Automated way of checking commercial DVDs for errors?
May 1, 2012 9:25 AM Subscribe
How to verify library patron complaints about freezing, skipping, & other issues with our movies on DVD?
posted by woodman to computers & internet (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
As a public library with DVD movies that circulate very heavily, we're constantly receiving reports that one disc or another is not working properly.
We don't have the funds for a quality disc cleaner, so we clean the discs by hand. It would be nice, however, to verify issues with discs by simply playing them in a PC & having a program generate a report specifying the number & severity of errors. The alternative is to view the movie ourselves or foist the disc on another patron.
Anyone have suggestions for checking the status of multiple discs as efficiently as possible?