output size to original (small % = big compression).

File reading code now supports output from DVD Decryptor in "Auto" file-splitting mode, or non-split VOB files.

Fixed bug in re-author where only 32 titles could be played in sequence. The limit now is 99.

Added "perform deep analysis" option in backup dialog, thus analysis and re-encode become one sequential operation.

Added "shutdown when complete" option in backup dialog.

Added "remove macrovision" option in preferences (all versions since 2.x have removed macrovision, now it is an option).

Added "remove P-UOPs" option in preferences.

Added "split VOB files" option in preferences, on by default.

Fixed possible problem which may have caused gaps in audio playback.

Removed option to disable menu subpicture streams, as this stream usually contains the menu buttons.

Added option to completely disable video preview.

Moved all hard coded text strings into resource file, so future translations will be complete.

Removed "view Raw DVD" option.

Added "Unreferenced Material" folder, which appears in the main view if material is found on the dvd which does not seem to belong to any menu or title. Previously the existance of this material would cause errors in target size calculations.

Removed "error margin" option - no longer required.

Added "Combine Shared Titles" menu option, which is on by default. Turn this off to seperately list all multi-angle titles (or titles which share the same video with other titles) in the main view. You will need this, for instance, if you wish to re-author only Angle 2, etc.

Fixed TMAP table generation for re-authored titles with angle greater than 1. Seek in PowerDVD etc should now work, whatever the angle.

Various other tweaks and enhancements.

Please enjoy :-)
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Old 9th August 2003, 13:59   #2  |  Link
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link didnt work but this might

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Thanks - that worked - can't wait to test it ...
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Old 9th August 2003, 14:55   #7  |  Link
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Re: DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta 1

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New "Analysis" button.
This performs a deep analysis, which (a) guarantees that the predicted target size is met and (b) significantly improves video quality.
one thing you missed out, it still doesn't put the blank in the writer

DVDShrink, how much would you say the video quality improves? as you mention significantly yet 2.3 was very good anyway
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SuperThanxAlot, Keep the great work up. You are the man
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Would have liked the option to disable titles with a picture ah-la Recode....
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How many minuts did it take before the first request for more features appeared ?
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Re: DVD Shrink 3.0 Beta 1

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Moved all hard coded text strings into resource file, so future translations will be complete.
Does this mean all translations will just be those resource files and within DVDShrink you can just have one bundle or will there still be 666 bundles of various languages to download?

Can you make the Internet Fraud Complaint Center link clickable in the About dialog.
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WOW - DVDShink, you kick ass.

Couple of questions.

-Are layer changes removed?

-Any chance of being able to choose the start point of the movie? (ie I want my disks to start with the film, not the menu, I can do this with ifoedit but would be nice to have an all in one tool)

And I agree w/ Anijake, it would be nice to be able to replace a title w/ one picture such as in recode.
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Old 9th August 2003, 16:36   #13  |  Link
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ok strike "significantly improves video quality" and replace with "according to my calculations..." - I'll leave it to everyone else to judge.

DVD Shrink 3.0 at maximum compression will output more or less identical results to version 2.3. Its the in-between ratios, where there is some leeway about from where to actually gain the compression, which should be improved by deep analysis.

And... I have just found a bug in re-author, which does not entirely remove all disabled streams.

That's why its a beta ;-)
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Does this mean all translations will just be those resource files and within DVDShrink you can just have one bundle or will there still be 666 bundles of various languages to download?
I haven't decided yet...
At the very least, it means that Japanese text can be displayed in all the main views "ビデオ" "音声" etc, rather than english text with japanese dialogs as before.

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Can you make the Internet Fraud Complaint Center link clickable in the About dialog.
I've no idea how to do this! Is there an MFC control for it?

Hopefully Japanese text will display better than it does in the doom9 forum.

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woohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will freely admit I hate paying for software, no matter how cheap.
But since I now have a PayPal account, I would definitely donate some if you set up an account.
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Old 9th August 2003, 17:32   #16  |  Link
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Wow... I'm impressed by all the changes and new features... just downloaded it and I'm totally eager to test 3.0. now... cya l8r !

BTW I like the idea of a donation account for Mr. DVDshrink, too...
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yeah this is sweet so many new features...

the idea of a payapal account has been brought up many times... but dvdshrink always keeps silent about it...

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I just did a comparison between Recode and Shrink using Matrix NTSC. Both produce playable backups including the button over video. Comparison of the video shows similar quality. Some frames are handled better by Shrink, some by Recode.

Neither program retains closed captions, something I would like to see addressed.

Recode can compress disabled titles better by using a custom solid color picture. Something I'd like to see in Shrink.

Overall a step in the right direction for Shrink. If the custom still picture for disabled titles can be added in the beta, it might be a tough choice between Recode and Shrink.
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i prefer shink, the interface is much easier to use than recode (imo)...

recode is a little too buggy for me too...

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Old 9th August 2003, 18:25   #20  |  Link
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Comparing DVD Shrink with Recode:

+ DVD Shrink has a friendlier user interface
+ DVD Shrink has ability to disable video preview
+ DVD Shrink removes encryption
+ DVD Shrink shows est time remaining

- DVD Shrink cannot use a still to disable video
- Video preview controls are not as smooth as Recode

If the two minuses can be solved (and, if possible, DVD Shrink can be maximized to use it fullscreen) than DVD Shrink could be a true winner.

Good work, dvdshrink!!!
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