Im in the process of duplicating a bunch of my DVDs to ensure the originals stay clean and undamaged. I have quite the collection (300+ movies, and a dozen or so complete TV series' on DVD). Quite a lot of money tied up in it.... somewhat of a mission of ours. My wife and I are series movie and tv buffs. Only we dont pay for cable Anywho... somehow, I have gotten into the habit of loaning them to a few select friends from time to time. So Ive already got some damaged ones. Ones that are part of 8 or 10 disc sets. So it isnt really all that simple to just buy them again. Ive got a few with tiny pinholes in the foil. They skip a little bit when playing. I dont mind that. But they are imposible to burn with the software Im using. The software sees the skip as a file error during reading, and fails the entire disc. It never even gets to the burning stage. Im using software by SlySoft. A pair of programs, AnyDVD and CloneDVD. Now, knowing how a laser reads information off of the foil face of a disc, I realize what is happening. And I have this idea that would "fix" such a pinhole, even if it does not restore the lost info. But all of my failed google searching has led me to beleive that such a fix wouldnt work. or would it? What do you think about a metalic ink, or paint to fill such a pinhole?