MediaCodeSpeedEdit support for LG DVD-Writers

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#1

MediaCodeSpeedEdit support for LG-Writers

MediaCodeSpeedEdit supports various LG DVD-Writers. MediaCodeSpeedEdit also supports models of other manufacturers, see the main MCSE discussion thread for details.

Key features of the LG support:
1/ Support for almost all LG dvd writers.
2/ Support for official and unofficial RPC1 patched .exe flasher.
3/ Increasing the DVD write speed by swapping the write strategy.
4/ Increasing the DVD read speed and riplock patch for most drives.
5/ Reducing DVD write speed.
6/ Replacing of Media Codes with manually entered or imported Media Codes for currently unsupported Media Codes.
7/ Cross flash support
8/ RPC1/RPC2 auto reset support
9/ Text file export of Media Code and write speed tables.

Warning:
:cop: Using patched firmware might damage your drive and will void your warranty.
:cop: The use of MediaCodeSpeedEdit is at your own risk.

Supported drives and firmwares:
LG GBW-H10N GL04
LG GGW-H10N 1.01
LG GSA-4020/4040/4080/4081
LG GSA-4082 A208/A209
LG GSA-4120 A115/A117
LG GSA-4160 A304/A306
LG GSA-4163 A104/A105/A106
LG GSA-4164 1.03
LG GSA-4165 DL04
LG GSA-4166 1.00/1.01
LG GSA-4167 DJ11-DJ13, DL11-DL13
LG GH20L FL00-FL01
LG GH20N EL00-EL01
LG GSA-H10A JL02-JL05
LG GSA-H10L LL11-LL12
LG GSA-H10N JJ11, JL11-JL12
LG GSA-H12N UJ12, UL02
LG GSA-H12L VL02
LG GSA-H20N/L
LG GSA-H21N/L
LG GSA-H22N/L
LG GSA-H30N/L
LG GSA-H31N
LG GSA-H42N RL01, RJ11
LG GSA-H42L SL01
LG GSA-H44N RB01-RB02
LG GSA-H44L SB01-SB02
LG GSA-H50N/L
LG GSA-H54N/L
LG GSA-H55N/L
LG GSA-H58N/L
LG GSA-H62N CL00/01
LG GSA-H62L DL00
LG GSA-H66N CB00
LG GSA-H73N
LG GSA-T10N TM02
LG GSA-T11N A103
LG GSA-T20N WP03
LG GSA-T21N A102,A103
LG GSA-S10N A101
LG GWA-4164 1.I0, 1.05
LG GWA-4166 1I24

Supported DVD writers for DVD read speed increasing patch:
LG 4163/4165/4167/E10/E40/GH20/H10/H12/H42/H44/H62/H66 drives

  • DVD+R/-R 6.8x start/16.2x end/12.2 average
  • DVD+RW-RW/+R9 5.2x start/12x end/9.5 average
  • DVDROM-DL 5.2x start/12x end/9.5 average

Supported DVD writers for DVD riplock patch:
LG 4163/4165/4167/GH20/H10/H12/H42/H44/H62/H66/T11/T20/T21
LG 4164/4166/H20/H21/H22/H30/H31/H50/H54/H55/H58/H73

Supported DVD writers for RPC1 patch:
LG 4164/4166/GSA-H2x/H3x/H5x/H73 drives

Supported DVD writers for RPC2 auto reset patch:
LG GH20/H42/H44/H62/H66/T11/T20/T21 drives

Supported DVD writers for crossflashing:
LG 4165, 4167
LG E10N, E10L, H10A, H10N, H10L, H11N, H12N, H12L
LG H42N, H42L, H44N, H44L
LG E60N, H50N, H50L, H54N, H54L, H55N, H55L
LG H60N, H60L, H62N, H62L, H66N, H66L

Usage:
1/ Download the firmware you want to modify.
2/ Start MCSE.
3/ Load the firmware .bin or .exe file.
4/ To increase the read speed, simply click the increase read speed checkbox.
5/ To increase the write speed, double click the media code you want to change and select the write strategy you want to use instead. This is a bit of trial and error. Check the Changing LG DVD±R write strategies (results thread) to see if your modification has been tried before.
6/ To enable RPC1, simply click the RPC1 Patch checkbox (if available).
7/ To enable RPC2 auto reset patch, simply click the RPC2 Auto Reset checkbox (if available).
8/ To enable crossflashing, select the current drive id in the Cross flash settings selector (if available)
9/ Save the firmware.
10/ Flash the modified .bin firmware or start the modified flasher package. For detailed flash instruction for H50/H55 drives see below.
11/ Reboot.

Drive specific details:
LG GSA-4081/4082

  • Overspeeding of 4x media does not work
  • Currently missing 8x and 16x media can be used at 8x

LG GSA-4120

  • Overspeeding of 4x media does not work
  • Overspeeding of 8x media to 12x is not implemented yet

LG GSA-4160

  • Overspeeding of 4x -R media does not work
  • Supports overspeeding of 4x/8x +R media to 12x and 16x
  • All +R MIDs already supporting 12x can be swapped to 16x
  • Four additional +R MIDs can be swapped to 12x/16x

LG GSA-4163

  • Overspeeding of 4x -R media does not work
  • Supports overspeeding of 4x/8x +R media to 12x and 16x
  • Supports overspeeding of 8x -R media to 16x
  • All +R MIDs already supporting 12x can be swapped to 16x
  • Six additional +R MIDs can be swapped to 12x/16x
  • Six additional -R MIDs can be swapped to 16x

LG GSA-4165/4167/GH20/H10/H12/H42/H44/H62/H66

  • Overspeeding of 4x -R media does not work
  • Supports overspeeding of 4x/8x +R media to 12x/16x, 18x if available
  • Supports overspeeding of 8x -R media to 16x
  • Strategy swapping is lossless, so the target MID can still be used
  • All +R MIDs already supporting 12x can be swapped to 16x
  • Six additional +R MIDs can be swapped to 12x/16x
  • Six additional -R MIDs can be swapped to 16x
  • Riplock and read speed patch available
  • Crossflash patch available
  • RPC2 auto reset patch available for GH20/H42/H44/H62/H66

LG GSA-4164/4166/H20/H21/H22/H30/H31

  • Firmware has to be in .bin format. Firmware.exe packages need to be extracted with winrar.
  • Overspeeding of 4x +R and all -R media does not work
  • Supports overspeeding of 4x/8x +R media to 12x and 16x
  • Strategy swapping is lossless, so the target MID can still be used
  • Riplock patch available
  • RPC1 patch available

H50/H54/H55/H73

  • Firmware can be in .bin or Firmware.exe package format.
  • Firmware.exe packages can be patched to generate a stand alone flasher
  • Overspeeding of 4x +R and all -R media might not work
  • Supports crossflashing H50/H54 drives to H55 by patching the firmware .bin file
  • Supports overspeeding of 4x/8x +R media to 12x and 16x
  • Strategy swapping is lossless, so the target MID can still be used
  • Riplock patch available
  • RPC1 patch available
  • To flash a .bin firmware file, start the stand alone flasher and select the target drive, click the browse icon to select the firmware file.

Screenshot:

Latest Version:

MCSE Homepage MCSE Homepage Mirror Download Changelog Main MCSE discussion thread

This first post has been updated to reflect the current development state of MCSE V 1.1.0.16.


#2

Let me be the first to thank you for all your efforts. This hobby is so much more satisfying with people like you.


#3

Thanks :slight_smile:
The missing ‘auto rename’ feature is now available with V 1.0.4.6.


#4

Thanks for the tool Ala, but I have a problem swaping from RICOH-R01 to RICOH-R02
DVD Identifier dont report any change.
Thanks


#5

Thx ala :slight_smile:


#6

@ala42,


#7

complete success with benq media with media code sony 08d1 @sony 16d1 burned 4.35 gb in 5.39 mins. now using mediacodespeededit on my 2x lg4163,1x 1620,1x1620pro and and an old sony dw18@832s . thanks a lot i only got the second lg4163 and 1620pro this weekend on the strength of youre mediacodespeededit tool , you are truelly the man :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:


#8

During the test we did not try 4x media at all, so there might be a general 4x overspeed lock. Check what happens with RICOH-R01 to RICOH-R03. Swapping to 16x media is handled a bit different than swapping to 12x media.
Anyone else having swapping problems with 4x media ?


#9

re ricoh:
tried ricohjpn ro1 to ricohjpn ro3 as suggested but still no joy will carry on trying cheers


#10

Hey ALA42. What a great job :bow:

Anything you can do for us poor 4120B users?


#11

Thanks ala42.
Great job :bow:
Now we need to find how to get rid of the LG riplock :cool:

Sascha


#12

Amazing, he’s done it again!

:slight_smile:


#13

Dear ala42,
I am the user of LG 4163b , you are talent…I have bought over 300 pieces of
verbatim dvd +r 4x with media code YUDEN000 T02 000…somebody said this media is good…and made in japan…after I use…I burn over 10 pieces of dvd+r in 16x is success and can be read in my old dvd rom drive…Thank you very much…

Chris from Hong Kong


#14

Media with this code should be DVD+R 8x.

Sascha


#15

It looks like I can. The problem with the strange and short tables used by the firmware for higher speed media on the 4120 is worse, the tables are even shorter. Maybe the 4120 firmware will help to understand what this nonsense is used for.


#16

ala42 you are god…now i can burn yuden @16x


#17

But the results will be sub par Im sure. Yuden @16x on the 1620 are not very good. Much better at 12x. :iagree:


#18

I have bought over 1000 of the Verbatim 4X Yuden000-T02’s they come in pastel colours… And all have 4X written on the box(and made in Japan :iagree: ). Funny thing is, while the packs of 50 have all been Yuden000T02’s the packs of 25 have been a random mix of Yuden000T02’s and Yuden000T01’s (which are actually 4X) hence verbatim only certify them at 4X


#19

Just tried to change DVD-RW write strategy from OPTODISCW002 (2x) to OPTODISCW004 (4x).
Lokks ok in MCSE table, but Nero and DVD Decrypter show available write speed 1x, 2x even though in Media table OPTODISCW002 is 2x only and OPTODISCW004 is 4x only (no other write speed available)
Will try now DVD+R RICOHJPN R02 (8x, 12x) @ RICOHJPN R03 (16x)

Sascha


#20

I heard that the disk could not match class A standard, so industry mark it as 4x to sell…but the core is 8x…overburn can be 12x and after I edit A104 FIRMWARE can be 16x