DVD Shrink Alternative to Backup DVD Movies
DVD Shrink is a free DVD backup tool to compress and copy your DVD movies. When copying a DVD, it can remove the DVD region code and the copy protection. With DVD Shrink, you can copy a dual layer DVD (8.5 GB) to a single-layer DVD (4.7 GB) with ease in conjunction with a free DVD burning software.
Indeed, there are many DVD Shrink alternatives that can help you copy commercial DVD movies. Just get the one you like. If you are looking for DVD Shrink alternative for Mac, please go to DVD Shrink for Mac.
Alternatives to DVD Shrink
You can find many DVD backup software for different computer operating systems that can be served as alternatives to DVD Shrink.
1. DVD Shrink alternative for Windows (Including Windows 8)
For Windows (Windows 8 compatible) users, there are many ways to copy DVD for free. The top three DVD Shrink for Windows (Including Windows 8) may be:Handbrake, Format Factory and DVDFab HD Decrypter. Handbrake can rip DVDs for playback on iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Apple TV, etc. thus to backup your DVD movies. However, Handbrake cannot deal with protected DVD. Format Factory can convert DVD to lots of video formats including mobile devices video formats and provides some basic editing features. DVDFab HD Decrypter can copy protected DVD to your computer's hard drive. But it doesn't have the compression tool so that the output file may be large.
2. DVD Shrink alternative for Mac
Mac users can use Handbrake and MacTheRipper as the DVD Shrink alternative for Mac to copy DVD movies on Mac OS X. The same as Handbrake for Windows (Windows 8 compatible), Handbrake for Mac cannot copy encrypted commercial DVD movies. MacTheRipper can remove DVD CSS encryption and rip DVD content to VOB format.
3. DVD Shrink alternative for Linux
Software for Linux users to backup DVD movies are not as many as for Windows (Windows 8 compatible) and Mac. The most well-know free DVD copy software for Linux is K9Copy, which can create ISO image file and copy DVD on Linux. It can compress the video stream to fit onto a 4.7GB recordable DVD disc. Besides, you can choose the audio and subtitle tracks and preserve the original DVD menus.
4. Best DVD Shrink alternative
The mentioned free alternatives to DVD Shrink above all have some disadvantages. And for DVD Shrink, since it hasn't been upgraded for many years, it cannot remove the relatively new DVD protection. To copy DVD to DVD in Windows, you can turn to Aimersoft DVD Copy, a powerful yet easy-to-use DVD copier to copy and backup homemade and commercial DVD movies to DVD disc in 1:1 ratio, or save DVD movies to hard drive as DVD Folder or ISO image file bypassing the DVD copy protection. You can effortlessly copy DVD movies from DVD9 to DVD9, DVD9 to DVD5, DVD5 to DVD5, and DVD5 to DVD9 in just a few clicks. The equivalent Mac version is Aimersoft DVD Backup for Mac.
If you want to watch DVD movies on your portable devices on the go, you can turn to Aimersoft DVD Ripper and DVD Ripper for Mac, which can help you rip commercial encrypted DVD movies to all popular video formats, such as MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, etc.