DVDIdentifier 3.0 has been released, now also support DVD-R(W)

I just posted the article DVDIdentifier 3.0 has been released, now also support DVD-R(W).

  'DVD Identifier' retrieves and  interprets the pre-recorded information that is present on all DVD+R/+RW and  DVD-R/-RW Media. This information contains a variety of parameters such as disc ...
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Cool utility, especially now that it supports both DVD-R and DVD+R media. Downloaded it immediately!

"“DVD Identifier” now offers a 100% reliable method " Is it really true ? :slight_smile: Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+RW:–00] --------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Type : [DVD+RW] Manufacturer ID : [Not Specified] Media Type ID : [Not Specified] Product Revision : [Not Specified] Disc Application Code : [General Purpose] Recording Speeds : [2.4x] Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2] --------------------------------------------------------------- [DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com]

I’ll try it out, but unless it have an option to display the full media code I’ll go back to dvdinfopro…which shows everything I want to know…:B

BoSkin. Really interesting situation you got there :slight_smile: Me, being the author of the tool would really like to get some details about this (I have done loads of discs and never come accross that). Can you please contact me at dvd.identifier@pi.be so I can take care of this issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your help.

OC-Freak. Not to worry… It has been brought to my attention that people are really interested in getting the full media code. Development is in progress regarding this feature and will be available pretty soon. I hope you’ll give it another try then.

BoSkin. From the output you provided me I see that your drive does not support Method 1 (have a look at the help if you’re interested in what this really means). Therefore the tool switches to method 2. Method 2 is supposed to work only with WRITTEN DISCS. If method 2 is applied on empty discs the drive should reject the command but the possibility exists that due to a firmware issue it will return the wrong return data (since this data is not available on empty discs) instead of rejecting the command. All speculation on my part though based on the limited information I currently have. Nevertheless, I really would like to know whether you have used an empty or a written disc (for starters). Thanks.

xkrissx, I really appreciate your kind replies ! As far as I can see, it’s the media itself is to blame, since the other stuff is being determined just fine, I mean even despite switching to Method 2. Here are some examples : Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+RW RICOHJPN-W01-01] --------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Type : [DVD+RW] Manufacturer ID : [RICOHJPN] Media Type ID : [W01] Product Revision : [01] Disc Application Code : [General Purpose] Recording Speeds : [2.4x] Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2] – Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+RW CMC MAG-W01-00] --------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Type : [DVD+RW] Manufacturer ID : [CMC MAG] Media Type ID : [W01] Product Revision : [Not Specified] Disc Application Code : [General Purpose] Recording Speeds : [2.4x] Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2] – Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-RW PRINCO] --------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Type : [DVD-RW] Manufacturer ID : [PRINCO] Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose] Blank Disc Capacity : [2.298.496 Sectors - 4.489MB - 4,38GB] – Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R TYG01] --------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Type : [DVD-R] Manufacturer ID : [TYG01] Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose] Blank Disc Capacity : [2.298.496 Sectors - 4.489MB - 4,38GB] – Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R MCC 01RG20 ] --------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Type : [DVD-R] Manufacturer ID : [MCC 01RG20 ] Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose] Blank Disc Capacity : [2.298.496 Sectors - 4.489MB - 4,38GB] – Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD-R SONY] --------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Type : [DVD-R] Manufacturer ID : [SONY] Disc Application Code : [Unrestricted Use : Consumer Purpose] Blank Disc Capacity : [2.298.496 Sectors - 4.489MB - 4,38GB] --------------------------------------------------------------- [DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com] and so on… yet this particular media still remains unidentified : Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+RW --00] --------------------------------------------------------------- Disc Type : [DVD+RW] Manufacturer ID : [Not Specified] Media Type ID : [Not Specified] Product Revision : [Not Specified] Disc Application Code : [General Purpose] Recording Speeds : [2.4x] Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2] --------------------------------------------------------------- [DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com] So, any suggestions/ideas ? If you like, we can discuss this matter in private :slight_smile: Regards, BoSkin
[edited by BoSkin on 17.10.2003 19:13]

BoSkin… Yes, I really would continue this matter in private. Just drop me a line at dvd.identifier@pi.be Thanks…