What does the full media code mean?

I see this info on the media scans and I don’t understand and I haven’t been able to find an explanation. What information does this give me about the media?

00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 25 74 3F …%t?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 47 00 46 …CMC MAG.F
00000020 30 31 00 38 23 54 37 10 02 48 71 02 8C 69 16 16 01.8#T7…Hq…i…
00000030 0B 0B 0A 0A 01 1D 1E 0C 0C 12 12 01 00 00 00 00 …

thanks! I am learning so much from everyone out there.

In Bold is the only thing that means anything to the end user.(CMC.MAG is landfill by the way) The rest is Data the Drive uses to burn to the media.

Oh don’t let scoobiedoobie read this! He’ll start ripping you a new one about how WONDERFUL CMC MAGNETICS is.

sigh

To the original poster:

Just fire up DVD Decrypter, put in the disc, and it’ll tell you the full media code. In this case it’s CMC MAG F01, which means CMC Magnetics, media type F01.

Thanks for the info. I wondered why people are posting the whole thing just to show the media ID. Good to know I can ignore most of it.

Because there is a possible revision code in the “whole thing”.

For example Verbatim 8x DVD+R with media code MCC003:

  • the old MCC003 that some burner can only burn @8x (serial ZC8365-DVR-X47[color=blue]A)[/color]

00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 25 F9 3F …%.?
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 4D 43 43 00 00 00 00 00 30 …MCC…0
00000020 30 33 00 38 23 54 37 15 02 52 6C 02 B4 63 15 15 03.8#T7…Rl…c
00000030 0B 0A 08 08 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 …

  • the newer MCC003 that can be burn @12x (serial ZC7156-DVR-X47[color=blue]B[/color])

00000000 08 02 00 00 A1 0F 02 00 00 03 00 00 00 25 F1 5F …%._
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 4D 43 43 00 00 00 00 00 30 …MCC…0
00000020 30 33 00 38 23 54 37 12 02 42 6E 02 A8 6B 15 15 03.8#T7…Bn…k
00000030 0B 0B 08 08 01 19 1B 0C 0C 0C 0D 01 00 00 00 00 …

Another example is Verbatim 8x DVD+RW with media code MKMA03.

The problematic one (first edition):
92 0f 04 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
00 00 01 4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 41 30 33 00 39 …MKM…A03.9
23 00 94 79 64 02 20 00 9c 7a 6c 02 20 00 9a 7b #…yd. …zl. …{
68 02 20 12 12 10 e0 00 f0 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 h. …
01 00 17 38 00 29 8b 3e 02 24 00 2d 8e 38 02 24 …8.).>.$.-.8.$
00 2c 90 3e 02 24 44 35 30 e0 f0 30 40 00 00 00 .,.>.$D50…0@…

The better one:
93 0f 04 00 00 03 00 00 00 26 05 3f 00 00 00 00 …&.?..
00 00 03 4d 4b 4d 00 00 00 00 00 41 30 33 00 20 …MKM…A03.
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 …
02 00 01 2e 70 54 00 48 ae 32 02 1f 00 50 a0 2c …pT.H.2…P.,
02 21 00 4b aa 2e 02 21 00 00 05 0b 09 00 00 00 .!.K…!..