Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Rip The Jacker, Jan 9, 2008.
i know i know asked a million times i'm sure. i'm too lazy to boot into xp
Edit: just noticed the irony between the app in question and your user name
i use mac the ripper now and then shrink it in xp, i want to shrink in osx though.
mac the ripper, then shrink it with handbrake
what about menu's and shit?
i found that if i rip with mac the ripper, dvd shrink doesn't like the files
i have a server that is pretty much dedicated to ripping dvds, it runs winxp
yeah i've noticed that.
Popcorn works too.
what are you trying to shrink these movies for? playback on an ipod? zune? other media player?
if you're just trying to shrink it to fit on a single layer dvd, Toast will do that just fine, and gives you the option of keeping subtitles and second language.
i'll give it a shot
POPCORN or TOAST ftw
Both work well but they're very slow (takes an hour or more to do what DVDShrink can do in 7 minutes on my Intel machine). I use DVD2oneX2 most of the time but Handbrake works well too. Should also note that if you have Toast, Popcorn will do nothing extra. Popcorn is just Toast's DVD feature set in a stand alone app.
what's the version of toast that allows this?
Both 6 and 7 allow it. The DVD must have encryption stripped from it using MacTheRipper though. Interesting note about that is, you get a message saying it can't burn it if the VIDEO_TS folder has encryption still and stop you but if you drop a .img or .dmg file on it that has encryption still, it will give you the message but let you burn anyways.
sweet thanks i just found ... i mean bought toast 7
The author has made a killing on that program and others. Shit is a gold mine. Updated it for OS 9 for several million. Then OS X comes out a couple months later. Gets paid another couple million to update it again. Makes the Elgato eyetv stuff and gets another couple million.
are you saying it takes 7 minutes to rip and burn a DVD? or 7 mins just to rip a DVD?
MTR takes about 20-30 mins to fully rip a DVD, and Toast takes about another 20-30 mins to burn if its doing any compressing.
I'm saying it takes 7 minutes to compress a DVD using DVDShrink vs Toast taking over a hour or more to compress the same file. This is after ripping the DVD to your machine using MTR.
are you compressing the whole DVD, main feature, previews, bonus features?
even if you are, DVDShrink's 7 mins is a whole lot better than an hour. And I see you're only talking about compressing , not including the burn time.
As for me, I only burn the main movie, no menus or extra stuff. Sometimes there's no compressing to be done, just straight to burning.
I do the entire movie with menus and special features.
how is the quality of the movies? do you burn to a single or dual layer disc?
I use mostly single layer. my mac mini doesnt burn DL, and I think my MB only burns +R DL, not -R DL. at least that's what is says in the system profiler.
If I have to do any compression, on average, I have a 7% reduction in quality.
Quality is just fine on single layer. No different then a commercial DVD from what I've been able to see on my 51" HD TV.
Weasel, I'm confused. Can you post what you use and do to rip/burn a DVD, start to finish?
Rip the DVD using MacTheRipper. Then if the DVD is larger then a DVD-R, use DVD2oneX2 to compress it to fit. Burn it using Toast.