I just realized again something I didn’t remember the first time I setup my LiteOn drive and it was to set the drive to booktype to -ROM for all +R media. Now I have to reburn the backups from the source again. What a waste of precious blank media and that includes DL media besides the +R media. I forgot since the previous LiteOn I did the same thing forgetting to change the booktype to -ROM and having to do the job all over again. So if anyone does get a LiteOn don’t forget to change the booktype as well. Just put in a blank DL or +R media and use LiteOn Booktype utility and change the booktype to DVD-ROM. Just so it’s more compatible with standalone players.
Reporting back for some odd reason if I have the force hyper and overburn unchecked it copies correctly but if I have them check it causes coasters. I do know I did it with my previous liteon and didn’t have any problems? I guess I can live without those two settings. And without those checked it correctly burned backup dvd movies.
Is setting booktype still an issue in year 2010? Are you changing booktype because some DVD players that were manufatured 10 years ago can’t read DVD+R discs?
I do find it annoying that the iHAS424-98 DVD burner can’t change the booktype - but, I haven’t seen a DVD player in at least 5 years that can’t read DVD+R discs.
I just took a DVD+R disc I burned with my iHAS424-98 (booktype=DVD+R) and played it in an APEX AD-1500 DVD player manufactured in 2001.
Am I missing something? Is booktype a relevant issue in 2010?
Houston, Texas, USA
Issues only with obsolete and outdated devices, that’s for sure.
I’ve been able to set the booktype for a an iHAS424-98 B - perhaps this is because it’s the “B” variety ? (manufactured Aug 2010 , firmware GL14) .
I used the old Lite-On Settings Utility that I still had from my good 'ole cross-flashed 412s/812s, burned a few DVD+RW dics , verified they were DVD-ROM booktype afterward (guess it doesn’t matter these days , but I think back to the earlier DVD burning days & just like all of my discs to have the DVD-ROM booktype status).
I find the whole naming of the iHAS424 series to be confusing - the A, B, Y versions…
There doesn’t seem to be firmware for any of these on the Lite On site - I can see if this new drive doesn’t have firmware yet (if the B variety just came out for instance) - but you’d think you’d see firmware downloadable for the older 2009 iHAS424 drives - I know the Y drive is totally diff than the A - so how could you know which firmware to download if were avail on the official Lite-On site ? (it would have to denote the diff versions of the drive)
I miss the old days, Omni Patcher, creating custom firmwares …
All of the activity on this board…
I think I will give the new drive to a friend and get something else. Have to research to find a current drive that has a good following (custom ROM patching, updates etc.).
After the classic Litey’s and a BenQ 1640 - I miss those old drives, hope I can find a new SATA equiv…
Check out the BenQ section, they leaved the optical biz a while ago.
[QUOTE=chef;2555732]Check out the BenQ section, they leaved the optical biz a while ago.[/QUOTE]
I did, dissapointing to see the BenQ drives vanish