I have been using dvdshrink for 3 years without this problem until I tried to shrink a particular movie
(The Clay Bird, 2006). After getting thru 60% of this movie DvdShrink crashes. Note that I mean
a true "crash" (not a crc error, or program hangs, or any error reported by DvdShrink itself).
The program is terminated by the OS due to a program fault and then (on XP) the OS offers to report
the crash error to Microsoft (I seem to recall an error message like "bad handle" being reported).
I've tried the same operation on Vista and got a crash at the same point in the compression
process, though the error message in this case is "out of memory" (which I'm guessing is the
same problem on XP) There is nothing wrong with the physical DVD. I have played the entire
DVD on the DVD drive on my system, and I can read/copy the DVD to my hard drive disk using
DVDFab on both my XP or VISTA systems without any errors. When I then tried to use DVDShrink
on the folder which DVDFab creates to make the compressed ISO file DvdShrink crashes the same
way. This crash happens using DvdShrink on either the DVD or on the DvdFab copy on both systems
so there is something in the data itself which DVDShrink cannot handle. I have tried selecting only
the Main Movie component, instead of the entire DVD, and same crash occurs. As I understand it,
DVDFab removes the copy protection information when creating the set of VOB files on the hard drive,
so that copy protection does not seem to be what is causing the DvdShrink crash? I can also read the
DVD using DVD Decrypter to create an ISO file on my hard drive without any problems.
On XP the application even viewer log records an application error which says
"Faulting app dvdshrink 3.2.exe version 126.96.36.199, faulting module ntdll.dll .."
on VISTA the event viewer log has this --
Faulting application DVD Shrink 3.2.exe, version 188.8.131.52, time stamp 0x4103f8b5,
faulting module ntdll.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791a7a6,
exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x0004361e, process id 0x1f0,
application start time 0x01c9be0634bc1b50.
Unfortunately I don't know of any program other than DvdShrink which can compress
a 7GB DVD image so that it can be burned on a 4.7GB DVD-R.
However I think it may be possible to use DvdFAB to break the DVD-9 into two
parts which can then be burned onto separate 4.7GB DVD-Rs .. but I have
not researched this as yet (and only have the free version of DVDFab, which
may not support this?)