[QUOTE=Liggy;2213743]Auto bitsetting means that the firmware automatically sets the booktype of a given disc to DVD-ROM and that you cannot change it. That’s what you have on some (patched) Pioneer firmwares.
Manual bitsetting means that you can run programs like CD-Speed to change the booktype setting between DVD-ROM and the real disctype - just the way you want it to be.[/QUOTE]
So, your Optiarc/NEC modified bt firmwares normally do it the latter way?
I thought that bt firmwares normally allow us to turn on auto-bitsetting via binflash, so that it doesn’t matter what program you use. This is important, for example, when using non-Windows operating systems like OS X and Linux. I want the firmware to auto-bitset, so that I don’t have to remember to do it each time, and so that it’s irrelevant as to what program I am using to burn.
I think I’m missing something. Maybe the way binflash turns on bitsetting on an NEC drive is a different thing from the way auto-bitsetting works on a Pioneer. One can be turned on and off, and the other can’t. However, that seems like a semantical difference that is not how laypeople understand it. To them, whether it’s a permanent thing that can’t be turned off or a semi-permanent thing that can is wholly irrelevant, since 99% of the time, they never want to turn it off in the first place.
You know, I’m a geek myself, but sometimes, geeks and their anal retentive technical precision gets on my nerves.