I guess every video format has it's Achilles Heel. VHS tape snarls, Laser rot, and now...DVD rim cracks. Opened up my 'Episode 1' and 'Planet of the Apes' (2001) cases to find the disc 1 trays had shattered my interior disc rims. Some hanging tray styles are apparently very shallow and if the disc isn't completely down, the catch will rest between the disc layers. Over time, the disc will eventually give way and crack. Also had two other situations where a disc cracked while being remove from standard hubs. It's getting to the point where I'm afraid to touch my discs. DVDs are fairly durable, but I'm realizing that interior rims are the weak link. You never had this problem with CDs. Why doesn't the layer glue extended all the way to the interior rim? Do the thin rim layers get more brittle with age? I never expected to have this problem.