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Old 5 Apr 2005, 03:05 AM   #1
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Lightbulb MenuShrink version 2.4 - utility for shrinking DVD motion menus to still frames

MenuShrink Version 2.0 is here!
EDIT: And now for Version 2.2! See here
EDIT: And now for Version 2.4! See
here


MenuShrink is a small application that turns large motion menus into tiny still
menus with or without audio. Menus can usually be shrunk down to 5% to 10% of
their original size, while keeping full functionality.

Version 2.0 has the following main new features:
  • New Preview mode allows you to visually select which image to use in each menu.
  • The output DVD are more compliant than before. The remaining problems with highlights not showing on some DVD players have been fixed.
  • Cells with "non-functional" buttons are now skipped.
  • There's an new panel to set the path to your favorite apps.
along with many improvements and bug fixes.
Get the new version at the usual place:
http://jean.laroche.free.fr/MenuShrink/

Here's the change log.

UI:
  • Added selection with video preview for the still frame.
  • MenuShrink remembers which frames were manually selected for the last processed DVD.
  • MenuShrink can reload the last opened DVD.
  • Added tool buttons and a path panel to set them up.
  • Added support for messages in french.
  • Added better command-line support. Pass video_ts.ifo and you open the full DVD. Pass vts_01_0.vob and only that VTS is marked for processing.
  • If the VTSM_C_ADT table isn't correct to begin with, MenuShrink no longer crash.
  • The VTS selection panel has been improved.
Engine:
  • MenuShrink now produces more compliant single-VOBU cells in no-audio mode.
  • In audio mode, the audio is no longer clipped when the buttons appear late in the menu.
  • MenuShrink now picks the smallest frame for transition clips (menu intros/outros).
  • MenuShrink now squashes and attempts to skip cells that have non-functional buttons (either tiny buttons, or buttons that all have NOP commands).
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a bug in the pack identification routine that caused an audio pack to be mistaken for a navpack in Godzilla!!!
  • Fixed a problems with tools when the path to the DVD folder had spaces in it.
  • Occasional highlight delay has been fixed.
  • The few remaining problems with highlights not showing on some DVD and some players have been ironed out.

Here's the thread for version 1.0.

Enjoy!
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Old 5 Apr 2005, 06:08 AM   #2
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I read your MS 2.0 post on videohelp.

DVD-Rebuilder does not have a command line argument and the program just opens.
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Old 5 Apr 2005, 06:10 AM   #3
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I read your MS 2.0 post on videohelp.

DVD-Rebuilder does not have a command line argument and the program just opens.
Argh! Can't believe it! Well, I guess the users will have to lobby the author to add that...

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Old 5 Apr 2005, 09:03 AM   #4
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Thank you (and your Beta testers ) very much for this excellent tool jean.

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Old 6 Apr 2005, 04:29 AM   #5
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Hi all

Congrats on the release of MS2.0 jean!

I suppose I had better christen it with a nice big MenuShrink.....



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Old 6 Apr 2005, 05:04 AM   #6
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This will put you in 6th position, right after godzilla! Not too bad, not too bad!!!
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Mig$sy, did you notice (from the log you sent) that this DVD has VTSM_C_ADT problems in 2 VTS?! I wonder what's up with that.

Can you give me the DVD title and the region?
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EDIT: Never mind, I just noticed it was in the title!

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Old 6 Apr 2005, 05:12 AM   #8
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It looks like Johnny English region 2. I wouldn't have thought a DVD like that would have such a big menu.
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Prob unreferenced material in VMG, which I consider "cheating" on the MS stats (especially if I can't use it and it bumps me down the lists!).

Of course, if such stuff is running boy type video, the shrinking is a rather neat way around this protection.

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Awww......

Shrink is having problems opening the MS files...


IFO problems.....?

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Old 6 Apr 2005, 07:02 AM   #11
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Try mock strip again migsy.

Can you attach your log as a txt file for analysis?

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PS. I'm sure that invalid data is the subject of a DVD Shrink FAQ. Please click on your sig (or that of nwg)
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The log is in my first post mate....

I'll do a little Mock strip...


Edit - Cheeky bugger....
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Old 6 Apr 2005, 07:06 AM   #13
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So I see. Same error msg as before. Hopefully, fix is same.

EDIT: Mock strip both VMGM and VTSM 1, OK.

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P.S. You sig is unclickable onable. So, I do apologise.

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After mockstripping menu/extras...

That's one of the VTSM_C_ADT problems gone.

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Old 6 Apr 2005, 07:38 AM   #15
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Did you mock strip VTSM1, as well as VMGM?

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