hi, i thought i was done with this but these are great posts so,
not to beat a dead horse, a few comments, hopefully helpful:
AlreadyTaken: yeah, the fakes fall into “crappy7” category and overriding
the known strategy for the MID is exteremely useful as avoids dinging the
strategy table for that MID via MediaSpeedCodeEdit.
As far as completely ignoring, would you know if it started with the known
strategy as a “seed” and tested the leads until it found an acceptable
strategy for that particular disc? If i were implementing SB for “known” that
is the way i’d start, giving higher priority to adjusting for a real MID rather than a fake MID…but depending on how good the strategy search is, results
might be the same or close. but like you, my guess is “Perhaps at best it is using the generic strategy for unknown media and building on that?” that
is likely what it is doing which might not be the best thing for a real disc
that has no issues and therefore might recieve a strategy less
than the already known strategy.
Zevia: “Enabling SolidBurn for known media will override its writing strategy.”
but how? what is the seed…and is it intended to generate a superior
strategy or just get us past a crappy or fake set of discs. not enough info
in that doc. when it says it makes “makes no difference between known and unknown discs” the context is a little funny, but reading it critically i THINK
it is saying it starts with a deafult “seed”, which was one of my questions.
at least that seems to be what it is saying and what most people are assuming here. that makes me wonder if that is really the right thing to do
for a disc with no issues (real etc).
maybe not…maybe that is why that feature is ticked OFF as delivered by BENQ. lotta maybes but some symetry emerging.
Bulletx: "This forum can be a bit tempermental at times, especially if the subject has been discussed at great length, if no one really knows the answer or they are having their period. "
yep, all but one poster has been helpful, and even he started out helpful, i think, but was missing the real question and frustration on both sides ensued… it even occured to me there might be a language barrier,
gotta remember this forum has international participation and unfortunately
i only know english. i asked for previous
discusions but found none and was directed to none, as far as i know
the “known” SB algoritm has not been discussed…thought this would
be a good place to start it or get directed off to the appropriate place.
I still feel that way, and truly appreciate the useful posts and time
it takes to consider this stuff. I’m not posting for me, rather for everyone reading it and hoped most posters would understand that. most did.
Really great points, but in particular:
“3) Some people notice a worsening of Quality Scans with SB ON for KNOWN media as compared to when SB is OFF. This seems to occurs primarily (only?) with high quality media.”
AHA, just what i observed…that was the BIG question…is running blindly with
SB on for “good” known media the right thing to do…AHA. AHA. This seems
a very important piece of information…from reading around i think alot of people are assuming
it is better to run with it on, but that may not always be the case. AHA!!
“10) It may be that no one on this forum knows what really happens with SB, so no real answers will ever be forthcoming. Nearly everything I have stated is based on empirical evidence as presented by other CDFreaks.”
Looking that way but very intelligent conclusions are being drawn. I was
hoping there was a Benq fw person in here that might know for sure. Anyone
disassemble the fw and taken a look at it?
- Have fun!
I am!! great post, thanks.