How to tell if it is "CMC MAG F01/00"

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#1

I am new in DVD media. Can anyone tell me how to get DVD media code?

I tried to use Kprobe using “disc info”. It shows “CMC MAG F01”.

I also used DVD Identifier. It also shows “CMC MAG F01”.

How can I tell if it is “F01/00” or “F01/01”? I saw people talking about these codes in this forum. They subject to different write stratagy changes.

Any answer is greatly appreciated.

By the way the DVD identifier has the following ID block reading:

** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 01 43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 46 30 31 00 38 …CMC MAG.F01.8
0020 : 23 54 37 10 02 48 71 02 8c 69 16 16 0b 0b 0a 0a #T7…Hq…i…
0030 : 01 1d 1e 0c 0c 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0040 : 01 00 38 38 02 28 64 31 05 30 22 10 08 20 1c 01 …88.(d1.0"… …
0050 : 00 00 02 28 64 31 05 30 22 10 08 20 1c 01 00 00 …(d1.0"… …
0060 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff …


#2

Yours is F00 like mine below:


0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00  00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00   .........&.?....
0010 : 00 00 01 43 4d 43 20 4d  41 47 00 46 30 31 00 38   ...CMC MAG.F01.8
0020 : 23 54 37 10 02 48 71 02  8c 69 16 16 0b 0b 0a 0a   #T7..Hq..i......
0030 : 01 1d 1e 0c 0c 12 12 01  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................

#3

I’m wondering if there’s any decent strat/swap for CMC MAG F01, I’ve read the the swap thread but couldn’t make a decision out of it, as there are conflicting results about it.

My SOWH 812S burns F01 badly, btw.


#4

Amy, I use this media all the time in my 812. I swap it with CMCR01, and set R01 speed to 4x. I then get great 4x burns. Also, I swap it to CMCE01 and get very good 8x burns.

Now I am using HP media. I have heard other off brands that sell this media do not burn as well.


#5

Jamos, Thank you for your reply. But I am still confused. In Omnipatcher CMC listed a few varieties, including F01/00 and F01/01. What is the difference between the two? People are talking about burning F10/00 using R01. How can I tell if my disc is /00 or /01? Thanks.


#6

Use this program to identify your blank disk: DVD IDENTIFIER
Look at the media code first four lines and see if they match mine above. If they do you have F00, else more than likely F01. The differences are F01 is better media. Hence allowing 8x write strategies.

edit: Looks like you have the program. You have F00, like I said in my above post. So you want to change the CMC MAG F00 strategy.


#7

@Jamos, he doesn’t understand HOW to interpret the MID code block to determine the revision. So if you just tell him “You have F01/00”, this doesn’t help him understand.

@viewer, look at the portion of the MID code block that I have bolded to determine the disc revision.


Ritek R03 revision 01
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................
0010 : 00 00 03 52 49 54 45 4b  00 00 00 52 30 33 [B]01[/B] 38   ...RITEK...R03.8
0020 : 23 54 37 09 00 3c 65 00  a0 5f 14 14 0a 0a 0a 0a   #T7..<e.._......


CMC MAG F01 revision 00
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00  00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00   .........&.?....
0010 : 00 00 01 43 4d 43 20 4d  41 47 00 46 30 31 [B]00[/B] 38   ...CMC MAG.F01.8
0020 : 23 54 37 10 02 48 71 02  8c 69 16 16 0b 0b 0a 0a   #T7..Hq..i......
0030 : 01 1d 1e 0c 0c 12 12 01  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ................

#8

I understand how to tell the code before slash, like F01, F00, R03, etc. But what is the digits after the slash?

Or do I misunderstood from the beginning? Does “F01/00” mean “F01 or F00”? If yes why the Omnipatcher lists the following separately?
CMC MAG /F01/00
CMC MAG /F01/01
CMC MAG /R01/00, etc…

Thank you all for taking time looking into my very basic question.


#9

What the heck??? Did you even read my last post???
F01/00 = CMC MAG F01 revision 00


#10

Wesociety, Thanks to emphasize. Now I realize what you mean in bold font. I am really sorry for not being able to be smarter. Thanks again for your help.


#11

@wes Um, if you read my post I did tell him how to read the MID. even gave him a link to the program.

And, I also replied to his original post, which was a question on WHAT IS MY TYPE OF MEDIA. Not, how do I read a MID code. which I told him in my first reply. But as you see this can be a frustrating Job…hehee :wink:

@everyone else

[ot]
I am trying to help where I can. Please do not take any statements I make as judgements, and I do not insult others as I see that as non professional. I have as much to learn as anyone else in some areas. I am just trying to help others, who have been where I have been before.[/ot]


#12

That’s cool, Jamos!

But things still aren’t clear for me:

Here the Media Code-Block for my CMCF01:

0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 25 0a cf 00 00 00 00 …%…
0010 : 00 00 01 43 4d 43 20 4d 41 47 00 46 30 31 00 38 …CMC MAG.F01.8
0020 : 23 54 37 10 02 48 71 02 8c 69 16 16 0b 0b 0a 0a #T7…Hq…i…
0030 : 01 1d 1e 0c 0c 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

According to Jamos, that’s not revision 0 since the first line differs from his.

But, according to wesociety’s MID code block tip, the next to last number on the second line of mine is 00, so it is revision 0.

Am certainly confused, or the “next to last, second line” is not what wesociety meant.


#13

Actually his original post and subject of this thread is How to tell if it is “CMC MAG F01/00”, this indicates that he would like to know how to determine the revision number of the disc.

I’m not really sure why you posted this… I haven’t seen you insult anyone, and I hope my post did not offend you, as I was just attempting to provide further clarification/help to the OP.


#14

No you did not offend. :wink: It was more of a general statement, that we as moderators are trying to help but sometimes we can misunderstand what a poster is talking about.