RE: [PUBLIB] DVD's and CD's

Brigid Duffy (
Tue, 24 Dec 2002 08:31:59 -0800 (PST)

On DVDs with promotional junk at the beginning, hit the "Menu" button as
soon as the image comes up. That usually lets you go straight to "Play
Movie" - even on Disney discs.

We haven't had much difficulty with scratched DVDs, but we do repackage
into a clear plastic case with a better hub - and one can hope university
professors mostly know how to handle media...

Brigid Duffy
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200

>>Probably 10-20% of the DVDs I rent from Blockbuster either won't boot or
>have significant instances of "skipping".
>>Unbelievable that the industry allowed this to happen. Were they trying to
>beef up the market for replacement purchases.
>Yes they were. It's also no accident that you can't fast-forward past the
>promotional junk and coming "attractions" at the beginning of DVDs.
>Mike Tribby
>Senior Cataloger
>Quality Books Inc.
>The Best of America's Independent Presses