How Do I Change The Book Type?

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#1

I have a Norwood (BenQ 1650) that came with firmware GCFC.
I’m using IMGBurn to burn Verbatim 16x DVD+R media.
I have not updated to BenQ firmware or installed Q-Suite.

I’m backing-up a movie.
I’ve heard that I should change the book type from DVD+R to DVD-R.

In IMGBurn, I click Tools/Drive/Change Book Type/BenQ
Change for: DVD+R
Current Setting: Unknown
New Setting: DVD-R

When I repeat those steps, it shows the “Current Setting” as “DVD-R”.
After burning a disc and cycling the tray, IMGBurn reports that the disc is of Book Type DVD+R.

Thanks for any help


#2

I guess you could try BenQ Booktype Management Tool or Nero CD-DVD Speed but i don’t know if they work with oem f/w’s. I’ve never kept my oem BenQ drives oem. I always cross flash them to retail.


#3

Although this is “technically” possible it’s still only a play with letters and all nonsense.

Bitsett to DVD-ROM and be happy. :wink:

BTW, please don’t crosspost this crap around our forum.


#4

Right! (except for the “c” word) :iagree:

@Parato Optimal: You have posted the same question in two other threads here and here, where the question is off-topic, and can be considered hi-jacking attempts, and cross-posting is also against our forum rules because it creates additional work for the people involved.

Please don’t cross-post again!


#5

Dragemaster,
My appologies, I didn’t know it wasn’t allowed.
I made my original post here.
I ventured into other posts where I found knowledgeable people whom I thought could give me a quick solution.
I thought they might not condesend to my origianl post as too simple for them.
I’ve posted much information in that forum to help others find BenQ drives.
I thought they wouldn’t mind helping me with a simple bitsetting problem.

Pinto,
You didn’t understand the problem. I am bitsetting to DVD-ROM.
The problem is that it doesn’t take.
Every bitsetting software I use tells me it has done it’s job.
The resulting burn is still of book type DVD+R.

I’m going to crossflash to BenQ firmware.
Maybe the generic firmware doesn’t allow bitsetting.

It isn’t crap to post an honest question.
I now know that it was a mistake to place it in the wrong thread.

Thanks for the help


#6

Crossflash your drive to the official Benq firmware and you’ll be able to have bitsetting to dvdrom for single layer dvd+r media & be able to use QSUITE 2.1. Using the OEM firmware that starts with “G” will not allow bitsetting. :wink:

You’ll get responses from other members so just post your question once. :slight_smile:


#7

:sad: Sorry to offend you Parato Optimal because that was not my intention, but if you read your 3 posts you actually wrote “[I]from DVD+R to DVD-R[/I]”, nothing elses.
And from time to time there have been members trying to achieve this trick.

AFAIK, DW1640 with generic firmware auto bitsets DVD+R/+RW/+DL media to DVD-ROM. I doubt DW165* drives with G*** firmwares are any different. :wink:
See attachment with my 1640 flashed with generic firmware GSHB.




#8

BTW while this problem been brought up, our member [I]alexnoe[/I] wrote a nice utility that will enable auto bitsetting on all types of BenQ, LG, NEC and their rebadges drives, if anyone still has problems achieving this. :slight_smile:

http://www.alexander-noe.com/cdvd/bitsetting/index.eng.php


#9

Thank you pinto2 i just bookmarked that link :slight_smile: Also thank you for looking into BenQ oem f/w’s and bitsetting/booktyping :clap:


#10

Thank you all for the great help.

CD-DVD Speed shows my current book type as CD-ROM but burned discs prove to be DVD+R.
I think this firmware needs to be crossflashed to BenQ to enable bitsetting.
alexnoe has done some great work.

Thank you all again for your knowledge and advice.