MCSE shows duplicate strategies for Verbatim MCC-004-00 discs - one with write speeds and one blank, for Pioneer firmware for the DVR-212/212D.
Further down in the list there is another MID listed twice, with BOTH blank.
What is the reason for this, and is it safe to delete the blank MCC-004-00 one?
I ask because sometimes my DVR-212 will show all the write speeds through 18X for my MCC-004-00 media and other times it ONLY offers 4X. If I try another disc in the spindle, I can get back to all write speeds. All have the same codes in the hub (ZD5136-DVR-T47D) and the same stamped number, so this makes no sense. The only thing I can guess is that sometimes my drive’s firmware is referring to the strategy with all write speeds (and therefore offers them), and others it refers to the blank one and “defaults” to 4X.
Did MCSE insert this blank one when it patched my firmware (to remove riplock and enable bitsetting)?
I’ve attached a clip that shows this.
Also, is it possible to change HOW a particular media is written? I ask this because despite the fact that the DVR-212 is SUPPOSED to write MKM-001 media at 6X CLV (like my older DVR-111 drives do), it instead uses ZCLV - with 4X only for the first 670 MB, and then switching to 6X, and if the second layer is full, I can watch it switch from 6X to 4X as it gets closer to the hub.
See http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/45/104/442/DVR-212/index.html for verification that it is supposed to write DVD+R DL at 6X CLV.
What I hate about ZCLV is the “banding” that appears on the media.
So, can I make my DVR-212 write MKM-001 at 6X CLV with MCSE? It does MCC-004 media at 6X CLV, so it should be possible, and my older Pioneer 111 drives write both of these at 6X CLV with beautiful results!