does anyone have dvd shrink&clonedvd2 on same PC

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by stinman>=, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. stinman>=

    stinman>= Well-Known Member

    I have clonedvd2 and like it very much,I have never used shrink but I down-
    loaded it today just to see what the talk is and maybe you never know,
    there could come a day when clonedvd2 will not work for a certain movie and shrink will,I doubt it,but I just want to try it.Can I have both on same computer with out a conflict?
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I use clonedvd to rip an uncompressed ( dvd9 ) dvd to the HDD then open dvd shrink to compress it ( dvd5 ) as there is a better quality in the backup. So there is no conflicts.
  3. stinman>=

    stinman>= Well-Known Member

    Thanks Charlie!

    I did not want to open it up until I was sure.
  4. stinman>=

    stinman>= Well-Known Member

    Is any dvd still needed for shrink?
  5. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    For all the latest movies "YES".
  6. stinman>=

    stinman>= Well-Known Member

    Thanks again,I have it,I just wondered
  7. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Absolutely - more than ever even. It's needed for CloneDVD2 as well as Shrink.

  8. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    Yes you can.
  9. trussme

    trussme Well-Known Member

    What if you used CloneCD..?

    just asking: wouldn't CloneCD* be better to use (if you got it) since it does a 1:1 exact duplication of the original disc, to rip to the HDD? ... then use Shrink for that better back up quality compressing. *(since CloneDVD is a transcoder/remasters )
  10. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    If you want 1:1 yes as to use this before shrink it won't work. If you use clonedvd in dvd 9 format then nothing is lost except the copy protection and improper (bogus) titlesets. DVD Shrink then transcodes the DVD to a DVD 5 (single layer).
  11. trussme

    trussme Well-Known Member won't work?

    But, wouldn't using AnyDVD 1st, take care of the copy protection & bogus titlesets? Then, if you need it there, the layer break is in the original position, using CloneCD? Just trying to understand why it won't work, if CloneCD & Shrink are used with AnyDVD.
  12. RAMROD

    RAMROD Well-Known Member

    clone transcribes and writes to blank media shrink only compresses and uses nero to write to media
  13. trussme

    trussme Well-Known Member

    not what I was looking for...

    yes...I already know that...that was not my question..I've used AnyDVD +Shrink+Nero for years...I was asking about the feasibility of using CLONE CD (after using AnyDVD) Rip to HDD rather than CLONEDVD..then, reauthoring+compressing with Shrink...won't that work better?
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No. No point.
  15. stinman>=

    stinman>= Well-Known Member

    webslinger,I ask the 1st question,may I ask another?

    As I stated before I just wanted to try dvd shrink,So I take it that shrink can not rip to hard drive?It says whole dvd. If I rip with clonedvd2 dl +r(dvd 9) no compression first,
    then compress to hd again with shrink,if you do not have nero how do you burn it? with
    what ever your burnning software is?I have roxio media creator plus le. I guess I would have to run it through the dvd-5 in shrink and make a iso file.
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Shrink can rip. Why do you think otherwise?

    You can use the "write existing data" method in Clonedvd2 to burn what you ripped with Shrink if you wish.
  17. stinman>=

    stinman>= Well-Known Member

    Shrink ripping

    I don't know,just listening to the other guys on this topic,but I tried it out last night,both clonedvd2&shrink were able to get to about 72% on flags of our fathers.As long as you own Any dvd you can probably use about anything? I ripped with shrink (re aurthor) to hard drive and then burned with
    wright existing data.Like you said.Thanks for input Mark
  18. davo

    davo Member

    I use ripit4me (free) to rip to hard drive if I'm going to use dvdshrink. The whole point of me owning anydvd is so I don't have to rip at all if I don't want to. Also Shrink will automatically burn to disk using dvddecrypter (required with ripit4me and can be installed from ripit4me menu)
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2007
  19. fivestones

    fivestones Guest

    Are they still up dateing shrink? I thought i read some where that they had stoped up dateing it but i may be wrong.
  20. rayals

    rayals Member

    DVD Shrink can burn to media, create and ISO or create DVD VTS files. I chose to run AnyDVD and DVD Shrink. I use DVD Shrink to edit/reauthor my DVD's.I then save them as either DVD Files or an ISO. From there I go to Clone DVD2 and use the 'Write Existing Data'.
    This has worked good for me in that it allows me to remove all the crap from the orignal movie and I get just the main title. It also usually makes the movie a little smaler and therefore requires less compression.