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Adding support for certain CD-R drives in 10.2 System
If your firewire CD-R/CD-RW drive isn't supported by Jaguar but is in a family which has some supported drives, you may be able to enable system-wide support. For example, I have a TDK VeloCD 32x10x40 drive which is unsupported; however, the VeloCD 24x10x32 is supported.

Browse to /System -> Library -> Frameworks -> DiscRecording.framework -> Versions -> A -> Resources -> DevicePlugIns and look for [YourBrandName]CDR.device-plugin. Load the file into HexEdit or some other hex editor and scan through for an identifier code for a supported CDR drive. For example, I searched for CDRW2410 and changed CDRW241032B to CDRW321040B. You can find out what the identifier string for your CDRW is if you have Roxio Toast; it's at the bottom of the main window for most drives.

Finder, Disc Copy, and iTunes all work now (all three previously reported no compatible CDR drive could be found). They even know I have a 32x drive, not the 24x drive whose identifier I replaced.

[Editor's note: This is an update to a similar hint. The path to the file has changed, but the process is similar.]
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Yamaha CRW-F1
Authored by: deleted_user18 on Oct 15, '02 12:54:56PM

What about the new 44x/24x/44x Firewire burner from Yamaha? It works from Toast 5.2 of what I heard. But anybody whoy tried it in finder and iTunes?



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Yamaha CRW-F1
Authored by: mweissen on Oct 16, '02 02:44:06AM

Maybe this will help:

http://forums.xlr8yourmac.com/action.lasso?-database=faq.fp3&-layout=FaqList&-response=answer.faq.lasso&-recordID=33916&-search

Tell me what you find, we've ordered one of these and I hope I can use it with Backup.app.

--Bud



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Yamaha CRW-F1
Authored by: mcroft on Jul 13, '03 09:30:17PM
We have this drive in the External Yamaha case. We picked it up in November of 2002, days before 10.2.2 came out. From the 10.2.2 readme:
Adds support for additional third-party disc burners, including: LaCie d2 48x24x48x, Sony CRX-820E, Toshiba SD-R2212 and SD-R1202, Pioneer DVR-105, and Yamaha CDW-F1 44x24x44x models.


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Yamaha CRW-F1
Authored by: aalegado on Dec 05, '02 01:45:28AM

I've got this model Yamaha installed in an ADS Pyro 1394 case. The unit works great in the Finder but it's invislble to iTunes. I tried the user-hacked DiscBurner plugin for it without success. In fact, with the user hacked plugin, iTunes quits when I try to view the "Burner" pane in the Preferences window.

I'm running 10.1.2 ...the iTunes 3 compatibility list includes this drive but I'm guessing that I might also have to be running 10.2 (Jaguar).

Hope this helps.



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Freecom Traveller
Authored by: k2r on Oct 15, '02 04:17:10PM

By the way, there is a free kernel extension / driver that
enables the Freecom Traveller USB CDR on Mac OS-X 10.1.3 - 10.2.1.

This drive doesn't have osx-support out of the box.

You can find it on

http://freecom-usb-osx.sourceforge.net/

Thank you, Bernd!
k2r



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Modifying the plugin file for combo drives
Authored by: kaylan on Oct 15, '02 04:25:05PM

This has been known for a while and www.xlr8yourmac.com has been accumulating the modified plugin files submitted by its readers for quite a while. You may want to check to see if the support file you are looking for is already there.

If you want to modify a plugin file beyond swapping just a single character or two, it gets pretty hairy. I have a Samsung combo CDRW/DVD drive, and wanted to modify the file for Samsung which had a regular entry for just a CDRW drive. The longer spelling of CDRW/DVD added one additional character to the identification for my 332B drive, and it was impossible to modify the file without making it useless. If anyone has tips regarding how to insert an additional character into the drive identifier without making it useless, it'd be greatly appreciated. Thx.



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finally
Authored by: hs-l on Oct 15, '02 06:49:06PM

whoooow,
finally got my external FireWire QPS (lite-on 32125W) working with iTunes!!
thanks for the Tip!!

greetings HS-L



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for those not willing to do it themselves
Authored by: Craighints on Oct 16, '02 02:24:06AM
Check out www.xlr8yourmac.com, they have a lot of files already edited so you don't have to mess around with the resources yourself -- use this link... [Editor's note: Coded the URL to narrow the comment's width.]

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Problem here
Authored by: Mars_Artis on Oct 17, '02 09:12:27AM

I've a Yamaha CRW2200UXZ External USB 2.0 20X Write/10X Re-Write/ 40X Read CD-RW Drive.
Under OS9 Toast recognizes it as CRW2200E
Under OSX i get No recorder found in toast,.

I've opened my YamahaCDR.device-plugin and searching for 2200 returned my this:
YAMAHA



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Problem here (complete)
Authored by: Mars_Artis on Oct 17, '02 09:26:45AM

dunno what happened but the msg was posted truncated

I've a Yamaha CRW2200UXZ External USB 2.0 20X Write/10X Re-Write/ 40X Read CD-RW Drive.
Under OS9 Toast recognizes it as CRW2200E
Under OSX i get No recorder found in toast,.

I've opened my YamahaCDR.device-plugin and searching for 2200 returned exactly a CRW2200E
so the burner should be supported ,(right?) but actually neither Toast nor itunes,etc recognize it. Apple sys profiler sees it as CRW2200UX attached to the usb channel.

any suggestion??



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TDK?
Authored by: eddyer on Oct 17, '02 12:25:43PM

Tried to (unsuccessfully) add support for a TDK CDRW161040. Any ideas? I just replaced "161040" for one of the other TDK burners...



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nice hint!
Authored by: veshman on Dec 12, '02 05:39:45AM

Hi, thanks for posting this great hint! I was able to get my TDK 40X CDRW that I threw into a firewire case to work with 10.2

thanks for posting a link to the hex editor!

Bhavesh



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Yamaha CDR-F1 in iTunes...Success!
Authored by: aalegado on Dec 14, '02 08:50:50PM

I posted earlier about using this drive successfully in the Finder but having iTunes fail to report it. I visited xclr8yourmac.com and found the hacked plug-in that enables iTunes to see the drive.

I have read in various places that the hack isn't necessary under OS X 10.2.2 but even after upgrading to 10.2.2 my iTunes failed to report the presence of the Yamaha. My "old reliable" Que! Fire 8x4x32 remained visible through the upgrade from 10.1.5 to 10.2.2.

After installing the replacement device plugin file I can report that not only does the Yamaha CDR-F1 now show up in iTunes, so does my Que! Fire 8x4x32. In the space where iTunes lists the optical drive it now shows a pop-up menu from which you pick the device you want to burn on. Now, if I click the "Burn" button the drive door on the CDR-F1 opens since that's the drive I select in the Burning panel in the Preferences window.

I left the speed setting on "Maximum" and achieved a burn speed on my single test of about 16.5x (approx. 4 min. to burn 66 min. of music).

I was curious to see if iTunes would allow me to have a CD-R/CD-RW cooking in both drives at once but no dice since it accepts only one disc. I haven't tried this but it might be possible to have a burn going both in iTunes and in the Finder...my Dual 450MHz G4 should have the horsepower and the Firewire bus the bandwidth for it.



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Yamaha CDR-F1 in iTunes...Success!
Authored by: aalegado on Dec 14, '02 08:57:27PM

I forgot to supply some system information for reference purposes:

Dual 450MHz G4, 1.5GB RAM, IBM Deskstar 60GB x2 (connected via UltraTek100+ ATA PCI card), 80GB
OS X v10.2.2
Que! Fire 8x4x32x CD-RW on FireWire port A
Yamaha CDR-F1 44x24x40 (ADS Pyro 1394 Drive Kit) on FireWire port B



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Worked for Iomega USB
Authored by: dcoyle on Dec 30, '02 02:08:49AM

Thanks for the tip. It worked great for an Iomega USB drive. The file to hack is PhilipsCDR.device-plugin. Look for the text "ZIPCD 650". Right under that will be the string that identifies the drive, which will be "ZIPCD1024EXT". Replace that with the string your drive uses. In my case it was "CDRW23042EXT3-B".


I don't own Toast, so to find out what this string was, I loaded the Iomega software which was included with the drive, called Hotburn, in OS 9 and used that. Although similar to the model number listed on the drives manufacturer's tag, it is not the same. This might be the problem some people are having.


To the poster that needs to put in a string longer than the original, just overwrite the adjacent null characters, which show up as "." in the ASCII column of HexEdit. In other words, you only replace characters, not add them. When you are done, GetInfo should show the exact same file size for both the original and hacked file.


Thanks for a great site and all the useful tips.



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Worked for Iomega USB
Authored by: crogman on Jul 13, '03 12:32:26PM

For the Iomega CD-RW 48x24x48, you edit the LiteOn device plugin. Change "CDRW2304FEXT-B" to "CDRW55292EXT3-B" or "CDRW55292EXT3-C". Use Apple System Profiler to figure out whether your drive is the B or C version. Note: you will need to overwrite one of the null characters since the new string is one character longer.



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Need help with Iomega USB and Hex
Authored by: soulisshaking on Aug 24, '03 05:45:09PM

Hello, I have found the files, and loaded them into the Hex editor program that shows up on this website for download. I do not know how to change the file though.

If I drag the Phillips file icon to the desktop, the hex editor will let me change that file. But if I try to change the file that is locked, it says that I cannot change that file.....Any help would be appreciated. And to the gentleman who posted the correct string of numbers and letters to use for the iomega drive, did you have a iomega cdrw zip cd 650 USB 4x4x6? Thanks for the help and tips!!!



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HP9100 woes
Authored by: DMCrimson on Jan 05, '03 02:47:03PM

yeppers, I have this device attached to my iMac, but despite constant efforts to modify device-plugin, it fails to work...
have tried the following with LGCDR.device-plugin:
drive brand: "HP"
drive model : "CD-Writer+ 9100b"



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HP9100 woes
Authored by: Marou on Jan 29, '04 11:32:30AM

Any idea on this one? I have the 9100 also, and don't see a plugin for it either =/



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no .device-plugin file for my brand - what to do?
Authored by: Stokstad on Jan 23, '03 01:17:06PM

About a week ago I bought a 52x24x burner at OfficeMax for $40 (thanks to dealmac!). Problem is it's a no-name brand. Micro Advantage is the brand on the box (their website is useless) and the drive says it's made by TOP-G (never heard of them). It's also listed under the brand name CDWRITER IDE5224. Toast supports this drive in OS 10.2.3, but not iTunes. There are no plug-ins for this brand and I haven't much idea which file to modify like that person did for their HP drive. There is one labeled simply CDR.device-plugin - is that a generic plugin? I'd love to get this to work, but it's a bit over my head. I've tried modifying the files with no luck. Any suggestions much appreciated.
Arne



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no .device-plugin file for my brand - what to do?
Authored by: MadonnaC on Apr 13, '03 03:12:50PM
The CDWRITER IDE5224 is made by digital research. their support site is www.dr-tech.com

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no .device-plugin file for my brand - what to do?
Authored by: MadonnaC on Apr 13, '03 03:42:52PM
(note: also made by BTC [the real manufacturer] USA site or International site )

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Sony CD-RW support...
Authored by: robg on Jan 28, '03 10:10:20AM
Anonymous wrote:
My CDRW stopped being supported when Jaguar came out. I notice a CDRW hack on MacOSXHints the other day and decided to have a go at fixing my CDRW. I then did the following in Terminal:
 # cd /System/Library/Frameworks/
# cd DiscRecording.framework/Versions/A/Resources/DevicePlugIns/
# sudo cp SonyCDR.device-plugin SonyCDR.device-plugin.bak
# sudo vi SonyCDR.device-plugin
And I simply changed a single CRX160 entry to CRX175 and now I can burn again in Disc Copy!


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Sony CD-RW support...
Authored by: jdpslc on Oct 28, '03 01:40:03PM

HI, I was hoping you might help, I have panther and I have an old cd-rw external drive from Sony. It is the Sony Spressa USB. Any clues on getting this to work?



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BenQ MiniRW 24x10x32 CDRW can support?
Authored by: zero5phh on Jun 12, '03 12:45:36PM

help.. i just buy a BenQ MiniRW 24x10x32 CDRW. but i can't success to use iTunes to burn CD. i have try some of the plugin the show on above. but still can't get success. what to do? everytime when i click burn in iTunes the app will auto unexpectly quit. but i can burn using Toast.



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Adding support for certain CD-R drives in 10.2
Authored by: zero5phh on Jun 12, '03 12:46:34PM

help.. i just buy a BenQ MiniRW 24x10x32 CDRW. but i can't success to use iTunes to burn CD. i have try some of the plugin the show on above. but still can't get success. what to do? everytime when i click burn in iTunes the app will auto unexpectly quit. but i can burn using Toast.



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Adding support for certain CD-R drives in 10.2
Authored by: trevbuck on Jul 14, '03 09:19:40AM

Does anyone know if this trick would work for an old Sony Spressa USB ( CRX100E/X2 )...it works fine with OS9 , but alas with the switch to OSX it's been gathering dust. It's so slow 6x4x4 that it'd be worth nothing so rather than sell it , one of my friends could use it on their old iMac on OSX.

regards
Trevor Buckenara
Perth , Australia



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re: sony expressa crx100e/x2
Authored by: airdrummer on Sep 25, '03 12:25:49PM
i've got the 120e, which shows up in a.s.p:
USB Information:	
    USB Bus 0:	
        [SONY CD-RW  CRX120E 1.0j] USB Atapi:	
            |  Product ID                    :  4660 ($1234)
            |  Vendor                        :  OnSpec
            |  Device Speed                  :  Full
            |  Power (mA)                    :  500
            |  Device Product ID             :  CD-RW  CRX120E
            |  Device Revision ID            :  1.0j
and i've patched the sonycdr.device-plugin(changed CRX120 to 120E), but it still doesn't work:-(ie: cds don't mount, xcdroast doesn't see it, nevermind finder;-) so if anyone knows anything about the sonys, i'd appreciate hearing about it, too...

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