This document describes how to install wine and configure it for use with DVD Shrink.
This how-to makes the assumption you don't have wine installed and haven't configured it. If this isn't the case you will have to modify accordingly. The following configuration was tested under Warty and the backport of wine. The consensus is that the latest version of wine is the usually the best, so if you're not using hoary consider adding the backports.
Open a terminal and type the following:
$ sudo apt-get install wine winetools
Read the introductory screens of the winetools utility.
At the Main Menu go to Base Setup and install "Fake Hard Disk" and "DCOM98". Exit.
Perform the following in a terminal:
$ ln -s /media/cdrom ~/.wine/dosdevices/d:
$ sudo gedit ~/.wine/conf
Add the following lines after the comments at the start, right before the line that says "[wine]":
"Path" = "/media/cdrom"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "CD-Rom"
"Filesystem" = "winxp"
Also add the following lines at the end of the file, right before the line that says: "# [/wineconf]":
[AppDefaults\\DVD Shrink 3.2.exe\\Version]
"Windows" = "winxp"
Get DVD Shrink 3.2 (if you haven't already) from here.
In the directory where you uncompressed it type:
$ wine dvdshrink32setup.exe
Follow the installations steps. To run DVD Shrink type:
$ wine /home/dab/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/DVD\ Shrink/DVD\ Shrink\ 3.2.exe
Notes: The GUI is buggy and doesn't seem to refresh properly but you can deep analyze and shrink straight to the hard disk from the DVD. There are things which are simply broken, such as the video preview, but generally DVD Shrink seems functional.
Disclaimer: in many countries it is legal to backup your DVDs for personal use. Please refer to the specific law for your country.
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