I've used DVD Shrink for years and years on my XP and then Windows 7 machines, and it simply worked perfectly whenever I happened to need it. Now I'm on Windows 10 though, and it seems that this faithful and reliable old workhorse has finally met its end.
Any suggestions for a quick, easy and free solution which does the same job? I have plenty of more advanced tools which will rip DVD/BluRay content and convert to MKV files for my home NAS-based system. However what I really need at the moment is something that will allow me to do quick and simple re-authoring of my aging mother's DVD collection so she can watch her films just by putting a disc into her basic player (i.e. reauthor them to remove all the crap adverts, company messages, menus, extras, options, and just make the film itself auto-play when you insert the disc). Just want to keep the main film, its chapter marks, and the regular English soundtrack.
DVD Shrink was perfect for doing this semi-automatically (and shrinking for single-layer DVD if needed) so it's really annoying that it has finally bitten the dust under Windows 10. What are other people using for this sort of task these days?
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On the program in the start menu/all apps in win 10 go to properties, compatability mode and try running in win 7 mode
Still working in my XP,Win7 and Win10,yours is the first instance of this claim.Perhaps a reinstall might be of some use,from a reputable download site of course!
Ah, I'll check again then. A quick Google search gave me the impression that DVD Shrink could not be made to work with Win10, so I stopped trying. I had already thought of trying a virtual machine (I have a Win 7 64-bit test system running in VirtualBox) but that failed to load the DVD contents into DVD Shrink, it just got stuck trying to scan.
I'll go back and try some more though if other people have it working! Thanks all.
Nope, still not working (won't even start when I try to run it). Tried various compatibility modes, inc XP-SP3 and 7. Windows error logs look like this, in case anyone has any ideas?
Faulting application name: DVD Shrink 3.2.exe, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x4103f8b5 Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000 Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x00622598 Faulting process id: 0x1b68 Faulting application start time: 0x01d1313a7c3b163e Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DVD Shrink\DVD Shrink 3.2.exe Faulting module path: unknown Report Id: 40d16ec1-0b3e-4ab7-bf0c-75a5a25c6119 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:Code:
Fault bucket -1001445462, type 5 Event Name: BEX Response: Not available Cab Id: 0 Problem signature: P1: DVD Shrink 3.2.exe P2: 220.127.116.11 P3: 4103f8b5 P4: StackHash_7b69 P5: 0.0.0.0 P6: 00000000 P7: PCH_31_FROM_DVD_Shrink_3_2+0x00190EFC P8: c0000005 P9: 00000008 P10: Attached files: C:\Users\Andre Willey\AppData\Local\Temp\WER3D97.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml These files may be available here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_DVD Shrink 3.2.e_ab8f7edd5805ea6d07d48cd638ed48c5b80365c_10052489_26a0448c Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report Id: 40d16ec1-0b3e-4ab7-bf0c-75a5a25c6119 Report Status: 0 Hashed bucket: 8bb306d02f0c1ba0486c1a9be1b32e3cCode:
Version=1 EventType=BEX EventTime=130939991436188083 ReportType=2 Consent=1 UploadTime=130939991440198516 ReportIdentifier=ba0d36cc-9d2d-11e5-b85c-00248c9475e7 IntegratorReportIdentifier=40d16ec1-0b3e-4ab7-bf0c-75a5a25c6119 WOW64=1 NsAppName=DVD Shrink 3.2.exe Response.BucketId=8bb306d02f0c1ba0486c1a9be1b32e3c Response.BucketTable=5 Response.LegacyBucketId=-1001445462 Response.type=4 Sig.Name=Application Name Sig.Value=DVD Shrink 3.2.exe Sig.Name=Application Version Sig.Value=18.104.22.168 Sig.Name=Application Timestamp Sig.Value=4103f8b5 Sig.Name=Fault Module Name Sig.Value=StackHash_7b69 Sig.Name=Fault Module Version Sig.Value=0.0.0.0 Sig.Name=Fault Module Timestamp Sig.Value=00000000 Sig.Name=Exception Offset Sig.Value=PCH_31_FROM_DVD_Shrink_3_2+0x00190EFC Sig.Name=Exception Code Sig.Value=c0000005 Sig.Name=Exception Data Sig.Value=00000008 DynamicSig.Name=OS Version DynamicSig.Value=10.0.10522.214.171.124.768.101 DynamicSig.Name=Locale ID DynamicSig.Value=2057 DynamicSig.Name=Additional Information 1 DynamicSig.Value=7b69 DynamicSig.Name=Additional Information 2 DynamicSig.Value=7b69f554e66c06a713a1c0783c205e2b DynamicSig.Name=Additional Information 3 DynamicSig.Value=2b2f DynamicSig.Name=Additional Information 4 DynamicSig.Value=2b2f4375b80fead797587cb44cf4a544 UI=C:\Program Files (x86)\DVD Shrink\DVD Shrink 3.2.exe UI=DVD Shrink 3.2 has stopped working UI=Windows can check online for a solution to the problem. UI=Check online for a solution and close the program UI=Check online for a solution later and close the program UI=Close the program LoadedModule=C:\Program Files (x86)\DVD Shrink\DVD Shrink 3.2.exe LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\KERNEL32.DLL LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\KERNELBASE.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\system32\apphelp.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\AppPatch\AcLayers.DLL LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\msvcrt.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\USER32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\GDI32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SHELL32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\cfgmgr32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\windows.storage.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\combase.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\RPCRT4.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SspiCli.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CRYPTBASE.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\bcryptPrimitives.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\advapi32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\shlwapi.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\kernel.appcore.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\shcore.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\powrprof.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\profapi.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\OLEAUT32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SETUPAPI.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MPR.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\sfc.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINSPOOL.DRV LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\bcrypt.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\sfc_os.DLL LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SortServer2003Compat.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\IMM32.DLL LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.10586.0_none_d3c2e4e965da4528\COMCTL32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\comdlg32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\FirewallAPI.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\NETAPI32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DAVHLPR.DLL LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\fwbase.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ole32.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\oledlg.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\VERSION.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINMM.dll LoadedModule=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WINMMBASE.dll State.Key=Transport.DoneStage1 State.Value=1 FriendlyEventName=Stopped working ConsentKey=BEX AppName=DVD Shrink 3.2 AppPath=C:\Program Files (x86)\DVD Shrink\DVD Shrink 3.2.exe NsPartner=windows NsGroup=windows8 ApplicationIdentity=FA5C07A00B8D0ACB932374B5EBD67CCE
Still can't get DVD Shrink to load at all in Win 10, so I went back to my VirtualBox Win7 system (as at least that allowed the interface to load). I found that by setting ATAPI mode to passthrough in the storage device emulation settings, it now analyses discs fine. A lot slower than usual, but as it's not exactly something I'll be using every day any more, I think it'll do for now.
Uninstall DVDShrink. Start regedit. Go to HKey_Current User-->Software-->DVDShrink and right click on DVDShrink so that you can delete it. Close regedit without touching anything else. Reboot.
Reinstall DVDShrink using the version found at the direct link here: https://www.videohelp.com/software/DVD-Shrink
Edit: Too late in my reply I see. At least you got something working.
Last edited by Baldrick; 8th Dec 2015 at 02:42. Reason: Fixed dvd shrink link....
I had already tried an uninstall and clean re-install of DVD Shrink (I was already using the final valid 2004 version 126.96.36.199, but I did a file verify just in case). There were no orphaned registry entries left behind after the uninstall. Problem is still the same after re-installing though. The program has simply performed perfectly for so long (more than 10 years!), and while the virtual machine route kinda works, it's really slow and clunky.
I'll keep trying to find an answer anyway, and watch here in case anyone else has any thoughts. Thanks all.
Yes, it solved the problem.
DVDShrink did not start anymore on my Windows 10, with the Event Log registering a trace such as:
Nom de l’application défaillante DVD Shrink 3.2.exe, version : 188.8.131.52, horodatage : 0x4103f8b5
Nom du module défaillant : unknown, version : 0.0.0.0, horodatage : 0x00000000
Code d’exception : 0xc0000005
Décalage d’erreur : 0x008f9db8
Récipient d’erreurs -1118260693, type 5
Nom d’événement*: BEX
Réponse*: Non disponible
ID de CAB : 0
After having disabled DEP for the DVDShrink Exe, it worked again.
To the OP, did you install DVD Shrink as an admin? i.e. right-click on the installing .exe file and choosing to 'Run as Administrator' (This is NOT the same as installing whilst logged into Windows as an administrator.) You might also want to set the installation directory to something like 'C:\DVDShrink' (if it lets you) rather than the more usual '\Program Files' or '\Program Files (x86)'. It's amazing how often you can get older programs to run in the newer versions of Windows like this.
I don't remember, I installed it a long time ago.
It worked until a relatively recent date, I think some windows update caused it not to run anymore.
I've just installed dvd shrink out of curiosity on win 10 64 bit pro & functioning normally,may I suggest you uninstall the program using Revo uninstall & use advanced mode to remove left over files on scan mode(you can download a trial)reboot your system & apply a fresh install of said program,it may then run okay it's worth a try!