Disc Identification/Serialization Data

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IFPI Code

synonym: SID-Code

  • location: innerring outside datasection
  • length:
  • sample:
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Mould SID Codes will consist of the letters “IFPI” followed by a four or five digit code.

The first two digits (in the case of a four digit SID Code) or the first three digits (in the case of a five digit SID Code) are assigned to the operator of the manufacturing or mastering plant. The last two digits of this code are allocated to give each mould on the site.

Using alphanumeric digits consisting of the numbers 0 through 9 and the letters of the Western alphabet A through Z,excluding “I”, “O”, “S” and “Q”, the plant has the ability to assign unique codes to 1,024 different mould code.

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Cutting Burst Area (CBA)

synonym: Burst Cutting Area (BCA)

  • location: innerring inside datasection
  • radius: 22.3 to 23.5mm
  • datasize: 12 bytes to 188 bytes in steps of 16 bytes
  • sample:

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PIC Zone

  • location: within the Cutting Burst Area (CBA)
  • datasize: 0x73 bytes
  • sample:

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Angular Marks

  • location: in the data area, outside the Cutting Burst Area (CBA)
  • sample:

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ROM Mark

  • location:
  • length:
  • sample:

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