Pioneer & MCSE patching

vbimport

#1

N.B. No responsibiltiy is accepted by the author, this site or myself.
The following will result in any warranty being made void.
N.N.B. When flashing make sure drive tray is empty.
If unsure or new to flashing consider flashing drives in safemode.
Special thanks go to ala42 for all the effort & quick responses given, regarding MCSE. :bow:
The following example is an IDE drive.
The process is identical for SATA drives like the 215(D).

Having downloaded the official firmware.
Official site : -
Software Downloads - Pioneer Europe

You may have already done this.
In which case move on to the next stage.

Run f/w, selecting where you want the folder destination to be.

Click on Run button.

Click on Install button.

If you have already updated you will see this window.

If you have not yet updated. The loading of the update can be followed in the DOS window. (See last page for example).

[BREAK=Patching with MCSE.]

First download the latest version of MCSE (MediaCodeSpeedEdit).
For more information & download see here.

Havining downloaded the file.
Unzip to its own folder.
Then, either run from there.
Or create a Desktop shortcut.
Running from folder.
Double click the file exe.

Load the file you want to patch, using Load button.

Then browse to file location.

Check the relevant boxes in the Drive settings.
N.B. I have selected just ‘enable bitsetting’.
You can select any one setting or all three.
Depending on your requirements.

You should then get this window.
Click the Yes button to continue.

The patched file will show as speedpatched.
You can save as such.
It will work.

I prefer to rename to origianl file name. (Renaming folder in which the patched f/w is stored.)*

If you do this you should see this window.

*The reason I do this, is because then. I can identify all variations of that said patched f/w.
i.e. Whether yo select one, two or all three boxes. The f/w will still be named speedpatched.
You can of course change this.
I just prefer to have seperate folders. Naming them & leaving the files with the original.

[BREAK=Patching the Flasher.]

Firstly why?
The original flasher is set so that if you’ve already flashed latest f/w. You can’t flash that same drive again.
Unless it is a further update.
This also makes it hard to go back to previous f/w if you felt you got better results with earlier f/w. (Rare with Pioneer).

Select flasher, instead of f/w.

Check box ‘allow same to same flashing’

The rest is as before. (With the f/w patching).

[BREAK=Success with flashing patched f/w.]

See here the flashing procees.
Note that the f/w is already the latest.
Yet allows the flashing process to commence.
Updating f/w should look similar.

[Tip : To ensure I have no disc loaded in the drive I am about to flash. I open the drive tray.]
Go to the folder containing patched f/w.
Double click the flasher exe.

Click the Yes button to run program.

Click the OK button to close program.


#2

Thanks zebadee :clap: great guide. :iagree:

But even more important; thanks to [B]ala42[/B] making all this possible. :bow::clap::bow:


#3

Thnx Zebadee :iagree:

great work :bow: :bow:


#4

Thanks Zebadee:cool:


#5

Very nice guide my friend. What us Pioneer users need. :clap: :clap:


#6

Hi :slight_smile:
Thanks for the thanks folks.
But as pinto2 points out.
All the thanks should go to ala42, without who this probably wouldn’t be possible.
So ala42 :clap: :bow: :iagree: :bow: :cool:


#7

wow, how could forget ala42:clap:


#8

very nice guide from zebadee as usual. :clap:

and always impressed with the quality pics. :slight_smile:


#9

[quote=troy512;2064564]very nice guide from zebadee as usual. :clap:

and always impressed with the quality pics. :)[/quote]
Hi :slight_smile:
Thanks.
Despite having SnagIt, I use WinSnap for most of my pictures.
Though if I have the time or require some more specialised stuff. SnagIt does come into its own.


#10

thankyou very very much…i apreciate your work!!!


#11

Hi :slight_smile:
Like everyone else you are welcome… :bigsmile:


#12

Thank you for these very complete instructions, zebadee. Very nice work. But I have a couple questions and hope I’m not just being dense.

Is R115D.exe the same as R215D.exe or do I need to use R215D with my SATA drive?

Is there any advantage to using DVRFlash or Rx15D? It looks like the firmware can be patched to use with either program so I assume the end result is the same. But is the Pioneer flasher better than DVRFlash or vice versa?

You said that the “_speedpatched” can remain at the end of the patched firmware name, but ala42 has said that the Pioneer flasher requires the original file names. I’m confused.

If the longer filenames can be used for the firmware, does that also apply to the patched flasher (i.e., R215D_speedpatched.exe)?

Thanks again.

Ray


#13

Hi :slight_smile:
@ NOTS3W,
You need to use the flasher relevant to you.
So R115D.exe.
DVRFlash has the advantage that it can force flash, so no need to patch the flasher.
MCSE patched f/w, will in my experience (thinking mainly of BenQ here). Has worked with the new name tag.
However it is better to keep the original name.
Newer drives probably are more susceptible to file name changes too.
If you want more than one patch.
Say you have 2 identical drives.
You want the reader/ripper to be speed read/rpc1 patched only.
The other used as burner only to just have bitsetting.
In order to to keep separate/make easy to identify.
Allocate folders with appropriate names.


#14

Help

i have a Pioneer DVR-215 SV

downloaded 1.18 firmware

applied RPC1 Patch and Bitsetting option

saved

applied patch to the original R215.exe to enable reflashing

succesfully reflashed my DVR215.

burned a Verbatim DVD+R SL 4X with CloneCD, but bookType remained the same…DVD+R (i need DVD-ROM) :sad:

it wont change booktype for DVD+R ?

tried the process twice.

same result.

any ideas ?

thank you


#15

thank zebadee

i’ve already patched my 215 and first i tried to burn some 2,5 Gb, *.nrg image with nero 8, 4X and gave me some errors but finally closed the session and lead out.
Media is readable and it’s DVD-ROM.

also tried to emulate that image with Daemon, then copy CD with CloneCD 5.3.1.3. Media came out as a DVD+R

last try was with same image, Nero 8, 4X, and everything seems to work perfect. Media booktype is DVD-ROM.

one thing : it spins the CD\DVD with very high speed insinde when inserting some media or accessing it.

as a media type only used Verbatim DVD+R SL and tried with 4X.

After burning, booktype checked with DVDInfoPro.

hope everything will be ok.

thank you for your time and for helping me.


#16

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i have a Pioneer DVR-215 SV

downloaded 1.18 firmware

applied RPC1 Patch and Bitsetting option

saved

applied patch to the original R215.exe to enable reflashing

succesfully reflashed my DVR215.

burned a Verbatim DVD+R SL 4X with CloneCD, but bookType remained the same…DVD+R (i need DVD-ROM)

it wont change booktype for DVD+R ?

tried the process twice.

same result.
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The same for me… Bitsetting change to DVD-ROM not working!
For me the firmware is 1.22… :confused:


#17

I got error:

Update program is terminated by occuring an error!

What that means?