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I am not that much of an expert in CD/DVD area (I guess other members who are will write their opinions here later
), but I may try to help You with those acronyms...so... 1. Rip Lock
...is a protection against ripping encrypted DVDs and comes into play only on encrypted DVDs...i.e....try to rip one of Your store bought DVDs...and the ripping speed will be limited to 2-4x on most drives with stock firmware...and then...try to rip some movie disc you made yourself (a backup or something you made with authoring software) that's not encrypted...and You'll see the rip speed increases considerably...Generally..Riplocks are considered a passive copy protection feature...
With respect to the riplock, the modded firmwares don't push the drive's RPMs beyond their capabilities (as you will see when you'll rip a non-encrypted disc), it just removes the hurdle put in place for ripping encrypted discs. If it was a reliability issue, the original firmware would limit speeds for unencrypted discs as well, especially since reading DVD R discs is supposed to be harder than reading pressed DVDs.... So thats all I could found about that...hope it helps a bit... 2. RPC1
...here is the definion...RPC1 = Drives/Patches that are Region-Free (no checks in hardware)... RPC2 = Drives/Patches that are Region-Locked (checks the region-code in hardware). So as You may see...Your DVD is region free...
...and You may click HERE
for more info on that issue.. 3. Booktype setting
...The booktype field identifies the disc as either a DVD-ROM, DVD+R(W) or a DVD-R(W) disc and is for a big part responsible for the compatibility. Because this setting is overwritten during the DVD-R production process it can’t be modified afterwards, the laser of your DVD recorder simply can’t write to that part of the disc. During the production of DVD+R discs the space is untouched. Still CSS keys can’t be written to DVD+R discs because every DVD recorder and DVD player has a limit in its firmware to write or read to this space. However, there is no limit for writing the booktype field. Therefor a DVD+R(W) recorder will be able to modify this field by sending a command to the DVD recorder and fool the DVD player.
When the booktype field (bitsetting) is changed to DVD-ROM then DVD players are fooled and will think the user has put in a DVD-ROM disc instead of a DVD+R disc and will read it accordingly. This results in an increased chance that the player is able to read the disc and that’s why the ability to change the booktype field (bitsetting) is essential to a lot of users. Certainly owners of a DVD player that requires this field to be set to DVD-ROM, in order to work properly, will prefer a DVD recorder that supports setting the booktype field.
For even more info about Booktypes click HERE
. 4. Ritek
....as far as I know it only a Media maker...like Princo,TDK,Smartbuy,...etc etc..
I hope this helps at least a bit to get broader picture....and like I said..."REAL" professionals will surely tell You even more here (although they are out now I guess, 'cause its friday night/saturday morning...
). But dont worry...they will answer Your questions even more detailed like I did...
Have a nice day/night...
p.s. And if you need me for some explanation or something....either PM me..or write your requests into any of the "News arround the web" areas of our forum (because I am not always in this side of forum
- but I am always at my home @ "News Around The Web" area