DVD Decrypter IS SETTING the Read Speed on my NEC ND-3500, but not on another drive, that is why I asked about the Aopen. I too used to use Nero DriveSpeed to try and rip very scrathed discs.
if I set the Read Speed to 1X, the rip is 1X
if I set the Read Speed to 4X, the rip is 4X, etc
And I was wondering who is reporting back that DL media is maxed at 8X (and yes, I know about the NEC ND-3500, no need to change subject again from Aopen).
BTW, I wish the Set Read Speed was configured on the ripping pages, like Write Speed is on the writing pages, and not hidden in Setting.
There seems to be a bug, that to change from one speed to another, I must first force a change to MAX, and maybe recycle openning tray. or power down the PC, not sure yet.
This is sweet, if true. From the log window:
W 16:47:24 [1:0:0] NEC DVDRW ND-3500AG 2.C8 (G:) (ATA) - Selected Read Speed: 22,160 KB/s (16x)
W 16:47:24 [1:0:0] NEC DVDRW ND-3500AG 2.C8 (G:) (ATA) - Actual Read Speed: 24,461 KB/s (18.1x)