checking bad sectors on a DVD

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by TerraFrost, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. TerraFrost

    TerraFrost Guest

    A DVD that I recently purchased seems to have bad sectors.
    Specifically, when I play it in a DVD player, there's a certain point
    where the video becomes all garbled and remains that way for a
    noticeable number of seconds.

    I'd like to get a new DVD, but I don't want to rewatch the whole thing
    to verify that it is free of bad sectors. I'm thinking that perhaps
    there's some software I could use to scan for bad sectors for me?

    I could probably use CloneCD to do it, but the problem with that is
    that I'd have to waste a dual layer DVD-R just to get a coaster (since
    CSS encryption would prevent me from actually copying it). So... any
    TerraFrost, Jan 29, 2006
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    bambam Guest

    For checking CD/DVDs I like CDCheck-

    CDCheck is utility for prevention, detection and recovery of damaged files
    with emphasis on error detection. It can check each of your CDs and DVDs
    and indicate which files are corrupted. CDCheck reporting features tell you
    exactly where the problems are. CDs can get damaged in a number of ways, so
    the program helps you determine whether your data is safe before it's too
    late. The program also provides a comparison option that lets you select a
    reference directory on your hard drive (or some other device). CDCheck
    ensures that the contents on a disc match those in the directory, and
    effectively alerts you of differences. Besides that CDCheck supports
    creation of CRC files which provide extra safety that files on your CDs are
    still exactly the same as they were. In addition to CD-ROMs, the program
    can be used with all other local or removable media (disk drives, floppy
    disks, ZIP drives...) visible by the operating system (Windows Explorer).

    bambam, Jan 29, 2006
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    Gel Guest

    But link clearly states does not work on DVD's
    Gel, Jan 29, 2006
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    bambam Guest

    You need to go back and read again!
    Also it is normal practice to quote part of the post that you are replying
    to, so at least someone will know what you are talking about.
    bambam, Jan 29, 2006
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