DVD Media Inspector
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Retrieves DVD+-R/W media code/manufacturer id.   Free
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DVD media identifier program for Mac OS X. It retrieves the DVD+-R/W media code/ manufacturer id.
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.3 or later

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xypher commented on 16 Nov 2007
Desperately needs an update to be able to read and recognize +R DL Media codes.
[Version 1.0b1]


silvarbullet1 commented on 10 Jul 2007
This did not work except to tell me that I have a
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.
[Version 1.0b1]

James T. Kirk© commented on 05 Mar 2006
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...:-(
[Version 1.0b1]


Anonymous reviewed on 28 Jul 2005
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?
[Version 1.0b1]


Anonymous reviewed on 18 May 2005
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)
[Version 1.0b1]


Anonymous reviewed on 16 May 2005
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).
[Version 1.0b1]


Anonymous reviewed on 12 Feb 2005
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
[Version 1.0b1]


Shk747 commented on 06 Feb 2005
itstalled pb 17" uj-816, nothing happened.

what have I done wrong ?

thanks for response.

[Version 1.0b1]


Anonymous reviewed on 06 Feb 2005
"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.
[Version 1.0b1]


Anonymous reviewed on 05 Feb 2005
It's simple and works very good.Last week i chat with a friend about an application like this and we agree that was something who missing from our platform!But no more!Thanks!!!
[Version 1.0b1]

cheetohead had trouble on 14 Nov 2006
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.
[Version 1.0b1]

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Star_1 commented on 29 Mar 2008
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?
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