A Simple question ( I hope !)

vbimport

#1

Is it posible to burn DVD-Rs as book type DVD-ROMs?

The reason I ask is that I have a lot of DVD-R disks which I hope to play On my Philips DVD Player which will only play DVD+R disks

Thanks…


#2

Hi!

I think, it’s not that simple!

AFAIK “bitsetting” is out of every standard and was developed only because of compatibility issues with existing DVD stand alones when the +R/RW media became popular.
Although it was never thought for -R/RW, there are some writers out there (I think they’re from NU-Tech), that can make -R/RW look like bitsetted, but it isn’t the same procedure as with +R/RW.

For more information you need to ask more learned people than me!

Legnerp


#3

Since this is the NEC forum, NO.
It is not possible and will never be possible on NEC drives.


#4

my phillips dvd player (dvd625) it says that is only dvd+ but it plays dvd- the same way :), check it :slight_smile:


#5

I’ve always thought that -R media had the booktype burned in at the time the blank media gets created and hence one can never change it ?

+R media on the other hand will allow for the booktype to be set when burning.

So, “wesociety” --> why do you say its not possible only for NEC drives ?
So are there other drives out there that can set it for “-R” media – I always thought it was physically impossible with -R !!
Can you clarify ?


#6

It is physically impossible, however from what I understand, some drives can perform a “trick” where it burns the ‘mirror’ of the booktype to DVD-ROM.
This ‘mirror’ is a 2nd location on the disc where booktype is stored and referenced by some standalone players. So… some but not all standalone players will think that the DVD-R disc has a DVD-ROM booktype.

more info on this subject here: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=93038