So i figured out i can use my old DVD drive from my laptop which kills DVDs at about 5-7x rather than use the DVD writer in my new laptop which stinks for ripping by putting it in the tray and swapping them! YAY
But heres the bad news, its a Hitachi GD-S200, 8x DVD drive, Where can i find firmware for it? gotta be something newer than what im using and maybe itll be better.. who knows. If anyone knows who might make this since Hitachi seemed to deny they make them, or knows of a firmware for it, id be very grateful!