Jerome Hartke wrote:
> Simple fingerprints should never interfere with playback unless the read
> drive is of very poor quality. The real risk of fingerprints is in the oils
> from the body. Those of each person are distinct, and some can degrade discs
> over an extended period of time.
I rarely disagree with an expert such as Jerry, but it is necessary to
note that a poorly written disc can be made unreadable by fingerprints,
scratches and smudges which would be handled readily on a well-written one.
If the problem is on a CD-DA, Exact Audio Copy and a very good reader
may recover (slowly) a disc unreadable in other drives with other readers.
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