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DVD media identifier program for Mac OS X. It retrieves the DVD+-R/W media code/ manufacturer id.

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Mac OS X 10.3.3 or later

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xypher Member IconComment+54
xypher
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Desperately needs an update to be able to read and recognize +R DL Media codes.

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Version 1.0b1
silvarbullet1 Member IconComment+2
silvarbullet1
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This did not work except to tell me that I have a
MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-85J Media
drive in my Mac Mini 1.83 (Superdrive).

However, the site does state that the app has been tested with this drive and does NOT work, although in a G4 not a Mini.

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Version 1.0b1
cheetohead Member IconComment+0
cheetohead
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Does nothing beyond ID my standard-issue Pioneer DVD-RW "Superdrive" on my G5 tower running 10.3.9. No info about the disc at all. Prefs is also grayed out BTW. Tried 4 different brands of discs, both virgin and already burned.

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Version 1.0b1
Star_1
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I clicked the DVD player in upper window and got ifo on the inserted disc.........however, I can't interpret it. Do you know how?

James T. Kirk© Member IconComment+0
James T. Kirk©
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I used it with my MacMini G4 1.5: It said the buitl in Matsyshita drive is unsupported, which is only a DVDrom/CDburner combo. But even my Pioneer 110D trhrough Firewire is unsupported. I tried burned as well as unused media. Totally useless...:-(

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Version 1.0b1
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Anonymous
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Just how is one supposed to identify the media. The top window of this app correctly identifies my drive and the bottom window has a string of code that I am unable to find anything corresponding to on thee nomorecoasters.com site. This is for TDK branded media which I have had good luck using. Some Sony branded media shows no code at all. With these I have experience a near 50% failure rate (Sony requested that I return them for exchange).

Is there another application which identifies media? Even a PC one?

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Version 1.0b1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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doesn't appear to identify dual-layer media that's coming out now. works fine for standard dvd-r and dvd+r formats (which is helpful to figure out who manufactured the discs - see nomorecoasters.com)

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Version 1.0b1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Does not seem to work with NEC-3520A.
Application support is japanese (i guess).
Supported DVD Drives are mentioned on developers site (guessed that too, don't knowjapanese).

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Version 1.0b1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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It says:
"Didn't support specific fomat on DVD drive. Some Kinds of drives cannot support this format. Please try the other drive."

This sucks, it's the built in drive on my Aluminum powerbook. I wanted to see what kind of DVDs I have

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Version 1.0b1
Shk747 Member IconComment+136
Shk747
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hi,
itstalled pb 17" uj-816, nothing happened.

what have I done wrong ?

thanks for response.

sascha

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Version 1.0b1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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"What's it do?"

There are only a few DVD manufacturers but many who sell DVDs. DVD Media Inspector will show you the manufacturer's code for any DVD.

You can go to a site like videohelp.com, click on DVD Media, enter the code, and find out who sells this DVD, what speed it's rated for, and what burners have been found to be compatible.

Particularly useful when you have a couple spindles of untitled DVDs laying around and want to know what you've got.

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Version 1.0b1
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Downloads 11,507
Version Downloads 8,591
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 05 Feb 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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