Originally Posted by soultravler
The files from your dvd recorder read as Dvd_VR. If you run it through shrink the dvd will read as a dvd-video
The DVD_VR is just the name of the DVD disc. This is an arbitrary naming decision. It has nothing to do with the file format.
The files themselves are in video mode format. If you look at the disc there is a video_ts folder. In the folder there are VOB files. There is a video_ts.ifo file etc. This file structure is "video mode" not VR mode. Don't let what the disc is named fool you.
There is no need to run anything through DVD Shrink. There is nothing to convert. The disc is already in video mode. DVD Shrink may help in making things work on a specific player but it is not converting anything.
The recorder is not capable of recording in VR mode. I wish it offered the option.
edit - I added a jpg of a burned disc to show the file format.
edit # 2. Well I may have to correct myself. The file format could be the +VR format which mimics the video mode format (file structure) but offers some editing capabilities. Looks like I was half right. It's not VR. +VR is a Philips introduced file format. Here's a link that explains it:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_formats