[QUOTE=Ibex;2786042]Maybe you would like to start a thread and post a comprehensive list?
As far as I can recall only the date codes for Moser Baer, CMC Magnetics & Prodisc have been discussed before on this forum. If you have accurate information for deciphering other manufacturers’ serial numbers, then I am sure it would be of great interest to other members.[/QUOTE]
Out of current manufacturers I can decipher at least MBI, Ritek, CMC and TY serial date codes. Also have this info on many older manufacturers, that are now out of business. I mainly gathered this myself as its not rocket science but I’ve verified it by analyzing the various hub codes for media in the last 15-20 years. You can pretty much figure out any mfg’s serial formats this way so long as you have enough samples to compare. From the mfg’s I mentioned I can extract MM/DD/YYYY (or more) from the date code except for Taiyo Yuden which I have so far only figured out YYYY. I don’t know if anyone else knows how/if month and day are encoded in TY serials…
Combining all serial formats date code extraction into one thread did cross my mind a few months ago lol. Never got to it though as I assumed most people here already have this information or wouldn’t care. Though it would probably be good for newer users or generally easier access to these methods.
[QUOTE=Xercus;2786045]Hmm, I am scanning that image over and over with my eyes… Serial? What in the above screenshot is serial? I simply fail to see it??? [/QUOTE]
Sorry, not sure what you referring to… if its the serial I got the date from that’s the hub code you posted.
Also I completely agree with Ibex on archiving the disk to a Mode-1 CD-R as WAV or FLAC/ALAC. I personally do this for my 1990s cassette tapes, I also store a small MP3 along with it so I can play it back on my CD player (doesn’t support FLAC).