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New Plextools 2.18 released

Postby DVD_ADDICT on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:17 am

New Plextools 2.18 released, reported by KenW from the Plextor forum at cdfreaks.com.

http://www.plextools.com/downloadfiles/PTP218UEN.exe

Thanks KenW! :)
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:27 am

November 3, 2004 Version History

Added support for the PX-716SA drive
Added support to extract audio to flac file format
Added support to record flac files in AudioCDMaker
Added support for Ogg Vorbis meta-data libraries
Fixed some minor bugs


Here is the changelog.

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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:49 am

Not showing up for me, I get a "The page cannot be found" error.
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Postby Ian on Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:26 am

Doesn't work for me either. I think KenW jumped the gun a little...
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:29 pm

well, the link worked for me earlier today, about 1/2 hour after it was posted (11AM my time GMT+2)
haven't installed it yet though.
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:23 pm

Installed and working!

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:24 pm

it must have been pulled awefully quickly!
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:27 pm

The file size is 8.86MB and I would be happy to send it to anyone interested.

Let me know...

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Postby KenW on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:04 pm

Ya! I found it by doing what I like to do , look at the link to last update and then edit it to next number. I do this with software and fw to check all the time, but it looks like once plextor noticed people downloading it, they pulled it. I guess they dont like us getting it early. :(
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:12 pm

hahahahahaha, that's TOO funny. I check like that sometimes, but since it's almost never worked for me, I don't bother doing it too often.
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:15 pm

That is funny. I guess computer geeks are all alike 8)

I wonder if Plextor will wise up on this release :P

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:22 pm

i think i'll wait till 2.18 is officially released
(not that i use plextools much anyway)
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Postby KenW on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:24 pm

I love the forums, and I like to do little extra for them, even if I dont always agree with all the moderators on all the forums. To me if website posts something even if its not linked yet to a page, but its open to download, its fair game for said downloading. If plextor wanted to not have people get at new px tools they would not have posted it on public accessable server in an unprotected folder. ;)
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:31 pm

KenW wrote:If plextor wanted to not have people get at new px tools they would not have posted it on public accessable server in an unprotected folder. ;)


Exactly. I love the forums too because I can usually get program & firmware updates before the manufacturers decide to "officially" release them. From what I've seen on this forum, most folks jump at the chance for an early release whether it's hardware or software!

Thanks again KenW!!

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:33 pm

KenW, i did not mean that i think you did something wrong!

i sometimes do the same trick you did :D

as for what you said
If plextor wanted to not have people get at new px tools they would not have posted it on public accessable server in an unprotected folder.
i don't think you're right, i think it's just an oversight on their part (probably didn't think of that one).

but thanks for the link anyway.
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Postby KenW on Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:35 pm

Your welcome, I find cdrlabs, to be a fine set of forums and people here are very nice and usually un-biased in their posting. They tell it like it is, good or bad.
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Postby Rich on Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:21 am

Hi I just went by Plextools.com and there it was. This was on SundayNight at 10:16 pm. That's about 3:16 am EST.

I downloaded it and will load it and check it out.

I just installed it and have to reboot.

I can't test it until tomorrow.

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Postby MadBurner on Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:36 am

So far it's been pretty buggy based on my initial experience with the version that Plextor pulled immediately on October 28th!

Perhaps they made some last minute changes [-o<

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Postby KenW on Mon Nov 01, 2004 3:03 pm

They both had a creation data on exe file of oct 22nd so I think the pulled one and one released Nov 1st are the same. but I'm open to correction :)
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:21 pm

just downloaded it again.
the file is identical to the one i downloaded before (1/2 hour after DVD_ADDICT posted the link).
the file wasn't changed, apparently.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:08 am

Here's something *NOT* mentioned in the Plextor changlog...

They've changed how Jitter/Beta are tested. Now the setting for -0.5 - +0.5 yields the same results as the setting for -0.05 - +0.05 did in earlier versions.

This means that if you were scanning with -0.05 - +0.05 on Plextools 2.16 (or earlier) you now want to switch to -0.5 - +0.5 to get comparable results.

From what I've learned from one of my sources, this brings Plextor's Beta testing very close to a CATS Analyser's Assymetery testing scores, since before you had to multiply the results by 10 to get around the same value.

So I'm considering this a good change... but a bit annoying that they didn't mention it!! Also annoying is that Plextools is now a little unstable, as it's now crashing on me every once and a while :o
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:42 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:Also annoying is that Plextools is now a little unstable, as it's now crashing on me every once and a while :o


It was crashing so much that I decided to uninstall it!

Thanks for the info Dolph!

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