Bitsetting & media question for 1008

vbimport

#1

What is bitsetting and when do I need it?
I’ve been in the process of making a DVD out of a VHStape.
I have it to the point where I’m ready to burn.
My BTC1008 came with 1 disk (Ritek +RW) I believe.
I have burned several CD’s successfully.
I have Nero 5.5.10.54 on my Win Xp system as well as VCD Easy.
Both have burned CD’s successfully.
I also have Tmpg Dvd Author which has a burning program in it.

If this works I need to get some more blank discs.
I’ve read that the RitekG04’s are good.

I was planning on going with -R disks as I believe I’ve
read that they’re a little more widely compatible than +R
(Pioneer 333 standalone dvd player)

So do I need to do ‘bitsetting’ and any rec’s for media
and online stores to get them from?

thanks


#2

you need bitsetting when you want to set your dvd+r to booktype DVD-ROM, many “older” dvd player are only compatible with dvd-r and/or DVD-ROM.
your pioneer 333 can both and also +r.

try to burn first to the RW disk, then you´ll see if it works.

RitekG04 are quiet good medias, i order them @ www.cdrohlinge24.de

if you want to use bitsetting you get a guide here or here


#3

Thanks for the info.

Concerning any one particular brand of media, like ‘Ritek G04’, for example,
There seems to be several ‘flavors’ of the media - orange/purple/printable/different labeling etc.

Are they all the same quality? If so then why all the variants?
thanks again.


#4

it looks like that there are different qualitys of this ritek medias, check out this thread for some details, but i think with your 1008 you shouldn´t have any problems with this medias.