Book Type Change for the TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H D500 (ATA)
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 12:48 PM
Reason: Invalid Field in CDB"
I am using a pack of Verbatim DVD+R DL (MKM-001-00; Made In Singapore) that work perfectly with my desktop's Lite-On drive. The burn was successfully completed and the DVD plays on my laptop. However, this is what I get when I put the burned DVD back into the laptop drive:
"Physical Format Information (Last Recorded):
Disc ID: MKM-001-00
Book Type: DVD+R DL"
I always get a book type of DVD-ROM with my desktop and I've seen other members of this forum that have TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H drives that booktype to DVD-ROM. I should add that, under the "Change Book Type" feature, I clicked on "Advanced" ("Configure Drive OEM") and entered "TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H D500" into the Drive ID area. I also updated my firmware to the most recent (D500) on the Dell site. What else can I do to change the booktype to DVD-ROM?
Please help and thank you in advance for your time.
This is the log of the burn:
; ImgBurn Version 126.96.36.199 - Log
; Monday, 18 August 2008, 07:18:44
I 05:50:09 ImgBurn Version 188.8.131.52 started!
I 05:50:09 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (6.0, Build 6001 : Service Pack 1)
I 05:50:09 Total Physical Memory: 3,134,780 KB - Available: 2,004,512 KB
I 05:50:10 Initialising SPTI...
I 05:50:10 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices...
I 05:50:10 Found 1 DVD
Posted 18 August 2008 - 01:14 PM
Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:22 PM
After a quick check over at CDFreaks forum I found out that Dell's D500 firmware (possibly older versions too) doesn't allow booktyping/bitsetting of +R media
Ggggreeaaat. Thanks for the response! Anybody know if booktyping/bitsetting absolutely necessary? Is it just for the oldest of standalone DVD players? Should I burn DVD's exclusively on my desktop? What do you think? Also, what is crossflashing and do you suggest it? Thanks in advance to anyone who responds.
Edited by jazzytaxi, 18 August 2008 - 05:24 PM.
Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:06 PM
If you can, stick to burning with your desktop computer, as burns on that drive (if it's not too old and has up-to-date firmware) are likely to be better quality than the ones made with your laptop burner, especially on dual-layer media.
Crossflashing is when you apply on your burner a firmware that was made for a different burner/model. In your case, your burner is manufactured by Samsung and uses Dell firmware. By crossflashing it to the equivalent Samsung model, you'd be using firmware made the burner's manufacturer themselves, which usually has better support and burn quality for most types of media. Crossflashing isn't a complete paradise though: it can easily render your drive completely inoperable and could even prevent your computer from starting when the crossflashed drive is connected. I would only advise doing it if your laptop burner was the only one you could use, if you needed it for an emergency or if you couldn't care less about losing the drive
Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:39 PM
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