Is there a firmware that removes riplock from the 18x samsungs?
Please tell me there is.
Take a look at the media code speed edit website. Using media code speed edit program you can increase the read speed. ala42 would be the one who can answer your question regarding Samsung 18x drives.
@DVD_ADDICT:MCSE supports Samsung firmwares in "Read-Only" mode. There is no way of modification.
Will there be a riplock firmware ever? I might as well ebay my 2 drives if there isn't :-/
Sorry about the misinformation about media code speed edit. I don't use it since I have many dvd burners & dvdroms to do the fast ripping for me. Why not just buy a dvdrom? Then you won't have to sell your 2 drives on Ebay.
At the moment it is very unlikely that there will be any patched firmware for SH-S18x drives.
I might as well ebay my 2 drives if there isn't :-/Why didn't you check before buying?
Edit: only seems for CD reading, not recommended for DVD reading unfortauntely.
I hope that someone releases a rip lock free firmware, as there are almost no good readers. Even Lite On drives are bad now.