actually i work at a video store. they do play for a while but if they get worse it affects their play. I don't know quite how to describe them. they are the same color as the dvd surface they arn't lines like scratches. it's almost like someone spilled tiny glitter flakes on them. sorry i just can't think of anyway to describe them but it is happening to a lot of dvds.
thanks for all of you help everyone;)