DVDecrypter- Changes Available/Booktping

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#1

I just switched from a Lite-On SOHW-832S to the NEC 3550A (firmware has been upgraded to version 1.06). When changing the booktype in DVDecrypter with my Lite-On I could set it to handle both DVD+R and DVD+R DL discs as seen below.

I now have and NEC 3550A installed and when I go to set the booktype I’m only allowed to set either DVD+R or DVD+R DL. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem but when using the NEC to burn with DVDecrypter it says I have 498 changes available (see “Current Settings” below).

Does this mean that after I burn 498 (it started at 500 but I’ve done two burns, hence the 498) DVDs DVDecrypter will lock up so that I can no longer switch booktype for different media? Is there a way to undo that setting? And also, is it possible to change the setting so that booktyping can be set for both DVD+R and DVD+R DL?

Thanks.


#2

Changing booktype is related to the firmware. I’m not sure, but maybe you need a patched firmware to change booktype with your NEC


#3

I’ve already patched it to the latest firmware. My question is more related to the issue of DVDecrypter only allowing you to change the settings a certain number of times.


#4

For what I know there are no limitations.

Try to use latest version of the burning engine of decrypter, aka imgburn


#5

Actually I think 499 is the start point, but that’s irrelevant really.

Don’t worry about this. I’ve a 4570 with modded firmware with bitsetting capability & despite having bittsetting of DVD+R -> DVD-ROM and having burned quite a few +R disks it still says 498 available.


#6

That’s the number of times you can change the booktype setting itself - probably before the flash memory dies… I dunno.

It’s by no means anything to do with the number of burns you can do.


#7

…and with Binflash you can reset that counter, whenever you like. :smiley:
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#8

I have a slightly different problem but on the same topic. I have a ND-3550A and am using this in conjunction with a 8X Philips DVD+R. At the time of burning, when I try to change the booktype in DVD Decrypter to DVD-ROM and click “OK”, it popups a message window saying “FAILED” and it leaves the booktype unchanged. Is there something I need to do before I can change the booktype. Any suggestions?


#9

Unless you have some non standard nec firmware, you can’t change the booktype for dvd+r.
Only certain firmware versions can do it and they don’t come on drives sold as ‘NEC’ drives.

Search the forum a little and I’m sure you’ll find a firmware that WILL let you though.


#10

but that doesnt seem right as the original post by Multiple-Miggs shows that he is using the original NEC firmware 1.06. The only difference is that I am still on 1.05. Does anybody know the differences between 1.05 & 1.06, i.e., would upgrading the firmware resolve this issue?


#11

He could have got the bit setting firmware from here . It would still show as standard NEC but allow bit setting.


#12

Apologies if I gave that impression- my 1.06 firmware is the modded one that allows booktyping for DVD+R & DVD+R DL.

Thanks for all the help/responses.