I'm not sure what I'm missing here. When I first downloaded DVD Shrink to my PC, it didn't work until I installed Nero. I can now burn things fairly easily on my PC, with the exception of some of the newer DVDs, but I'll leave that for another post.
Now, my sister wants to use DVD Shrink on her PC. I had her download DVD Shrink, and in the beginning, she used something called Cheetah, because it has a free trial, and she was able to burn DVDs just fine. Now her trial is up, and she doesn't want to purchase it, so I lent her my Nero disc to install. Installation seems fine, but she can no longer burn any DVDs. We uninstalled Cheetah already (the free trial which has expired).
I did a search in this website for "using Nero with DVD Shrink" and failed to understand what we're doing incorrectly.
In lay terms, can anybody let me know the correct procedure to doing this? I was going to suggest to her to uninstall DVD Shrink and Nero and re-install everything at once.
Thanks for your positive feedback.
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Thread: DVD Shrink and Nero together
Originally Posted by hech54
In the early days with Nero Version 4 and 5 you were able to use DVD Shrink and Nero together. In other words you Shrink your file and Automaticlly burn to disc. The Author of Shrink stopped updating the program and went to work for Nero (Ahead) and wrote Nero's Recode.
If you use Shrink, store the file on Hardrive and then burn with Nero versions 6, 7 and 8.
Hope this answers your Question
Here's a long, technical explanation as to why you might NOT want to use DVDShrink and Nero together:
Basically neither DVDShrink nor Nero put 32k gap blocks between BUPs and IFOs. What that means for you is that the entire reason that BUPs exist is to provide backup info in case an IFO block gets corrupted. Putting them in the same block means that if that block goes bad, your DVD is unreadable. It's a very effective way to defeat the entire reason that BUPs exist in the first place. Thanks Nero - not.
Granted the probability of this happening (that particular block going bad) is low, but it could happen. There is no logical reason to do this. The best method to use DVDShrink, which takes more time, is to use DVDShrink, then create an ISO with PgcEdit, then burn it with ImgBurn.
Never heard of Cheetah. For all I know it put some hooks into her PC that are preventing her from burning discs so that she would have to buy Cheetah to get things working again.
Originally Posted by redwudz
Or was I hallucinating . . . ?
Originally Posted by Seeker47
Originally Posted by Noahtuck
Originally Posted by Seeker47
We/I was talking about the burning aspect...
Makes perfect sense if you know....
The original shrink gives you the option of burning to dvdr with either nero or dvddecrypter if you have them both installed, then someone modded shrink to use imgburn instead of dvddecrypter to burn the final dvd file(s)....
Exactly what was being talked about and i just clarified it.
Can you hear me now ??
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