Ashampoo Movie Shrink & Burn 2 is a software application that allows users to compress video files into other formats so that they can be played back on any type of device. In addition, movies can be burned onto CDs and DVDs as well as extracted from DVDs and converted into formats that are compatible with mobile devices such as smartphones and multimedia players. Instead of storing long video recordings in multiple hard drives or removable devices, this program can simply reduce the file size of the recordings without compromising the quality. Ashampoo Movie Shrink & Burn 2 can also convert movies for well-known streaming video sites in order to make sure that they do not exceed the website upload limit.
This application features an intuitive graphical user interface that provides enough step-by-step instruction to the user as to how to convert and burn videos. The first thing that the user has to do is choose the device for which the movies are going to be used – these options include PC, DVD player, and the Internet. Burning videos entails selecting from among available DVD formats: standard DVD, VCD, Super Video CD, Blue-ray, and Divx. The next step involves choosing between PAL and NTSC and the aspect ratio of the video. Once a blank disc is inserted into the drive, the user is asked to import files from the local system.