MediaCodeSpeedEdit tool for DVD-Writers
MediaCodeSpeedEdit allows you to change the write speed for your media and to add new media codes to your firmware by renaming an already available media code. The new media code name can be entered manually or can be imported from the DVD Identifier media code output to be sure that no special characters are lost. This kind of media code renaming will remove the original media code name from the patched firmware, so it is no longer supported by the firmware.
Real adding of additional media code names would mean to shift and extend all internal media code tables or patching all media code scanner for all supported firmwares, which would be a quite complex task.
MCSE allows strategy swapping to increase the write speed by double clicking the media code and selecting an alternative write strategy from a list. Depending on the firmware this swapping is lossless, which means the media code of the choosen, usually faster write strategy is not changed. On some firmwares this swapping is done by renaming the media codes, so the choosen media code can not be used anymore.
MCSE also allows to apply RPC and read speed patches for many drives.
Also see the Benq/Philips specific discussion, write strategy swapping result thread, the LG, NEC and Pioneer threads at CDFreaks.
Using patched firmware might damage your drive and will void your warranty.
The use of MediaCodeSpeedEdit is at your own risk.
1/ Support for all LiteOn, most Benq drives and their Philips/HP clones, most LG, NEC, PIONEER and Samsung drives, Cyberhome DX162D-A and a few BTC, Gigabyte and Artec DVD writer firmwares.
2/ Support for raw .bin and .hex, .cvt and Benq/Philips .exe format firmwares and unscrambled LiteOn .exe flasher.
3/ Adjust DVD Writing-Speed Limits.
4/ Renaming of Media Codes with manually entered or imported Media Codes.
5/ Text file export of Media Code and write speed tables.
6/ Lossless strategy swapping for Benq, most NEC, LG, some Pioneer firmwares by double clicking the media code.
7/ Increasing the DVD read speed by 50-100% depending on the drive model (riplock patch)
8/ RPC1/RPC2 auto reset patches for LG, Pioneer and Samsung firmwares
9/ Bitset patch for Pioneer firmwares
1/ Download the firmware you want to modify.
2/ Start MCSE.
3/ Load the firmware file by clicking the load button.
4/ To increase the read speed, simply click the increase read speed checkbox. A greyed out checkbox means this feature is not available for your firmware.
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.
6/ To teach the firmware a new media code name, select an unused media code of the same media type from the list, e.g. a -R media name if your new disk is a -R media, and rename it by modifying the Media Name/Ext/Rev fields on the right. Instead of manually renaming, you can also import the media name by clicking the import button and following the displayed instructions. Click the set button when done. The original media code will not be supported by the firmware anymore.
7/ With some firmwares you can directly modify the write speeds using the write speed checkboxes and clicking the Set Speed button. Greyed out checkboxes mean this feature is not available.
8/ Save the firmware.
9/ Flash the modified firmware as usual.
Supported DVD writers:
The list is quite long, see the MCSE Homepage or MCSE changelog for an up to date list of supported drives.
Supported DVD writers for DVD read speed increasing (riplock patch):
Benq 1610/20/25/40/50/55, Philips 1640/16LS type drives
- DVD+R/+RW-R-RW 6.6x start/16.1x end/12x average
- DVDROM-DL 6.1x start/14.6x end/11x average
- DVDROM-DL 6.5x start/15.5x end/11.6x average (Benq 1640)
Benq 822 type drives
- DVD+R/+RW-R-RW 5.1x start/12.5x end/9.3x average
- DVDROM-DL 4.7x start/11.3x end/8.5x average
LG 4163/4165/4167/H10/H12/H42/H44 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
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111/112/212 drives
- DVD+R/-R 6.9x start/16.7x end/12.5 average
- DVD+RW-RW 5.3x start/12.5x end/9.4 average
- DVD+R9/-R9 5.3x start/12.6x end/9.4 average
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-115/215 drives
- all DVD media are read at 6.9x start, 16x max speed
Riplock patch for
RPC1 patch for
Samsung SH-S20x, TS-H65x, SH-S18x, SN-S082x, SE-T084x, TS-L632x
SONY DVD RW DRU-840A
RPC2 auto reset patch for
Bitset patch for
Pioneer DVR109/110/111/112/115/212/215/K15/K16 for +R like with Buffalo firmwares
- The write speed of most firmwares can only be increased by strategy swapping.
- For BTC firmwares .hex files are supported as input. The modified firmware can only be saved as .bin file, which can be flashed with mtkflash.
- Never use MtkWinFlash on DVD burner.
MCSE Homepage MCSE Homepage Mirror Download Changelog
Benq/Philips thread LG thread NEC thread Pioneer thread
This first post has been updated to reflect the current development state of MCSE V 188.8.131.52