On my pict. of Nero InfoTool BenQ 160 Firmware B7U9…lbottom DVD features shows;

Region Control II RPCII Changes Left user: 4 CSS with check box X

Region Code 1 Vendor 4 CPRM …unchecked?

On my Liteon Drive and also my Sony drive, they are checked off with an X…

Please explain why not on my BenQ?

@jan70: Thanks for the firmware. Please ask your contacts at Philips to update their official media code list.

Here is what I found in the firmware. 16x write speed is probably still locked, but at least the media code names are accurate.

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Media Code Speed Edit V 1.0.4.5 SE
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Firmware: PHILIPS DVDR16LS P1.5 LS__TAD__
Bootcode: HP DVD Writer 640c FS04
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Overall supported media types: 248
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DVD+RDL supported media types: 8
DVD+R supported media types: 80
DVD+RW supported media types: 17
DVD-R supported media types: 124
DVD-RW supported media types: 19
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DVD+RDL supported media types: 8
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CMC MAG D01 2.4x
INFOME D01 2.4x
MKM 001 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS CD2 2.4x
PHILIPS PD2 2.4x
PRODISC D01 2.4x
RICOHJPN D00 2.4x
RITEK D01 2.4x
DVD+R supported media types: 80
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AML 002 12x,8x,4x
AML 003 16x,12x,8x,4x
BeAll000 P80 12x,8x,4x
BeAll000 PG0 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG E01 8x,4x
CMC MAG M01 16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON AZ2 12x,8x,4x
DAXON AZ3 16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON CY3 16x,12x,8x,4x
DDDessau V30 12x,8x,4x
DT-D03 004 12x,8x,4x
EMDP 000 8x,4x
EMDPAZ01 000 16x,12x,8x,4x
GSC503 H01 8x,4x
GSC503 H01 16x,12x,8x,4x
IMC JPN R01 16x,12x,8x,4x
INFODISC R20 12x,8x,4x
INFOME R20 12x,8x,4x
INFOME R30 16x,12x,8x,4x
IS01 002 8x,4x
ISSM 001 8x,4x
ISSM 003 16x,12x,8x,4x
LD M04 16x,12x,8x,4x
LD S03 12x,8x,4x
LD S04 16x,12x,8x,4x
LGEP16 001 16x,12x,8x,4x
LONGTEN 002 8x,4x
MAM M02 8x,4x
MAM M04 16x,12x,8x,4x
MAXELL 002 12x,8x,4x
MAXELL 003 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R04 12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R05 16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC 003 12x,8x,4x
MCC 004 16x,12x,8x,4x
MJC 003 12x,8x,4x
MJC 005 16x,12x,8x,4x
MPOMEDIA 080 8x,4x
MUST 002 8x,4x
MUST 006 16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA FLX 16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA ALX 16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA CHX 12x,8x,4x
NANYA CLX 12x,8x,4x
NSD R40 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC F16 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC OR8 8x,4x
OPTODISC R16 16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS C08 8x,4x
PHILIPS C16 16x,12x,8x,4x
POS R01 8x,4x
POS R05 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC R03 12x,8x,4x
PRODISC R04 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC R05 16x,12x,8x,4x
Philips 081 12x,8x,4x
Plasmon1 C01 12x,8x,4x
Plasmon2 C01 16x,12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R02 12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK P16 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK R03 12x,8x,4x
RITEK R04 16x,12x,8x,4x
SKC P16 16x,12x,8x,4x
SKYMEDIA R03 8x,4x
SONY D11 12x,8x,4x
SONY D21 16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK 002 12x,8x,4x
TDK 003 16x,12x,8x,4x
ULTRAN 202 8x,4x
ULTRAN 212 16x,12x,8x,4x
VANGUARD 001 8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 002 8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 004 16x,12x,8x,4x
VIVA 002 8x,4x
WFKA11 211 8x,4x
WINGSHIN 001 12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T02 12x,8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03 16x,12x,8x,4x
Yi Jhan 004 16x,12x,8x,4x
DVD+RW supported media types: 17
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CMC MAG W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG W02-000 4x,2.4x
INFODISC A01-002 4x,2.4x
INFODISC A10-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W03-000 2.4x
MCC A01-000 2.4x
OPTODISC OP4-001 4x,2.4x
PCAV_DVD _ZO-078 2.4x
PRODISC W01-002 4x,2.4x
PRODISC W02-000 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W01-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK 001-001 2.4x
RITEK 004-000 4x,2.4x
RITEK 004-048 4x,2.4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x,2.4x
SONY S11-000 4x,2.4x
DVD-R supported media types: 124
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1FUJIFILM 4x
4M SYS 202C1 4x
AML 4x
AN31 4x
AN32 4x
BeAll G00001 4x
BeAll G16001 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
BeAll G40001 4x
BeAll G80001 12x,8x,4x,2x
CMC MAG. 4x
CMC MAG. AE1 12x,8x,4x,2x
CMC MAG. AF1 4x
CMC MAG. AM3 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
DATA TRACK 4x
DAXON004 4x
DAXON008S 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
DAXON016S 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
DKMZ01 8x,4x,2x
Dvsn A001 4x
Dvsn-160 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
Dvsn-80 8x,4x,2x
FORNEX101 4x
FUJIFILM02 4x
FUJIFILM03 8x,4x,2x
FUJIFILM04 12x,8x,4x,2x
GSC001 4x
GSC001 4x
GSC001 4x
GSC002 4x
GSC003 8x,4x,2x
GSC004 8x,4x,2x
GSC005 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
IMC JPN 8x,4x,2x
INFODISC-R01 4x
INFODISC-R20 8x,4x,2x
INFOMEDIAR20 4x
INFOSMART01 8x,4x,2x
ISSM 01 4x
ISSM R01 8x,4x,2x
LEADDATA S03 8x,4x,2x
LEADDATA S04 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
LEADDATA01 4x
LGE08 8x,4x,2x
LGE16 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
LONGTEN 001 4x
LONGTEN 003 4x
LONGTEN 009 4x
MAM4XG01 4x
MAM4XG02 4x
MAM8XG01 8x,4x,2x
MBI 4x
MBI 01RG20 4x
MBI 01RG40 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
MBI 01RG40 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
MBI 03RG30 8x,4x,2x
MBI 03RG40 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
MBI03RG30 8x,4x,2x
MCC 00RG200 4x
MCC 01RG20 4x
MCC 02RG20 12x,8x,4x,2x
MCC 03RG20 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
MCI4XG01 4x
MJC ME 8x,4x,2x
MUST 001 4x
MUST 003 4x
MUST 007 8x,4x,2x
MXL RG01 4x
MXL RG02 4x
MXL RG03 12x,8x,4x,2x
MXL RG04 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
NAN YA F02 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
NANYA-JC001 4x
NSDR40 12x,8x,4x,2x
ONIDTECH 4x
OPTODISCK001 4x
OPTODISCK001 4x
OPTODISCR004 4x
OPTODISCR008 8x,4x,2x
OPTODISCR016 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
POMS3A 8x,4x,2x
POMSI002 8x,4x,2x
POSG04 4x
POSG06 8x,4x,2x
PRINCO 4x
PRINCO8X02 8x,4x,2x
PRODISCG02 4x
Plasmon1A 8x,4x,2x
ProdiscF01 12x,8x,4x,2x
ProdiscF02 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
ProdiscS03 4x
ProdiscS04 12x,8x,4x,2x
ProdiscS05 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
RITEKF1 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
RITEKG03 4x
RITEKG04 4x
RITEKG05 8x,4x,2x
RITEKG06 12x,8x,4x,2x
RITEKM02 4x
SKC Co.,Ltd. 4x
SKC M801 8x,4x,2x
SONY 4x
SONY04D1 4x
SONY08D1 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
SONY16D1 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
TAIYOYUDEN 4x
TAROKO-MX4 4x
TAROKO-MX8 8x,4x,2x
TDKG02000000 4x
TTG01 4x
TTG02 8x,4x,2x
TTH01 12x,8x,4x,2x
TTH02 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
TYG01 4x
TYG02 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
TYG03 16x,12x,8x,4x,2x
ULTRAN102 8x,4x,2x
UME01 8x,4x,2x
VANGUARD 4x
VDSPMSAB 01 4x
WFI A40001 4x
WINGSHING04 4x
WINGSHING08 8x,4x,2x
Yi Jhan 001 4x
Yi Jhan 003 8x,4x,2x
DVD-RW supported media types: 19
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CMCW02 2x
CMCW03 4x,2x
DAXON_RW2X01 2x
INFOMEDIA 2x
JVC0VictorD7 4x,2x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW4X 4x,2x
OPTODISCW002 2x
OPTODISCW004 4x,2x
PRINCO 2x
PRINCORW0004 4x,2x
PRINCORW2X01 2x
Prodisc DW04 2x
Prodisc DW06 4x,2x
RITEKW01 2x
RITEKW04 4x,2x
TDK502sakuM3 2x
TDK601saku 4x,2x
```

//OFF TOPIC//

CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media ) is a mechanism that ties a recording to the media on which it is recorded. It is supported by some DVD recorders, but not by many DVD players. Each blank recordable DVD has a unique 64-bit media ID etched in the BCA. When protected content is recorded onto the disc, it can be encrypted with a 56-bit C2 (Cryptomeria) cipher derived from the media ID. During playback, the ID is read from the BCA and used to generate a key to decrypt the contents of the disc. If the contents of the disc are copied to other media, the ID will be absent or wrong and the data will not be decryptable.

Quoted from DVDDeMystified

hi u got e hp’s 640 cvt firmware? wanna try out hp’s firmware…

thx! how do u extract a cvt file btw?

Thanks alot!!!

How about a BenQ 1625 cvt?

Benq has not released an official flasher, yet.

Released now, http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=133521

download link to fw: http://support.benq.com/files/storage/Firmware/DVDRW/DW1625/BBEA.zip

cvt please

Thanks to TDB, I don’t have either drive right now , but downloaded the cross flashes Just In Case.

Nice work on the review Jan70!

The review mentions being able to burn certain media above it’s rated speed (e.g 4x at 8x, and 8x at 12x). How do I get my drive to do this.

What do i have to do to hardware/software???

You have guessed right i am a newbie!!! (using nero 6+).

(Currently using MCC 03 media which i got free with the drive)

Any fool can tell the truth, for it is all he knows. A wise man knows WHEN to share the truth…

Great and thanks You can buy 3 drives for the price of one now lol

No matter who is the first to release a new firmware for this LS drive, we can use it.

thanks…now i have a philips also…:D:D

MID: MCC003

Brand: OEM pinky 8x

Type: DVD+R 8x rated

Burned with: NERO CD-DVD image file

Burned at: 8x speed

Burntime: 8:07

Booktype: DVD+R

Firmware: 1625@16LS_P15 =:p

Try MediaCodeSpeedEdit now with BenQ 1625 based Lightscribe Drive support

Key features of the Benq/Philips support:

1/ Support for Benq 822/1610/1620/1625 and Philips 885/1640/16LS dvd writer.

2/ Support for official .exe flasher, .cvt firmware files and unofficial RPC1 patched firmware files.

3/ Increasing the DVD read speed by 50-100% depending on the drive model (riplock patch)

4/ Increasing the DVD write speed by lossless write strategy swapping

5/ Reducing DVD write speed

6/ Replacing of Media Codes with manually entered or imported Media Codes for currently unsupported Media Codes.

7/ Text file export of Media Code and write speed tables.

MediaCodeSpeedEdit

http://home.arcor.de/ala42/MCSE

Where can I find Philips for sale in the United States?

I contacted Phillips about a month ago about US avalibility and they told me its only availible for the French market and then the European Market so I went for the HP 640i from Newegg .The Current Lightscribe drives on the market are based on the BenQ 1625 .

New firmware available for the Philips DVDR16LS â€“ this time version P1.6.

Changes from firmware P1.5 to P1.6 - Released 19 April 2005.

[ul]Improved writing quality on DVD+R discs.

[li]Improved writing quality on DVD-R discs.

[/li][li]Improve Optimum Power calibration process to ensure better writing quality on all media.[/ul]

[/li]

You can download it here.

New firmware available for the Philips DVDR16LS â€“ this time version P1.7.

Changes from firmware P1.6 to P1.7 - Released 4 May 2005.

[ul]Protection to prevent writing on the (at this time) non supported DVD+R Double Layer media from Ricoh (code RICOHJPN D00). Nero will report this disc is not writable.

[li]Improved recognition of LightScribe media.

[/li][li]Improved WOPC (Walking Optimum Power Calibration) to improve writing quality on all DVD media.[/ul]

[/li]

You can download it here.