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cdvdcontrol(1)		    cdvdcontrol	1.4 Manual		cdvdcontrol(1)

NAME
       cdvdcontrol - Tool to get full control on your Plextor optical device

SYNOPSIS
       cdvdcontrol -l
       cdvdcontrol [-d DEVICE] [OPTION]

DESCRIPTION
       pxcontrol  gives	 you access on all features that are supported by your
       Plextor drive. This tool	is what	you want, when you use optical devices
       which were manufactured by Plextor.

       -l   scan busses	for all	available optical devices

FEATURES
       cdvdcontrol  supports the following features: AutoStrategy, BitSetting,
       DiagnoseMode, GigaRec, Hide-CDR,	MediaLock,  PlexEraser,	 PoweRec,  Se-
       cuRec, SilentMode, SingleSession, Simulation, SpeedRead and VariRec.

       The   available	 features  depend  on  your  drive.  Take  a  look  at
       http://www.plextor.com or simply	read the glossar on:
       http://qpxtool.sourceforge.net/glossar.html to see supported features.

DEVICE
       can be an IDE, SCSI, SATA, USB or FireWire connected optical drive. Not
       all SATA	controller support all Plextor features.

       Linux:
       /dev/hdX: IDE device
       /dev/scdX:  Linux  2.4:	SATA, SCSI, USB	device,	or IDE device via ide-
       scsi emulation
       /dev/srX: Linux 2.6: IDE	device via new ATA layer, SCSI or USB device

       OpenBSD/NetBSD:
       /dev/rcdX

       FreeBSD:
       /dev/cd:	SCSI device
       /dev/acd: ATA device

       MacOS X:
       /dev/disk:

       win32:
       C:,D:,E:, ... X:,Y:,Z:

AutoStrategy
       AutoStrategy (AS) is a Feature to determine a writing strategy  for  an
       inserted	 empty	DVD  media.  Writing  strategies  are saved in the Au-
       toStrategy DataBase (ASDB). This	command	needs a	specified DEVICE.

       --as-mode mode
		 select	the AutoStrategy mode

	    auto      drive selects the	strategy from the ASDB or from
		      the firmware. If there is	no entry available, a
		      new one is created.
	    forced    creates a	new ASDB entry,	even if	there is already
		      one available in the ASDB.
	    on	      an existing AS from the DB is used. If there is no
		      entry, the strategy from the firmware is used.
	    off	      only strategy from the firmware is used. If there
		      is no entry available, the default strategy is used.

       --as-list	   view	complete ASDB list.

       --as-on #
		 activate ASDB entry number X (value between 1-10).

       --as-off	#
		 deactivate ASDB entry number X	(value between 1-10).

       --as-del	#
		 delete	ASDB entry number X (value between 1-10).

       --as-clear
		 remove	all ASDB entries form the ASDB.

       --as-create mode
		 creates an AS database	entry.
		 Mode should be	combination if [q|f] and [a|r]

		    q	   quick AS creating.
		    f	   full	AS creating. Media is written.
		    a	   AS is appended to the list in the ASDB.
		    r	   AS entry replaces relying ASDB entry.

       --as-load #
		 load an ASDB from a file.
		 Experimental

       --as-save #
		 save ASDB into	file. For PX-755/PX-760	only!
		 PX-755	export maybe buggy.
		 Experimental

BitSetting
       due to some compatibility problems of some DVD readers, it  could  make
       sense  to  use BitSetting, which	sets the Booktype of media to DVD-ROM.
       This OPTION requiers a specified	DEVIVE.

       --bitset+r mode
		    enable / disable Bitsetting	for DVD+R.
		 on   defines DVD+R as DVD-ROM media.
		 off  keeps DVD+R media	as what	it is.

       --bitset+rdl mode
		 enable	/ disable Bitsetting for DVD+R DL.

		 on   define DVD+R DL media as DVD-ROM media.
		 off  keeps DVD+R DL media as what it is.

DiagnoseMode
       are OPTIONS to detect the drive itself, the current  settings  and  the
       available features.

       -c, --current	   show	current	status of selected DEVICE.

       -h, --help	   show	help.

       -l, --scan	   search all busses and list detected drives.

       -s, --supported	   show	features supported by selected DEVICE.

       -v		   show	output in verbose mode.

GigaRec
       Increase	(higher	value) or Decrease (lower value) the regular capacity,
       which can be written on CD media. Ejecting the disc results in flushing
       the GigaRec settings. Buffer UnderrunProof is disabled while GigaRec is
       active. The recording speed is limited to 4x or 8x DAO.	Use cdrdao  or
       cdrskin	for  writing media with	GigaRec	function. Otherwise if you use
       cdrecord	your values are	flushed. GigaRec settings need a specified DE-
       VICE.

       --gigarec #
		 set GigaRec to	<state>, which is a value in the
		 range of 0.6, 0.7, ..., 1.3, 1.4 or off.

Hide-CDR
       prevents	 media from being detected by an application as	CD-R to	defeat
       the ATIP	protection. Hide-CDR settings need a specified DEVICE.

       --hcdr [on|off]
		 enable	/ disable Hide-CDR.
		 on   enable Hide-CDR. Defeating ATIP protection.
		 off  disable Hide-CDR.

MediaLock
       can lock	your media to prevent an accidently opening. It	 is  always  a
       good idea lock the drive. This OPTION needs a specified DEVICE.
       --lock
		 enable	lock modus. Media can not be removed.
       --unlock
		 disable lock modus. Media can be removed.

PlexEraser
       destroys	 the data on your CD/DVD and makes it unreadable. DEVICE needs
       to be specified for this	command.

       --destruct mode
		 WARNING: command destroys your	media.

		 quick	   destroy only	the lead in of CD/DVD media.
		 full	   destroy complete CD/DVD media.

PoweRec
       Plextor Optimised Writing Error Reduction Control (PoweRec) should  de-
       tect  the  optimized  writing  speed for	your media-combination.	Higher
       recording speeds	than recommended can result in increased  writing  er-
       rors.  PoweRec should prevent you from these errors. DEVICE needs to be
       specified for this command.

       --powerec [on|off]
		 enable	/ disable PoweRec.
		 on   enable PoweRec. enabled by default.
		 off  disable PoweRec.

SecuRec
       Creates a password protected CD-R. To access a password protected CD-R,
       it is necessary to enter	the correct password and to specify the	DEVICE

       --nosecurec	   disable SecuRec.

       --securec _passwd_
		 enable	SecuRec	and use	a given	password. <passwd>
		 must have at least four, but not more than ten	characters.

SilentMode
       Allows  some  speed  finetuning	on your	drives.	Lower values result in
       more silence. You can specify read speed	and tray loading speed.	DEVICE
       must  be	 specified for this command. All settings will be active after
       reboot. ;-) pxfw	/dev/hdX -r

       --silent	[on|off]
		 enable	/ disable SilentMode

		 on   enables SilentMode. This will give you access to
		      further speed and	read settings. Default is on.
		 off  disables SilentMode.

       --sm-access mode
		 set access time to slow or fast. This has only	an  affect  in
       combination with	CD/DVD speed setting.

		 fast enables fast access mode.	Use with speed setting.
		 slow enables slow access mode.	Use with speed setting.

       --sm-cd-rd #
		 set maximum  read speed for CDs. Default is 32x.
		 Select	speed value from 4, 8, 24, 32, 40, 48.

       --sm-cd-wr #
		 set maximum write speed for CDs. Default is 32x.
		 Select	speed value from 4, 8, 16, 32, 48.

       --sm-dvd-rd #
		 set maximum read speed	for DVDs. Default is 12x.
		 Select	speed value from 2, 5, 8, 12, 16.

       --sm-eject #
		 set tray eject	speed. Default is 0.
		 Select	speed value from 0, 1, ..., 80.

       --sm-load #
		 set tray load speed. Default is 63.
		 Select	speed value from 0, 1, ... , 80.

       --sm-nosave	   do not save SilentMode settings

SingleSession
       shows only the first session of the CD. You have	to enable this feature
       before you insert the media. This is a useful option for	copy protected
       audio discs. DEVICE must	be specified for this command.

       --sss mode
		 enable	/ disable SingleSession. Default is off.

		 on   enable SingleSession mode	for CD.
		 off  disable SingleSession mode for CD.

Simulation
       allows DVD+R writing simulation.	DEVICE must be specified for this com-
       mand.

       --dvd-testwrite [on|off]
		 mode enable	/    disable	DVD+R	 writing    simulation
		 on   enable DVD+R writing simulation mode
		 off  disable DVD+R writing simulation mode

SpeedRead
       allows  increasing  the	read speed. This deactivates the so called Rip
       Lock for	Video-DVDs. You	can also deativate this	feature	by keeping the
       open  button  of	 your  empty  DVD  drive  pressed  for	three seconds.
       SpeedRead can increase vibrations and read errors. DEVICE must be spec-
       ified for this command.

       --spdread mode
		 enable	/ disable SpeedRead

		 on   enable SpeedRead.	Disable	Rip Lock.
		 off  disable SpeedRead. Set Rip Lock.

VariRec
       allows  some  laser  power  calibration	in  a range from -4 to +4. The
       recording speed is limited to 4x	or 8x on CD-R media and	to 2x, 2.4x or
       4x  on DVD media. The recording strategy	can also be changed relying on
       the used	media dye. The writing strategies are  determining  and	 docu-
       menting your own	strategies. You	would determine	the differences	by se-
       lecting a stretegy and doimg a writing test.  VariRec settings  persist
       after  a	reboot.	DEVICE must be specified for this command.  Use	cdrdao
       or cdrskin for writing media with VariRec function.  Otherwise  if  you
       use cdrecord, your values are flushed.

       --varirec-cd #
		 set VariRec power for CD writing or set it to off.
		 Select	value -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +2, +2, +3, +4

       --varirec-cd-strategy mode
		 select	writing	strategy for CDs depending
		 on the	used dye (Azo, Cyanine,	PhtaloCyanine):
		 select: default, azo, cya, pha, phb, phc, phd

       --varirec-dvd #
		 set VariRec power value for DVD writing or set	it to off.
		 Select	value -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +2, +2, +3, +4

       --varirec-dvd-strategy #
		 select	a predefined DVD writing strategy.
		 select	value 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,	6, 7

PioQuiet
       Pioneer QuietMode feature.
       --pio-limit [on|off]
		 turns on/off read speed limit by 24X for CD and 8X for	DVD

       --pio-quiet mode
		 sets Pioneer performance profile
		 available values: quiet, perf,	std
		     quiet turn	drive into silent mode
		     perf  turn	drive into performance ptomized	mode
		     std   reset drive to standard mode

       --pio-nosave
		 don't make Pioquiet setting permanent

EXAMPLES
       cdvdcontrol -l
		 list all available optical devices.

       cdvdcontrol -d /dev/hdc --supported
		 show features that are	supported by drive hdc.

       cdvdcontrol -d /dev/hda --as-create q a
		 create	a new ASDB entry for device hda	and the
		 inserted DVD media. Strategy is created quickly
		 and appended to the already existing ASDB list.

       cdvdcontrol -d /dev/sr2 --gigarec 0.9
		 prepare CD for	GigaRec	0.9 recording. Use cdrskin
		 or cdrdao/k3b for writing process.

       please report man page improvements to T.Maguin@web.de

Gennady	ShultZ Kozlov		 04. May, 2009			cdvdcontrol(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | FEATURES | DEVICE | AutoStrategy | BitSetting | DiagnoseMode | GigaRec | Hide-CDR | MediaLock | PlexEraser | PoweRec | SecuRec | SilentMode | SingleSession | Simulation | SpeedRead | VariRec | PioQuiet | EXAMPLES

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