[QUOTE=IpseDixit;2121030]I just want to clarify the disc’s start flavor
(Sony or Philips) depends on the software,
this time I used ImgBurn which writes Sony.[/QUOTE]
It depends also on the MMC write mode/block type/data form (for SAO) being used.
MMC has 4 write modes for CD writables:
TAO: this is cooked mode burning only, where drive’s hardware generates all subchannels, and leadin, 1st pregap, and leadout are fully generated by the drive, so those parts are not written by software.
SAO: most software use the cooked mode for this so it is like in TAO, but it has a data form byte that allows for subs to be sent by software and if supported by the drive the software has to send subchannel data and write that section. To complicate matters, this mode uses a MMC cuesheet and each section has a selectable data form flag (see page 278 in MMC2 draft). So it depends on that setting. If set for leadin and leadout then software will write them.
RAW: Software has to send subchannel data, and write leadin, gaps, leadout - no choice.
Packet: Only used for the floppy like format, and is cooked mode only like with TAO.
ImgBurn uses DAO/SAO which is SAO write mode with 1 session. But I have no idea what data form byte value is being used for the leadin and leadout. A query for LUK.
*Cooked mode means only data part of main channel is sent to the drive.