brand-new DVD drives less reliable than crappy old player - fix?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Feb 7 18:59:39 UTC 2008

On Feb 7, 2008, at 10:54 AM, Steve Franks wrote:
> I have a bunch of disks that will play fine in my laptop and TV, but
> not in my freebsd system with a new-ish NEC drive.  Figured it was the
> drive, so I got a new pioneer, same issue - scratch somewhere that
> causes no hiccup on other players makes it tank.  I can't even cp or
> rsync data off them, and these are only minor scratches.  Is there
> anything tunable, or ways  to keep rsync or cp going after an error?

Maybe try using dd conv=noerror to get a copy onto a hard drive or  
another disk?


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