Category: Main Multimedia Video DVD Shrink

DVD Shrink

This third major revision improves the transcoding quality.


The following should work:
- ripping and transcoding (including css encrypted titles)
- preview while ripping
- creating an ISO image to be burned later
- re-Author mode including drag and drop
- full disc mode - Settings
- set start/end frames with frames preview
- direct burning using DVD Decrypter
- help
- the preview at the bottom of the left pane

All development for this program has officially been halted, this is the last version of DVD Shrink that will be released.

Application Details:

License: Free to use and share
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc4

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Can rip DVDs to folders (VIDEO_TS). Can rip to EXT3 and NTFS partitions like there's no difference. The Preview while ripping works and looks fine.

What does not

­* With the upgrade to Jaunty (Ubuntu 9.04), burning to .ISO no longer works - it rips to a bunch of 1Gb files (.I00 .I01 .I02 etc) and an .MDS file, which apparently is what it does when Windows users are trying to create a 4.4Gb ISO on a FAT32 partition! I tried ripping to my NTFS partition but it did the same there, so doubt it has anything to do with DVD Shrink thinking Ubuntu's EXT3 partition is FAT32.
* Can't preview using the little player in the bottom left, as DVD Shrink goes grey immediately and crashes. This wasn't always the case, but has been like that for the last year or two (last couple of versions of Ubuntu and/or Wine). Before that, it would play, but the video quality was horrid (looked like it only had 4 colours to draw from, hehe).

* With every version of Ubuntu I've had issues with DVD Shrink crashing, though it usually does so after ripping a title. In fact, if it doesn't just suddenly disappear (crash) after finishing with a rip, it is useless anyway and needs to be manually shut down and restarted. This is because either it will not see the new disc, ie still be seeing the label of the one that was just ripped, or I can select the new disc, but while it is doing the initial quick scan it crashes.


What was not tested

Nothing that I can readily think of.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Before the upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 and the newer version of Wine that shipped with it, all would work fine, besides the fact DVD Shrink needed to be restarted for each disc.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 19 CinnamonJan 06 20194.0-rc4Yes Yes YesGoldCyCroN 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jan 04 20193.0.4Yes Yes YesGoldCyCroN 
ShowmacOS 10.13 "High Sierra"Sep 01 20183.0.2Yes Yes NoGarbageKevin 
ShowFedora 20 x86_64Dec 27 20141.7.30Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jan 24 20141.7.11Yes Yes GarbageEike Lantzsch 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1073 wine does not show drives or directories in starcraft installer CLOSED FIXED View
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View
2339 DVD Shrink Open Files dialog doesn't work CLOSED FIXED View
3218 DVD Shrink cannot open encrypted DVDs CLOSED FIXED View
3227 Preview doesn't work in DVD Shrink using builtin quartz CLOSED FIXED View
3404 "The folder name is invalid" when installing DVD Shrink CLOSED DUPLICATE View
3489 [Quartz] DVD Shrink preview is transparent when nothing should be displayed CLOSED FIXED View
4139 Regression in Wine (x11drv/dib.c) on FreeBSD CLOSED ABANDONED View
4270 dvdshrink fixme:dsound:DSOUND_MixOne problem with underrun detection CLOSED DUPLICATE View
6110 unable to install DVDShrink. Installation does not show any text. CLOSED INVALID View
8091 DVDShrink randomly crashes with page fault CLOSED DUPLICATE View
8625 DVD Shrink : app vanishes on GUI events CLOSED FIXED View
15310 DVDShrink: Preview no longer works CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


You need to have windows version to 'winxp' or 'win2k' to get past an ASPI error.  This should be the default in newer Wine releases, however if you've changed the default you can make a special entry for DVDShrink in winecfg.

If you want to burn using DVD Decrypter, please read the corresponding AppDB entry.


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