Pinhole in DVD foil. Ideas and questions...

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  1. IdahoSHO

    IdahoSHO New Member

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    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 :eek3:

    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. :sadwavey:


    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?
     
  2. EvilSS

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    Probably would not work since metallic ink is probably not reflective enough or consistent enough. It's also likely that the data is also damanged. I don't recall if CloneDVD will do this, but I know some DVD software will allow you to set it to ignore read errors. Another option would be to rent the damaged DVD. You can usually rent multi-disc sets by the DVD.
     
  3. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    you can't do anything to fix it if the damage is on the label side

    in the past, i attempted to fix a dvd with the stuff that you patch rear windshield defroster lines, it's like a metallic liquid - it didn't help
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    DVD Decrypter can ignore errors.
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    If you have holes in the foil, there's no saving it. Get a raw-mode copier and copy the data onto another disc before it becomes useless.
     

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