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DVD issues

It might not be especially blogworthy, but I feel like this needs recording at least. Five years ago, after the documentary on the paraorchestra aired and after it was taken off 4od, I asked the guys at What Larks Productions for a dvd copy of it. That was quite an incredible moment for me, so I wanted a record of it. They kindly sent a copy, but for some reason it didn't work on my computer. It was odd: no matter what I did, I couldn't get it to play. After a while, thinking the disk was a dud - my mac didn't even recognise that it was even in the disk drive - I asked for another copy. They ever so kindly sent me one, but the same thing happened. With that, not wanting to push my luck or annoy people, I let the issue rest.

Last week when I got my new computer, though, I thought I'd give it another try; perhaps there had been an issue with my old disk drive. I put it in and....exactly the same thing happened. Even worse, now it wouldn't even eject. I just sighed and turned my attention to something else.

Yesterday evening, however, I thought I had better try to get the damn disk out of my machine. I looked at it, only to see it wasn't even in - part was sticking out. I tried to remove it completely, only to push it even further in with my clumsy fingers. And then the strangest thing happened: the documentary started to load. It had been working perfectly all along, and I can now watch it to my heart's content.

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