omnipatcher seems to work only for dvd drives: I've tried it on the SS0E.exe firmware patch and it said "incorrect firmware length".
my question adressed indeed the "supported media list". After installing kprobe I made a few cheks to compare this list with the media I had used so far and the quality I obtained out of that media.
It turned out that all the CDR I've used are listed and that they are all fine (as far as the C1/C2 errors are concerned).
On the other hand the only CDRW I've used (from memorex, see details below) were both NOT listed and of catastrophic quality (not useable at all).
So, from my experience, it seems that this list can be trusted. But I wanted confirmation from other users.
Besides, should this list be reliable, it does not provide commercial name of the media but only esoteric info such as "Supported media list 170 - 97:16:06/79:59:74 HS-RW (24 x) - Ritek,PNY,MB india, Gigastorage".
What I need is the commercial name to get the right media from the store. So how do I convert that info into a commercial name?
kprobe information about the bad Memorex CD:
Disc Type ULTRA SPEED CD-RW 24X
Manufacturer Infodisc Technology Co., Ltd.
Media ID 97:25:31
Capacity 702,80 MB
Free Size 0,00 MB
Free Blocks 0
Total Tracks 1
Format Capacity 576,70 MB
MRW Formatted No
Maximum Read Speed 40x
Maximum Write Speed 24x
Current Write Speed 24x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 1 24x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 2 16x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 3 12x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 4 10x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 5 8x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 6 4x CLV
Write Speed Performance Descriptor 7 2x CLV