Does hiding the ATIP info stop smartburn?

Simple question:

Does using the “hide cd-r media” option in programs like clonecd prevent smartburn from working? Only asking this because the smartburn utility from Lite-on doesnt work when I have this option selected. If the utility doesnt work how can other things?

Yup. Hide ATIP makes a regular CD-R into a regular CD.

The HIDE CDR option makes a CDR look like a real CD which doesnt have an ATIP so Smartburn will not work when this option is enabled.