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Old 03-18-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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DVD Shrink


http://linuxathome.com/index.php?p=239

At the link above there are some sketchy directions for DVDshrink, however they are incomplete and poorly written for a beginner to understand. There is nothing in the .wine file that is simply called config file there are some reg files but NONE of them contain the line


# [/wineconf]

So it is impossible to locate the file that needs to be edited and where in it to edit.
The greatest downfall of the linux community is that people seem to forget you CANT SKIP STEPS when you teach others how to use a new os. It is amazingly frustrating. If guides were written with good specific directions, there wouldnt be a thousand noobs clamoring for help. Yes, obviously I am missing something simple, and that is EXACTLY the point. When I tell my grandpa to go to control panel in winxp, I dont say "go to control panel" I say click start, then find control panel in your start menu"

An incredibly subtle difference, but huge when the person you are talking to doesnt know WTF you are talking about. If you dont do a good job telling them how to do it, they will never, ever learn, and will constantly ask stupid simple questions like this all the time

DVDShrink is a great utility that currently only has a Windows version. You can still run it in Linux using Wine.

If you haven’t installed wine yet, do so with an apt-get install wine, and then in a terminal/shell, run winesetup—this could all be done as a regular user, no need to be root. In winesetup, choose all the regular defaults and continue on through the end. Now, to install DVDShrink, first download the .exe file and and then in a terminal/shell program, run wine DVDShrinkinstallprogram.exe (depending on the version you downloaded, the DVDShrinkinstallprogram.exe is named differently). Follow all the defaults for installation. Now to actually run the program properly, you’ll need to edit the windows config file (in your home directory it’s the ~/.wine/config file) since you will most likely encounter a complaint about no detectable ASPI drivers found. The following needs to be added at the end of the config file, right before the line that says # [/wineconf]:

[AppDefaults\DVD Shrink 3.2.exe\Version]
“Windows” = “winxp”

To execute the program, cd into the directory “~/.wine/fake_windows/Program Files/DVD Shrink/". Then run it with wine: wine "DVD Shrink.exe".

DVD Shrink in Linux is still a buggy, especially if you want to remove certain sound tracks or to browse directories to dump the ISO file. If you’re just going to run the default settings, then you should have no problems. When you choose to place your ISO file in the C: drive, it will be placed in your ~/.wine/fake_windows directory.

Thanks to Gordon Cormack for providing the workaround the ASPI driver problem.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
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I would save yourself the headache and just buy a copy of Crossover Office. I never could get DVD shrink to read from my dvd drinve but I could create a image and re-encode from there.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
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buying something for linux defeats the entire point of using linux
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:06 PM   #4
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buying something for linux defeats the entire point of using linux
I concur. For me Wine itself falls into the same category - I refuse to install it.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:16 PM   #5
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Originally posted by pattont
buying something for linux defeats the entire point of using linux
I don't have a problem with buying linux software, especially if it is well-written and useful. However, I would not purchase a product that allowed me to run Windows freeware.

Linux DVD rippers are getting better. I have been using lxdvdrip this week and really like it.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 07:44 PM   #6
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How does buying something for Linux defeat the whole purpose? I fear it's attitudes like this that help a lot of companies justify not porting their software to Linux. I for one commend Code Weavers for letting me run applications that might never see a Linux port. I have to use Flash for work and blessed be I no longer have an extra PC at my house that did nothing more than run Windows for Flash. Now if Macromedia ports to Linux I will be first in line to get a copy of studio MX.

WINE has helped me convert more than one person to Linux. I.E. my ex GF. She really loved my XFCE desktop and the stability of the system. BUT she was a music teacher and had to have Sibelius and there were simply no OSS software that even came close "trust me I looked long and hard!" Well thanks to WINE she now runs Vector Linux SOHO and loves it.

Now how does creating a Linux convert hurt Linux? You may say by using wine I give companies a reason not to create a native port. Well I say WINE helped me increase the Linux user base. What do you think software companies track? The amount of people using WINE or the amount of people running Linux?
 
Old 03-20-2005, 09:43 AM   #7
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pblogic, use winetools to set up your wine, and that config file should show up. Once you've done that install DVDShrink. Then you can edit the config file.

Here is a patch for that config file so that ASPI error doesn't show up.

http://tinyurl.com/6xh97

I downloaded the file the poster jtang613 put up there, followed his instructions to the letter and it worked like a charm.

Just note that if you restart winetools after you patch the config file it will ask you if you want to revert to the winetools original- you'll have to say no if you want to keep those new settings.

DVDShrink isn't perfect in wine, but it sure works all right by me until I have time to learn a linux equivelant.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 11:13 AM   #8
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Quote:
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buying something for linux defeats the entire point of using linux
i disagree 100% with that sentament. remember just because the OS is free as in free beer does not mean services are free. if you are paying someone or a group for a service then by all means if they do the job well, then pay them. it is little differance then paying to have your law mowed. if you want to have someone else do your law because of what ever reason, then do they NOT deserve to be paid for their SERVICE???

no different then paying for Crossover Office or any of the other pay for services. you are not paying them for their software just for their service. unlike in windows were you pay for the software first, then you pay for the service afterwards, and 90% of the time when you pay for the service you get nothing more then an e-mail service run by auto-responders and never get to talk/chat/e-mail a real human.

at least in the linux world when you join a service 90% of the time there are msg boards or news groups that get you much better results and faster replies then just about any windows company based program i have ever used.
 
  


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