DVD Shrink working with Fedora Core 5
Seriously, this is quite a breakthrough for me. I did something in Linux that I couldn’t previously do, which for a newb is quite satisfying.
It was very important for me to have DVD shrink, or something similar, and not having it was forcing me to boot into Windows every time. I would prefer to have a choice.
So DVD Shrink is written for Windows, so it uses Wine. It should be really easy to install, but unfortunately Fedora Core 5 mounts the DVD drive automatically when a cd/dvd is inserted, and the name changes each time, depending on the name of the movie. You can’t just get round this manually by mounting it yourself, as this conflicts with the name that FC5 wants to give it. This is a nightmare for Wine, as it needs to have a (non-changing) name for the drive.
Anyway, I found a solution for that on the good ol’ interweb. Can’t find the link just now, but I bookmarked it at home, if anyone is interested.
EDIT: Found it…
fedoraforum.org/forum/showth … ge=1&pp=15