Ok, so a few years ago when I started burning DVD’s I didn’t know any better and bought the cheapest media I could get my hands on and used them for backing up movies, data, you name it. For the most part these discs would read fine but several of them (especially movies) would stutter and stop near the end of the disc.
Now that I am older and wiser, I buy good media (TY and Verbatim) and regularly scan my discs for any errors.
Problem is, I have literally hundreds of movies on these “cheap” discs that rarely play, not because of media degradation necessarily but mostly because the media just plain stinks. For some of the movies that skip and pause at the end, I’ve been able to “reburn” them onto better media to fix the problem (using the cheap, skippy, junky media as the source) - I assume this works because my PC DVD-Rom Drive is more forgiving than any of my regular DVD Players.
The question is, is this reliable? If I have movies backed up on junky media that I want to transfer to better media, is it necessary to back them up from the original pressed disc again or is it probably OK to back them up from the poor quality backup? Any guidelines? Anyone had much experience doing this?
Thanks in advance!
… Searched the forums, couldn’t find anything quite like this so sorry if this is a repost!