What does "auto-bitsetting" do

vbimport

#1

Hi
I have updated the Firmware on my NEC 3500AG D/L burner to version 2.18
and everything working ok, now burning to 8.5gb disc’s.

Can somebody tell me what does “auto-bitsetting” do and do i need it. I was told about the firmware “Mad Dog release (2.FA) if you want auto-bitsetting”

what are the advantages of auto-bitsetting?

Mac-1


#2

It sets booktype to dvd-rom. It’s only necessary if you use dvd+r discs and want to play it in an older dvd player (standalone) that doesn’t support dvd+r. :wink:


#3

Use 2.18_liggy_Ritek_SE instead. It can be found at: http://www.micheldeboer.nl/firmware/index.html

This firmware has all the advantages of 2.FA (bitsetting) with the better write strategies of 2.18. It also has the riplock removed, is rpc1, and has ritek dl support.


#4

Does the 2.18 liggy ritek se autobitset then or do you have to manually change it?


#5

auto for dl…needs set for sl & rw. the bitsetting portion of this firmware came from 2.FA…


#6

as an aside…their are known issues with rw bitsetting (a bug in the original maddog firmware). look around their are a couple threads on it…


#7

Now i’m getting really confused? can you explain what the below term’s means.

1: Motorcycle said: It sets booktype to dvd-rom.

2: Spyfry said: It also has the riplock removed, is rpc1, and has ritek dl support.

or can you point me in the right direction that will explain what all these things mean.

As I have just got my dvd+r dl working, i will leave well alone for now until i understand more about things.


#8

booktype – check the faq
riplock – nec drives from the factory are limited to 2x on reading dvd video which makes ripping dvds very slow. supposedly they do this to make the drive quiet.
riplock removed – no more riplock
rpc1 – region control time for google or the faq if it is there
ritek dl – popular Dual Layer media