Is it possible to add DPM support for my drive?

vbimport

#1

Ive read some topics where it was possible to ask support for DPM for ur DVD-drive.

My (laptop) DVD drive hasnt DPM support, and i wanted to ask if its possible to add it. My drive is: MATSHITA UJ-845D. The other drive listed in the log is the virtual drive created by Alcohol 120%.

Cannot get the right DPM info from the disc with current device
########################### System Information ###########################
  Windows XP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
  Processor info: Pentium M processor (1728MHz)
  Memory Available to Windows: 1.046.576 KB



####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
********* Time stamp of this log file:  12-4-2007 18:49:19 *********
18:49:19 Processor info: Pentium M processor (1728MHz)
18:49:21 Disc dumping: (F:) MATSHITA UJ-845D(0:1)
18:49:22 Reading Mode: RAW + SUB-16
         Selected reading speed: Maximum
18:49:22 Source Info:  Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 650.0 MB / 073:57:25
18:49:22 DPM measuring precision: High / 1X (150 KB/Sec)
18:49:22 Wait for a while for DPM analysis.
18:49:40 Data Position Measurement - Elapsed Time: 00:00:16
18:49:40 Cannot get the right DPM info from the disc with current device
18:49:45 Writing image file: E:	est.mdf
18:51:32 Disc dumping aborted!
18:51:32 E:	est.mds: Image file writing aborted!
##############################################################################


System report edited by support


#2

Not all drives are capable of extracting DPM from the discs. Your drive is already in the database, so there’s no need to have it added. You could try extracting at different speeds. Slowest is usually best for CD, but not always. Try increasing the speeds in varying increments until you find a speed that will extract the DPM. If you can’t, then your drive probably isn’t capable of it.


#3

I only tried with the slowest speed, i never knew u shud also try with other speeds.

Lets see if it works.


#4

I think i tried DPM on ~6 drives from different brands, but it didnt work…

Do u know if there is a list of working drives? Are there certain brands which are more likely to support DPM?


#5

Well, there’s a new method being worked on which may allow more drives to be able to extract DPM. No ETA on when it will be available though. Just keep an eye out.


#6

Thats nice :slight_smile:

But untill then, can u give me some hints which drives i should try? (brand, CD-ROM/DVD-Writer/CD-Writer?).

Cause the original CD is quite expensive, and i need to make a working backup asap. :slight_smile:


#7

I’ve always had very good luck with LiteOn drives.