brand-new DVD drives less reliable than crappy old player - fix?
cwhiteh at onetel.com
Thu Feb 7 20:22:19 UTC 2008
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?
> I get 100MB of the last GB file. Most annoying. I know you usually
> want cp to fail if there's read errors, but this is one instance where
> you'd like it to skip and keep going - I assume that's what my dvd
> player does. These are not commercial disks, so I can't just go out
> and buy a new one, and I was too stupid to make backups, so I have a
> vested interest in a workaround.
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It could still be hardware. I had similar symptoms with a recent new
laptop. I had the DVD writer replaced under warranty with the same model
and the engineer commented that it was a not uncommon problem, usually
fixed by swapping the hardware.
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