MediaCodeSpeedEdit support for Benq/Philips DVD-Writers

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#1122

As the MCSE screenshot suggests (lots of MIDs are incorrectly displayed, and there are also a bunch of funny characters), MCSE doesn’t support that firmware, and therefore editing is disabled, so I’m afraid you’re out of luck…


#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


#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?


#1126

OK, apparently this forum is like my drive… DEAD!


#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 don’t 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?


#1128

[QUOTE=Albert;2724629]I don’t 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 that’s how I did it on the other drive as well.

Oh, and my sincere thanks for your reply!


#1129

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

I believe that’s how I did it on the other drive as well.

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

EDIT: WAIT! There was this post from some years ago that may still matter… 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]…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 doesn’t work…][/I]

I wonder if lossy strategy swapping will work…

Rename the current MKM 001 strategies (it looks like there are two, for different revisions of MKM 001) to anything…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 it’s the smallest of mistakes that trip us up. Or it could be a bug with MCSE. Who knows?


#1130

Here’s the RPC1 patched BCHB. I am going to attempt using this first - it should burn these at 8X without me modifying anything, shouldn’t it?


#1131

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


#1132

http://tdb.rpc1.org/#DW1655


#1133

You’ll probably still have to modify it, as they didn’t do any extra patches.


#1134

SUCCESS!
Thank you for your assistance! It is greatly appreciated.


#1135

thanks


#1136

Hello everyone, I hope ala42 adds support for the burner MediaCodeSpeedEdit ihas 124 FU with cl98 firmware (flash type winbond (w25x80)).
Thanks for all the work you do.


#1137

Welcome to the forum [B]Sasysasy[/B].

Media Code Speed edit is a great tool, but unfortunately it is highly unlikely that there will be any further updates. [B]Ala42[/B] hasn’t been seen on this forum for some time - his last post was in 2012.

Like most of the great optical drive utility developers & firmware patchers, he has probably left the scene and found another field in which to use his talent. :sad:

But their work is still valued & used regularly by us die-hard CD Freaks.


#1138

[QUOTE=sasysasy;2769984]Hello everyone, I hope ala42 adds support for the burner MediaCodeSpeedEdit ihas 124 FU with cl98 firmware (flash type winbond (w25x80)).
Thanks for all the work you do.[/QUOTE]

What exact features are you looking for which MediaCodeSpeedEdit could give (in principle), which are presently absent in a generic iHAS124 F with CL98 firmware ?


#1139

[QUOTE=Ibex;2769993]Welcome to the forum [B]Sasysasy[/B].

Media Code Speed edit is a great tool, but unfortunately it is highly unlikely that there will be any further updates. [B]Ala42[/B] hasn’t been seen on this forum for some time - his last post was in 2012.

Like most of the great optical drive utility developers & firmware patchers, he has probably left the scene and found another field in which to use his talent. :sad:

But their work is still valued & used regularly by us die-hard CD Freaks.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the welcome and for having responded.


#1140

[QUOTE=jcroy;2770012]What exact features are you looking for which MediaCodeSpeedEdit could give (in principle), which are presently absent in a generic iHAS124 F with CL98 firmware ?[/QUOTE]

I wanted to add the speed to 2x for DVD Aone PLUS and Verbatim Mk003.
Hello.