Originally Posted by Turd Furguson
An external drive would be a pain for me. But to each their own.
Post up your settings for encoding the vob files plz. It may prove useful to me.
I have been considering archiving my films for some time now. This will keep them accessible and in a format that can be useful.
I have waited for the day to prove useful to you...My master...
Shrink has the option to create a single VOB, and you can play with the target size. The smaller the size the more PQ you hurt. Shrink has really good encoding down to about 3 gigs. The tricky part is "decrypting" the original disc. I will not get into that here. If and once Shrink reads the disc you re-build a new image or VOB. You can select which audio track and subtitles to keep and chop off the credits if you want to get a smaller file.
Choose target size. If you have already shrunk the disc it is probably already 4.7DVD-5.
I have chosen to not hide audio and subpicture streams of insignificant size and not to run analysis in low priority.
Output Files Tab
Checks by Remove macrovision, P-UOPs, and layer breaks.
Defaults have Splitting VOB into 1GB chunks checked, FAT32 limitations. Uncheck this for single VOB output.
Stream Selection Tab
Pick your native tongue.
Uncheck disable all subpicture except menus and forced streams.
File I/O Tab
I have mine defaulted.
Checks by Enable overlapped I/O, Check RPC2 drive region, Nero Burning.
File>Open Disc, Open Disc Image (ISO)
Shrink will run a quick pass analyzing and go into backup mode.
Re-author will let you pick which files to use in the DVD browser. Under the compression settings you can play with the amount of compression and select which audio tracks.
Select backup target, i use hard disk folder. Choose a location as well. You do not need to create VIDEO_TS or AUDIO_TS subfolders.
Quality Settings Tab
If you file goes over target size you can choose to perform deep analysis, this is preferred. It does take longer, this equates to 2 pass encoding. With his option checked you have some enhancements you can choose. I never use them, never took the time.
Set priority and shutdown and end sound.
Label the disc, set speed. Works with Nero or DVDDecrypter(I think).
Hit ok, Shrink will go into encoding or depp analysis and produce a file or ISO.
The longest I have ever seen it take is about 30 minutes.