Why do Blu-ray discs become unreadable and how do you fix this problem?

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Lifer
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The article is dated 2019 but wondering what's the latest and have any of your experienced this problem and resolved it?? I have a blueray disk (King Of New York) that fails to load...won't get beyond the generic warning on the disk. No scratches or damage.. Tried in other players and same failure. " The company published a press release stating that the problem was caused by a batch of tainted resin used between June 2008 and June 2009 when adding the second layer to the Blu-ray discs. This layer begins to oxidize and peel, altering the disc over time, eventually making it unreadable." https://blog.son-video.com/en/2019/...nd-how-do-you-fix-this-problem/#comment-54594
 

GodisanAtheist

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Based on your own link, it doesn't sound like there is a fix to this problem. Its a bad batch of disks made with bad material and they're going to go back no matter what.

Maybe ripping and encoding your physical media and keeping multiple back-ups is a good way to go to protect your media long term.
 
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Lifer
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Based on your own link, it doesn't sound like there is a fix to this problem. Its a bad batch of disks made with bad material and they're going to go back no matter what.

Maybe ripping and encoding your physical media and keeping multiple back-ups is a good way to go to protect your media long term.
This is what I do/did. Even my old LD collection was transferred to my then PC. With the whole LD rot fiasco in the early 90s I didn't take any chances. Recorded my LD collection via an ATI all-in-wonder card I had at the time. Glad I did as my copy of Star Wars ANH developed rot. But I transferred to PC, this copy was long before all the edits and Lucas edits came out.
 

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I've had problems with 4k disks to the point I will no longer buy them...one little scratch or similar and it fails to play or skip or pixel breakup...information density results in something very fragile..
 
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