A07 and Booktype Question

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#1

Hi there,
I’ve been perusing the forums, but haven’t found the answer to this question. If the Pioneer A07 won’t support bitsetting, can Nero’s software override that?

Background: I’ve been making DVD backups using DVD Decrypter, Shrink and Nero 6.3. I had read that changing the booktype to DVD-ROM will help with old DVD set-top players. I ripped my Dangerous Minds DVD, which didn’t need shrinking, so was able to go directly into Nero to burn the DVD-R. While in the advanced options of Nero, you can choose the Booktype setting for DVD-ROM, which I did. The DVD-R would work in my newer Panasonic player but not my old Proscan.

I’m really new at this - bitsetting and booktype are the same thing, right? Or at least similar? Thanks in advance for your help.

:confused:


#2

I don’t think that there are plans for a booktype setting feature for the DVR-107 by anybody. Most older players can play DVD-R. Look for your model here. Maybe some of the other formats work mentioned there. You didn’t specify your model type for Proscan.

http://www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers.php?DVDname=proscan&Search=Search&orderby=Name


#3

Some background on bitsetting:
Works for DVD+R only, is not supported in the DVD-R specs.
Is a hardware operation, cannot be forced by software. Requires supporting hardware and firmware and software.


#4

Originally posted by rdgrimes
Some background on bitsetting:
Works for DVD+R only, is not supported in the DVD-R specs.
Is a hardware operation, cannot be forced by software. Requires supporting hardware and firmware and software.

If you care to know.

The NU DDW-082 is able to set DVD-R discs to DVD-ROM. I don’t think it’s needed though - but it could do it.


#5

How can that be? The DVD-R booktype information is pre-recorded in the physical DVD-R disc???


#6

I think it depends on the reading drive. Some will only look at the lead-in/lead-out info and will see it as DVD-ROM. But others look only at the disc itself, and will see it as DVD+R or DVD-R regardless of the book-type setting.


#7

Just for clarification:

DVD-R booktype code is pre-recorded on the discs
DVD+R / +RW booktype code can be set to all kinds by bitsetting feature (-R, -RW, DVD-ROM etc.)

The reading drive might look for this or the media code on the disc that CAN’T be modified. There are varoius standard media codes for -R /-RW /+R /+RW. Most reading drives ignore them and look at the booktype code. Best chances for recorded discs in standalone players are 1)DVD-R or 2) DVD+R /+RW with book set to DVD-ROM.


#8

My Pioneer 106D seems to ignore the bitsetting on discs, it calls a DVD+R a DVD+R no matter what the book type is set as.


#9

That’s strange… But the problem is most of the times with loaders in standalone players, not with PC drives.

See what my Pioneer DVR-105 says for a DVD+RW set and written to DVD-ROM on my NEC1300A:



#10

Hehe – it’s the writers that can write to these + type discs. They won’t get fooled by the book type. And that’s a good thing - I think. Still the standalone loaders should only look at the booktype. Pure DVD-ROM readers as well.

See what my NEC1300A reports about the same disc above: