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MakeCD 3.78 public beta 12

Published 06.08.2007 - 11:40 by AndreasM

In the history from the MakeCD Homepage can you read that MakeCD 3.78 public beta 12 released at the 9. July.

V3.2d beta 12:
MakeCD 3.78 public beta 12 (Jul 9 2007)
modules/drivers as in beta 11

- removed registration dialog: now MakeCD always assumes that the
free public registration key was entered. The only loss in
functionality is that an ISO track has an empty creator name
unless something is entered manually; previously the name of
the person who registered MakeCD was automatically entered there.

Known problems:
- The MAKECD_ATAPI flag required for unknown Yamaha drives with SCSI
bridge prevents recognizing Mode 2 tracks in SCSI CD-ROM drives.
- Sony (and thus probably some HP drives) don't allow "Session Fixation"
in DAO if at least one track is a data track. Use "Disc Fixation" if
you get SCSI errors before writing starts. Also writing in DAO to a
non-empty disc doesn't seem to be supported. Use TAO instead.
- Some ATAPI drives cannot handle large chunks, e.g. the HP 9310i crashes
when chunks larger than 128KB are used. Use smaller chunks, 64KB should
be safe.
- Teac 56S: PSX copies don't work when done in DAO; please use TAO instead.
- Teac 50S: discs with data + audio tracks cannot be written in DAO
(writing fails with error code $5/$CC). As the documentation shows, it
is simply not supported by the firmware.
- Panasonic 7502 V4.10: audio subcodes are incorrectly written in
one case, but others were not able to reproduce this.
Solution: avoid indices and index pauses if you have this problem,
this works. To achieve this, set the "default index pause" to 0 in
the "Copy CD" window and disable index scanning.
- Remaining time during writing is sometimes completely wrong due to
the way this estimation is done. That's just the way it works.
- JVC XR-W2010 V1.51: ISRC/Medium Catalog Number are not supported,
therefore errors when trying to use them are silently ignored.
At least the Philips CDD2600 always only sees the first session
of a DAO-CD-R written with JVC XR-W2010 V1.51, even though
"Fixate: Session" was used and other drives (JVC itself, Yamaha
CDR100) find the next session(s). Could only be fixed by JVC or
- Before closing the write window MakeCD hangs on some systems. This
is caused by the filesystem that MakeCD locked to get exclusive
access to the hardware. Don't mount filesystems on your writer
or unmount them before using MakeCD.
- The Sony 928E sometimes returns garbage values when reading the contents
of a CD with the CD writer specific commands. This doesn't happen when
the standard commands are used, so the CD_ATAPI driver should be used for
reading from the Sony 928E.
- workaround for mode 2 (2336 bytes) reading problems:
Some drives deliver invalid data with this block size (Sony 928E), others
report checksum errors although they shouldn't use the checksums (Plextor
PX-20TS). In both cases reading raw data still works, so now MakeCD can
read mode 2 tracks raw and throws away the unnecessary bytes if necessary.

This workaround is enabled only for the Sony 928E, but not for any other
drive, because some drives might read raw data slower and the additional
processing requires more CPU time. On slow computers with fast drives the
computer might perhaps even appear to be locked.

If your drive has similar problems you can enable this workaround by
creating the environment variable "MAKECD_READ_MODE2_RAW" (e.g. with
"setenv MAKECD_READ_MODE2_RAW=1"). Please tell Patrick if your drive only
reads mode 2 properly with this workaround.
- Panasonic 7501: writing mode 2 fails with an error. As I haven't found a
way around that mode 2 in spite of several different attempts this will
stay this way, i.e. writing mode 2 will never be supported by
- Triton has some problems when you keep the cursor keys pressed
to move within a listview: it might cause MakeCD to open windows.
It also doesn't calculate the width of the data mode gadget correctly.
- Ricoh MP6200S (V1.00): doesn't support medium catalog number in DAO,
swallows ISRC of first audio track in DAO
- The amount of free blocks is not perfectly correct, because writers
report different values depending on what was already written. Sometimes
gaps are included and sometimes not. This causes an inaccuracy of upto
3 seconds. The end of CD-R check is not affected, though.
- The Ricoh MP6200S doesn't simulate formating. Therefore MakeCD doesn't
issue the formating command at all if test mode is enabled.
- Writing audio with preemphasize is not possible with CDR400 (upto V1.0d).
Yamaha didn't respond to my bug report, so I implemented a fallback
to normal audio.
- Yamaha CDR400 sometimes panics after a buffer underrun and doesn't
stop writing. Yamaha could not help with this problem yet.
- Ricoh 1420 sometimes doesn't read contents properly. Exact reason/solution
unknown, but turning disconnect off and SCSI bus reset help.
- dracoscsi.device SCSI direct still doesn't work properly. You must have
enough free memory in your first memory module or a 32MB module in the
first socket, otherwise the dracoscsi.device will fail and probably cause
crashes or read errors. The same rules apply to every other software doing
SCSI direct.

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