DVD Cases or CD cases

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Registered User, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    I would like to know if there is any reason to use real DVD cases for
    my homemade dvd's. I'm currently using cd cases. Logically, I know
    there must be a reason. I just can't think of it.

    Registered User, Sep 12, 2005
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  2. Registered User

    RS Guest

    No, no logical reason other than it supports the manufacturers of DVD
    cases. :)

    I tend to just keep my DVD's in a CD wallet by the TV. Takes up a lot
    less room. Form long term storage however, a CD case would protect them
    from scratches better.
    RS, Sep 12, 2005
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    Grinder Guest

    It's just a matter of personal preference.

    For video discs, I like to use that slimline DVD cases that hold two
    discs -- it makes them file well with retail cases. Audio and software,
    if they go in a case, get jewel cases, or something of similar dimension.
    Grinder, Sep 12, 2005
  4. Yes, DVDs require a lower hub tension than regular CDs. As such DVD cases
    have a slightly looser hub than CD cases.

    Over time, a tighter hub can cause the physical layers to separate and the
    disc to become unreadable. This is more of an issue with dual layer discs
    than single layer discs.
    Jucius Maximus, Sep 12, 2005
  5. That may very well have some technical merit. However there are
    so many incredibly cheaply-made DVD cases out there this does
    not seem like something you can depend on in the real world.
    Richard Crowley, Sep 13, 2005
  6. Another problem is people. I was helping a friend with his computer,
    and we got around to dealing with backup.

    He took the cellophane off of one of his DVD+RW jewel cases, opened the
    case, and lifted the outer edge of the DVD more and more until the DVD
    got very curved and then popped out. Being a bit startled, I didn't
    manage to scream "STOP!!!" in time to stop him...He never touched the
    hub. I was astonished that the disc didn't snap.


    I can only hope he understood my concern, explanation, and lesson on
    how to do it (he's not a very techie sort of guy).

    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 14, 2005
  7. I shall let other people worry about that sort of thing. I buy hundreds of
    high-end M-Lock DVD cases and transfer all my commercial DVDs into them.
    And for DVDR discs, I just keep them on spindles because I have not found a
    better solution. It's not like I will need to refer to my backups every
    Jucius Maximus, Sep 14, 2005
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    Antony Lacey Guest

    I suppose it really depends on how much room you have to store them, and
    if you have any inserts to put in the box. I tend to use DVD cases only
    because I store them in with my DVDs, and the CDs in CD cases becasue I
    store them with my other CDs.

    I have plenty of DVDs stored in CD cases but they are backup disks for
    my HD, and I store them elsewhere. The decision is based on where I
    store them, not really what they are.
    Antony Lacey, Sep 14, 2005
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