RE: [Videolib] funky vhs smell--serious answer

Mike Tribby (
Mon, 8 Mar 2004 11:47:50 -0600

Having had some fun with this question in a previous reply, let me now say
that I have many vhs tapes that are over ten years old, and while I have
experienced a fascinating array of probelms with older tapes--especially
those not played in quite a while--odor was not among them. I would,
therefore, doubt that the smell is emanating from the tapes themselves
(although one cannot dismiss this possibility, I guess). Is there any other
similarity that the odoriforous tapes share that the rest of the collection
does not?

Mike Tribby
Senior Cataloger
Quality Books Inc.
The Best of America's Independent Presses

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