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Old 04-21-2019, 08:36 AM
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UltraVires, my advice would be to find a professional restoration service. They use tactics like heat treating that might be of use, but too dangerous for you to try yourself.

If the subject matter is important to you, get a digital transfer ASAP. It will only get more difficult the longer you wait.

Also, don't use the services that merely say they will transfer to standard DVDs. A DVD, by today's standards, is not as good as a hi-res digital file, and DVDs have longevity problems as well.

If you can possibly justify the storage space, don't throw away your originals! Who knows what new technology might come along that you might benefit from?