Hi La Jim...
Just want to add something to the mix here. If you want to continue to use DVD Shrink (which I use myself), you can accomplish what you want with the help of another program that works along with DVD Shrink called IfoEdit. With that, you can use DVD Shrink to do what you want.
What ends up happening is that you will end up re-authoring the DVD instead of just making a backup. But, with that in mind, you will be able to get rid of many of the "extra" stuff on DVD's that you don't need or want and save space such as the different language codes..etc.
Many of the programs listed in the previous posts work great, it just seems as though you are wanting to continue with DVD Shrink...which is a pretty straight forward program (IMO).
Hope this helps.
I have downloaded and looked into several free software programs but didn't check out IfoEdit. I'm not exactly sure what this one does. I'll have to look more into this. I am VERY NEW at all this and it's all so overwhelming trying to figure it all out. I am a programmer so am usually able to figure things out. The difficult part of all this is finding the resources and good documentation with examples of how to use some of these programs for re-authoring.
The good news is, I was able to figure out how to use DVDStyler to create the menu.
Yes, you are right, I do want to continue using DVD Shrink. I really like the way you can clean everything up.
I want the ability to be able to be creative in creating Menus which DVD Styler appears to be able to do with adding pics to make it look like you want.
I had come across similar problems through my searching where others were having problems when they created a DVD with Menus and when they went to play it in the Stand Alone DVD it gave an error that the player can't play PAL DVD's. I had selected NTSC 720 x 480, however, when it was creating the ISO file I could see it was creating it in a PAL format. What I found is that the empty.mpg file that DVDAuther uses is in a PAL format I guess and is the CAUSE of it not being able to play it in the NTSC format on Stand Alone DVD's.
Here's the link I used to fix the problem:http://www.videohelp...ve/t180017.html
- Author is by: borax posted 2004 Nov 12 05:58
Here is another that you can download the fixed files instead of creating them yourselves:http://sourceforge.n...amp;atid=600266
I created my own files and replaced the originals as described and it then created the DVD's in NTSC format.
If any of you have known good resources I can look up on the net I would greatly appreciate any links to them. I'm sure if you pay you can find an all in one inclusive program that does it all. What would this program be and how much does it cost??? I prefer to stay free right now but in time I would love to have the best program to use.