Help with bitsetting on NEC2500A

vbimport

#1

Sorry for the double post in Newbe forum :a This is where I want to ask.

I give up. I can’t find a single thread with straight forward info, so here I am, asking for help. How can I change the bitsetting / booktype for my dvd media?

I have the NEC 2500A DL-DVD/CD burner
Flashed to Herries 1.07v2 beta 5
Windows XP sp2
System ASPI is not installed (I have Enabled Nero ASPI via the Nero Infotool making no difference)
I have tried to change the bitsetting on DVD+RW and DVD+R media
I have tried to use Nero 6.6.0.1 (Recorder>Choose Recorder>Options and no book type setting is available)
I have used DVDBitsetter.exe (says that I have an incompatable drive)
I have used WinBTypeV2.exe (says that no more changes are allowed)

What is up? According to all I have read here this should be working.
Any help please? Thanks.

Pairustwo


#2

Try GUI version of this > http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/


#3

OK, so what is this?
Firmware updates haven’t been a problem.

Thanks for the clarification.

pairustwo


#4

Run the .exe and click booktype…see if you can change it.


#5

OK so it seems to change the booktype to DVD-ROM, I get a message saying “booktype(s) changed”.
fig.1

However after pressing OK the type in the drop down box reverts back to DVD+RW.
and a check shows that other programs still see the media as DVD+RW.
fig.2

Any Idea what is going on?
Also note that it shows DVD+R DL shows “Not Supported”
What is going on? Isn’t firmware 107v2.b5 supposed to support DL and Bitsetting?
Do I have a bogus copy of firmware?
thanks Pairustwo


#6

OK so I just flashed Mad Dog 2.F8 firmware to my drive.
Now binflash is able to change booktype to DVD-ROM for all three types of Media. Restarting binflash and rescaning shows that the setting is sticking.
Nero still sees the disk as DVD+RW but maybe the binflash changes the setting for the drive and changes the media at write time.
fig.3

Was I wrong about herrie’s firmware supporting bitsetting and DL burning?
Thanks.
pairustwo


#7

unless you fully erase the RW it will not change the booktype


#8

also just of note it will only allow you to change the book type on a brand new disc. so if you are trying to change the book type on a +rw that you have already used then it wont.