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Soft Cell "Keychains & Snowstorms" 9 CD+DVD Boxset


Re: Soft Cell "Keychains & Snowstorms" 9 CD+DVD Boxset

Postby BigManRestless » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:00 pm

I'm worried now that Universal think it's to do with scratched / marked discs due to the packaging (or 'hand packing' if they insist) rather than a botched authoring of the DVD disc.
If they just sent replacement DVDs without correcting the authoring issue people will just have a second unplayable DVD.

No doubt there won't be time to correct this before the farewell gig, where I daresay they'll be flogging more of these sets with a disc that doesn't work.
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Re: Soft Cell "Keychains & Snowstorms" 9 CD+DVD Boxset

Postby Sean » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:40 pm

Minor fingerprints on factory pressed silver dvd's should not make it freeze or skip, especially in the exact same place. That's a bunch of bull crap. Every time I get dvd's and I turned to the back side and see "Universal", I know I am going to have problems with the disc whether it's bad quality videos or bad discs. Sony seems to make much better quality discs as I have experienced in the past.
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Re: Soft Cell "Keychains & Snowstorms" 9 CD+DVD Boxset

Postby negative1 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:01 pm

Sean wrote:Minor fingerprints on factory pressed silver dvd's should not make it freeze or skip, especially in the exact same place. That's a bunch of bull crap. Every time I get dvd's and I turned to the back side and see "Universal", I know I am going to have problems with the disc whether it's bad quality videos or bad discs. Sony seems to make much better quality discs as I have experienced in the past.


sony is worse, with rootkits, and propietary formats. junk.

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Re: Soft Cell "Keychains & Snowstorms" 9 CD+DVD Boxset

Postby Rubellan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:13 pm

I just got this abomination today. My DVD will not play, my book split the second time I opened it, and it is EXTREMELY compressed audio.
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Re: Soft Cell "Keychains & Snowstorms" 9 CD+DVD Boxset

Postby Willbfree » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:43 pm

Back when DVDs were a thing, I’d sometimes need to rip and reauthor a disc that had been authored improperly. I haven’t done so in years, maybe a decade, but as I recall it was just a matter of using DVD Shrink or DVDFab or similar applications (I think I used one by Nero that was basically a branded version of DVD Shrink) but setting it not to reduce the size at all.

Back in the day, studios were trying all sorts of techniques to make their DVDs needlessly complicated in the hope that it would make the discs less easily copied. But these were barely within specifications, so all it did really was make them fail to play back properly.

Reauthoring made a better disc, well within specifications.
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Re: Soft Cell "Keychains & Snowstorms" 9 CD+DVD Boxset

Postby LPCDMP3 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:45 pm

Got mine finally. DVD plays fine all the way through.
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