Cloud mark defects on DVDs (milky appearence on media) - information here

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  1. Scott H

    Scott H Supporting Actor

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    For some time I have been meaning to post this link as a reference for those interested in this issue. Cloud marks, or milky swirls visible on DVD media, is a recognized manufacturing defect. Unfortunately, a very common one. However, it does not seem to inhibit playback in consumer machines, based both on my experiences and what I have read here and elsewhere. Also, it has no association with "DVD Rot", which is a delamination issue.
    http://www.tapediscbusiness.com/tdb_sep98/cloud.htm
    Oops, I misspelled "appearance" in the title. :b
     
  2. David Lambert

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    Fascinating. Thank you for the link!
     
  3. Tony_Faville

    Tony_Faville Supporting Actor

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    Well, my Moulin Rouge disc 1 had that cloud and I could not play past chapter 14 due to the pixelation and freezing that occured. Took it back, got a replacement (no swirl this time) and it worked fine.
     

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