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Do any Dvd Burners Come Booktyped...

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by ofield, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. ofield

    ofield Regular member

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if any dvd burners already come Booktyped or
    Bittset, so I don't have to do it myself...

    Thank You....
     
  2. gurnard

    gurnard Regular member

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    hi :)
    not that i'm aware of..
    the drive does what its instructed to do by its burn engine and whether the media is booktype compliant (-r no...+r yes)
    i believe nero auto bitsets +r media
     
  3. pernal

    pernal Regular member

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    @ofield
    I left you two replies at the other forum (Freaks).

    I have a 20x LiteOn DVDRW LH-20A1P that I upgraded the firmware to KLON. I didn't have to use any software/utilities for it to bitset a DVD+R to DVD Rom. You only can bitset +R media; their was talk of -R, but never came to be. If you don't want to bitset -R media is actually more compatible than +R with no bitsetting. Bitsetting came about for compatability reason only.
    I used to use just -R when I first started burning in 2002 or 2003 (I forget on too many painkillers. LOL). Now every drive I have I can bitset if I want too. So now I have more options when I buy my dvds when on sale (Might be out of - or +). I watch for Verbatim for me and Sony,Maxell for give aways. Ty's are hard to come by and the shipping cand be expensive to order online.
    I know you asked about external in the othe forum. I have that drive in a Vantec NexStar DX (Part of NexStar 3 enclosures).
    Burn On,
    Russell
     
  4. GrandpaBW

    GrandpaBW Active member

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    There is no need to bitset -R media, as far as I know. Bitsetting is for +R media to make the disc show as DVD-ROM, which will enable it to play in many of the older set top DVD players.

    -R media is already DVD-ROM.
     
  5. gurnard

    gurnard Regular member

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    hi Grandpa :)

    my understanding was that -r isn't the same as -rom
    because of the these reasons

    -r and +r are once only recordable media
    -r is not -rom
    -rom = read only memory (not recordable too) that is how they come from the record companies (only they are pressed and not burned)
    -r means that it has the ability to be recorded on to once only and the disc's precoded info is not changable
    +r is as -r..except that the precoded info can be changed ie. bitset. once a +r disc has been bitset (-rom) it fools the player to believe its a pressed -rom
    and therefore plays it in 99% off players
     
  6. GrandpaBW

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    If you burn your home movies on a -R disc, and look at the disc in DVDinfoPro, or other software of that type, it will most definitely show as DVD-ROM.

    If you burn a +R disc, the same way, and you don't bitset it, it will show up as +R.

    If you bitset, it shows up as DVD-ROM.
     
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  7. gurnard

    gurnard Regular member

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    hi :)
    must admit i've never looked... will do so. the trouble is it gets to teck' for my limited knowledge from here in :)
     
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    From Wikipedia....

    "DVD (also known as "Digital Versatile Disc" or "Digital Video Disc" - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. Its main uses are video and data storage. Most DVDs are of the same dimensions as compact discs (CDs) but store more than 6 times the data.

    Variations of the term DVD often describe the way data is stored on the discs: DVD-ROM has data which can only be read and not written, DVD-R can be written once and then functions as a DVD-ROM, and DVD-RAM or DVD-RW holds data that can be re-written multiple times."

     

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