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Old August 15th, 2005, 01:59 AM   #1
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bitsetting ? how ?

Hi,

I've been reading about "bit setting" to make a DVD-R look like a DVD-ROM.
How do I do this?

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Old August 15th, 2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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Hi,

I've been reading about "bit setting" to make a DVD-R look like a DVD-ROM.
How do I do this?

Thanks,

Gints
-R like a ROM? I'm not sure I follow. As for bit rate this can easily be altered in many apps. Which ones are your using to author or edit? I.E. Premier, Vegas, FCP, Avid, Encore, DVDIT, DVD Arcitect 3? How long is your project running time? You should shoot for between 5,000 and 8,000 bit rate. However it may be lower if you have little action i.e. talking head or if you are running at two hours.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 05:21 PM   #3
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The BitSetting is a field found on a DVD that identifies what type of formatting it uses (DVD-ROM, DVD+R, etc). Most of the time it doesn't matter, but some older DVD players balk when they read the disk as a DVD+R/W, and refuse to play it. However, if the BitSetting is changed to read DVD-ROM, then they will play the DVD+R/W just fine. (For more information see http://www.videohelp.com/glossary?B#BitSetting.)

It looks like only some DVD recorders allow one to change the BitSetting on a DVD-/+R. See this post: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....62&postcount=4
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Old August 15th, 2005, 07:01 PM   #4
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If you have a BenQ, you change a setting in QSuite, and your burning application will take note.

Devin is referring to the bit rate of the video.
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Old August 15th, 2005, 07:20 PM   #5
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Thanks, Emre. I guess I'll have to get a BenQ.

I posted this in another thread, but I may as well repeat the link.
Here's a list of the DVD burners, and the evaluation parameters mention bitsetting.

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=135828
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Old August 15th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #6
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bitsetting utility

http://www.dvdplusrw.org/Article.asp?mid=0&sid=2&aid=44

That's a link to more info on bitsetting, including instructions on how to setup Nero . Also, there's a link to a free utility, DVD bitsetter, that will also change your drive settings :

http://www.dvdplusrw.org/files/dvdbitsetter2113.zip

Thanks for all for getting me started on this.
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