My Doors Perception DVD's Have Disc Rot

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by texquad, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. texquad

    texquad Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I recently pulled out my copy of The Doors Perception boxset and was surprised when the videos on The Strange Days DVD wouldn't play. The first video on the disc started to play but then stopped mid song. I took the disc out and checked it and it looks like there's signs of disc rot on the outer edges of the disc. So I checked the other DVD's in the boxset and so far the only two that won't play the videos properly were Strange Days & Soft Parade although I saw signs of rot on a couple of the other discs where the videos still play. What was interesting was that I was able to listen the 5.1 section in DVD-Audio on both the Strange D. & Soft P. on my Oppo 103 completely through with no problem. I'm at least glad I can still enjoy the main album tracks and that's why I purchased them in the first place. So if you own this set check your DVD discs for rot. Bummer!
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
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  2. Discs. All formats. Back 'em up as soon as you get 'em.
     
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  3. mine play with no problems
     
  4. texquad

    texquad Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Well, it's probably been since 2006 when I purchased it that I watched the video's. Since then I just listen to the DVD-A 5.1 mixes. I'm going to make copies of the one's that aren't messed although my PC won't read the 2 bad ones.
     
  5. texquad

    texquad Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Update: after trying to burn a copy of the rest of the disc's unfortunately I was only able to make a clone of one of them.
     
  6. I see you are in Texas. Humidity might be a factor. Have these been air conditioned or kept in a cool place? Does one have a basement in Tx?
     
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  7. Oh good. My $14 investment (thanks Amazon!) up in smoke rot. Now I need to check mine.
     
  8. texquad

    texquad Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I use to drive an Acura that played DVD-A's so that could be a factor. Although if that's the case then I would think I'd have a lot more that have the same problem and I this is the first time I've encountered this with my extensive DVD-A collection.
     
  9. albertop

    albertop Forum Resident

    Any other feedback on this issue? I'd like to buy this box set, but am waiting for more replies.
     
  10. I've got over 1000 DVDs, with many dating from the early 2000's. So far I haven't seen any sign of disc rot. Long may it continue. I can't see any viable reason for the 2006 Perception set to suffer from this exclusively?
     
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  11. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA!

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    wash them right now.
     
  12. texquad

    texquad Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Why do you recommend washing the discs? They aren't dirty and I thought someone mentioned humidity.
     
  13. shokhead

    shokhead Head shok and you still don't what it is. HA!

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    Because it can't hurt and may help.
     
  14. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

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    How do you burn an sacd or blu ray backup?

    I have an Oppo 105
     
  15. texquad

    texquad Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I use DVDfab to make my DVD/BR copies. I don't have the setup to copy SACD's and I've heard it's rather involved.
     
  16. pinkchris1967

    pinkchris1967 Exalted and Revered Member

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    I have a copy of Disc1 MFSL gold of The Wall with disc rot and then I have some discs that are nearly 40 years old that are perfect. I think it's just manufacturing errors.
     
  17. dh46374

    dh46374 Forum Resident

    I just checked my Perception box DVDs with a magnifying glass, no indication of any deterioration on any of the discs. I have the jewel case size box, not the original release. I live in southern Arizona. Not much humidity here.
     
  18. head_unit

    head_unit Forum Resident

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    You mean that the drive scratched your discs? Some car drives did have that problem, but that wouldn't cause rot. Ultra high temps in the summer heat and humidity by you could have compounded a manufacturing problem though.

    Or, you just didn't celebrate the lizard enough...
     

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