A friend of mine had a Plextor PX-716UF. He bought a new computer with an internal DVD burner, and gave (yes, gave!) me the 716. However, he could not find anything that came with it, except for the power adapter.
I had no trouble being able to use the drive as a reader (haven’t tried writing anything yet). I know I am missing PlexTools, I don’t know what else (if anything) I am missing, is there any other software or anything else that came with it?
Through the Plextor website, I obtained a firmware update to 1.08 (I believe the drive had 1.04 before I updated it). Also through the Plextor website I got to the PlexTools website, where I downloaded the PlexTools Pro XL 3.02 trial version, as well as the PlexTools Pro 2.25 update. I found out that the Pro (non-XL) update was just that, an update, and is completely useless without having the original PlexTools installed that came with the drive. So, my next question is, how can I get a copy of all the software that originally came with the drive? I couldn’t find any way to do this from the Plextor or PlexTools websites.
I have been playing around with the PT Pro XL trial in the meantime, and have a few questions:
I can’t seem to find any option to write an ID3 tag to encoded MP3s (using the LAME encoder), is this possible?
Using the same quality settings (VBR, with quality slider set to highest of 0, minimum bitrate at 192 and max at 320), am I likely to get a higher-quality (better-sounding) MP3 using PlexTools or Exact Audio Copy? What if the disc is moderately or heavily scratched?
Thanks for any help you can provide!