My McCartney Years DVD won't play - Anyone else have this problem

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by white wolf, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. white wolf

    white wolf Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    I purchased this set when it was first released. I have played it from time to time and it played OK.
    Well I pulled it off the rack the other day, and discs 1 and 2 won't play anymore. Has anyone else had a problem with their DVD? It seems like some sort of DVD rot. The disc is clean, but it has a Gold tint to it.

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    I checked the discs in my Macca Years DVD set and they play fine. I'd never heard of rot affecting DVD's just CD's. Gonna check my other DVD's as its got me quite worried.
  3. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    It's the same thing. These things degrade over time due to a variety of factors. If you're really concerned about it, rip the discs for backup.
  4. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    It's possible that you can rip the DVD to a video file and watch it on the computer. The alternative is to just try a different DVD player and see if one plays it better than the other.
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  5. white wolf

    white wolf Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    I thought about the other DVD player. But then I put the discs into the computer, and tried DVD Shrink. I got an error message on both of the discs, so I am sure that something happened to the disc. They have been kept on a shelf with my other DVD in an air conditioned, non smoking home. I have 4
    places that I store my DVDs with almost 1000 DVDs. Lots of Box sets. Never had a problem like this.
  6. PMC7027

    PMC7027 Forum Hall Of Fame

    Maybe it is a trick by Paul so he can rerelease the DVD and get you to buy it again! :biglaugh:
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  7. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    I've had about a dozen or so DVDs just stop working over the years. Lord only know how many I have sitting on the shelf right now that won't play and I just don't know it yet. They're like time bombs.
  8. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    I have a lot of dvds including the McCartney Years need to check that one. So far I have found one dvd that will not play an early dvd of The Lady in White, the disc looked fine but would not load in two dvd players and two BR players and my computer it was from Odeon.
  9. David Campbell

    David Campbell Forum Resident

    Luray, Virginia
    I've had some similar issues with the Superman Ultimate Collection DVD set with all of the Chris Reeve Superman films and a couple random DVD's here and there. They just stopped playing two years ago. No apparent damage or in my case, even discoloration. It started with one movie in the set. I had played it a week prior with no problems. Then I went back to watch one of the special features, and It wouldn't work. I tried four different DVD players and drives. Nothing. Eventually ALL the discs in the set stopped working over the next year. The strange thing in my case it was all Warner Bros discs manufactured from the 2005-2009 time frame! I have various Warner Bros movies manufactured prior and after that time frame (some dating back to 1998!) and they still work with no issues. Same with all the other Studios/manufacturers. Just like maybe a total of 12-15 discs out of the nearly 500 I own. At least as far as I know. There could be some more in my collection,but so far so good. I've been working on ripping my favorites to a Hard Drive just in case though.
  10. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Just checked and all discs look silver, play trouble free. Thank you for alert and hope you can get another set if essential to your collection.
  11. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    Hmmm, I bought it when it first came out, made my way through about half of the first disc, and never touched the set again. Maybe I'll finally get around to watching the whole set, but probably not. If it plays, it plays, if it doesn't play by then... meh, I didn't care enough to watch it when it was still brand new.
  12. white wolf

    white wolf Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    Pulled out my HELP! DVD today. Same problem. slight change in the disc coloring. It got a bit into the movie and froze on me. I am glad I kept my MPI DVD. I won't be replacing The defective DVD. No problems with any other DVDs in my collection.
  13. Derek Gee

    Derek Gee Forum Resident

    I checked both the McCartney Years DVD as well as Help! Both play just fine. As far as I remember, there is no color change, that's how they were originally pressed with that light gold tint. The tint is quite even throughout. Usually when an optical disc oxidizes, it's splotchy.

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  14. white wolf

    white wolf Forum Resident Thread Starter

    United States
    Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
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  15. craig leonard

    craig leonard Forum Resident

    Ohio, USA
    I bought a copy of this off eBay last year and had the same trouble. No scratches, no marks, no rot, just wouldn't load to my DVD player. Returned it for a refund.
  16. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

    Same problem here with discs 1 and 2. They looked fine but no longer played, and I tested them on 3 or 4 different played. In the end I had to buy a new set.

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