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Lite-On booktype changing
Lite-On booktype changing –
The newest Lite-On 411s firmware has the ability to change the booktype on DVD+R(w) media.
For anyone out there with the older (v3 or below i believe) PS2's wishing to backup to + dvd media now have your chance if you have a liteon.
Not sure about how this works on the older ones since i have a v7, but lots of people have reported that their old DVD players WILL read dvd+r(w) media with the booktype set to DVD-ROM, even if their players couldn't read DVD+R(w).
I am always interest in this....MY v9 ps2 won't read DVD+RW...I think it's a bad media....RICOH...that's the brand....
I wonder if I change it to DVD-rom...will it have a higher chances??
ONe last thing...How do I actually go about changing the booKtype...
I got the program saying that i'm changing it...but I don't know what to do next...
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They have two ways to change the booktype. There is a 3rd party program for liteon's named appropriately enough "Booktype". You can just run it (keep it open before, and during your burn). Or if you have the newest firmware, some burning programs actually let you select the booktype before you burn. I have one that asks me, i forget which one is, but i only use a few.
Nero 220.127.116.11 Ultra Edition
If i remember correctly it was nero that allows me to change it before i burn, which is pretty nifty.
And yes, it will most likely have higher chances of reading even _shady_ media. The dvd+r that came with my drive played choppy, i burned another with the booktype set to DVD-ROM and it was smooth as silk. Can't guarantee the same, since it WAS a different brand of media, but i'm sure it can't hurt.
Setting a DVD+RW to DVD-ROM will result in a disk that you cannot rewrite anymore. If your V9 can't read DVD+RW that is caused by Sony's media identification. (assuming you a chipped PS2...) And, before doing anything with bitsetting it's always safer to examine some other brands, as wrong setting will result in unusable disks.
But it will be read as a DVD-ROM. Sucks that you won't be able to change the data on it anymore, but whatever you did write will be read as a dvd-rom, but basically turning your rw into an r.
Setting a DVD+RW to DVD-ROM will result in a disk that you cannot rewrite anymore.
But what's the point of that ? (I mean setting the media ID bit with +RW disks) RW means rewritable, and if you "convert" that to a ROM (resulting that you will lose its rewritability) why don't you simply use a real -/+R disk ? They cost less, and ALSO don't forget the reflectivity. When turning an RW to ROM, you can't change its physical parameters, so its low reflectivity compared to the REAL ROM and/or real DVD+/-R won't change. So it won't help in reading the disk itself, especially if you have a PS2 with a worn laser. Anyway, when you convert a +RW disk to ROM, well the PS2 disk authorization system may be cheated and chip limitation will be smaller, but it's not a final solution. Booksetting is good when dealing with +R disks, but let's not forget it would not be needed at all, if the DVD Alliance could have created a REAL media that would be REALLY compatible, and not just in its name... just as the DVD Forum did with the minus format. (admitting that the minus format has its negative side aswell, but at least not in compatibility)