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Old Jan 09, 2004, 04:33 PM
Lazza Lazza is offline
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Thumbs up DVD Shrink 3.1 Released !!!

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At last can announce the release of 3.1 final! A superb piece of art from [B]Dr Shrink[/B] himself that I'm sure you will all love. Changelog below (notice how many betas we went thru in testing! phew! ) but a great addition is that DVD Shrink will now burn your discs for you too using Nero 5.5 and onwards.

Version 3.1 - 10 Jan 2004

Added "****ysis not necessary" message if click ****ysis but DVD
does not require any compression. In this case, deep ****ysis option
is also disabled in backup dialog.

Added "phoenity" buttons from Lim Chee Aun.

Version 3.1 Beta 10 - 9 Jan 2004

Added dummy help file when hit F1.

Modified text in RCE dialog.

Changed dialog fonts to "MS Shell Dlg" which should map to Tahoma
on XP/2000. Backup and preferences window fonts refuse to change

Version 3.1 Beta 9 - 8 Jan 2004

Added Ctrl+R, Ctrl+B keyboard accelerators.

Modified view menu.

Added default audio/subpicture selection in re-author mode (by
popup menu)

Fixed bug where "logical stream remapping" would attempt to remap
subpicture stream no 62 and 63 (these IDs have special meaning and
should not be remapped).

"Logical stream remapping" is unchecked by default.

Fixed bug where non-logical stream remapping would fail to zero
completely the disabled stream in PGC_GI tables.

Added "Mixed Compression" entry to the video compression box which
is purely for information, better than displaying a blank entry.

Version 3.1 Beta 8 - 8 Jan 2004

Burn dialog automatically steps progress control when in "waiting
for insert media" mode: try to create the impression that we have
not crashed, but are waiting...

Wrapped NeroAPI code in exception handlers: if a crash occurs
within Nero, then DVD Shrink should be able to continue (without
burning functionality).

Improved checking of target folder validity.

Improved handling of scenario where the burn target is the same
drive as the current DVD source material: user is prompted to insert
blank media after encoding and replace original disc after burning.

Added "Logical remapping of enabled streams" option. This is checked
by default. If checked, all disabled streams are entirely removed
from IFO files, and menu buttons, navigation commands are remapped to
point to the correct remaining streams. If unchecked, disabled streams
are only marked as unavailable in PGC_GI tables, and no remapping of
any kind occurs. The first (default checked) option is generally
recommended, but may cause problems with stream selection on some

Version 3.1 Beta 7 - 7 Jan 2004

Changed deep ****ysis button, it is always enabled but a message
will popup if no ****ysis necessary.

Changed rate reporting to KB/s rather than MB/s, which makes easier
comparison with DVD Decryptor.

Changed back to "DVD Shrink 2.3" buttons by default.
Changed Aymeric buttons name to "Smooth" at request.

Fixed progress bar in ****ysis dialog, so it starts at an offset
depending how much of the DVD has already been ****ysed.

If error occurs during Nero initialization (demo version expired,
etc) then burning is disabled and backup dialog displays hyperlink
to *********** instead. Backup to hard disk will function

Append ".nrg" extension if user doesn't type one when saving
an image file.

Added property page for burn settings if burning is enabled
* volume label
* auto erase RW media if non-empty
* image recorder file

Version 3.1 Beta 6 - 6 Jan 2004

Added burning functionality.
Burning is enabled if you have nero 6 installed. It may also work
with Nero version 5, not yet tested.

Changed "finished" dialog to handle the various states:
* finished without burning
* finished and burned successfully
* finished but burning failed

Added hyperlink to finished dialog, opens windows explorer at
the output file folder.

Changed DVD opening code to allow open of partial (incomplete) DVD
folders in re-author mode. VIDEO_TS.IFO file must exist however.

Added aymeric buttons, and set them to default. Not fully decided
on this yet.

Version 3.1 Beta 5 - 4 Jan 2004

Fixed bug in re-author where titles would fail to deselect (this
caused unintended titles could be dragged into composition).

Fixed crash if attempt to load a DVD from invalid media.

Increased shutdown time to 120 seconds.

Deep ****ysis before backup is unchecked by default.

Decreased time to wait for state change in preview window to 100ms
which can improve response when selection changes.

Added device-removal handling. It is now impossible to re-author
a title from an ejected disk, or edit an ejected disk in full-disk
mode (the document closes).

Added F5 refresh shortcut. DVD browser should automatically refresh
if a disk is inserted or removed (but volume label does not always
display correctly until manually refreshed).

Current re-authored DVD is preserved if you switch away from
re-author mode (it will still be there if you switch back, no matter
what you do in full-disk mode).

Disabled copy or drag of the root item in re-author view.

Fixed crash when copy from fulldisk and paste into re-author (beta-
testers are supposed to report this kind of thing!)

Added "Close All Open DVDs" menu option which flushes and resets
DVD Shrink cache of opened DVDs.

Fixed "Add" operation in re-author, also works with double-click.

Fixed saving of ****ysis results in re-author mode and after quick
****ysis when dragging/adding titles. ****ysis results are saved
back to the original source DVD.

Moved ****ysis results folder to common appdata:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DVD Shrink.
This folder is version independent and will not change in future
releases of DVD Shrink.

Changed DeCSS disk reader to use overlapped IO on WinNT systems,
this may (or may not) increase performance.

Version 3.1 Beta 4 - 3 Jan 2004

Fixed crash after start/end frames in re-author.

Keyboard shortcuts:
* F11 - switch in and out of fullscreen preview
* F12 - play/pause preview

Changed backup dialog
backup dialog now reports disk space available
better looking GUI
better checking for target folder validity

Added "low priority mode" to preferences dialog
Added "disable all subpicture streams" option in preferences

Deep ****ysis now hides the application window while ****ysing.

Added pause/resume function during ****ysis and encoding.

Version 3.1 Beta 3 - 31 Dec 2003

Changes to preferences dialog layout.

Added preferences option to set DirectX video renderer for video
preview (this may solve problems on some systems).

Added preferences option to automatically select audio and subpicture

Fixed bug where deep ****ysis would recalculate all compression
settings to fill the target size, even if user set custom ratio.

Version 3.1 Beta 2 - 30 Dec 2003

Modified preview window to use VMR-9 if possible, otherwise use
default video renderer.

Fixed EULA so does not display twice.

Fixed possible hang in video preview when dragging from re-author.

Version 3.1 Beta 1 - 29 Dec 2003

Improved re-author GUI.

Switched to DirectShow architecture for video preview, added audio
preview functionality.

Improved pre-****ysis routines, ****ysis takes longer but provides
more accurate estimation of compressed size.

Deep ****ysis option disabled if no compression necessary.

Fixed bug in "Perform deep ****ysis before backup" option, where
resulting files could be over/undersized if video not set to
automatic compression.

Disabled audio/subpicture streams are remapped and completely
removed from output IFO file _if_ they are disabled in every title
which contains a reference to them.

Added support for custom toolbar images.

Fixed "Cannot decrypt VOBS" error.

Improved error reporting to indicate filenames where appropriate.

Added Layer break removal.

Changed "open files" to browse for a folder, not a filename. The
folder must contain a complete DVD title.

Added automatic creation of VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS subfolders in
output directory.

Added "low priority mode" for backup.

Added check for available disk space.

Added shutdown computer warning so user can cancel.

Added installer/uninstaller (courtesy of Inno Setup Compiler).

Improved support for Win98.

No longer steal ".IFO" file extension for DVD Shrink. to d/l the prog.
Old Jan 09, 2004, 04:55 PM
jesterrace777 jesterrace777 is offline
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At last. DVD Shrink will soon make other programs completely unnecessary.
Old Jan 09, 2004, 06:49 PM
psibob84 psibob84 is offline
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dvdshrink has long been my favorite transcoder program
Old Jan 09, 2004, 08:32 PM
Matrix_581 Matrix_581 is offline
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Anything done to make the quailty better?
Old Jan 10, 2004, 12:24 AM
jesterrace777 jesterrace777 is offline
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Man, the quality has been better for quite some time. I have done comparisons between DVD Shrink (3.0Beta) and X COPY Xpress and have found that in every case DVD Shrink is just as good, if not better in quality than X COPY Xpress. The Deep ****ysis feature does make a big difference. Yeah, it takes longer but it's worth it in the end.
Old Jan 10, 2004, 04:04 AM
Lazza Lazza is offline
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[i]Originally posted by Matrix_581 [/i]
[B]Anything done to make the quailty better? [/B]
No, there have been no improvements in the pic output quality as such in 3.1. Whether there will be or not in 3.2 I could not say, [B]dvdshrink[/B] is taking a well deserved break for a couple of months and will hopefully be back with a new version then but as jesterrace said there ain't much wrong with the output now really is there?

I personally would love to see the *true* changelog from Pinnacle from IC7 > IC8. I bet any money that it was nowhere near as long as the one above!

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