7. Protected AudioCDs
2. Transfer Rate Reading Tests
3. CD Error Correction Tests
4. DVD Error Correction Tests
5. Protected Disc Tests
6. DAE Tests
7. Protected AudioCDs
8. CD Recording Tests
9. Writing Quality Tests - 3T Jitter Tests
10. Writing Quality Tests - C1 / C2 Error Measurements
11. DVD Recording Tests
12. Mesia Supported List
13. PlexTools Scans - Page 1
14. PlexTools Scans - Page 2
15. PlexTools Scans - Page 3
16. PlexTools Scans - Page 4
17. PlexTools Scans - Page 5
18. PlexTools Scans - Page 6
19. PlexTools Scans - Page 7
20. DVD+R DL - Page 1
21. DVD+R DL - Page 2
22. ED16DVDR DL vs. SA300 - Page 1
23. ED16DVDR DL vs. SA300 - Page 2
24. ED16DVDR DL vs. SA300 - Page 3
25. ED16DVDR DL vs. SA300 - Page 4
26. Booktype BitSetting
Philips ED16DVDR DL Recorder - Page 7
For the test procedure we used three audio discs with different audio copy protections. The ripping process on all protected Audio discs was carried out with Exact Audio Copy v0.9beta5.
The tested protected Audio discs were:
- Sony's Key2Audio from "Celine Dion - New Day Has Come"
- Cactus Data Shield 200 from "Natalie Imbruglia - White Lilies Island"
The Cactus Data Shield 200 contains artificial errors that are not easily bypassed by the reader, while the Key2Audio contains a second session, causing problems for readers when trying to read the Table Of Contents (TOC).
The tested tasks are:
- Recognition of the inserted disc (Yes/No).
- Ripping all wavs (with EAC's Burst Mode) to the hard disk with the copy&compare function.
- Listening to the produced wavs for any click/skips.
The ED16DVDR DL recognized up to the 13th Audio track of CDS200 disc,
and with the "Retrieve Native TOC" option removed, it recognized the 13th track.
The test results are shown in the following table:
Ripping process completed, EAC reports no problems, Read&Test CRC comparison successful for all tracks
Ripping process too slow, while EAC reported timing problems on first track
The Philips ED16DVDR DL managed to rip both the Key2Audio and CDS200 protected audio discs. The drive rips 100% accurately only the first test disc, while with the CDS200 the ripping progress took too long and the first track had timing problems.
- Cactus Data Shield 200.0.4 - 3.0 build 16a (Aiko Katsukino - The Love Letter)
This is a "special" CDS200 build, since it doesn't contain any artificial errors during the ripping process. Most problems occur when trying to write the ripped wav files, since the produced CD-R disc contains C2 and CU errors! This "problem" is rumored to be connected to specific chipset weaknesses.
We ripped the disc contents with EAC and burned the wav file produced from the Cactus Data Shield 200.0.4 - 3.0 build 16a disc with the latest Nero version as AudioCD+CD-Text. The burned media was checked for C1/C2 errors and for BETA/Jitter errors with PlexTools software using Plextor PX-712A (firmware v1.05).
CDS 200.0.4 - 3.0 build 16a
Ripping process too slow ( 24 minutes), while EAC reported timing problems on first track
- C1C2 Error rate from PleXWriter PX-712A (8X CLV reading speed)
There were some cases where C2 errors were reported. The jitter graph however is good.
The C1/C2 error graphs indicate that the drive produced a 100% error free disc. When we extracted all wav files with the Plextor PX-712A and PlexTools DAE Error Correction 5th Level enabled, no errors were reported. The drive can backup the disc accurately: