Booktype DVD-ROM for DVD-R media

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#1

Hey all,

I bought the NEC 3540 about a month ago and yesterday I burnt my first
DVD movie (only used it for storage till now…).

I used NeroVision Express and did it all with the wizard, when I got to the
part about burning he asked me what booktype do I want.
I entered DVD-ROM and burnt the media with very good results.

The funny thing is that this was a DVD-R media and I remembered I read in
the NEC FAQ that you cant do that…

Can the NEC 3540 do that?

Is this a new feature or a mistake?
Because if it can you should update the FAQ.


#2

You can only set the booktype with +R, +R DL and +RW media. So, contrary to what Nero would like you to believe, it will still be recognized as DVD-R media.


#3

isn’t there a “trick” where it puts a second volume (probably not the right term) on the dvd and that one has DVD-ROM set… in theory the player should check the last volume on the disc and use those attributes, but if it does actually read the info straight from the lead-in (probably not the right word either) than you are screwed since that is read-only on a DVD-R disc… from what I had read, the bottom line seemed to be that setting DVD-ROM on a DVD-R disc could buy you extra compatibility on some players but nothing was guaranteed… is that true?


#4

The best way to find out is check in diskinfo in Nero and it would tell you the booktype. I also noticed that in Nero cd-speed if you go to extra then bitsetting there’s an option for DVD-r try it out. You could also try dvd info or dvd identifier.

Please update I would like to see if this is possible


#5

2JZfan: Yes, there is, and BTC and NuTech have used such a hack for quite some time :slight_smile:


#6

no need to update the faq as this is already coverd clicky


#7

This is an expample of a disc written in a Pioneer 104 some time back where a -R disc shows the booktype as DVD-ROM. It was written with PrimoDVD from an original single layer DVD image. I can’t remember what I used to rip the disc but it was probably PrimoDVD as well.

Any comments on this?



#8

Disable Hide-CD-R in your CloneCD/DVD or Alcohol installation?