Originally Posted by VideoRoy
If you get a chance could you do a DVDInfo or other method to get the media code? I have found this very helpful in determining who is really making the discs and then make sure I purchase just the ones that work well in all the burners and players.
(This was in response to my post about the very very inexpensive Fry's specials for discs once in a while. In the past few weeks, there have been some other deals that have been about as good as the Fry's ones, but the Fry's ones still seem more frequent.)
I finally remembered to bring one into work.
Also, no need for a separate app, playing around one other time I realized that the drutil command line utility will give this info.
Even though I realize you only want the media ID, here's all of the info:
Type: DVD-R Name: /dev/disk1
Write Speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x
Overwritable: 510:38:38 blocks: 2297888 / 4.71GB / 4.38GiB
Space Free: 510:38:38 blocks: 2297888 / 4.71GB / 4.38GiB
Space Used: 00:00:00 blocks: 0 / 0.00MB / 0.00MiB
Writability: appendable, blank, overwritable
Book Type: DVD-R (v5)
Media ID: OPTODISCR008
I seem to remember other people have thought Optodisc was bad?? I've had one DVD-R go bad subsequently, but not had coasters upon initial recording, even with my seemingly flaky XS32 drive in other ways (on rewritables, even DVD-RAMs, though some of this very well may be software deficiencies and not hardware problems)