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What is Booktype / BitSetting?

This page is the front for www.booktypefaq.com. If this is your first visit to k-probe.com, welcome. Use the bitsetting (Set Booktype) feature in your bitsetting software to set your DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL Media (Only DVD+R/+RW Media) backup to DVD-ROM for much higher compatibility with older DVD players and Game Consoles such as XBOX and PS2. Bitsetting is done during the burning process when bitsetting DVD+R Media. DVD-R Media Bitsetting, Booktyping is at the moment debatable [DVD-R Bitsetting Thread].

When the booktype field (bitsetting) is changed to DVD-ROM then DVD players are fooled and will think the user has put in a DVD-ROM disc instead of a DVD+R disc and will read it accordingly. This results in an increased chance that the player is able to read the disc and thatís why the ability to change the booktype field (bitsetting) is essential to a lot of users. Certainly owners of a DVD player that requires this field to be set to DVD-ROM, in order to work properly, will prefer a DVD recorder that supports setting the booktype field. - Quote from CDFreaks.com

You can also set/change your DVD+RW Media's bitsetting/booktype, but the difference is that you can bitset DVD+RW Media even AFTER you have burned it.

Here are directions on how to Bitset or Change the BookType with DVD Decrypter on Plextor, NEC, BenQ, LG, LITE-ON, Nu Tech/QSI and Ricoh Burners. There is no one best bitsetting utility out there, if it works for your burner it works. You can also use Nero to Change the BookType or BitSet, check out our NERO Booktype Tutorial for directions how. Note: Only Nero SmartStart/Express version 6.3.1.6 or above support BitSet or Changing the BookType. If Nero and DVD Decrypter does not Change the BookType or BitSet your DVD+R to DVD-ROM please refer to other Bitsetting Programs

How to tell if the disc you burned is already booktyped to DVD-ROM? - Read the disc using programs such as DVDInfoPro, Nero CD-DVD Speed, DVD Identifier, or DVD Decrypter to read your (already) burned DVD Media.

DVD Decrypter Updated 6/6/2005: "DVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0 is the last version you"ll ever see." - Quote from Author LIGHTNING UK! about DVD Decrypter v3.5.4.0 Utility for your Burner. This program is no longer available as a result of copyright infringement. You can still find and download the program online if you do your research Google it!

Change Your DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL Media to DVD-ROM
  1. This tutorial assumes that you have a working ISO to burn
  2. Put in a Blank DVD+R or DVD+RW Disk into your DVD Burner
  3. Open up the DVD Decrypter
  4. Select your dvd burner
    Booktype Step 1: DVD Burner Selection
  5. Click on Mode > ISO > Write To see your current settings
    Booktype Step 2: Write Selection
  6. Right click on the destination box which has your burner selected then highlight and select "Change Book Type":
    Booktype Step 3: Change Book Type
  7. Then select your respected burner's name which are on the tabs:
    Booktype Step 4: Select Burner Tab
  8. The Change For is basically what media you want to change to DVD-ROM, (i.e For DVD+R Media, For DVD+RW Media)
    Booktype Step 5: Select Burner Tab
    Booktype Step 6: Select Media You Want to Bitset
  9. Now for New Setting: which you should select "DVD-ROM":
    Booktype Step 7: Select DVD-ROM
  10. Click on the "Change" button, which will then show a Success pop up window
    Booktype Step 8: Change Button
  11. Click on "OK" to close the "Change Book Type" window
  12. Start burning! By Clicking the write button (Picture of Hard drive to DVD)
    Booktype Step 9: Write & Burn
  13. Now whenever you use Decrypter to burn DVD+R Media, it will automatically change the BookType or BitSet it to DVD-ROM
Change Your DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL Media to DVD-ROM using Nero Burning ROM (Click For Nero Express Tutorial)
  1. This tutorial assumes that you have a working ISO to burn
  2. Put in a Blank DVD+R or DVD+RW Disk into your DVD Burner
  3. Open up the Nero SmartStart
  4. Click "Cancel" button to close out the "New Compilation" window when it pops up
  5. Click on "Recorder" > "Choose Recorder".
  6. Select your DVD Burner
  7. Then click on "Options", then on "Book Type Settings", set to "Automatic" and click "OK"
  8. Now whenever you use Nero to burn DVD+R Media, it will automatically change the BookType or BitSet it to DVD-ROM
Change Your DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL Media to DVD-ROM using Nero Express
  1. This tutorial assumes that you have a working ISO to burn
  2. Put in a Blank DVD+R or DVD+RW Disk into your DVD Burner
  3. Open up the Nero SmartStart, then Nero Express
  4. Click on "Copy Entire Disc"
  5. Then click on "Options", then on "Book Type Settings", set to "Automatic" and click "OK"
  6. Now whenever you use Nero to burn DVD+R Media, it will automatically change the BookType or BitSet it to DVD-ROM
Bitsetting unfortunately has its restrictions when it comes to which burner can bitset. Burners that cannot be bitset are burners which are not Ricoh engine based, which bitsetting has based its technology around. For other burners that are not Ricoh Burners you can try the following bitsetting utilities found in the article/links below:
  1. A very nice Bitsetting article titled: Apply Compatibility Bitsettings using a DVD+R/+RW PC Drive by DVDplusRW.org. You can also download the software DVD BitSetter here. At this site you can also find a lot of burner specific booktype utilities for your Ricoh based drives such as Lite-On, BenQ, HP, NU, and NEC burners.
  2. Or DVDInfoPro - Bitsetting capable for LG, BENQ, NU, NEC, BTC, Liteon, Micro Advantage. Access to new DVD-R/RW bitsetting functions added by Nu, BTC and Micro Advantage.
  3. Or DVD Decrypter - Bitsetting capable for Plextor, NEC, BenQ, LG, LITE-ON, Nu Tech/QSI and Ricoh Burners
  4. For NEC Burners (excluding ND-2500A) you can use a programs called: WinBtype or DVD Bitsetter. If you have an ND-2500A, you can use patched firmwares to enable its bitsetting, which can be found here in the forum: ND-2500A Bitsetting Firmware.
  5. Pioneer burners do not officially have any BitSetting/BookType capabilities, but there are Unofficial/Hacked DVD Burner firmwares that enable Booktype, you just have to search around for the model of your burner. Try our K-probe forum.
  6. Nero CD-DVD Speed V3.50 and above - Has added Bitsetting ability for DVD+R DL bitsetting for QSI drives & Bitsetting for AccessTek drives.

Article by Mike Ly for K-probe.com
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