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09-21-2003, 08:43 PM
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I was just wondering if some one could explain to me how dvd shrink works, does it re-encode , compress or what?

Sorry if its a stupid question but i am just trying to find out if when making a kdvd with 2 or 3 films it would be better to make a larger file with a higher cq and then shrink it before burning.

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09-21-2003, 09:55 PM
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I was just wondering if some one could explain to me how dvd shrink works, does it re-encode , compress or what?
It transcodes. That means that some frames are left untouched, and some are recompressed.
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Sorry if its a stupid question
It's not
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but i am just trying to find out if when making a kdvd with 2 or 3 films it would be better to make a larger file with a higher cq and then shrink it before burning.
Yes, but don't make it THAT much larger, because the transcoder will compress more, and you'll get less quality. But this is a good idea, and it has already been discussed in the forum.
So go ahead and encode your KDVDs at a higher CQ, and let DVD Shrink re-fit your mpegs

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09-21-2003, 10:02 PM
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Nice one!

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