Here is the solution How To Unlock Pioneer DVR-A08XL Rip Speed!

Hi everybody, I have the Pioneer DVR-A08XL and my drive does rip all my encrypted DVDs at 12,4X with DVDDecrypter. And I know how: those who possess the retail version of the drive A08XL, install the Quiet Drive Utility from Pioneer:

http://wwwbsc.pioneer.co.jp/product-e/ibs/device_e/dev00001r_e.html#utility

Choose “PERFORMANCE MODE” in the settings and your drive will rip all your DVDs at 12X :iagree: :iagree: :iagree:

And now, If high burn speed does not interest you, you don’t need to use the hacked firmware from Nil :wink: :slight_smile: :wink: :iagree:

SEE THIS:

I 23:27:36 Operation Started!
I 23:27:36 Source Device: [0:0:0] PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-108 1.10 (G: ) (ATA)
I 23:27:36 Source Media Type: DVD-ROM
I 23:27:36 Source Media Region Code: 2
I 23:27:36 Source Copyright Protection System Type: CSS/CPPM
I 23:27:36 Destination File: D:\JURASSIC_PARK_III.ISO
I 23:27:36 File Splitting: Auto
I 23:27:36 Detect Mastering Errors: No
I 23:27:36 Remove Macrovision Protection: Yes
I 23:27:36 Extracting Sectors… (LBA: 0 - 3917227)
I 23:27:37 Found IFO File: VIDEO_TS.IFO - (LBA: 736 - 747)
I 23:27:38 Found VOB File: VIDEO_TS.VOB - (LBA: 748 - 1166) - KEY: N/A
I 23:27:38 Found BUP File: VIDEO_TS.BUP - (LBA: 1167 - 1178)
I 23:27:38 Found IFO File: VTS_01_0.IFO - (LBA: 1179 - 1232)
I 23:27:38 Found VOB File: VTS_01_0.VOB - (LBA: 1233 - 152480) - KEY: C0 01 47 6B E1
I 23:28:22 Found VOB File: VTS_01_1.VOB - (LBA: 152481 - 676657) - KEY: C0 01 47 6B E1
I 23:30:11 Found VOB File: VTS_01_2.VOB - (LBA: 676658 - 1200938) - KEY: C0 01 47 6B E1
I 23:31:35 Found VOB File: VTS_01_3.VOB - (LBA: 1200939 - 1725024) - KEY: C0 01 47 6B E1
I 23:32:47 Found VOB File: VTS_01_4.VOB - (LBA: 1725025 - 2249176) - KEY: C0 01 47 6B E1
I 23:33:52 Found VOB File: VTS_01_5.VOB - (LBA: 2249177 - 2369226) - KEY: C0 01 47 6B E1
I 23:34:07 Found BUP File: VTS_01_0.BUP - (LBA: 2369227 - 2369280)
I 23:34:07 Found IFO File: VTS_02_0.IFO - (LBA: 2369281 - 2369302)
I 23:34:07 Found VOB File: VTS_02_0.VOB - (LBA: 2369303 - 2369307) - KEY: C0 03 5C D4 D5
I 23:34:07 Found VOB File: VTS_02_1.VOB - (LBA: 2369308 - 2893430) - KEY: C0 03 5C D4 D5
I 23:35:19 Found VOB File: VTS_02_2.VOB - (LBA: 2893431 - 3098767) - KEY: C0 03 5C D4 D5
I 23:35:51 Found BUP File: VTS_02_0.BUP - (LBA: 3098768 - 3098789)
I 23:35:51 Found IFO File: VTS_03_0.IFO - (LBA: 3098790 - 3098803)
I 23:35:51 Found VOB File: VTS_03_0.VOB - (LBA: 3098804 - 3098808) - KEY: C0 00 DA 6F B5
I 23:35:51 Found VOB File: VTS_03_1.VOB - (LBA: 3098809 - 3372216) - KEY: C0 00 DA 6F B5
I 23:36:36 Found BUP File: VTS_03_0.BUP - (LBA: 3372217 - 3372230)
I 23:36:36 Found IFO File: VTS_04_0.IFO - (LBA: 3372231 - 3372248)
I 23:36:37 Found VOB File: VTS_04_0.VOB - (LBA: 3372249 - 3372253) - KEY: C0 03 3C E1 F6
I 23:36:37 Found VOB File: VTS_04_1.VOB - (LBA: 3372254 - 3677234) - KEY: C0 03 3C E1 F6
I 23:37:34 Found BUP File: VTS_04_0.BUP - (LBA: 3677235 - 3677252)
I 23:37:34 Found IFO File: VTS_05_0.IFO - (LBA: 3677253 - 3677264)
I 23:37:35 Found VOB File: VTS_05_0.VOB - (LBA: 3677265 - 3677269) - KEY: C0 02 73 F8 04
I 23:37:35 Found VOB File: VTS_05_1.VOB - (LBA: 3677270 - 3770781) - KEY: C0 02 73 F8 04
I 23:37:55 Found BUP File: VTS_05_0.BUP - (LBA: 3770782 - 3770793)
I 23:37:55 Found IFO File: VTS_06_0.IFO - (LBA: 3770794 - 3770803)
I 23:37:55 Found VOB File: VTS_06_0.VOB - (LBA: 3770804 - 3770808) - KEY: C0 05 5A 08 53
I 23:37:55 Found VOB File: VTS_06_1.VOB - (LBA: 3770809 - 3850373) - KEY: C0 05 5A 08 53
I 23:38:13 Found BUP File: VTS_06_0.BUP - (LBA: 3850374 - 3850383)
I 23:38:13 Found IFO File: VTS_07_0.IFO - (LBA: 3850384 - 3850393)
I 23:38:13 Found VOB File: VTS_07_0.VOB - (LBA: 3850394 - 3850398) - KEY: C0 02 C5 C5 00
I 23:38:13 Found VOB File: VTS_07_1.VOB - (LBA: 3850399 - 3854159) - KEY: C0 02 C5 C5 00
I 23:38:14 Found BUP File: VTS_07_0.BUP - (LBA: 3854160 - 3854169)
I 23:38:14 Found IFO File: VTS_08_0.IFO - (LBA: 3854170 - 3854179)
I 23:38:14 Found VOB File: VTS_08_0.VOB - (LBA: 3854180 - 3854184) - KEY: C0 03 E6 2D 60
I 23:38:14 Found VOB File: VTS_08_1.VOB - (LBA: 3854185 - 3854390) - KEY: C0 03 E6 2D 60
I 23:38:14 Found BUP File: VTS_08_0.BUP - (LBA: 3854391 - 3854400)
I 23:38:14 Found IFO File: VTS_09_0.IFO - (LBA: 3854401 - 3854409)
I 23:38:14 Found VOB File: VTS_09_0.VOB - (LBA: 3854410 - 3854414) - KEY: C0 05 59 57 9F
I 23:38:14 Found VOB File: VTS_09_1.VOB - (LBA: 3854415 - 3864264) - KEY: C0 05 59 57 9F
I 23:38:16 Found BUP File: VTS_09_0.BUP - (LBA: 3864265 - 3864273)
I 23:38:16 Found IFO File: VTS_10_0.IFO - (LBA: 3864274 - 3864282)
I 23:38:16 Found VOB File: VTS_10_0.VOB - (LBA: 3864283 - 3864287) - KEY: C0 05 26 98 5E
I 23:38:17 Found VOB File: VTS_10_1.VOB - (LBA: 3864288 - 3871217) - KEY: C0 05 26 98 5E
I 23:38:18 Found BUP File: VTS_10_0.BUP - (LBA: 3871218 - 3871226)
I 23:38:18 Found IFO File: VTS_11_0.IFO - (LBA: 3871227 - 3871235)
I 23:38:18 Found VOB File: VTS_11_0.VOB - (LBA: 3871236 - 3871240) - KEY: C0 00 E7 44 E6
I 23:38:18 Found VOB File: VTS_11_1.VOB - (LBA: 3871241 - 3875714) - KEY: C0 00 E7 44 E6
I 23:38:19 Found BUP File: VTS_11_0.BUP - (LBA: 3875715 - 3875723)
I 23:38:19 Found IFO File: VTS_12_0.IFO - (LBA: 3875724 - 3875732)
I 23:38:20 Found VOB File: VTS_12_0.VOB - (LBA: 3875733 - 3875737) - KEY: C0 05 5A 00 C3
I 23:38:20 Found VOB File: VTS_12_1.VOB - (LBA: 3875738 - 3880446) - KEY: C0 05 5A 00 C3
I 23:38:21 Found BUP File: VTS_12_0.BUP - (LBA: 3880447 - 3880455)
I 23:38:30 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:10:53
I 23:38:30 Average Read Rate: 11 997 KB/s (8.7x) - Maximum Read Rate: 17 174 KB/s (12.4x)

If you do not have the “XL” version of the drive, this software will not install.

You forgot the fact that there is no firmware from >NIL: for the XL drive yet!

Cool. Now I just need to find a dvd to rip

This is the only thing that irks me about the DVR - 108 OEM drive. I would love to be able to rip at 12x instead of the 5. something that you get with the OEM.

I wish Pioneer would fix this in there next bios release.

Ive got the pioneer AO8XL and i didnt have to install the quiet drive utility to get 12X ripping speeds. Quiet mode is the default but the drive automaticly changes to performance. Heres a quote from the help readme quiet mode section.

When deemed necessary, the drive intelligently switches to high speed setting

I think they lock the ripping speed on the 108D on purpose. They have done for a few models now. I just found out that you can rip with the AO8XL @ 12X without hacked firmware so i sold my oem drive & got the XL :slight_smile:

The retail drive still isn’t avaliable up here in Canada near me yet. I know NCIX is selling it but they want $227 bucks Canadian for the retail drive. At this point I think it would be cheaper to just replace my liteOn 52x24x52 CDRW drive with a combo that has 16x with a good ripping speed. Problem is I haven’t found out which one offers this as of yet.

Has anyone with a DVR -108 OEM actually tried the quiet drive sofware to see if it works with the OEM?

No, it doesn’t work.
I you would flash the XL firmware + kernel on your drive it maybe could work.

But there are 2 problems:
1/ No kernel file available.
2/ Drive will be dead after flashing with XL firmware/kernel.

I like the sounds of that :iagree: I just installed the A08XL :cool:

Im in USA. I bought my A08XL at http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product_Code=PIO+DVRA08XLC2P&JRSource=google.datafeed.PIO+DVRA08XLC2P for $99 (after $30 rebate). Good luck.