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Hi all, I just purchased a NEC 3550A DVD R/W, and it looks like there is no software coming with it, a friend of mine has suggested that I purchase Nero suite 6.0 and download the upgrade, and download DVD Shrink. This is my first foray into DVD software, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

OS W3k Pro
192 MB RAM (I heard that!)
200GB HDD

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Hi all, I just purchased a NEC 3550A DVD R/W, and it looks like there is no software coming with it, a friend of mine has suggested that I purchase Nero suite 6.0 and download the upgrade, and download DVD Shrink. This is my first foray into DVD software, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

OS W3k Pro
192 MB RAM (I heard that!)
200GB HDD

you could use Nero 6 (very good program) but i've not heard of dvd shrink.

the other option is to visit NEC's website and look for drivers and software downloads on there.

http://www.mpcomp.co.uk/mpc.php?page=catalogue&make_id=56

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=NEC+3550A+DVD+RW+software+drivers&btnG=Search&meta=cr%3DcountryUK%7CcountryGB

hopefully u should be able to find something here

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Hi Janine, good to hear from you again. Here is a little information on DVD Shrink.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_shrink.cfm

DVD Shrink is a versatile freeware tool for fitting a DVD-Video disc on a single DVD-R.

DVD Shrink is capable of both re-authoring and re-encoding the movie. It features an intuitive user interface which makes it easy to choose what to keep, and what to lose.

DVD Shrinks allow the user to select compression level for each video track separately to obtain the desired disc size (which is usually below 4.38GB). It has a built-in decrypter, so there is no need to rip the DVD files on HDD first. The software is capable of producing either an ISO image of the ripped DVD, or a VIDEO_TS folder for further processing, viewing or burning.

I just purchased the Nero suite 6.0, and will now download the DVD Shrink (free ware).
I think perhaps I should have asked another question, which to go with...Roxio, or Nero? Alas...I've made my choice, bring on the toys!

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Hi Janine, good to hear from you again. Here is a little information on DVD Shrink.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/dvd_shrink.cfm

DVD Shrink is a versatile freeware tool for fitting a DVD-Video disc on a single DVD-R.

DVD Shrink is capable of both re-authoring and re-encoding the movie. It features an intuitive user interface which makes it easy to choose what to keep, and what to lose.

DVD Shrinks allow the user to select compression level for each video track separately to obtain the desired disc size (which is usually below 4.38GB). It has a built-in decrypter, so there is no need to rip the DVD files on HDD first. The software is capable of producing either an ISO image of the ripped DVD, or a VIDEO_TS folder for further processing, viewing or burning.

I just purchased the Nero suite 6.0, and will now download the DVD Shrink (free ware).
I think perhaps I should have asked another question, which to go with...Roxio, or Nero? Alas...I've made my choice, bring on the toys!

ohhh im getting all bigheaded now (lol)

Nero is definately the better of the to programs you mentioned in your last paragraph there. I have Nero working on two machines and alas on this machine I have Roxio (bundled software). Roxio is ok but in my opinion Nero works faster and is better suited for the job in hand. You can also update Nero easier then you can Roxio. Stick with Nero my friend. you've made a good choice.

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