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Help needed: checking pre-viewed DVDs [Sep. 21st, 2003|08:07 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I just bought some pre-viewed DVDs from Blockbuster. I checked them all for scratches first, but one looks a little questionable. I want to verify its integrity without watching it.

I have a week or something to return it if it's bad. So:

What tools in Linux can I use to read the DVD and check for skips/scratches/bad sectors?
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[User Picture]From: taral
2003-09-21 08:21 pm (UTC)
Mount it and cat the contents to /dev/null, watch for I/O errors or repeated retries. It takes a while, though...
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[User Picture]From: bizarre
2003-09-21 08:40 pm (UTC)

I work PT at BBV

You *should* have 30 days to exchange the product as long as you have the receipt.
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[User Picture]From: dpb
2003-09-21 09:03 pm (UTC)
My solution is you should buy from Hollywood Video, where you can return it ANYTIME for an exchange if it goes bad!
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