Cannot change booktype - SH-S182D

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#1

I’ve tried several times to change the booktype on my SH-S182D to DVD-ROM, but it does not work. Using either ImgBurn and the Nero software that came with the burner, and setting the booktype to DVD-ROM with the empty disc in the drive, it appears to accept the change, but a read of the burned discs shows them as DVD+R or DVD+R DL. The drive came with the SB02 firmware. I flashed to SB04, but the problem remains. Then I read somewhere that the SB04 firmware does not support bitsetting, so I flashed back to SB02. That didn’t help. I have not yet tried SB06 (the latest version), but have a feeling that doing so would not make a difference. There’s got to be a way to do this, even if I have to do it for each individual disc (as opposed to permanently), but I just can’t seem to get it to work.


#2

You can tell from my sig what I am running & I have no problem with ImgBurn, in fact it automatically booktypes Dvd+R, Dvd+R DL to Dvd-Rom for my SH-S182D (SB06). Are you sure that you are scrolling far enough down to Information last recorded in the right hand window of ImgBurn after the burn has finished?


#3

Dang. You may have hit it right on the head – may be DVD-ROM after all. I wonder why it won’t play on my standalone. Below is the ImgBurn discovery info from the burned disc. Maybe that will help identify the issue. Thanks.

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW SH-S182D SB02 (ATA)
Current Profile: DVD+R DL

Disc Information:
Status: Complete
Erasable: No
Sessions: 1
Sectors: 3,924,128
Size: 8,036,614,144 bytes
Time: 872:03:53 (MM:SS:FF)
Supported Write Speeds: 2.4x

DVD±R DL Boundary Information:
L0 Data Zone Capacity: 1,962,064
Changeable: No

TOC Information:
Session 1…
-> Track 01 (Mode 1, LBA: 0 - 3924127)
-> LeadOut (LBA: 3924128)

Physical Format Information (ADIP):
Disc ID: MKM-001-00
Book Type: DVD+R DL
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,283,519

Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: MKM-001-00
Book Type: DVD-ROM
Part Version: 1
Disc Size: 120mm
Maximum Read Rate: Not Specified
Number of Layers: 2
Track Path: Opposite Track Path (OTP)
Linear Density: 0.293 um/bit
Track Density: 0.74 um/track
First Physical Sector of Data Area: 196,608
Last Physical Sector of Data Area: 16,580,607
Last Physical Sector in Layer 0: 2,158,671

Layer Information:
Layer 0 Sectors: 1,962,064 (50%)
Layer 1 Sectors: 1,962,064 (50%)