Anyone know the media code on Philips CDRs?



Thanks in advance.


i went through hundreds during 03/04 they are all MBI, still holding up pretty good today :slight_smile:

infact, here

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : CD-R
Manufacturer: : Moser Baer
MID : 97m17s06f
Write speeds: : 12 X - 16 X - 24 X - 32 X - 40 X - 48 X
Capacity: : 79:59.74
: 703 MB
Extended Information
Usage : General
Disc Status : Closed
Raw Data
0000 - D0 00 A0 00 61 11 06 00 4F 3B 4A 00 00 00 00 00 - …a…O;J…
0010 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …


Try to use Media Code Identifier.

It’s not more updated, but should contain mediacode for philips CD in its database


I need the media ID [I]before[/I] I buy, but thanks.

Mr. Brownstone, thanks, MBI is not what I would have expected. The Imation version of MBI is pretty good. I saw one report of CMC so either way I should be OK.


oops, sorry :flower:


The Philips CD-R i buy locally (Australia) is made by Ritek.


Yup, Dicer is correct…Ritek/Ridata make the Aussie Phillips disks. Quite apart from the Phillips disks, which seem fine, other big makers seem to do funny things when it comes to our market. This is an issue that really burns me (pardon the pun). We seem to get big brand media specifically designed for sale only to us and made in the cheapest labour nations of the world. When comparing to media designated purely for Japan, Europe, North America etc, the quality seems far superior…why?


SHould be CMC,Ritek or MBI like allready said above.


All the ones I’ve gotten in the US (200) have been CMC.


Thanks guys. All those media codes are OK so I will see if I can get some in stock. Stupid Circuit City dropped shipping as soon as they went on sale.


The CD-Rs I bought at Circuit City a while ago when they were on sale (Last spring, maybe?) were CMC. Given that I paid $10 for 100 of them, I didn’t care too much.