Dam this is annoying. My stupid home player wont recognize DVD+R media unless the booktype is forced to DVD-rom. That would be ok but with DVD+RW media it’s exactly the bloody opposite. It handles DVD+RW media just fine if the booktype is unaltered but wont touch it if the booktype is forced to DVD-rom.
My burner is Pioneer 108 and it doesn’t allow booktype setting so for a very long time I couldn’t use DVD+R, not if I wanted to be able to play it in my home player that is, but I could use DVD-R and DVD+RW without any problems.
Now I’ve flashed an alternate firmware (piodata rev 118) and with this firmware it always forces the booktype of both DVD+R and DVD+RW media to DVD-rom. Great, so now DVD+R’s I burn are ok but I can no longer use my DVD+RW’s in the player. Grrrrrrr.
Well there’s a sort of a way out. The booktype of the DVD+RW media only seems to get set either when a new disk is used for the first time or when it undergoes a full (not quick) erase. So at least if I full erase on another burner that sets the book type of +RW’s to DVD+RW then I seem to be able to burn (and quick erase) these media as many times as I wish and the booktype stays at DVD+RW and I am able to play them.
Has anyone else ever come across this type of problem before.