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Old 03-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Are there any Linux apps for editing DVD writer Firmware .bin files?


Hi everyone,

I want to change dvd write speed for some dvd disks, I was googling and came across “MediaCodeSpeedEdit” (runs on win) this app allows you to edit Firmware bin files.
Yes I know, I can probably use wine for this. It would be great if I can use linux 100% for this.

What I want to know is, has anyone come across any Linux apps like “MediaCodeSpeedEdit” for editing DVD writer Firmware bin files ? (for the time being, I want avoid hex edit apps, I don't want to “brick” my dvd drive)

Thank you all for your time.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 04:46 AM   #2
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I take it k3b dose not do what you need ?
you can set the write speed on that to basically any standard speed
 
Old 03-05-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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Well, yes and no.

Updating dvd firmware is a memory location. All things in a cpu are memory locations. It is possible to find that location and use a eeprom or flash burner app to edit that firmware location.

But the time you get that all done you will be buying a new system. I'd get a bartsPE disk. It usually allows one to do that sort of thing.
 
Old 03-06-2012, 12:30 AM   #4
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@ John VV

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I take it k3b dose not do what you need ?
you can set the write speed on that to basically any standard speed
Only options I get under speed in K3B are:
auto, ignore or 18x
Disk used is a DVD-R 16x mid: CMC MAG AM3

If I were to put a verbatim disk I get (in K3B)
auto, ignore or 22x
Disk used is a DVD-R 16x mid: MCC03RG20

irrespective off what I choose it start writing around ~7x and finish around 12x or 16x


I also tried writing with Brasero 2.28.3 ….....
with Brasero under speed there are different speed options (4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x, 18x ….ect)
BUT irrespective off speed I choose it write at a very high speed. I selected 4x and I can hear the drive spinning at very high speed throughout.

I did a google search on this drive (Samsung SH-S223C/RSBF) and came across some people having the same problem in win:

http://forum.cdburnerxp.se/viewtopic.php?t=9105&f=14

This make me think this might not be a OS/driver/software issue but more a dvd drive hardware or firmware issue.

So

I updated my dvd drive firmware (it came with ver=SB02) to SB03 and checked with K3B still
no low speeds. So I updated incrementally BS04, BS05, BS06 & BS07 and after each update
I checked with K3B still the same (auto, ignore or what ever the maximum speed for that media)

Drive: Samsung SH-S223C/RSBF
firmware: BS07 (latest available from Samsung)
Interface:SATA

Distro = Zenwalk 6.4
Kernel = 2.6.33.4 (stock distro kernel)

K3B 1.0.5 (using kde 1.5.10)
Brasero 2.28.3

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@ jefro

Quote:
All things in a cpu are memory locations.
when you say “cpu” are you referring to the one on the motherboard or one inside the
dvd-drive (I think sh-s223c have a ARM processor)?

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Thank you all for your input.
 
Old 03-06-2012, 12:58 AM   #5
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from the nice expanded explanation it is sounding like a hardware issue with that brand and model of dvd drive

you might be able to hack the firmware BUT ? maybe not
it might not be too hard or it might be near impossible ?

I do not have any answers on this

yes a bin file "can" be hacked
"yes AND no " on it being easy .It might OR might be obfuscated
it might be just a folder holding files like a MS ".cab" or not

you might be able to extract all the contents like the NVIDIA.run
or not
 
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Memory location to one is location to the other in almost all cases.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 12:10 AM   #7
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Thankyou 2 responding.

looks like its going to be a hex edit job.


Peter.
 
  


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