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Old 23 Feb 2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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Another nice tool.

A brief description of the tool:

MenuShrink is a small app that lets you compress DVD motion menus by turning them into still menus with or without audio. Best of all, is entirely completely free!

Many DVDs use motion menus (i.e., animated menus where buttons appear in front of a segment of video that usually loops). If you're having problems shrinking your DVD with DVD Shrink because it's too big to begin with, this tool might help you. It will turn your motion menus into still menus (where the buttons are overlaid over a still image), with or without audio.

In many cases, the space savings is tremendous. For the Star Wars movies, the main menus take about 600MB, and can easily be shrunk to about 40MB (keeping the audio).

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Old 23 Feb 2005, 07:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for making this a sticky cynthia - I'm sure many shrinkers will enjoy this tool.

I am just putting the finishing touches on the Users Manual - the one that in is this version is sooooo out of date (it was done well over a month ago pre the GUI). As well, the web link to the manual will not function. But as a tool, it works just fine.

If anyone wants the users manual in word form tonight, please email me.

I urge readers to upgrade in the next week, when the guide is out and integrated into MenuShrink.

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Old 24 Feb 2005, 12:28 AM   #4
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Anyone wondering whether to try this.

TRY IT NOW !

It is a amazing tool and can take a lot of space of menus. I went from 720MB down to 20MB with menu audio and 3.9MB with no menu audio.
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 06:46 AM   #5
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It would have been very gracious of blutach to wait for my green light before announcing the tool.
It's not yet ready, and I'm going to have to turn the web site off until it is.
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 07:14 AM   #6
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Sorry jean

My apologies everyone

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Old 24 Feb 2005, 09:25 AM   #7
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People, I've left the site up and rushed to put a version that's closer to the final Beta release. Sorry for the bout of grumpiness, as I was taken by surprise.
@ blutach: that's OK man, with all the help you've provided you can make a mistake! (I've made a bunch)
@ cynthia: thanks for the sticky! I appreciate it.
@ nwg thanks for the feedback!
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 11:03 AM   #8
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@ jeanl: Thanks for the program.
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 11:07 AM   #9
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@ jeanl: Thanks for the program.
Ditto.

Motion video menus are nice but they have to be really good to be worth keeping.

I expect I will be using this a lot.
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Motion video menus are nice but they have to be really good to be worth keeping.
I agree, some of them are more annoying than anything (especially the intro/outro that take forever) but I'm notoriously impatient!
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 11:20 AM   #11
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Congratulations to jeanl for all his fine work!

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Congratulations to jeanl for all his fine work!

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Here Here. Nice one jeanl. You indeed deserve a pat on the back and a

How long will it be before we see a commercial duplicate of MenuShrink incorporated into the Nero package, I wonder!?

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Old 25 Feb 2005, 06:27 AM   #13
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Thanks guys! Appreciate the good words! I think we'll see a DVDRemake pro version before soon. That's my guess!
But you have to wonder how much life programs like DVD Shrink have left, given the (slow) advent of DL burning...
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There's life in the old dog yet...!

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Old 25 Feb 2005, 07:07 AM   #15
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Please try to disregard my ignorance, but what does this do? I haven't been on the site for a while, apologies if I missed anything..

NEVERMIND, I KNOW NOW!! THANKS
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