Deciphering the manufacturing date of your media (with pictures + all major mfg's!)

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#21

I Have a modern Traxdata CD-R 80 Classic (black with silver, part no. TXS5280) and it does not have a hub code, but have a stamper code. Can you help me to identify the CD manufacturing date using the stamper code?


#22

Hi
The CD is probably from Ritek …
What is the MID (ATIP) code?


#23

Sadly no. The stamper code can be at best a clue to roughly estimate the year/period of years of manufacture.


#24

The MID is 97m15s17f (RITEK CO. TAIWAN)


#25

Post the stamper number (it is located in the recording layer near the central hole) - maybe someone will be able to identify the period of years in which your disc was made.


#26

The download link is not valid at the moment, unfortunately.
Is it only me?


#27

Do you consider a cross-platform release?


#28

On purpose? May I ask, why?

This link works. Sorry, I did not find it first.
Thank you.

Me too, I agree.
There is however, still room for improvement. See:


Universal open-source optical disc drive firmwares?
#29

Daxon Technology:
CD-R hub code: UE08D07132122 1 80A4

E - the year of manufacture (A-1999, B-2000, C-2001,etc.)
08 - the month of manufacture (01-12)
D - internal process code
07 - the manufacturing line number
13 - date of manufacture (1-31)
2122 - hour and minute of manufacture
1 - the dye cup number
80 - disc type
A4 - internal testing method and version numbers

Dashin.pdf (2.4 MB)


#30

The stamper from a TRAXDATA CD-R i mentioned in a earlier post:
RFD80M-81043 80 SC


#31

Hi,

cannot download cd2date-1.0.0.zip, both links don’t work anymore. Who can host it again?

Thanks a lot


#32

Could it be that the hub code of Multi Media Masters & Machinary SA start with the last digit of the year of production and than three digits for the day of this year? I got a collection of CD-R with ATIP of Multi Media Masters & Machinary SA and the hub code is like 0160P604 14966 for a 1x-8x disc. I would assume it was made at the 160th day of 2000, P604 could be a indicator for a manufacturing machine and 14966 a counter of the day or whatever.


#33

@DoubleLayer, Thank you for your interest in the CD2Date software. Starting from spring of this year I have been working (on and off) on a new version of CD2Date that includes critical bug fixes and several new feature enhancements. The version is scheduled for a proper release in 2019 but in the meantime I’m going to share a version compiled from the current development code (next post).

I believe that as with Taiyo Yuden, I am the first person to publicly provide the ability to decode Optodisc and MJC serials in the version I’m about to post. Thanks to @pepst for providing Daxon serial decoding.

Keep in mind that the software I’m about to release is a not a final release version and may be rough around some edges. There are certain algorithms I haven’t yet coded a fallback mechanism for and I still plan on doing certain micro-optimizations and a more optimized rewrite of the GUI.

That sounds very plausible, in relation to the first 4 digits of the serial you posted. The manufacturer is a relative obscure European one so I don’t have any of them here, I will have to need some more examples to confirm this to match the MBI-style decoding scheme. I’ve read reports that MBI themselves was manufacturing discs with their stampers, so you could also be dealing with one of those.


#34

CD2Date v2.0 BETA Release


Release from current development code, adds decoding support for 3 new manufacturers (Optodisc Technology, MJC Pte LTD, Daxon Technology) and fixes critical bugs such as a typo that prevented CMC Magnetics 2018 serials from being decoded. Read full changelog below.

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CHANGELOG.TXT:

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
|  cd2date - a CD/DVD serial number converter coded by aztekk   |
|                                                               |
|      License agreement provided in the LICENSE.TXT file.      |
+---------------------------------------------------------------+

cd2date v2.0_BETA - [12/05/2018]
-------------------------------
* IMPROVED: Added decoding of Daxon Technology serial format.
* IMPROVED: Added decoding of MJC Pte Ltd (Singapore) serial format.
* IMPROVED: Added decoding of Optodisc Technology serial format.
* IMPROVED: 2020 update, added a control switch for the 2020 decade, this primarily applies to Ritek serials (CMC's current serial format ends in 2021).
* IMPROVED: Instructional message box illustrating the procedure to decode MBI serials for years ending with zero (2010).
* FIXED: Bug with CMC Magnetics serial decoding for year 2018.
* FIXED: Bug with MBI-style numeric codes ending with zero.
* MISC: Some GUI and icon updates.

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cd2date v1.0.0 - [03/31/2017] 
-------------------------------
* First public release. 



DOWNLOAD HERE: cd2date_v2.0B1.zip (22.4 KB)


#35

Multi Media Masters & Machinary SA was a technology & manufacturing process know-how supplier to many different manufacturers, which used a variety of different serial numbering systems or no serial numbers at all.
But in this particular case, you are probably right.


#36

Hi
I have a Ricoh blank CD and unfortunately don’t know,
where to put him?
Who can give me a tip?
Greeting

Philips CD-R Q Audio
Made in USA
Manufacturer: Ricoh
97m27s66f
Hub code: AABF002801824451


#37

@pepst

Hi
I have a Ricoh blank CD and unfortunately don’t know,
where to put him?
When was the Audio CD series produced?
Who can give me a tip?
Greeting