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  1. 05 Aug '10 03:19
    I've just joined the new century and bought a Bluray DVD player. Problem is, one of the DVDs I recently bought gets to a certain point on the disc and freezes. I tried fastforwarding over it, and cleaning it, to no avail. I was told that sometimes if one burns a copy of a seemingly defective disk, the copy will play smoothly. Any truth to this?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Do ya think?
    05 Aug '10 03:32
    You can try the toothpaste trick. Look it up on youtube.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Aug '10 18:49
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    I've just joined the new century and bought a Bluray DVD player. Problem is, one of the DVDs I recently bought gets to a certain point on the disc and freezes. I tried fastforwarding over it, and cleaning it, to no avail. I was told that sometimes if one burns a copy of a seemingly defective disk, the copy will play smoothly. Any truth to this?
    There is also the oil trick, forget which one but there is an oil that matches the refractive index of the disk so scratches get covered up for a quickie copy so you can get a good copy that plays right. It is a very thin layer. Only good to allow a copy to be made.
  4. 06 Aug '10 07:52
    Originally posted by PinkFloyd
    I've just joined the new century and bought a Bluray DVD player. Problem is, one of the DVDs I recently bought gets to a certain point on the disc and freezes. I tried fastforwarding over it, and cleaning it, to no avail. I was told that sometimes if one burns a copy of a seemingly defective disk, the copy will play smoothly. Any truth to this?
    Do you have the receipt? Take the DVD back to the shop since it is defective. Other than cleaning it and trying it in another player to make sure it is the DVD and not the player, I would not bother with any fixes.