[QUOTE=DrageMester;2064391]Bitsetting is not about better burns. It’s about making players/readers read a DVD+R disc that they would otherwise refuse to read.
If you have such a drive/player, then bitsetting doesn’t improve the quality - it is the difference between being able to read/play the disc and NOT being able to read/play the disc. It’s that simple.[/QUOTE]
That’s what I thought
However I believe there’s a fairly large amount of people who think it has mythical abilities to prevent skipping/playback issues. If it’s set to DVD+R and reads half the time and skips etc. Bitsetting won’t make a difference to it’s playback. Bitsetting would only affect discs that simply refuse to play at all only because they refuse to read anything with a -+ format.
Since I sometimes have to read data DVDs in unknown computers, I consider bitsetting important. My previous laptop computer would refuse to read DVD+R (booktype DVD+R), DVD+RW (booktype DVD+RW) and DVD-RW, but it would read DVD-R, DVD+R (booktype DVD-ROM) and DVD+RW (booktype DVD-ROM), so bitsetting made the difference between a disc being usable and unusable.
If you don’t have the need to read/play DVDs in such drives, then good for you, but things are not mythical just because they are not important to you.
Well, you make a fair point there but I did say it was only mythical when it comes to making a better burn. Of course by better burn I mean quality wise, which plenty of people are probably completely confused about with bitsetting. Bitsetting is only useful when things won’t play, and that’s not very often for myself and most users. So if it’s only useful for say 3-5% out of all people who might encounter problems, it’s pretty useless in general IMO. It’s not like bitsetting affects a vast amount of people. It is GOOD to have it available though
EDIT: looks like negritude is on the same page as me. I’ve also never had -R not play and then have a +R bitset work fine. Some early model PS2s would not play +R very well, but -R never had problems, even shitty princo would work.