DVD Shrink Problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by Alphagista, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Alphagista

    Alphagista New Member

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    Hi

    I have a problem:(

    I want to reduce the size of downloaded media to fit on a standard DVD-R. I thought DVD Shrink would do that but I can't get it to access any file on my hard disc.

    My OS is Windows 7 64 bit and use Windows DVD Writer to produce the dVDs.

    To reduce the size of the file (Which Windows DVD Writer says necessary) I have tried both programs DVDShrink32 and one I paid for called DVDShrink2010 (I thought it might have some updates for Windows 7 but I am starting to doubt it). I have sent several emails to the provider of the latter but have received no replies to date:(.

    Symptoms: When selecting Files from "Hard disc folder" it comes up with an information box stating :

    "DVDSHRINK encountered an error

    Failed to open file C:/whatever.

    The system cannot find the file specified".

    I have tried all sorts of ideas to get it to do something but so far zilch, there seems to be difficulty selecting files from Windows 7 folders.

    Alpha
     
  2. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    You have to open an .iso image of a DVD or a folder containing an already authored DVD.

    If the source is not a DVD, you'll have to encode to MPEG-2 with AC3 or MP2 audio first. Then author the DVD from there.
     
  3. Alphagista

    Alphagista New Member

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    Hi
    Thanks for responding to my problem
    I can't say I've sorted it yet but it is throwing more light on it.
    What it appears to boil down to is what DVDShrink accepts as a file and I assume
    (dangerous) .ISO files are amongst those it can see? I used "folder2iso" program to convert but
    DVDShrink is still blind. Still baffled, Sorry! Any more suggestions?
     
  4. fugno

    fugno New Member

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    Maybe open the ISO with Winrar? I was told this works but I've not tried it my self.:confused:
     

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