How do I get list of MID disc types that a burner can burn?

Hi all-

I just bought a LG GGW-H20L and have flashed it to the latest Y05 firmware. This is my first Blu Ray burner. I also purchased a Ritek BD-RE 25 GB disc. I put the disc in the drive and none of the burning software ImgBurn, Nero, Photodex ProShow Gold allow me to burn. ImgBurn just sits there saying “Opening Device” when my disc is in there. Unfortunately this is the only Blu Ray burnable disc that I purchased. I believe the code written on the disc is Ritek BD02-01-00-01A.

So I’ve been reading about these “MID Codes”. Is there any (free)software that probes a burner and shows what MID Codes the burner deems burnable?

Thanks, AL

There is no software that can “probe” a drive to detect what media it supports.

Two choices

  1. MediaCodeSpeedEdit can “probe” some firmwares, It should work on GGW-H20L firmwares, download the program, and the firmware update and open the firmware with MediaCodeSpeedEdit.

  2. DVD Identifier, works with DVD and BD to detect the disc currently in the drive.

btw. here are the MIDs from YL05 GGW-H20L firmware

Media Code Speed Edit V

Firmware: GGW-H20NMAIN REV LVL YL05 100208
Bootcode: GGW-H20NCORE

Overall supported media types: 467

DVD+R9 supported media types: 21
DVD+R supported media types: 107
DVD+RW supported media types: 32
DVD-R9 supported media types: 13
DVD-R supported media types: 171
DVD-RW supported media types: 46
BD-R supported media types: 45
BD-R DL supported media types: 9
BD-RE supported media types: 20
BD-RE DL supported media types: 3

DVD+R9 supported media types: 21

CMC MAG D01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG D03-064 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG D04-000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT 16X-000 12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT 8X -000 2.4x
INFOME D01-000 2.4x
JVCco RD2-065 2.4x
KIC00000 D20-000 2.4x
MBIPG101 R10-065 4x,2.4x
MKM 001-000 2.4x
MKM 003-000 8x,4x
MKM 004-000 12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS CD2-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN D01-002 8x,4x
RICOHJPN D01-067 8x,4x
RICOHJPN D02-076 12x,8x,4x
RITEK D01-001 2.4x
RITEK S01-001 2.4x
RITEK S04-066 4x,2.4x
RITEK S06-076 12x,8x,4x

DVD+R supported media types: 107

     001-000 2.4x
     001-000 8x,4x

AML 001-000 4x,2.4x
AML 002-000 8x,4x
AML 003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
BEALL P0 001-000 2.4x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x,2.4x
BeAll000 P80-000 8x,4x
BeAll000 PG0-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG E01-000 8x,4x
CMC MAG F01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG M01-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG R01-000 2.4x
DAXON AZ1-001 4x,2.4x
DAXON AZ2-000 8x,4x
DAXON AZ3-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON CY3-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DDDessau V30-000 8x,4x
DDT 01 001-001 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT 16 -000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT 2_4-000 2.4x
DEFAULT 4 -000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT 8 -000 8x,4x
DT-D03 004-000 8x,4x
Dvsn+160 001-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
EMDPAZ01 000-000 12x,8x,4x
INFODISC R10-002 4x,2.4x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,4x
INFOME R20-000 8x,4x
INFOME R30-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
IS01 001-000 4x,2.4x
KIC00000 S80-000 8x,4x
LGEP16 001-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MAM M02-000 8x,4x
MAM… M04-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MAXELL 001-000 4x,2.4x
MAXELL 002-000 8x,4x
MAXELL 003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBIPG101 R03-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 R04-001 8x,4x
MBIPG101 R05-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC… 001-000 2.4x
MCC… 002-000 4x,2.4x
MCC… 003-000 8x,4x
MCC… 004-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MICRON 001-000 8x,4x
MJC 003-000 8x,4x
MJC 005-000 12x,8x,4x
MUST 006-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MUST 006-002 16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA FLX-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA CHX-000 8x,4x
NANYA CLX-000 8x,4x
NANYA RJB-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 8x,4x
NOT USED 000-000 12x,8x,4x
NSD R40-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC F16-000 12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OR4-000 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OR8-000 8x,4x
OPTODISC R16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS C08-000 8x,4x
PHILIPS C16-000 12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS C16-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC R01-001 2.4x
PRODISC R02-000 4x,2.4x
PRODISC R03-003 8x,4x
PRODISC R04-004 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRODISC R05-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
Philips 081-000 8x,4x
RICOHJPN R00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-004 12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-012 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK F16-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK M02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK P16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK R01-001 2.4x
RITEK R02-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK R03-001 8x,4x
RITEK R03-002 8x,4x
RITEK R04-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEK R05-001 12x,8x,4x
SKC P80-000 8x,4x
SONY D01-000 4x,2.4x
SONY D11-000 8x,4x
SONY D21-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK 001-000 4x,2.4x
TDK 002-000 8x,4x
TDK 003-000 12x,8x,4x
TDK 003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
UME 002-000 8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 004-000 12x,8x,4x
WFKA11 111-000 4x,2.4x
WFKA11 211-000 8x,4x
WFKA11 321-000 12x,8x,4x
WINGSHIN 001-000 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T01-000 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T02-000 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03-000 16x,12x,8x,4x

DVD+RW supported media types: 32

CMC MAG W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG W02-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG W03-000 8x,4x
DAXON D42-000 4x,2.4x
DAXON W81-000 8x,4x
DEFAULT 2_4-000 2.4x
DEFAULT 4 -000 4x,2.4x
DEFAULT 8 -000 8x,4x
INFODISC A01-001 2.4x
INFODISC A10-001 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W04-000 4x,2.4x
MBIPG101 W05-000 8x,4x
MCC… A01-000 2.4x
MKM A02-000 4x,2.4x
MKM A03-000 8x,4x
NANYA DRW-000 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OP1-001 2.4x
OPTODISC OP4-001 4x,2.4x
OPTODISC OP8-001 8x,4x
PHILIPS 010-049 2.4x
PHILIPS 041-000 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS RW8-000 8x,4x
PRODISC W01-002 2.4x
PRODISC W02-000 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W01-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN W11-001 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN W21-001 8x,4x
RITEK 001-001 4x,2.4x
RITEK 004-048 4x,2.4x
RITEK 008-000 8x,4x
SENTINEL W02-000 4x,2.4x
SONY S11-000 4x,2.4x

DVD-R9 supported media types: 13

CMC MAG. AD4 4x,2x
JVC-RD40 2x
JVC-RD81 2x
MKM 01RD30 4x,2x
MKM 03RD30 8x,4x
MKM 04RD30 4x,2x
MXL RGD02 4x,2x
RITEKP01 4x,2x
TYG11 4x,2x

DVD-R supported media types: 171

AML 4x,2x
AN32 4x,2x
BEAll G001 2x
BeAll G16001 16x,12x,8x,4x
BeAll G40001 4x,2x
BeAll G80001 8x,4x
BeAllG00001 2x
CMC MAG. AE1 8x,4x
CMC MAG. AF1 4x,2x
CMC MAG. AM1 12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG. AM3 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC00RG200 2x
CMC00RG300 2x
DAXON004 4x,2x
DAXON008S 8x,4x
DAXON016 16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON016S 16x,12x,8x,4x
DDT01 4x,2x
DDTRG001 4x,2x
DDTRG002 8x,4x
DEFAULT 16X 16x,12x,8x,4x
DEFAULT 4X 4x,2x
DEFAULT 8X 8x,4x
Dvsn 4x,2x
Dvsn A001 4x,2x
EDMA01 12x,8x,4x
FORNEX101 4x,2x
FUJIFILM02 4x,2x
FUJIFILM03 8x,4x
FUJIFILM04 16x,12x,8x,4x
GSC001 4x,2x
GSC001 2x
GSC001 4x,2x
GSC002 4x,2x
GSC003 8x,4x
GSC004 8x,4x
GSC005 16x,12x,8x,4x
IMC JPN R01 8x,4x
INFOD K-R01 2x
INFODISC-R01 4x,2x
INFODISC-R20 8x,4x
INFOMEDIAR30 16x,12x,8x,4x
KIC 00RG200 2x
KIC01RG080 8x,4x
KIC01RG160 16x,12x,8x,4x
KIC01RG20 4x,2x
LEADDATA S03 8x,4x
LEADDATA S04 12x,8x,4x
LEADDATA01 4x,2x
LGE 2x
LGE04 4x,2x
LGE08 8x,4x
LGE16 16x,12x,8x,4x
LONGTEN 001 2x
LONGTEN 001 4x,2x
MAM8XG01 8x,4x
MAMSXG01 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBI 01RG20 4x,2x
MBI 01RG40 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBI 03RG30 8x,4x
MBI 03RG40 16x,12x,8x,4x
MCC 00RG200 2x
MCC 01RG20 4x,2x
MCC 02RG20 8x,4x
MCC 03RG20 16x,12x,8x,4x
MCIG01 2x
ME 153 4x,2x
MEI 00V001 2x
MEI 00V002 4x,2x
MEI 00V003 2x
MUST 001 4x,2x
MUST 003 8x,4x
MXL RG01 2x
MXL RG01 2x
MXL RG02 4x,2x
MXL RG03 8x,4x
MXL RG04 12x,8x,4x
MXL RG04 16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA A01 8x,4x
NAN YA F02 16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA-JC001 4x,2x
NOT USED 8x,4x
NOT USED 8x,4x
NOT USED 8x,4x
NOT USED 8x,4x
NOT USED 8x,4x
NOT USED 8x,4x
NOT USED 8x,4x
NOT USED 8x,4x
NOT USED 12x,8x,4x
NOT USED 12x,8x,4x
NOT USED 12x,8x,4x
NOT USED 12x,8x,4x
NOT USED 12x,8x,4x
NOT USED 12x,8x,4x
NOT USED 12x,8x,4x
NSDR40 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISCK001 4x,2x
OPTODISCK001 4x,2x
OPTODISCR004 4x,2x
OPTODISCR004 4x,2x
OPTODISCR008 8x,4x
OPTODISCR016 16x,12x,8x,4x
POSG04 4x,2x
POSG06 8x,4x
PRINCO 4x,2x
PRINCO 4x,2x
PRINCO 4x,2x
PRINCO 4x,2x
PRINCO 4x,2x
PRINCO 4x,2x
PRINCO8X02 8x,4x
PVC001001 2x
PVCR001002 4x,2x
Plasmon1A 8x,4x
ProdiscF01 8x,4x
ProdiscF02 16x,12x,8x,4x
ProdiscS03 4x,2x
ProdiscS04 8x,4x
ProdiscS05 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKF1 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKG04 4x,2x
RITEKG05 8x,4x
RITEKG06 8x,4x
RITEKG07 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKM02 4x,2x
RITEKM16 16x,12x,8x,4x
SKC Co.,Ltd. 2x
SKC Co.,Ltd. 4x,2x
SKC Co.,Ltd. 4x,2x
SKC M801 8x,4x
SONY04D1 4x,2x
SONY08D1 8x,4x
SONY16D1 16x,12x,8x,4x
TAROKO-MX4 4x,2x
TDKG010000d9 2x
TDKG02000000 2x
TMI001.2003 4x,2x
TTG01 4x,2x
TTG02 8x,4x
TTH01 8x,4x
TTH02 12x,8x,4x
TTH02 16x,12x,8x,4x
TYG01 4x,2x
TYG02 8x,4x
TYG02 8x,4x
TYG03 16x,12x,8x,4x
UME01 8x,4x
UTJR001001 4x,2x
VANGUARD01 8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 01 4x,2x
WFI A40001 4x,2x
WFI A80001 8x,4x
Yi Jhan 001 4x,2x

DVD-RW supported media types: 46

CMCW02 2x
CMCW03 4x,2x
CMCW04 6x,4x,2x
DEFAULT 4X 4x,2x
DEFAULT 6X 6x,4x,2x
JVC/VictorT7 1x
JVC0VictorD7 4x,2x
JVC1Victord7 6x,4x,2x
JVC_VictorW7 1x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
MBI01RWG 20 4x,2x
MCC 00RW11N9 1x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW4X 4x,2x
MKM 01RW6X01 6x,4x,2x
OPTODISCW004 4x,2x
OPTODISCW006 6x,4x,2x
PVCW000001Q9 1x
PVCW00D002K9 2x
PVCW00V00245 2x
Prodisc DW04 2x
Prodisc DW06 4x,2x
ProdiscDVDRW 1x
RITEK000V11A 1x
RITEK004V11 1x
RITEKW04 4x,2x
RITEKW06 6x,4x,2x
SONY000000U9 1x
TDK401saku=3 1x
TDK501saku]3 1x
TDK502sakuM3 2x
TDK502sakuM3 2x
TDK601saku 4x,2x
TDK701saku 6x,4x,2x

BD-R supported media types: 45

CMCMAG BA2-000 2x
CMCMAG BA3-000 4x,2x
CMCMAG BA3-000 4x,2x
CMCMAG BB5-000 4x,2x
Daxon R2X-000 2x
Daxon R2X-000 2x
INFOME R20-000 2x
LGEBRA S04-000 4x,2x
MAXELL RS1-000 6x,4x,2x
MAXELL RS2-000 6x,4x,2x
MBI R06-000 4x,2x
MEI T01-001 2x
MEI T02-001 4x,2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 4x,2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 6x,4x,2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 6x,4x,2x
OTCBDR 001-000 2x
PHILIP R02-000 4x,2x
PHILIP R02-000 4x,2x
PHILIP R04-000 4x,2x
RICOH R01-000 2x
RICOH R02-000 4x,2x
RITEK BR1-000 2x
RITEK BR1-000 2x
RITEK BR2-000 4x,2x
RITEK BR3-000 4x,2x
SONY NN1-000 2x
SONY NN2-000 4x,2x
SONY NN3-000 4x,2x
SONY NO1-000 2x
SONY NO_-001 2x
SONY NS1-001 2x
SONY NS2-000 2x
TDKBLD RBA-000 4x,2x
TDKBLD RBB-000 6x,4x,2x
TDKBLD RBD-000 6x,4x,2x
TYG-BD T01-000 2x
TYG-BD Y01-000 2x
TYG-BD Y01-000 2x
VERBAT IMa-000 6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMa-000 6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMc-000 6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMe-000 6x,4x,2x
VERBAT IMw-000 2x
VERBAT IMz-000 2x

BD-R DL supported media types: 9

MEI T01-000 4x,2x
MEI T01-001 2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 2x
TDKBLD RFB-000 4x,2x
TDKBLD RFD-000 4x,2x
VERBAT IMb-000 4x,2x
VERBAT IMd-000 4x,2x
VERBAT IMf-000 4x,2x

BD-RE supported media types: 20

CMCMAG CN2-000 2x
CMCMAG CN2-000 2x
IMATN E_2-000 2x
INFOME E20-000 2x
JVCRE1 101-001 2x
JVCRE1 101-001 2x
LGEBRE S01-000 2x
MAXELL ES1-000 2x
MEI T01-001 2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 1x
OTCBRE 001-000 2x
PHILIP W02-000 2x
PHILIP W02-000 2x
RITEK BW1-000 2x
RITEK BW1-000 2x
RITEK BW1-000 2x
SONY ES1-001 2x
SONY NO_-001 2x
VERBAT IM0-000 2x

BD-RE DL supported media types: 3

MEI T01-000 2x
NO_ID_ NO_-000 1x
TDKBLD Wfa-000 2x

Thanks for your help.

So the number I see printed on the inside of the disc isn’t on the list you provided.

When I put the disc in the drive, the drive’s blue LED blinks for about a minute. DVD Indentifer has says “Disc Identification In Progress. Please Wait”. It’s been up for a good fifteen minutes. I’m about to kill it.

Question: even if a drive can’t write a particular disc, is DVD Identifier still supposed to have the ability to tell me wha the Unique Disc Identifier, Disc Type, MID etc. is?

I’ve got a Verbatim BD-RE 25 GB disc ordered from newegg. Hopefully will be here the day after tomorrow. My new drive reads blu ray ROM discs fine. I haven’t tried burning a CD-R or a DVD-R, but I assume that’s done by a different laser (red?) and won’t “tell” me if the drive is broken (from a writing BD-R/RE point of view.)

yes DVD Identifier should be able to detect the disc very quickly, 1-2 seconds max.

Ritek can be very unreliable media, Just wait for the Verbatim disc to arrive.

Okay- will do! I’ve got a HDCP monitor arriving today (to replace my 2005 non HDCP monitor) - so tonight I’ll be able to “play” with Blu Ray commercial movies. I can get back to trying to burn home movies tomorrow night when the Verbatim disc arrives…

please note that you also neeed HDCP compatible video card and video driver.