There is nothing wrong about renaming a MID to avoid it to match with the MID of a disk.

# MediaCodeSpeedEdit support for Benq/Philips DVD-Writers

**pinto2**#1113

[QUOTE=ala42;2086189]There is nothing wrong about renaming a MID to avoid it to match with the MID of a disk.[/QUOTE]Write strategy swappingā¦

Thanks ala42 for reminding us.

[B]Note[/B]. Nothing new for any āolderā user, because weāve been doing this since time of [I]code65536[/I] and [I]Quikee [NEC] [/I] days.

**LIGHTNING_UK**#1115

Hi,

I just found myself wanting (hmm ok, needing!) to checkout the media codes supported by the AD21 firmware for a Philips DVD8801 drive but MCSE doesnāt appear to support this drive - I get 2 lines of junk for the media codes.

Is it a tricky job to add support?

If you have even the slightest bit of interest in doing so, hereās a link to the firmware:

http://www.firmwarehq.com/Philips/DVD8801/files.html

Cheers

**ala42**#1116

[QUOTE=LIGHTNING UK!;2433779]Hi,

I just found myself wanting (hmm ok, needing!) to checkout the media codes supported by the AD21 firmware for a Philips DVD8801 drive but MCSE doesnāt appear to support this drive - I get 2 lines of junk for the media codes.

Is it a tricky job to add support?

[/QUOTE]

It is already supported, but not enabled in the released version.

```
Media Code Speed Edit V 1.2.0.4 SE
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Firmware: PHILIPS DVD+-RW DVD8801 AD21
Bootcode:
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Overall supported media types: 279
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DVD+R9 supported media types: 22
DVD+R supported media types: 106
DVD+RW supported media types: 17
DVD-R9 supported media types: 6
DVD-R supported media types: 89
DVD-RW supported media types: 39
------------------------------------------
DVD+R9 supported media types: 22
------------------------------------------
CMC MAG D01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG D02-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
CMC MAG D04-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
FUJIFILM FR1-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
INFOME D01-000 2.4x
KIC00000 D20-000 2.4x
MBIPG101 R10-065 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
MKM 001-000 2.4x
MKM 001-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
MKM 003-000 2.4x
MKM 003-000 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
PHILIPS CD2-000 2.4x
PHILIPS PD2-000 2.4x
PRODISC D01-000 2.4x
RICOHJPN D00-001 2.4x
RICOHJPN D01-002 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN D01-067 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
RITEK D01-001 2.4x
RITEK D03-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
RITEK S04-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
RITEK X01-001 2.4x
RITEK X08-001 8x,6x,4x,2.4x
DVD+R supported media types: 106
------------------------------------------
AML 002-000 8x,4x
AML 003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
BeAll000 P40-000 4x,2.4x
BeAll000 P80-000 8x,4x
BeAll000 PG0-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
CMC MAG E01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG E01-000 8x,4x
CMC MAG F01-000 4x,2.4x
CMC MAG M01-000 16x,12x,8x,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
DIGVAL R01-000 12x,8x,4x
DT-D03 004-000 8x,4x
Dvsn+160 001-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
EMDP 000-000 8x,4x
EMDPAZ01 000-000 12x,8x,4x
FTI 016-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
GSC502 002-000 4x,2.4x
GSC503 H01-000 8x,4x
GSC503 H01-000 8x,4x
GSC503 H02-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
IMC JPN R01-000 8x,4x
INFODISC R20-000 8x,4x
INFOME R20-000 8x,4x
INFOME R30-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
IS01 002-000 8x,4x
ISSM 001-000 8x,4x
ISSM 003-000 12x,8x,4x
KIC00000 S80-000 8x,4x
LD M04-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
LD S03-000 8x,4x
LD S04-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
LGEP16 001-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
LONGTEN 002-000 8x,4x
MAM M02-000 8x,4x
MAM M04-000 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 002-000 4x,2.4x
MCC 003-000 8x,4x
MCC 004-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MICRON 002-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MJC 003-000 8x,4x
MJC 005-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
MPOMEDIA 080-000 8x,4x
MUST 002-000 8x,4x
MUST 006-002 16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA FLX-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA ALX-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
NANYA CHX-000 8x,4x
NANYA CLX-000 8x,4x
NSD R40-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC F16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISC OR8-000 8x,4x
OPTODISC R16-000 12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS C08-000 4x,2.4x
PHILIPS C08-000 8x,4x
PHILIPS C16-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
PHILIPS C16-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
POS R01-000 4x,2.4x
POS R01-000 8x,4x
POS R05-000 16x,12x,8x,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
Plasmon1 C01-000 8x,4x
Plasmon2 C01-000 12x,8x,4x
RICOHJPN R01-002 4x,2.4x
RICOHJPN R02-003 8x,4x
RICOHJPN R03-004 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 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 16x,12x,8x,4x
SAST A01-000 12x,8x,4x
SKC P16-000 12x,8x,4x
SKC P80-000 8x,4x
SKYMEDIA R03-000 8x,4x
SONY D11-000 8x,4x
SONY D21-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
TDK 002-000 8x,4x
TDK 003-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
ULTRAN 202-000 8x,4x
ULTRAN 212-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
VANGUARD 001-000 8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 002-001 8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 004-001 16x,12x,8x,4x
VIVA 002-000 8x,4x
WFKA11 211-000 8x,4x
WFKA11 321-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
WINGSHIN 001-049 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T01-001 4x,2.4x
YUDEN000 T02-000 8x,4x
YUDEN000 T03-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
Yi Jhan 004-000 16x,12x,8x,4x
DVD+RW supported media types: 17
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CMC MAG W01-000 2.4x
CMC MAG W03-000 8x,6x
DAXON W81-000 8x,6x
INFODISC A01-002 2.4x
MBIPG101 W03-000 2.4x
MBIPG101 W05-000 8x,6x
MCC A01-000 2.4x
MKM A03-000 8x,6x
OPTODISC OP8-000 8x,6x
PHILIPS 010-001 2.4x
PHILIPS RW8-000 8x,6x
PRODISC W01-002 2.4x
RICOHJPN W21-001 8x,6x
RITEK 001-001 2.4x
RITEK 004-048 4x,2.4x
RITEK 008-000 8x,6x
SONY S21-000 8x,6x
DVD-R9 supported media types: 6
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CMC MAG. AD4 4x,2x
MKM 01RD30 4x,2x
MKM 03RD30 4x,2x
ProdiscDR24 4x,2x
RITEKP01 4x,2x
TYG11 4x,2x
DVD-R supported media types: 89
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0000-TPC16A1 16x,12x,8x,4x
BeAll G16001 16x,12x,8x,4x
BeAll G80001 8x,4x
CMC MAG. AE1 8x,4x
CMC MAG. AM3 16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON008S 8x,4x
DAXON016 16x,12x,8x,4x
DAXON016S 16x,12x,8x,4x
DDTRG003 8x,4x
DKMZ01 8x,4x
Dvsn-80 8x,4x
FTI RG16 16x,12x,8x,4x
FUJIFILM03 8x,4x
FUJIFILM04 16x,12x,8x,4x
GSC003 8x,4x
GSC004 8x,4x
GSC005 16x,12x,8x,4x
GSC006 16x,12x,8x,4x
IMC JPN R01 8x,4x
INFODISC-R20 8x,4x
INFOMEDIAR20 8x,4x
INFOMEDIAR30 16x,12x,8x,4x
INFOSMART03. 16x,12x,8x,4x
ISSM R02 16x,12x,8x,4x
ISSM R01 8x,4x
KDTTC1-TPCP2 16x,12x,8x,4x
KDTVVV 8x,4x
KIC01RG160 16x,12x,8x,4x
LEADDATA S03 8x,4x
LEADDATA S04 16x,12x,8x,4x
LGE08 8x,4x
LGE16 16x,12x,8x,4x
LONGTEN 003 8x,4x
MAM8XG01 8x,4x
MAMSXG01 8x,4x
MBI 01RG40 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBI 01RG40 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBI 03RG30 8x,4x
MBI 03RG40 16x,12x,8x,4x
MBI03RG30 8x,4x
MCC 02RG20 8x,4x
MCC 03RG20 16x,12x,8x,4x
MJC M005 16x,12x,8x,4x
MJC ME 8x,4x
MUST 003 8x,4x
MUST 007 16x,12x,8x,4x
MXL RG03 8x,4x
MXL RG04 16x,12x,8x,4x
NAN YA A01 8x,4x
NAN YA F02 16x,12x,8x,4x
NSDR40 16x,12x,8x,4x
OPTODISCR008 8x,4x
OPTODISCR016 16x,12x,8x,4x
POMS3A 8x,4x
POMSI002 8x,4x
POSG06 8x,4x
POSG08 16x,12x,8x,4x
PRINCO8X02 8x,4x
PRINCORGM1 16x,12x,8x,4x
Plasmon1A 8x,4x
Plasmon2A 12x,8x,4x
ProdiscF01 8x,4x
ProdiscF02 16x,12x,8x,4x
ProdiscS04 8x,4x
ProdiscS05 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKF1 16x,12x,8x,4x
RITEKG05 8x,4x
RITEKG06 8x,4x
RITEKM16 16x,12x,8x,4x
SAST100 8x,4x
SKC M801 8x,4x
SONY08D1 8x,4x
SONY16D1 16x,12x,8x,4x
TAROKO-MX8 8x,4x
TCLDS01 8x,4x
TMI003 16x,12x,8x,4x
TTG02 8x,4x
TTH01 8x,4x
TTH02 16x,12x,8x,4x
TYG02 8x,4x
TYG03 16x,12x,8x,4x
ULTRAN102 8x,4x
UME01 8x,4x
UME02 16x,12x,8x,4x
VANGUARD01 8x,4x
VDSPMSAB 04 16x,12x,8x,4x
WFI A80001 8x,4x
WINGSHING08 8x,4x
Yi Jhan 003 8x,4x
DVD-RW supported media types: 39
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CMCW02 2x
CMCW03 4x,2x
CMCW04 4x
CMCW04 6x
DAXON_RW2X01 2x
INFOMEDIA 2x
INFOMEDIAA20 4x,2x
JVC/VictorT7 1x
JVC0VictorD7 4x,2x
JVC1Victord7 4x
JVC1Victord7 6x
JVC_VictorW7 2x
MBI01RWG 20 4x,2x
MCC 00RW11N9 1x
MCC 01RW11n9 2x
MCC 01RW4X 4x,2x
MKM 01RW6X01 4x
MKM 01RW6X01 6x
OPTODISCK001 1x
OPTODISCW002 2x
OPTODISCW004 4x,2x
OPTODISCW006 6x
PRINCO 1x
PRINCO 2x
PRINCORW0004 4x,2x
PRINCORW2X01 2x
Prodisc DW04 2x
Prodisc DW06 4x,2x
ProdiscDVDRW 1x
RITEK000V11A 1x
RITEKW01 2x
RITEKW04 4x,2x
RITEKW06 4x
RITEKW06 6x
SONY000000U9 1x
TDK502sakuM3 2x
TDK601saku 4x,2x
TDK701saku 4x
TDK701saku 6x
```

**LIGHTNING_UK**#1117

Ah cool, many thanks for providing the info I needed. I can now pass that on to the person on my forum.

**dawidtrafny**#1119

hi, i have (lite-on) slimtype dvd a ds-8a3s firmware HA28. MCSE not working with this dvd. did you help me?

**cvs**#1120

[QUOTE=dawidtrafny;2673776]hi, i have (lite-on) slimtype dvd a ds-8a3s firmware HA28. MCSE not working with this dvd. did you help me?[/QUOTE]

First, can you please post a dump of the HA28 firmware? You can use the Flash Utility (http://club.myce.com/f44/flash-utility-plds-liteon-based-optical-drives-v6-0-1-a-190420/) to dump your firmware. You can upload the file to a free host such as zippyshare, and then post the link here.

Secondly, what exactly do you want to use MCSE for?

**dawidtrafny**#1121

Ok, so, hereās a screenshot of FlashUtility:

Here firmware: http://przeklej.net/file_details/49421.html

MCSE Screenshot:

As you can see I canāt change the recording speed. I have the disc Verbatim DVD+R Dual Layer 8X and I want recording 2X or 2.4 X.

Iām using ImgBurn, which I set a record at 2X. Program records at 3X.

DVD Identifier:

## Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R-DL:MKM-003-000]

## Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R DL] - [DVD-ROM]

Manufacturer Name : [Mitsubishi Kagaku Media]

Manufacturer ID : [MKM]

Media Type ID : [003]

Product Revision : [Not Specified]

Blank Disc Capacity : [4,173,824 Sectors = 8.55 GB (7.96 GiB)]

Recording Speeds : [2.4x , 3.3x-8x]

** INFO : Drive = Slimtype DVD A DS8A3S - [FW HA28] - [ATAPI]

** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD+R DVD+R-DL DVD+RW

** INFO : Write Capabilities = DVD-R DVD-R-DL DVD-RW DVD-RAM

** INFO : Disc = [DVD+R-DL:MKM-003-000]

** INFO : Reference Speed : 1x DVD = 1385 kBps

** INFO : An Writeable Disc Is Recommended For Accurate Results

** INFO : Write Speeds (Supported By This Drive On This Disc) Listed Below

** INFO : GET PERFORMANCE Write Speed Descriptor(s)

Descriptor #1 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Descriptor #2 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Descriptor #3 = 4155 kBps ( 3.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

## ** INFO : MODE SENSE Write Speed Descriptor(s) [Legacy Command]

** WARNING : MODE SENSE Is Obsolete And Not Always Properly Supported

Descriptor #1 = 8310 kBps ( 6.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Descriptor #2 = 5540 kBps ( 4.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

Descriptor #3 = 4155 kBps ( 3.00x) - [CLV/Non-Pure CAV]

## ** INFO : Hex Dump Of āMedia Codeā-Block Listed Below

** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding āMedia Codeā-Block Discarded

** INFO : Format 11h (Method 1) - ADIP Information

0000 : e1 0f 32 10 00 03 00 00 00 fc ff ff 00 22 d7 ff ā¦2ā¦"ā¦

0010 : 00 00 03 4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 30 30 33 00 40 ā¦MKMā¦003.@

0020 : 25 25 37 0c 02 2d 66 02 2d 66 21 23 0d 0e 14 14 %%7ā¦-f.-f!#ā¦

0030 : 02 01 01 10 00 21 23 0d 0e 14 14 02 01 01 10 00 ā¦!#ā¦

0040 : 04 00 33 7b 5c 02 2b 64 2e 28 1c 0a 0a 20 02 01 ā¦3{.+d.(ā¦ ā¦

0050 : 01 00 02 69 63 2e 2a 1c 0c 0c 20 03 02 01 00 72 ā¦ic.*ā¦ ā¦r

0060 : 84 00 02 53 67 2e 28 1c 0a 0a 20 02 01 01 00 00 ā¦Sg.(ā¦ ā¦

0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ā¦

## [ DVD Identifier V5.2.0 - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

Red shows speed 2.4X because in ImgBurn I added this speed.

Here is a screenshot:

I want to change the firmware so I can burn DL discs at speed 2.4X or 2X.

**cvs**#1122

As the MCSE screenshot suggests (lots of MIDs are incorrectly displayed, and there are also a bunch of funny characters), MCSE doesnāt support that firmware, and therefore editing is disabled, so Iām afraid youāre out of luckā¦

**joan_944**#1123

hi could help me with the firmware ihas122c, I want to record at 2.4 x but I can not and does not open mediacodespeededit

PS: Sorry for my English and greetings from Colombia

**HyperPete**#1125

Greetings. I forgot my old login details so I am using a new account.

I have (2) BenQ 1655 drives. Using MediaCodeSpeedEdit I changed the write strategy for MKM 001 on the 1st drive to support 4X and 8X. This worked fine for years (until the drive died.) I just tried the same on my second drive, but although it shows up as supporting 4X and 8X, Nero still refuses to burn at any speed other than 2.4X.

Obviously I did something wrong. Can someone help me please?

**Albert**#1127

[QUOTE=HyperPete;2724331]Greetings. I forgot my old login details so I am using a new account.

I have (2) BenQ 1655 drives. Using MediaCodeSpeedEdit I changed the write strategy for MKM 001 on the 1st drive to support 4X and 8X. This worked fine for years (until the drive died.) I just tried the same on my second drive, but although it shows up as supporting 4X and 8X, Nero still refuses to burn at any speed other than 2.4X.

Obviously I did something wrong. Can someone help me please?[/QUOTE]I donāt recall exactly how MCSE does strategy swapping for those old BenQ drives.

Did you have to enable the speed by selecting a check box, or did you rename another strategy to MKM 001, OR did you have to double click the MKM 001 strategy and point to a different strategy that supports 4x and 8x?

**HyperPete**#1128

[QUOTE=Albert;2724629]I donāt recall exactly how MCSE does strategy swapping for those old BenQ drives.

Did you have to enable the speed by selecting a check box, or did you rename another strategy to MKM 001, OR did you have to double click the MKM 001 strategy and point to a different strategy that supports 4x and 8x?[/QUOTE]

I double clicked MKM001 and selected the strategy from MKM 003 which is good through 8X.

I believe thatās how I did it on the other drive as well.

Oh, and my sincere thanks for your reply!

**Albert**#1129

[QUOTE=HyperPete;2724630]I double clicked MKM001 and selected the strategy from MKM 003 which is good through 8X.

I believe thatās how I did it on the other drive as well.

Oh, and my sincere thanks for your reply![/QUOTE]

EDIT: WAIT! There was this post from some years ago that may still matterā¦ http://club.myce.com/f92/mediacodespeededit-support-benq-philips-dvd-writers-124905/index34.html#post1252468 [and a few posts later: http://club.myce.com/f92/mediacodespeededit-support-benq-philips-dvd-writers-124905/index35.html#post1257121]ā¦Did you swap both MKM 001 entries? If not, try that, flash, do a full reboot (or a power cycle, if you want to be completely sure that it took), and try again.

[I][and this was the advice I wrote before stumbling across that post, in case trying the above doesnāt workā¦][/I]

I wonder if lossy strategy swapping will workā¦

Rename the current MKM 001 strategies (it looks like there are two, for different revisions of MKM 001) to anythingā¦renaming to MKM 002 will be fine. Then rename MKM 003 to MKM 001 (make sure you get the right revision! ), save, flash, and reboot (maybe do a full power cycle).

And be careful that you flash with the right file. Sometimes itās the smallest of mistakes that trip us up. Or it could be a bug with MCSE. Who knows?

**HyperPete**#1130

Hereās the RPC1 patched BCHB. I am going to attempt using this first - it should burn these at 8X without me modifying anything, shouldnāt it?

**Albert**#1131

Iām not sure if they did anything beyond add the RPC1 patch, honestly. From where did you get it?