1 (edited by xTMODx 2017-12-02 01:09:08)

Topic: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

Maybe my method can help you, because most of us have a smartphone and/or tablet nowadays. I am using the free and open source app for android "Open Camera" with it i can enable the flashligt mode so the light is always shining so you can position to the right spot where you can see the ringcode or a part of it. I have redumped only one PSX game and it worked there great too i have returned the game disc so i cant show you the example but i did it with a DVD-9 PC game so you can see what i mean. On the last two pics i have put my phone on a box so i dont have to hold it.

I used this with my old samsung phone and with the new one and it works on both, but i would also like to hear if that works for other people too so please give me feedback about it.

video example from the same dvd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yut9iYLI5M8

Edit: also i will buy cheap PSX discs next week to test and post it here


https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34399940/20171201_222846.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34399939/20171201_222935.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34399938/20171201_222954.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34399943/20171201_223009.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34399942/20171201_223019.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34399944/20171201_223436.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34399946/20171201_223440.jpg

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

two more for ifpi code examples from same DVD-9

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34400143/20171201_230809.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34400144/20171201_230956.jpg

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

For the ringcodes i try to move the flashlight spot in the middle of the disc and raise or lower the distance till i see something. For the ifpi codes in this example the flashlight spot is on the edge of the disc in the middle.

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

I don't know if it's my phone or not, but it's a bit hard to find the right position. But in the end i found easier if you put your phone over a box like your photo, and the disc under the light until you find the position good enough to take a photo with the visible ring. It's worth a try with a better camera, i guess. I will make some other tries with different camera-phone-angles until i can find the best way. With the clear disc anyway it's probably easier than trying with the damn PS1 black discs...

5 (edited by xTMODx 2017-12-01 23:42:04)

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

video example from the same dvd, the full hd mode will be available soon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yut9iYLI5M8

Edit: also i will buy cheap PSX discs next weeks to test and post it here

6 (edited by h0lylag 2017-12-02 20:25:06)

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

Ah this works great, thanks! This will be my first dump / submission and taking pics of the ring codes was pretty easy using Open Camera.

https://img.cat/i/vkk6i1f.jpg

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

Wow great shot smile what disc is it? And what smartphone do you use?

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

That photo is of MX vs ATV Unleashed.

The phone is a 1st gen Google Pixel. They are coming out nicely. Here's a few more:
Mercenaries: https://img.cat/i/m0otzly.jpg
Conker Live and Reloaded: https://img.cat/i/p3aikfy.jpg
Black: https://img.cat/i/hsh4q6i.jpg

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

Nice, so we still have to see what it would look like for the psx discs.

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

I am still pretty new to this stuff, but I could not make out anything with a black PSX disk.

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

No luck with PSX discs for me (neither with or without the additional lighting from IR flashlight), though, ack2121 says he was able to get the good ring photo using the IR flashlight in addition to the phone's flash.

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Hmm funny i just found the PSX files i didnt deleted them so here are the pics i made when i had the disc

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34407574/IMG_20171022_220445.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34407573/IMG_20171022_220536.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34407572/IMG_20171022_220653.jpg

https://www2.pic-upload.de/img/34407576/IMG_20171022_220930.jpg

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

For all my pics you can open them in new tab for 100% view

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

Wow those look great! What all did you do differently for those?

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

If you mean the PSX discs, it's just a regular old non-LED flashlight (white LEDs can't get through the disc layer, same with CFLs, due to the bluish light they put out).

Re: taking ringcodes with a smartphone

Interesting i have bought a PSX disc today and i cant get even close results to the last one i posted here, i get only the blue color this time for the disc not the green one...