DiscRotate
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DiscRotate is a MenuItem that will control the speed of your optical drives.
What's New
Version 2.0.2:
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Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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ver. 2.x:
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Thresher-The-Shark commented on 09 Jul 2012
Attention MacUpdate admins. Version 2.0.2 has been released.
[Version 2.0]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 09 Jul 2012
Thanks for the heads-up! I've updated the listing.
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Holypoly reviewed on 12 Apr 2012
Works fabulously on my MBP Early 2011 (Matshita UJ-898) .
[Version 2.0]


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Dhess01 commented on 02 Feb 2009
Nice idea. However, doesn't appear change drive speed with a DVD; only Audio CD. OSX Leopard v10.5.6, 2x Sony DVD RW DW-D150A.
[Version 0.4]


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Hanashra commented on 22 Dec 2008
Hi, would like to have support of the Pioneer Superdrive DVR-K06 Firmware Q617, which was delivered with my Mac Mini. Sadfully, there are no different Speeds detected.
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[Version 0.4]


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onlyone-jc commented on 27 Mar 2008
The systempref pane doesn't seem to display properly on 10.4.11:

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1659/discrotatewk3.png

Thanks,
onlyone-jc.
[Version 0.4]

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Discrotate (developer) replied on 27 Mar 2008
Thanks for reporting. Is DiscRotate functional on 10.4 though?
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brock samson reviewed on 28 Feb 2008
Does slowing the rotational speed down affect the read/write performance of my optical drive?
[Version 0.2]

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Discrotate (developer) replied on 29 Feb 2008
Yes it does, at the lowest setting your drive will be working at 1x transfer speed, in most cases that is enough for audio-cds or dvds. If you get lost frames in video, simply give it a bit more speed.
However, if you want to copy some files from a backup-dvd you should deactivate DiscRotate temporarily.

For even easier drive settings a menu status item will be featured in version 0.3
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Dan reviewed on 24 Feb 2008
Works great on my MBP! Thanks for this, now I can listen to my CDs without copying them to computer first.
I have just one feature request.. A Menubar item (with some nice icon) to set the drive speed even easier.
Donation is on the way!
[Version 0.1.1]


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bob_tm commented on 22 Feb 2008
Confirmed working Mac Mini Intel with Matshita CW-8124 drive. Love it so far :)
[Version 0.1.1]


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bob_tm commented on 22 Feb 2008
Oh my God - I've been waiting for this utility like forever. Can't wait to try it out - may be I can start using my Mac Mini to play CDs without having the Mini make more sound than the speakers. Great!
[Version 0.1.1]


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@dr3do had trouble on 01 Nov 2009
Seems no to be working on a Mac Mini (Macmini3,1 | PIONEER DVD-RW DVRTS08) Homeserver (Mac OS X Server 10.6.1).
[Version 0.4]


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Larsen2k4 had trouble on 21 Feb 2008
Works great with my internal and external DVD-drive on my Mac mini G4 - but there's a bug in the installation routine:
The deamon installs into /LibArary/DiscRotate, instead of /Library/DiscRotate, so I had to move it to the corret path manually.
[Version 0.1b]

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Discrotate (developer) replied on 22 Feb 2008
thanks for reporting, fixed in 0.1.1 now.

Krocasta rated on 04 Feb 2013

[Version 2.0.2]


Downloads:7,309
Version Downloads:670
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:15 Apr 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DiscRotate is a MenuItem that will control the speed of your optical drives.


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