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Your Movies Are Going Missing!

Have you ever worn out a favorite song? Are you old enough to remember when you could actually wear out a cassette tape? Or videotape? Unlike digital media, videotapes degrade from use and over time. That means the family videos you’ve watched over and over again are showing their age. And if you think they’re safe because you haven’t played in them in two decades, think again. Once they’re about 10 years old, videotapes even deteriorate in storage. The plastic base layer ages and the magnetic layer that holds the information begins to lose its magnetism. Each type is a little different but the average videotape loses 20-30% of its information after 10-20 years. When you consider that VHS re