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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, SecuRec, 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 AutoStrategy 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 DEVICE.

       --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 detect the optimized
       writing speed for your media-combination. Higher recording  speeds  than  recommended  can
       result  in  increased writing errors. 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 command.

       --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 specified 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  documenting  your own strategies. You would determine the differences by
       selecting 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.

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