09/13/2012 05:11 pm ET Updated Sep 13, 2012

How To Fix A Skipping DVD |

It's happened to all of us. Comfy on the couch (or futon) and with popcorn popped, we're leaning in for a little snog time when the DVD starts skipping. Luckily, it happens less with streaming movie technology, but that means it's most likely to happen to those DVDs we love the most.

Rather than spending the rest of the night bemoaning the loss of a classic while gluing together sparkling plot points like a Mother's Day elbow macaroni-on-construction-paper masterpiece, take a tip from Austin Pohlen here. He's's genius intern from Boston University, who's offering HuffPost College some tips on surviving the mini fails of college life.