This will sound like a broken record, but...
Generally, but not always. Not knowing any specifics, I would try 4X. Usually 1/2 the rated speed of the media is a safe starting point
If using +R, +RW,+R DL, always bitset, there's really no downside to this.
You can't change the booktype on -R media
Everyone has their preferences and opinions. Burners and players can be finicky and some burners do better with a particular format and blank media (ie., MID or media code).
My own preference is +R, but I've burned 100's of -R without any real problems.
I don't think this is going to make too much difference. I've played with the settings a bit and for the most part i don't believe it will matter. I think the default is 2 and 32...I'd just leave it there. Actually, I have "Ignore all reading errors automatically" checked...works fine.
If you run into read errors, one of the first settings to change is:
"Enable read-ahead cache"
Uncheck this. It may slow down your read time a little, but I don't think you'll notice.
Hope this helps
Oh well, old and slow...again... :eek:
And in case my answer about bitsetting in confusing...signals is spot on.
While it's true that you can't change the booktype on -R media, enabling changing the booktype won't hurt if you're using -R media.
Fab's bitsetting was always inconsistent for me with Liteon burners, but seems to work well for most. I use Benq's Q-Suite or Liteon utilities.