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Book Typing?

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by EggMasta, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. EggMasta

    EggMasta Member

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    What exactly is Book Typing? Is it needed for burning backups?

    Also: I have Sony DVD-Rs 1-16x and Phillips DVD-Rs 1-8x, which are better for burning, and why?
     
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    I'm not exactly sure but I think it's basically like having DVD-R chosen before burning or something like that.
     
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    Also, only DVD+R can be book typed. You can not book type a DVD-R since the production process permanently overwrites that section of the lead-in.

    Difference between DVD-R and DVD+R

    Physically there is a difference between a DVD-R disc and a DVD+R disc that is made during the production process. During the production of a DVD-R disc the lead-in is pre-embossed (pre-written). This overwrites parts of the DVD that contains information about the disc. E.g. the CSS key (part of the copy protection) is in this part on commercial movie discs (This is why you can't make a 1:1 copy of a DVD). But in this space there is also room reserved for the so called 'booktype' field


    http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Increased-compatibility-DVD-bitsetting.html
     
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