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

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:00 pm
by BigManRestless
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.

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

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:40 pm
by Sean
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.

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

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:01 pm
by negative1
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.

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

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:13 pm
by Rubellan
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.

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

PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:43 pm
by Willbfree
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.

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

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:45 pm
by LPCDMP3
Got mine finally. DVD plays fine all the way through.

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

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:40 am
by Surly
Received my copy about a week ago; got it from Lexer Music as there was a recent Facebook post stating they had received "corrected" stock. DVD plays perfectly.

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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:07 am
by Barmy
The DVD may be fixed but the compressed audio is forever. The 3-CD 12 inch release from years back should be adequate for most people.

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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:33 am
by obs
Barmy wrote:The 3-CD 12 inch release from years back should be adequate for most people.

Except that they Fed that one up by putting the regular version of "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 91" instead of the 8min+ 12" version :D .
Sorry, I had to mention it, since it's my favourite Soft Cell song. Good thing I have it on the Memorabilia CA CD. If you have the US CD of Memorabilia, you got Jobbed (again) :D .

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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:17 am
by ZippY
obs wrote:
Barmy wrote:The 3-CD 12 inch release from years back should be adequate for most people.

Except that they Fed that one up by putting the regular version of "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 91" instead of the 8min+ 12" version :D .
Sorry, I had to mention it, since it's my favourite Soft Cell song. Good thing I have it on the Memorabilia CA CD. If you have the US CD of Memorabilia, you got Jobbed (again) :D .


My copy is from 1999 and had the normal 12 inch version of SHWG on it:
https://www.discogs.com/Soft-Cell-The-T ... ase/326432
CD 1, track 8


Ofcourse, like most CD versions, it's missing about 27 seconds from the original vinyl version back in the day.

Funny thing: I never even knew that that 3-CD version was limited! Later versions omitted the first track:
Tainted Love (1999 Club 69 Future Mix) which was quite a good mix for the time.

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

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:29 am
by obs
I'm talking about "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" :)

Not really limited. It's just that the US release has that extra track. "Club 69" isn't my bag, but regardless, I would generally rather have an extra track than not have it :D .