Well, my friend gave me his anime collection when he left town because it's pretty big and he didn't want to cart it off. That and he's outgrown the anime phase shakes head
Anyway I decided I'd make a few backups. Got to the first series and began copying the disks with DVD Shrink. The first one I put in didn't copy so well. It got to just over half way before it stopped responding. So I put the next disk in and it copied just fine. I took the disks to my local video store for them to clean them where it kinda fills in the scratches and she said that on a couple of them, she couldn't even see any scratches, but still charged me $4 for each disk=( So I brought them home, but the same thing happens. Except I might get an extra % now.
I've looked the disks over and the only scratch is in the smaller silver circle closest to the middle (there's like three circles: the main one on the outside, the darker one with some letters on it and the first one which is where my problem is). It's just a obvious scratch in the shape of a circle. I asked a few of my friends online, but no one knows what to tell me. Also I got this other disk with exactly the same scratch and it's fine. Copying and everything.
I've tried plenty of other programs. CD Recovery Toolbox, Bad CD DVD Reader, Nero, Magic ISO, DVD Decrypter. None of them can read it. The DVD burner is an Optiarc but I've also tried my brother's external DVD burner and it doesn't work either. I'm confused, what exactly is the problem with these disks? I can't see any scratches that would affect this, except the one in the middle and if that's the case why is this other one with more severe scratches working now?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm really at my wit's end at trying to understand this...