CD manufacturer identification on the Mac?
September 15, 2009 2:18 PM   Subscribe

Is there a Mac equivalent to CDR Media Code Identifier. This could be run in Parallels, but I'm not sure it'll be able to get what it needs out of the DVD drive. And of course, it'd be nice to not have to run Parallels.
posted by ignignokt to Technology (4 answers total)
I believe the command line utility drutil has that functionality.
posted by zabuni at 2:27 PM on September 15, 2009

The closest I've found it DVD Media Inspector. It doesn't have a database, but googling the ID code that it provides usually brings up more info.
posted by sharkfu at 2:28 PM on September 15, 2009

Response by poster: zabuni, drutil looks pretty nice, and I'm glad I know about it, but after some Googling and man page reading, I get the impression it won't get you a CD-R vendor.

sharkfu, this is actually for my dad who's not that comfortable with computers in the first place, so an app in Japanese might be a bit much, but I'll keep it in mind. Thanks!
posted by ignignokt at 12:12 PM on September 16, 2009

Website is in Japanese but the application itself is English, but, yeah, not the most user-friendly app (you'd have to know to google the text snippet that comes up in data area).
posted by sharkfu at 5:50 PM on September 16, 2009

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