Don't install DVDFab

musicvid10 wrote on 3/27/2009, 10:40 PM
Just what it says -- caused everything from pixelated playback in other applications to errors about missing .dll after System Restore (Vista 32).

Thought I was getting a faster rip and shrink program -- got a parasite instead and the freeware DVD Shrink is much better, both in quality and system friendliness -- turns out it is harder to get rid of than to buy into the hype -- just a heads up!


UlfLaursen wrote on 3/27/2009, 10:54 PM
Thanks. Good to know. Just used DVD Shrink right now, and yes, it's great.

musicvid10 wrote on 3/28/2009, 9:15 AM
There are a couple of Quality Settings in DVD Shrink that make a big difference when shrinking to fit a standard disc -- "Perform deep analysis" and "adaptive error compensation." Well worth turning on even though it involves an extra pass before encoding. I mention it because these options are off by default when the program is installed.
UlfLaursen wrote on 3/28/2009, 11:31 PM
Thanks - I'll check them out next time.

douglas_clark wrote on 3/30/2009, 3:54 AM
I've been using DVDFab, and have not noticed any issues.

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