Permanent Booktype Setting LG 4163B

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#1

Hi is there any way of permanently setting the booktype for an LG 4163B to DVD-ROM. Also is there a limit to the number of times thsi drive cand be bitset.
Thanks


#2

Nope, but you can automatically have it set on startup using this


#3

Do not forget to set booktype again when coming out of standby!


#4

Thanks for the replies. Alexnoe, which files do I put in Autostart, I am using Windows XP. I assume unlike eprom booktype setting, booktype changes are unlimited


#5

The readme.txt file says everything: What to use, how to ensure that it worked, and how to troubleshot


#6

Thanks works fine!!


#7

okay been trying to add the set_dvdrom.bat as a startup item using strun or startup manager of advanced system optimizer. for some reason it doesn’t get saved. when i open up strun or startup manager the item is no longer there. any ideas?

thanks.


#8

I also had a question on Bitsetting for the 4163. If I set it in Nero, will it retain the setting when I start another program such as CloneDVD?

Thanks.


#9

now when i try to run the batch file it says, ‘bitset’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

can anyone help me?


#10

not nice… copy bitset.exe to your \windows\system32 folder, that should fix it

If I set it in Nero, will it retain the setting when I start another program such as CloneDVD?
Only if you have recorded a DVD+ disc with Nero.

okay been trying to add the set_dvdrom.bat as a startup item using strun or startup manager of advanced system optimizer. for some reason it doesn’t get saved. when i open up strun or startup manager the item is no longer there. any ideas?
Do it manually… right click on “start” -> “explore” -> programs -> startup -> add a shortcut to it there


#11

finally it works. thank you mr. alexnoe.

but do you really have to press any key for the command line to close?


#12

No. Just delete the “pause” command in “set_dvdrom.bat”.


#13

sorry if this is a silly question but how do i do that?


#14

Open the file “set_dvdrom.bat” in any editor (e.g. Notepad).
Delete the word “pause” and save the file. That’s it.

If you want to see the window for just a few seconds (e.g. ~ 5 s), you could add the following line in “set_dvdrom.bat”:

ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 > nul

The whole “set_dvdrom.bat” then should have 2 lines:

bitset dvd-rom dvd-rom
ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 > nul

#15

ok thanks sir palko. will give it a try when i get home later.


#16

i read a review saying that it automatically changes the booktype to dvd-rom…
http://www.extrememhz.com/gsa4163b-p10.shtml

Speaking of compatibility, the LG GSA-4163B will automatically set the booktype of both DVD+R and DVD+R DL media to DVD-ROM. This will provide the highest level of compatibility with standalone DVD players and eliminates that need for utilities and/or supported third-party software to do this.

but it really doesnt, right?


#17

It’s been a while since the link to BitSet was published :slight_smile:
The link is dead now. Could anybody share the utility, please?


#18

Yes, someone can provide the link please. I want to enable permanent bitsetting to my LG drives. Thanks :flower:.


#19

You can always use your burning application to set the booktype as you like, i also think that it will be a little hard to find a 3 years old utility.


#20

[QUOTE=vroom;2099181]You can always use your burning application to set the booktype as you like, i also think that it will be a little hard to find a 3 years old utility.[/QUOTE]

Yes, I think the same too. The thing is that I always forget to enable the bitsetting to DVD-ROM :stuck_out_tongue: and I’m kind of upset, because all my burners have the bitsetting activated by default and the LG’s doesn’t. By the way congratulations vroom :clap:.