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Re: OT: Help with currupted mpeg video.

On Sat, 2004-10-16 at 06:18, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> Scott Talbot wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 16:05 +0800, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > 
> >>Does anyone know of a util which can copy a mpeg file from a scratched
> >>CD?
> >>
> >>I've tried copying it but it kept having errors at ~90% of the file.
> >>
> >>Upon playback ( the 90%) there's a lot of static/blocky pictures etc..
> >>
> >>Can mencoder or something fix it?
> >>
> > 
> > 	The best way I've found is to repair the CD as much as possible.  There
> > are available, plastic polishes that when used carefully can restore CDs
> > if the scratches are superficial. 
> > 
> > 	Since you are able to read the CD, perhaps your scratches aren't too
> > bad?
> "The Screensavers" recommend using toothpaste (ie, a mild abrasive) with 
> a paper towel or cloth to clean the CD scratches.  They tell you to 
> always rub *radially*, from the center to the edge and vice versa. 
> You're trying to polish away the scratches so that the laser can read 
> the data again.  You're *not* trying to remove the plastic covering over 
> the media holding the data!  Never polish in circles, or parallel to the 
> edges....only in and out from the edge to the center.  Never use 
> chemical cleaners as they may weaken/damage the plastic covering....

Thanks for the tip. I'll try it out. After googling about it, I find
that the "cleaning" method is actually harmless if done right.


Ow Mun Heng
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