DVD SHRINK can RIP and COMPRESS the disc and then BURN it to a blank 4.7Gb disc all in one process. Thus you have ripped files automatically saved to PC’s HD and then compressed and burnt.(But then, this is for another post! ) :)
You can use DVD SHRINK in combination with a DVD burning software like Nero, to either make a backup copy of any DVD video disc or burn the ripped dvd files. ( If you already have a preferred alternative burning software you can still use DVD Shrink. The output from DVDShrink can be saved as files on your hard drive and then burnt with the software of your choice.)
Now, back to burning your ripped files! Lets say, that your original DVD is 7,673MB and you have to compress this to 4,464MB! Fine! Lets do it!
Your ripped DVD is in in file mode (that is, a collection of .IFO, .BUP and .VOB files on your HD)
Open DVD Shrink.
Select the Target DVd size from the drop down menu.
Check Burning with Nero in File I/O
Go back to DVD Shrink.
Click Open Files button.
Then press browse and select the folder where your ripped DVD files are saved..
DVD Shrink will perform a quick analyzation .Then this window opens.
By default, DVD Shrink automatically selects a compression ratio to make your movie fit onto the allocated space (the output size you set up in the preferences).The green bar indicates the size of the compressed file.
In case the compressed file is more than the allocated space,you can go to the Compression Settings and uncheck unwanted subtitles or other menus!
You are ready to Burn your files to a blank DVD now!Press BACKUP.
This window appears.
Select backup target.
Select folder for Temporary files.
Insert an empty disc.
The Burn process starts.
When done, remove the burned DVD from the DVD drive .
You can play back your DVD in any DVD player and enjoy!:)
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