MediaCodeSpeedEdit tool for DVD-Writers



Turns out the existing software already works with the CH10LS20 and the 1.01 firmware. My mistake was restarting rather than shutting down completely and then starting up fresh. It works great! It’s a real shame the developer has stopped working on this project!


[QUOTE=Silverbullet763;2706389]Turns out the existing software already works with the CH10LS20 and the 1.01 firmware. My mistake was restarting rather than shutting down completely and then starting up fresh. It works great! It’s a real shame the developer has stopped working on this project![/QUOTE]
i did not understand
was you able to remove riplock?



Yes I was.


may i know steps by steps how you did it?
because i tried several times but noghing:sad::sad:

i would really appreciate it!


Originally Posted by gary.borba
Could you go through the steps/links? Did not see the 0.00-09 firmware and using the latest version I could find MCSE did not recognize it. Thanks in advance!

Sure, below are the steps I took to get my drive on the new firmware.


  1. Extract flasher then open a command prompt to the path and run flasher -D to find your drive’s device ID.

  2. Make a backup of your drive’s current firmware by running the commands below (substitute X with your device ID):
    flasher -d X -m main_backup.bin
    flasher -d X -c core_backup.bin

  3. Extract the 1.00-09 firmware to the flasher path then use flasher to extract the firmware files with the command below:
    flasher -r BH10LS30_1.00-09.exe

  4. Use MCSE and load MAIN_BH10LS30_1.00-09.exe.bin then edit the firmware file to increase speed and then save the new file.

  5. go back to your command prompt and use flasher to flash the new file to the drive using the command below (substitute X with your device ID):
    flasher -d X -f MAIN_BH10LS30_1.00-09.exe_speedpatched.bin

Let me know if you have any questions or need anything else.

I followed this post correcting the file names as required. Once all the commands are done, shut down completely. Wait a few seconds and start up the computer again. You should be on the new firmware. What errors are you getting?


i own a Lg gh24ns95 , and MCSE can’t load GH24NS95_RN01.exe inside GH24NS95_RN01(ew).zip


That ones going to be tough. My drive is older and was supported before he stopped development. I don’t think yours was ever officially supported by MCSE. Try They may be able to create a custom firmware. Just be sure to follow their rules for making a request.


Is it possible to add the Samsung [B]Samsung SH-224DB[/B] to [B]MediaCodeSpeedEdit[/B] tool?

Brand: Samsung
Model: SH-224DB
Factory number: SH-224DB/BEBE
EAN: 8806085376625
Supports: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 24x/24x/12x
Serial ATA
13.3 cm ( 5.25" )

Can someone tell me if it is possible to remove riplock for these drives?


[QUOTE=Vaako;2708427]Is it possible to add the Samsung [B]Samsung SH-224DB[/B] to [B]MediaCodeSpeedEdit[/B] tool?

Can someone tell me if it is possible to remove riplock for these drives?[/QUOTE]

Read the other posts, dude!!


Ok, now I’ve been having consistent issues with a specific MFR code of DL discs - so I went out and got an iHAS124W (the only one available at this point!) and also a Plextor PX-891SAW (retail!).

I can’t seem to get the media codes for either of them.

Could someone please assist!

Thank you!

(fwiw, my other drives are an Optiarc 7280S, an ASUS 24B1ST, and a 24B3LT - can’t get the media codes for any of those either)


Hi guys!

So glad to have found you. I just bought a Samsung SN-506BB drive (internal) and I would like to have its firmware patched for rip-lock and any other useful goodies! I unfortunately can’t contribute much except from a link with the current firmware which is not supported by MCSE.


Is there a possibility to add support for this drive in a future update?



Hi Guys,

i’wonder when the optiarc 5280S-CB-PLUS 1.Z8 will be compatible with MCSE?

i’d like to burn some discs at 2.4x.

if there’s some other way,i’d be glad if you enlighten me :wink:

Thanks a lot!!


Hi GameClub, welcome to the MyCE forums.

I don’t think MediaCodeSpeedEdit is being maintained anymore, so it will probably not support any drive/firmware that it doesn’t already support.




Anyone knows why Ala42 has stopped releasing new MCSE versions?
Have used this extensively to crack various drives esp. Pioneers…

Now I don’t even bother buying new DVD writers anymore due to this

Anyway can someone petition to Ala42 to continue the MCSE project?


Firmware for new DVDRW and BDRE drives is encrypted. Trying to modify them without manufacturer assistance always results in the drives falling into a failsafe mode because the drive can tell the firmware has been modified.


What an excellent tool.
I have a few feature suggestions for MediaCodecSpeedEdit:

  • Ability to download the existing firmware as backup from the drive, before messing around.
  • Ability to bypass deadlocks on dead sectors.
  • Linux release and open-source to help developement.
  • RPM measurement and limitation.
  • Forensic tools.
  • Access to sensors (temperature, vibration, etc.).
  • 52× DAE, even on CD-RW.
  • Read data during acceleration on/ofd.
  • Disable forced stopping and let the disc gently slow down.
  • Manually adjust ZCLV/PCAV/CAV/CLV
  • Ability to burn media with wrong speed (eg. burn a CD-RW HS too slow or too fast. HS = high speed = 8×-12×). For testing purposes.
  • Max out (allow 60× read/write speed. Could break disc, but power users know the danger. Testing purposes).
  • Ability to repair laser-damaged DVD-RW (Quora link: “Even if they do not permanently alter the material in the data layer, they can erase the track data, rendering the disk useless to ordinary disk drives. You would need a specialized disk drive to re-write the track information.”).
  • Ability to enforce high rotation speeds despite damaged discs. Disc drives slow down on damage, but sometimes, dealing with damage is easier at high speeds, surprisingly.
  • (continued by edits)

Interesting documentation of a Samsung SE-218:


Unfortunately, this tool was discontinued a long time ago.
ala42 has no interest to open-source it. I’m sure of that.
This tool is even protected by packer to prevent you from disassembling it.


Is there no comparable alternative in active developement?
If he does not keep to develope it, it is considerably absndonware. No reason to keep the source code closed.

If he made money from it (like IsoBuster) during active developement, keeping it closed source would be reasonable. But not otherways.


They deliberately encrypt the firmware of the disc drive?
Why does world not care about power users and data scientists/forensicians? Same for Galaxy S6 in 2015: Hyun Yeul Lee removed half the features and sensors. There is no all-in-one smartphone so far. ”mother of all phones” — bbbobbbo from XDA forums in 2015.

There should be more open-sourced firmwares for embedded systems, to enhance developement, versatility and customizability for passionate users.
HiFi/DVD recorders (eg. Sharp, SunPlus,…), cameras such as Lumix DMC-Fz1000 or Sony RX, disc drive firmwares should also be open-sourced. Take example: Linux and Android rely on being OpenSource..