DVD Shrink discussion

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by DetroitBaseball, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Shrink was forced to shutdown, although I don't know why since it does nothing illegal unless it can decrypt CSS.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Shrink can sometimes handle CSS protected discs without Anydvd. However, Shrink can't handle anything else by itself.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2007
  3. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking. So Shrink was shutdown because it decrypted CSS? Otherwise how would it be illegal?
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Well, in addition to handling CSS, Shrink also began to handle some abnormal disc structures as well (but not anything like what we see today).
     
  5. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Shrink should have just dropped those then. Too good of an app to stop developing it for those reasons.
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Shrink 3.2 went back to adhering to a pretty strict disc structure, but it can still (sometimes) handle discs that only have CSS without Anydvd.

    Also, the author of Shrink went on to help develop Nero Recode (so, in a sense, Shrink isn't completely dead).
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2007
  7. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    I've always found CloneDVD to be sufficient for quality, so I've never used Recode but I have used DVDShrink a few times. I am not a quality freak.
     
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I don't think so. The author simply abandoned it.
     
  9. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Shrink *is* dead. Its author is not. I don't think Recode is a worthy successor, I miss some really nice features from Shrink, and I like the Shrink UI much, much more than Recode's. And Recode costs money, too.
    I'll stick with CloneDVD & Shrink, that's all you'll ever need.
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    O.k, ok. lol

    Based on some testing the speed of transcoding in Recode is faster with respect to Shrink (and the quality remains about the same).

    I'm only aware of "'Set default audio/subtitle-streams' missing in Recode before Nero 7.8.5.0. Otherwise, the feature is there. Click the "Default Streams" button in the compilation window.


    That's true.

    All I need is Clonecd, Anydvd, and Verbatim +R DL blank media. ;)
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2007
  11. rrose1968

    rrose1968 Well-Known Member

    Did anyone also notice DVD Decrypter was abandoned close to the same time...?
     
  12. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, not at the same time and completely unrelated.
     
  13. rrose1968

    rrose1968 Well-Known Member

  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Yeah . . .

    "Legal status

    On August 17, 2005, the official DVD Shrink website was updated to say that the site "is no more!", prompting many sites to mirror the latest DVD Shrink version and offer it for download. This was a result of DVD Shrink's web host receiving a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice, as compromising digital encryption is prohibited."

    So while the author did abandon the program, the actual site was shutdown due to DMCA (and that's likely due to Shrink's ability to handle discs with CSS).
     
  15. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Oh, I thought the author abandoned the program because of the takedown notice.
     
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    The site was taken down over a year after the last Dvd Shrink update.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvd_shrink

    "Current version

    The anonymous author of DVD Shrink announced that he will no longer continue further development of DVD Shrink. As of this writing, version 3.2.0.15 (released on July 25, 2004) is the latest, with any further releases targeting bug fixes. Some rumors suggest the author has moved to Nero in order to join the programming of Nero Recode. The interface and functionality of Nero Recode is very similar to DVD Shrink."
     
  17. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    DVDDecrypter was forced to shut down.
     
  18. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Yup, this is all cleared up now.