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DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« on: Dec 27, 2006 at 10:56 AM »

Of 600+ orig discs, I have lost the following titles due to DVD rot:

Jerry Macguire Region 1
LOTR:  Return of the King Extended/Platinum Edition disc 1 (movie)  Region 1   :(  :(  :(
Dr. Zhivago  Region 3


...In an attempt to fight fungus, DVD rot, I have started moving all discs from their original packages to sleeves so that they can be stored in a dehumidifier  :(
Anyone interested in DVD plastic cases, let me know.


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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 27, 2006 at 11:19 AM »
what is dvd rot?
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 27, 2006 at 09:52 PM »
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007 at 05:38 PM »
I've just lost another due to DVD rot...  by ADV Robotech Macross Disk 5 out of 6 disks   >:(

Of 600+ orig discs, I have lost the following titles due to DVD rot:

Jerry Macguire Region 1
LOTR:  Return of the King Extended/Platinum Edition disc 1 (movie)  Region 1   :(  :(  :(
Dr. Zhivago  Region 3


...In an attempt to fight fungus, DVD rot, I have started moving all discs from their original packages to sleeves so that they can be stored in a dehumidifier  :(
Anyone interested in DVD plastic cases, let me know.



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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007 at 01:09 PM »
ive lost the following:
1. disc 4 (extra features) of my R1 Rambo trilogy (tin can)
2. R3 Bruce Lee collection ( almost all disc )
3. R3 Xmen 1 ( its starting to get misty )

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 29, 2007 at 04:48 PM »
It sounds like very well. I want to see it.

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 12, 2007 at 10:52 AM »
Just checked some of my DVDs and lost the ff  :'(

2046 Korean LE... movie disc  >:(
Appleseed R1 Tin... I think still playble though

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 12, 2007 at 02:02 PM »
Before the disk goes bad completely (cloudy, hazy on the surface), back it up to your hard disk using dvd decrypter.

I'm going to lose Joseph King of Dreams and Toy Story 2 soon...both region 1.   >:(

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 12, 2007 at 02:07 PM »
How can we avoid it? How can we maintain our precious dvds?
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 12, 2007 at 06:55 PM »
I also started to notice kind of like wave, island type marks on the edge of my Return of the Jedi disc, and this is a bummer. Havent check the others. Do you guys store your dvds in aircon rooms or just a regular room that is hot and humid. My return of the jedi I stored in my bedroom, aircon at night and still this happens. I would expect this to happen in hot and humid rooms wherein there will be lots of moisture. However a room that is too cold also will have moisture right? Will putting it in those plastic wraps help? What do you guys do so we can save our precious dvds. This sucks bad.. :(

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 12, 2007 at 08:51 PM »
Mine is mostly in the hot and humid Pangasinan  :'(

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 08, 2008 at 01:05 PM »
I put 1 small pack of silica gel inside the dvd case. no more sign of fungus.
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 10, 2008 at 12:24 PM »
I put 1 small pack of silica gel inside the dvd case. no more sign of fungus.

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 11, 2008 at 12:43 PM »
my wife gave it to me (1 bag full)  :)

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 11, 2008 at 05:03 PM »
Hi bros, it would be good to note that humidity is not the only suspected culprit of DVD rot.  As defined in one of the articles DVD Rot is "picture break-up or freezing of a movie is caused by corrosion in the aluminium coating on the disk and by delamination - the separation of the layers, overstressing a disk. Delamination shows up as a stain that stops the disk from playing."  As such it was mentioned that 'Delamination' is likewise the probable culprit and is triggered by numerous factors from outright factory/ manufacturing defects up to defective DVD cases / spindle holders.

Here's also an interesting, albeit 'dated' article about this topic for your downtime reading: http://www.andraste.org/discfault/discfault.htm

PS: On the growth of fungi, it would be similar to how you treat your camera gear.  Best you have a drybox (improvised via lock&lock plus silica gels) or the real steel dryboxes from AmPro for instance (they do have a specific drybox case/rack just for CDs).  Get a hygrometer as well to measure humidity.  Ideal reading is between 40-50%.  If your moisture level goes beyond 60...hello fungi.  ;)
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #16 on: Jun 10, 2009 at 01:02 PM »
Kung bumibile kayo ng ascorbic acid ung naka garapon, palaging may kasama itong small pillow case ng anti moisture, everytime na ma empty nyo ang isang garapon ilagay nyo nlng ito sa casing ng dvd nyo ung anti moisture, at least na re-recycle natin, ung dating di mo pasing anti moisture thing, na malaki ang silbi sa dvd collection nyo so far nakaka dalawa na ako. hehehe, pero kung gusto mo na malagayan lahat ng collection mo may nabibileng individually pack i believe mga 20packs cguro mga pillow pack ng silica gel.

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #17 on: Jun 10, 2009 at 01:11 PM »
BTW ung na rotten dvd title ko is ung R1 Terminator special edition, ung dual side disc, ayun kitang kita na na sira na ung silver lining nya, nag break up na. SAYANG Talaga ni di ko pa sya na panood na buksan ko palang. Ung ibang titles fogging issues (5th element both disc, the professional disc 2, ung iba natangal ko ung fog surface, kayang-kaya namang linisin basta use an anti-scratch cloth sa ACE meron nito at saka tubig lang basta ang pag punas is from the center to the edge of the disc, straight stroke not circular motion to avoid scratching the dics pero di maiiwasan magkaroon ng maliliit na scratch, basta ulit uliting punasan ung malalabong part ng disc pag bumalik na ung kinang ng surface your done! ;) , although nababasa naman ng laser ng dvd ang mga ito, kaya na force narin ako maglagay ng silica gel.

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #18 on: Jun 10, 2009 at 01:28 PM »
Honestly guys, mas matibay ang Jack Sparrow discs...
nakakasama ng luob talaga, ang mahal ng mga R1 natin, may nasisirang ganyan,...

Last time I checked my collection, I have 5 na may foggy edges na,...
and 3 or 4 ang talagang unplayable na,...

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #19 on: Jun 10, 2009 at 01:47 PM »
There is a product called "DVD/cd fix it" ata. I bought this in oddysey ata. The box is blue and I tried it on my jack sparrows, works ok naman. I'm scared to try this on my origs. ;D..But I think I will give it a try if I see any rot on my origs (already saw a couple). I think those "wavy island looking crap" >:(  will come off. I haven't checked my origs yet bec I have so much backlog on viewing them ;D
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #20 on: Jun 24, 2009 at 12:17 PM »
There is a product called "DVD/cd fix it" ata. I bought this in oddysey ata. The box is blue and I tried it on my jack sparrows, works ok naman. I'm scared to try this on my origs. ;D..But I think I will give it a try if I see any rot on my origs (already saw a couple). I think those "wavy island looking crap" >:(  will come off. I haven't checked my origs yet bec I have so much backlog on viewing them ;D

I understand that rots happens on the glue binding the clear (and thick) plastic layer and the reflective aluminum layer. So there is no way any DVD/cd fixit wipes can prevent this. Fixit wipes cleans the clear surface of any superficial scratches that causes skipping or unreadable sectors of the disk hence previously unplayable discs becomes playable again.

I think the best way is to make sure that the discs are properly kept in dry cabinets free from humidity to slow down the breakdown of substandard glue material in the disks.

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 01, 2009 at 03:42 PM »
My already replaced disc 1 of the Superman 13 disc ultimate collection started becoming hazy again. :(

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #22 on: Feb 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM »
My LOTR Special Edition boxset R1 experienced dvd rot on Two towers disc2. Its already unplayable. Haays... first time ko pa lang sya papanoorin. Sad news is that Return of the king disc1 already showed clouding.  Don't we have warranty for this kind of problem?

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #23 on: Jun 10, 2011 at 06:35 AM »
Godfather Trilogy R1.
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2nd disc of the Part 2.  Naging transparent na yung disc. :'( :'(
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #24 on: Jun 10, 2011 at 06:44 AM »
In all honesty, mukhang daig pa ng Jack Sparrow copy ang mga originals...
I have this Assault on Precinct 13 na JS copy, na talagang halos clear na ang disc,
yet binabasa pa rin sya ng player,...  ;D

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #25 on: Jun 10, 2011 at 06:49 AM »
^ayus a!  might got transparent and "sticky".  Tried on 3 different players and it won't play anymore.

Saw also " signs" on my Dishwalla Live from the Flow state dvd. The sticky white blob is growing from the edge to the center ring. It still plays cause the content is small so wala siya sa edge.  Ripped it into an ISO format so I can preserve it.
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #26 on: Jun 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM »
Disc 1 of Superman UCE  :(

Been that way since I got it from sir Morph  ???

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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #27 on: Jul 02, 2011 at 09:27 AM »
mga Sirs It seems my DVDs are still ok & shinny after all this time. Do they really detoriate like the VHS tapes?
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #28 on: Aug 08, 2011 at 01:33 PM »
yung wavy island na puti...ano yon...disc rot ba yon?
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Re: DVD rot: which of your DVD origs have rotted away?
« Reply #29 on: Aug 31, 2011 at 12:21 AM »
Con Air R3 and Finding Nemo R1 - haven't check my other titles for quite awhile...  hopefully nde na madagdagan.