Flashing the Firmware on your DVD Burner
All CD/DVD Roms and Re-Writers have Firmware. Firmware is a small piece of software code that is stored on a chip within the Optical Drive and can be updated by the user. When a new drive comes onto the market it is likely it will work with the media available at that time. However as technology advances the Media manufacturers are producing Media for higher burn speeds and also using different Media ID's. To allow your Drive to be able to use these new Media's the Drive Maunfacturers release a new Firmware which generally allows better compatability with more Media types.
Important ----- make sure before you start any Firmware updates that the Drive to be updated DOES NOT have any discs in it. It is probably worth while turning off your Decrypter during this as well.
Unless you know what you are doing it is always best to get the update firmware direct from the Drive manufacturers web site.
I will include the how to for the following brands as they are the most popular on the forum. Clicking on the Manufacturers name will take you to their firmware site.
NOTE - As with any kind of update there is always a chance that it will fail and your Drive may become unusable so I take no responsability if this happens
Also If you decide to use Firmware that is not supported by the manufacturer then this will void any warranty your dive might have.
PIONEER - Then click on the Firmware link at the left.