MediaCodeSpeedEdit support for LG DVD-Writers

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#21

Yuden 002 8X @16x on the 1620 are very good.
I got a 99 quality measure.
I post at BenQ forum.


#22

Thank you for this great tool Ala, but I have a problem swaping from RICOH-R01 to RICOH-R02 or swaping from RICOH-R01 to RICOH-R03, too.

Do you have a solution for this problem ?


#23

No. Could someone try different 4x media and also 4x -R media ?


#24

I’ve tried single swap (MCC01RG20->MCC02RG20) or double swap
(“MCC01RG20”->“MCC02RG20”) (“MCC01RG20 x” -> “<whatever-MID>”) with no luck
Always gets recognized as 4x media even if the MID is a complete
replacement of the other


#25

Tried:
Imported code from DVD Identifier and substituted strat of R04 for it

Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R:MBIPG101-R03-000]

Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R] - [DVD+R]
Manufacturer Name : [Moser Baer India Ltd.]
Manufacturer ID : [MBIPG101]
Media Type ID : [R03]
Product Revision : [Not Specified]
Blank Disc Capacity : [Not Supported By Method 2]
Recording Speeds : [1x , 2.4x , 4x]
[Method 2 Might Not Always Detect All Speeds]

** WARNING : Format 11h (Method 1) Is Recommended ADIP Retrieval Method
** WARNING : Format 00h (Method 2) Data Might Contain Drive Modified Values
** WARNING : Format 00h Might Not Return The Entire ‘Media Code’-Block
** INFO : Hex Dump Of ‘Media Code’-Block Listed Below
** INFO : 4-Byte Header Preceding ‘Media Code’-Block Discarded
** INFO : Format 00h (Method 2) - Physical Information (Copy Of ADIP)
0000 : a1 0f 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
0010 : 00 00 01 4d 42 49 50 47 31 30 31 52 30 33 00 38 …MBIPG101R03.8
0020 : 23 54 37 13 02 4a 71 02 90 66 16 16 0b 0b 0a 0a #T7…Jq…f…
0030 : 01 1c 1e 0b 0c 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0040 : 01 00 38 38 02 26 60 38 06 30 22 10 08 20 1c 01 …88.&8.0".. .. 0050 : 00 00 02 26 60 38 06 30 22 10 08 20 1c 01 00 00 ...&8.0"… …
0060 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0070 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0080 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0090 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00a0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00b0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00c0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00d0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00e0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00f0 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0100 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0110 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
0120 : 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …

[ DVD Identifier - http://DVD.Identifier.CDfreaks.com ]

no luck forcing it to any speed higher than 4x. and they burn ok at 8x in liteon…
and I have over 200 of them…
hope You manage to find a way to do that :slight_smile:
great work anyway !!!


#26

:a :a :a :a
I HAVE BAD LUCK FOR ALL OF THESE:

YUDEN000T01-000–>YUDEN000T02-000
TYG01–>TYG02
SONY08D1–> MCC03RG20
MCC003 -->MCC004


#27

ala42 thank you and keep up the good work! i’ve just tried yuden T02 @ T03 strategy swap and worked flawlessly.


#28

Welcome :slight_smile:
Instead of adding the :a to your post, you better had added some details about what ‘BAD LUCK’ means for each of the strategy swaps you made. If you have a drive to scan your burning results, post them here, or simply describe what the problem is.
SONY08D1@SONY16D1 seams to work fine.


#29

Ala42.
Do you have any progress swaping from 4X media to 8X
(RICOH-R01 to RICOH-R02) :confused:


#30

I will have a look into the firmware over the weekend to understand how the short tables for 12x and 16x media are used. This might help for the 4x media. Well, it is the only hint I have :slight_smile:


#31

hi ala42

you are the man !!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

big thx for the tool !!!

greetz

Stubing


#32

Ala, keep LG comunity happy! God bless you! :stuck_out_tongue:


#33

…Ala42… no news for LG users? The weekend passed… like many other guys here I can’t overspeed 4x media like TTG01 even after firmware swap to TTG02. Need some help to make it work.


#34

I had only a short look at the firmware and located where the short tables for 12x and 16x write speed are accessed. Understanding what is done with them will take some time.


#35

Ala42, I personally appreciate a lot your work, the MCSE tool being such a great unified tool for many different writers… Beside swaping strategies I think it would be really helpful for LG users to hack the read-speed limitation for recordable media, if you just have the time and can locate this anoying drawback setting… Benq 1620 drives are now freed by you, LG 4163 drives screams for your help!


#36

I just got my LG 4163 today. I have used the MCSE before on my BenQ so I know my way around the utility but I have a question.

Did I read right that you can only change 1 write strategy or am I totally reading it wrong?

thanks

ps Thanks for the great utilities Ala42


#37

Yes, it seems that modifying more than one strategy makes the resulting firmware unusable. And sadly no 4x media can be persuaded to burn at 8x for now… Still waiting for better news.


#38

You can only change one -R strategy, but you can change several +R strategies as long as the target strategy is in the lists in the first post and as long as it is used only once.


#39

Ala42 is there anything you might do about LG 4163 reading speed? 10x CAV is way too slow for -R/+R…


#40

I have already enough to do with looking inside the firmware to remove the restrictions for the strategy swapping at the moment, which will take several days of free time at least. In the next weeks I will probably do nothing on the read speed.