There are other posts around here where users have successfully implemented the BitSet software. Myself, I flashed the 0256 firmware from BTC, but by itself it didn't have the bitset software. I extracted that from the v055b3 zip file and it works; I just ignored the firmware version that came with it since I had already installed 025.
What I'm bitsetting are DVD+R discs. I put the disc in, run the utility and SET it to DVD-ROM and then CLOSE the utility. If you read an earlier thread on the 1008 and 0256 firmware(//http://forum.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=88858) you'll see where I commented on some bizarre behavior when you leave the bitset utility up. I've since found two other things that are interesting.
First off, I decided to try CopyToDVD to move my resultant files from DVDShrink to a disc. I put the disc in, ran the bitset utility and then ran CopyToDVD. For some reason it seems to override the bitset because the resultant disc still showed DVD+R as its Bookmark.
The other thing, and I'd like to get some feedback on this, is that the burn speed drops down considerably when you change the Bookmark. Normally my DVD+R burns at 5-7x but with the bitset toggled to DVD-ROM I'm getting 1x only. Is anyone else seeing this?
I have to decide which is more important: DVD-ROM or faster burn speed. In my house, all of my DVD drives support DVD+R and +RW, so speed may be more important. Portability dictates DVD-ROM and slower burn speeds. It will be a disc-by-disc call...