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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What works

Everything I normally do - using the program to convert a DL DVD to an ISO that can be burned to a regular DVD.  I didn't play with too many of the features, but the deep scanning and all that seems to work just as well as it does when run natively in Windows.

Importantly, the resulting ISO burns successfully onto a regular DVD+R using Nero or other burning software.

What does not

The only difficulty I've experienced is that sometimes it doesn't recognize a disk I've inserted.  However, my system has some unresolved mounting issues in general, so I don't think this is anything to do with DVD Shrink itself.  Also, there are times when DVD Shrink will fail to process a DVD due to disk errors (the program in general is fairly sensitive to scratches etc.).  Sometimes if I remove the disk and use DVD Shrink on it on a Windows box, it completes the DVD successfully.  On the flip side, I've also had instances (though not as many) where it didn't complete on the Windows box but did on the Linux machine. 

So overall it seems to be a little more sensitive to scratches etc. in Wine than when it's running in Windows.


What was not tested

I haven't tried changing the settings I normally use to see if that breaks anything.  I also haven't tried the in-program burning option.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I was surprised that the program installed and ran--just like that--without any special configuration on my part.

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 D'Ambrosio 
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

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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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