Movie Shrink and Burn 3 Review

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Update 2013/01/21: We are absolutely delighted to announce that Ashampoo has agreed to reinstate a generous 35% discount for Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3 for all Infopackets Readers. This fabulous program not only shrinks and converts video files to another format, it also allows you to make your own custom DVDs. Makes a great gift and also great for archiving video permanently. Be sure to snap up this fine offer! But hurry - the 35% discount is a time-limited offer and expires Feb 11, 2013! Full 30 day money back guarantee is offered. The full review of Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3 is below.

Have you ever wanted to watch a video from your computer on a DVD Player?

As we discussed yesterday, this isn't possible unless you first convert the video file to DVD format.

And even so, the trials and tribulations of converting videos to DVD format involves many steps and considerations, is technical, and time consuming.

But, it doesn't have to be that difficult.

What would you say if I told you there was a product that:

  • Automates ALL tasks of converting your video files into DVD format in just a few simple mouse clicks.
  • Allows you to convert almost ANY video format to another format and size with the highest possible quality.
  • Allows you to convert and store the video on almost any media, including CD, DVD, Blu-Ray and even!

... And what if I told you it was possible to get this product for almost the same price as a full featured length DVD movie?

Introducing Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3

Ashampoo's Movie Shrink and Burn 3 is the succinctly s.i.m.p.l.e. and effective answer to your digital video file conversion problems!

Movie Shrink and Burn 3 can save you countless hours by taking the guesswork out of video conversion by letting the computer figure out the best way to do it.

The secret to Movie Shrink and Burn 3 is that it's based around the results rather than the process -- and that makes sense, because most computer users simply want their PC to actually DO something rather than have to worry about how it's done.

Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3: How it Works

With Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3, you can convert almost any video files into ANY format in as little as 3 easy steps!

  1. Choose what type of file you want to create. This is EASY because all you need to do is select want to do, rather than figuring out the file format and settings yourself.
  2. Choose how big a file you want to create.
  3. Movie Shrink and Burn converts the file, and writes it to the specified media.

It doesn't get any easier than that!

SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE ~ "The program uses a wizard interface so it couldn't be any easier to use... this program makes all the decisions for you. Simply select the option that's best for you, and away you go. ... Simple and effective ~, publishers of Computeractive! magazine

PROBLEM SOLVED ~ "I have taken videos with a cell phone that were too big to email until I used this program. [Using Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3, I made] a small high-quality video that I was able to email without any issues." ~ 'drdeleteusa', user

Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3: Features

  • Convert and compress your existing movie files into a selection of formats that can be played on PDAs, handhelds (iPod, Playstation Portable, etc), and DVD players.
  • Burn your movie files to CDs: supports Video CDs, Super Video CDs, DivX/Xvid CDs and normal file CDs!
  • Support for Spanning: automatically split your movies to multiple CDs if they are too large in order to keep maximum quality, or shrink it down to 1 CD -- it's up to you!
  • Supports XVid/DivX AVIs, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, QuickTime, WMV, Video CDs, Super Video CDs, DivX/Xvid CDs!
  • Convert/shrink unencrypted .VOB (DVD format) files into smaller, high-quality formats!

MAGNIFICENT MENUS ~ "The menus were perfect! They were totally eye-catching but I didn't have to fiddle about changing pages [upon pages] of settings to get them to work." ~ MaryLou H.

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Using it on My Machine

Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3 is extremely simple to use, and is split into four categories.

Category #1: DVD Player

This section lets you create the files you'll need to produce a DVD. For even greater ease, you can simply create the files and automatically burn them to a disc.

Huge Time Saver

After a couple of simple self-explained questions, you choose the files you want to add on the disc, then decide what size you'd like the final file to be.

Movie Shrink and Burn then displays the picture quality you'll get depending on the settings you've chosen, both as a simple guide ('Excellent', 'Poor' and so on) and as a percentage figure compared to the original footage.

This saves you having to either perform complicated arithmetic or just take a gamble -- and you'll know right away if you need to either use a larger disc capacity or cut the number of clips you use to get a better quality.

Mastering the DVD

Next you choose from a range of animated menu systems. These have some pretty neat styles and, in terms of a professional look, compare well to many high-end DVD production packages on the market. Once you've done this, you can leave the software to do its work in the background without needing any more input from you. How long the processing takes will depend on your particular PC, but in my testing I was usually pretty close to real time -- that is to say, a two hour movie took two hours to process.

Believe it or not, the process of making a DVD is even simpler in practice than it reads on paper. From launching the program to the computer starting the actual conversion and writing to the disc can take as little as seven clicks and require less than a minute of your time to set up!

Yes, that's right: less than a minute!

INFOPACKETS TIP: For a standard recordable disc, you can usually get up to 4,700 MB, though some DVD burners or discs may work better with a slightly lower figure.

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Category #2: Computer

This section allows you to convert between a range of popular formats, reduce the size of a file, or both. You can choose either to create a file on your computer or burn it straight to a CD or DVD.

There are countless uses for these features. For example, if you've got a movie on your PC in Windows Media Video format, this will let you switch it to the Quick Time format so that you can play it on a Mac.

Shrinking Files to Fit on 1 Disc or Span Multiple CDs

What if you have an 800MB movie file and you want to put it onto a 650MB CD? Before Movie Shrink and Burn you'd have to either split it into two or more pieces (a tricky process), or recode it in a different format, usually at a much lower quality -- talk about using a sledgehammer to crack a nut! With this software, you can keep the same format and shrink the file just enough to fit exactly the size you want, retaining the absolute best quality possible.

INFOPACKETS TIP: Movie Shrink and Burn can handle the Windows Media Video (WMV) format. That's been the Achilles heel in many rival video file conversion packages I've tried, which simply can't handle this common format!

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Category #3: PDA and Handhelds

This works in a similar way to the Computer section, but creates files specially designed to fit the smaller screens of personal digital assistants (PDA) and other handheld video devices such as the iPod or Playstation Portable (PSP). If you're not sure of the size of your screen, there's a handy guide to help you choose the right format.

If you've got a video iPod, try the MPEG-4 or QuickTime formats for best results.

Category #4: Internet

This section will take your video file and automatically reformat it to the right file type and screen size for six of the most common online video sharing sites, including YouTube, MySpace and Daily Motion.

What makes this feature even neater is that it's automatically set to work with the restrictions set up by the different sites. For example, YouTube limits files to 10 minutes long, while Yahoo video has a maximum file size of 100MB. But you don't need to worry about remembering these settings -- Movie Shrink and Burn automatically splits your finished clips into two or more files if necessary, meaning you don't have to worry about wasting time uploading a clip only for the site to reject it.

Ashampoo Movie Shrink and Burn 3: Rave Reviews

We're not the only ones raving about this package. It's earned five star ratings from software sites including ZDNet, Winload, Tucows, and Download Ready. And more than half a million people have downloaded Movie Shrink and Burn through the popular website.


Movie Shrink and Burn 3 is compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista Operating Systems.

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