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Get the Best DVD Shrink Alternative When You Can't Run DVDShrink on Windows 10/11

DVD Shrink Not Working on Windows 10? Find the Best Solution Here.

"I desperately need an alternative for DVD Shrink, because Microsoft already released its recent update and effectively killed this old program." – Excerpted from a DVDShrink user's email

A DVD Shrink user emailed to say that he was unable to use DVD Shrink any more after upgrading to Windows 10. To verify this, we did some testings on running DVD Shrink on Windows 10. As a result, it could work on our Windows 10 PC but couldn't detect some unencrypted and encrypted DVDs corretly. Despite of that, we can't rule out the possibility that DVD Shrink can't work on your Windows 10 OS. After all, DVD Shrink not working well on Microsoft Windows OS is nothing new. Many users have difficulties in running DVD Shrink on Windows 7/8, let alone the new Windows OS - Windows 10. Development of DVD Shrink has been stopped in 2005, thus it may not be fully compatible with new Windows operating systems and has difficulty bypassing new copy protection schemes. How to fix this? The easiest way is to switch to a DVD Shrink alternative.

Free Download Best DVD Shrink Alternative to Backup DVDs on Windows 10/11

If DVD Shrink is unable to work well on Windows 10, you're suggested to use best DVD Shrink alternative - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - to rip/back up any (regular & new copy-protected) DVD movies on Windows 10. Supported output formats include ISO file, VIDEO_TS folder, MPEG2, MP4, MOV, AVI, etc.

Best DVD Shrink Alternative for Windows 10/11

The best DVD Shrink alternative for Windows 10/11 introduced here is named WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, a popular DVD ripper and DVD backup software program. It is highly recommended to replace DVD Shrink mainly due to the following reasons.

  • It keeps updating to support a wide array of Windows operating systems, including Windows 7/8 (32 bit & 64 bit) and Windows 10. It also has a Mac version.
  • It is trusted clean DVD backup software for Windows 10 without malware, virus, or other unfriendly things.
  • It can back up any homemade and latest encrypted DVDs without encountering the errors happening to DVD Shrink, such as close unexpectedly during use, chapters do not playback in order, invalid file structure, Data Redundancy Check Error, out of memory, etc.
  • It provides more DVD backup methods than DVD Shrink, including 1:1 clone DVD to ISO image file/DVD folder for later burning, copy main/full title content as MPEG 2 file, rip and copy DVD as digital file in MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV and more file formats compatible with all prevailing devices, such as iPhone 12, iPad Air 4, Microsoft Windows 10 PC/mobiles, WP8, Xbox, Sony, etc.
  • Thanks to the support for High Quality Engine, Safe Mode, GPU Hardware Acceleration, Multi-core CPU, Super Encode Engine based on MMX- SSE & 3DNow! and Hyper-threading tech, this DVD Shrink alternative enables users to back up DVDs on Windows 10 with perfect quality stably and quickly.

How to Use the DVD Shrink Alternative for Windows 10/11?

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is easy-to-operate DVD Copy software. After downloading and installing on your Windows 10 PC, you can finish DVD backup in four steps only.

Step 1. Load DVD Source.
Insert target DVD disc into your DVD-ROM, launch this DVD Shrink alternative on Windows 10, then click DVD Disc button to load the DVD content.

DVD Shrink Alternative for Windows 10
DVD Shrink Alternative for Windows 10

Step 2. Select output profile.
After loading successfully, it will detect the main title automatically and lead you to Output Profile window directly. To back up DVD, please specify a profile under DVD Backup Profile category; to rip and shrink DVD as a digital file, please choose one among other categories, such as Microsoft Device, Apple Device, Android Pad, Android Mobile, Sony Device and so on.

Step 3. Specify a destination folder.
Simply click "Browse" button to choose a file folder to store the DVD copy.

Step 4. Begin copying DVD on Windows 10/11.
Hit "RUN" button, and it will begin the process of DVD backup on Windows 10/11 instantly.

Note: Most commercial DVDs are designed to prevent being copied. The legality of DVD copy varies from country to country. The provider of this DVD Shrink alternative for Windows 10 advocates DVD ripping/copying for personal use only.

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FAQs About DVD Shrink

1. Is DVD Shrink Free?

Yes, DVD Shrink is a piece of freeware for Windows. If you're charged for it, you've probably downloaded a fake version.

2. Is DVD Shrink still available?

DVD Shrink development has been stopped since 2005. Now we can't download it from its official site. It is still available to download from some third-party sites. However, we must be vigilant because there're some scams. The latest stable version is Don't download those with additional words like DVD Shrink 2019. Those versions could be a DVD Shrink similar software with a stolen name, the official free DVD Shrink but sold by someone else, or the official free DVD Shrink code hidden under a fake GUI.

3. Does Windows 10/11 work with DVD Shrink?

DVD Shrink doesn't work very well with Windows 10. Some users report that DVD Shrink won't start on Windows 10. You may need to tweak the compatibility or switch to a DVD Shrink alternative.

4. Does DVD Shrink remove copy protection?

DVD Shrink can remove some old DVD copy protections. But it can't handle some new encryption technologies because its development has been discontinued for over ten years.

5. Can DVD Shrink convert DVD to MP4?

No. If you want to convert DVD to MP4, WinX DVD Ripper is a great way to go.

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author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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