All along I have left this box unchecked and have not any any problems playing any of my burned DVDs on my stand-alone DVD player.
But today I decided to try an experiement and check the “Set Booktype to DVD-ROM” box. The reason was that I kept reading here and elsewhere that DVD-ROM booktype was recommended if burning to DVD+R or +RW media. Since I experimented with a DVD+RW I had nothing to lose.
Anyway, although the burn completed successfully, the DVD+RW would not play on my stand-alone DVD player. The DVD seemed to be recognized but never made it to the main menu screen. The player just reverted to the blue screen I get when there is no disc inserted. However, this disk did play from the DVD burner’s drive.
Any ideas why the DVD-ROM booktype setting resulted in an unplayable DVD on my DVD player?