VS05 New Dual Layer code

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#1

Has anyone noticed, if you load up VS05 in omnipatcher you find and entry for a RICOHJPN dual layer media code? I saved the output of the media codes:

+R9 Media Codes (2)
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MKM     /001/00  [ 2.4x             ]
[B]RICOHJPN/D00/01  [ 2.4x             ][/B]

I haven’t seen any of these floating around or any reports of them? Anyone have the story on these?


#2

Those are surely the double layer discs that Ricoh or Ritek is working on… They’re not available to consumers at all yet.


#3

Well they must be available to liteon if there is the media code in there. Maybe liteon will start packaging a dual layer disc with their drives, that would be great!


#4

DL ricohs are out in japan i beleive


#5

It was there in VS01… :wink: And there’s a R00/01 code, too, that Ricoh abandoned in favor of D00 to avoid confusion with its SL media codes. There are still traces of this abandoned R00 code in the firmware…


#6

So far, Lite-On bundles only MKM DL DVD+R media with their drives. All DL media I’ve got from Taiwan via Lite-On/Worldwise are MKM but that could change any moment Ritek or even CMC has better offer for Lite-On.


#7

Some are indeed using Ricoh DL in their lab testing, would love to see them in retail too though.

:slight_smile: