So, it looks like DVD Info Pro will be the second program to get NEC scanning, after CDspeed (and the "please give us scanning, NEC" campaign on Cdfreaks) ... did NEC listen, or were they going to do it anyway? - certainly on Cdfreeaks, the line often taken when anyone asked was:
1. The Liteon can scan
2. The NEC is a better writer but it (at the time) couldn't scan
3. The Benq is a better writer than the Liteon (don't know about the NEC), and it can scan.
Levelling the field, it would appear that CDspeed will support at least some of the Pioneers (perhaps generically, as they use an NEC chipset).
So it's now down to your preference in presentation - I suppose the next thing will be DVD Info Pro getting the ability to write a test disk and record/redisplay the speed and drive used.
I miss your point about being second? Since when has this ever been a race? Certainly not with zebra's team?
Certain persons on this forum have played a big part in getting NEC to add this in. I doubt very much its the case of one person or one forum doing the work, from the collective effort they seem to be listening.
Since the time when liteon was the only drive that could scan, myself and many colleagues, and distributors have spent heaps of time talking to manufacturers getting them to add this kind of functionality, just like we also did to bring bitsetting to more drives, and we have been very successful.
As for test disc, I dont see the benefit, and this is the reason I have not done it, the test disk seems to do no more than ruin a perfectly usable disc. Better test discs can be made outside of the program in many ways. If and when I see a good reason to do it I will. By all means send feedback via Zebra, or here.
Zebra has been annoying me for ages ;) for a data save function so the data can be read and used in many other ways. Now phase one of the Sonic work is done, Maybe I will get time to look at this. Other ideas of overlapped graphs have also been requested. If anyone has any good ideas then submit them and we will see.