Help- scratched discs

vbimport

#1

Ok, here’s the situation:

I recently imported a dvd online from Italy, which I got my hands on today - I’m about to get playing, but I find the disc has a fairly large-ish sratch (about 1 inch, curved line) on the discs’ playing surface.
The disc is recognised in my drive, but do you think that the scratch will affect playback for definate? I do know that the content fills almost all (4.27GB) of the single-layer that it occupies.
Just want your view on it. I haven’t got to playing it all yet, and I would prefer not to have to ask for a refund at it is would take much time and effort to ship back and forth, etc.

Thanks


#2

why havnt you tried watching it first?


#3

not time to watch a lot of it :slight_smile:


#4

(couldn’t edit my post)

Are there any types of software to check discs for full readability?


#5

Not realy, the ones we use for scanning only give an impression on how things are going they aren’t 100%. There is only one way to check for full readability/playability and that is to play it.


#6

Try ripping it to your hard drive.
(That usually finds problem disks.)


#7

Try to do a transfer rate test with cd-dvd speed. The best way, however, is to rip the disc.


#8

Ok, just to update. It seems I will need to send the disc to be replaced, as I have had several problems in playback. Thank you guys for your help anyway!