Why not for CDs? I've never encountered any issues with it.
But the DVD media ID code is normally visible in the burn dialog of "ImgBurn" the freeware CDVD burning program that most here use for DVD discs (it is not recommended for burning CDs though).
I understand what you mean. You're looking for the manufacturer/factory stamp right?
As for serial/lot nuber. Im talking about the number which indicates which mass of dvds produced in a day that these particular TDKs were in, that way anyone looking to get TDKs if they have no sony or verbatims nearby(like me) will bea aware that this particular lot is CMC
Unfortunately... it's all a matter of luck.
You can use IMGBurn to check for the disc's factory/manufacturer.
No way. CMC only? Then a once rather good brand is now dead.
Unless all the media threads ive read are a bit outdated and TDK is only CMCs now.
It should have a few batches manufactured by some other manufacturer.
Try different shops. It's all a matter of luck, since the distributers don't print the factory/manufacturer IDs on the disc packs.
I sure hope not, because TDKs (if they are still what they used to be) are my best option without having to use the internet.
SCPH-10000 S. MINOKAMO v1.01 (Defunct)
SCPH-10000 S. KISARAZU v1.00 (faulty)
SCPH-15000 S. KOHDA (With warranty seal!) :D
DESR-5100 S. EMCS