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Gints Klimanis August 15th, 2005 12:59 AM

bitsetting ? how ?

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



Devin Eskew August 15th, 2005 08:11 AM


Originally Posted by Gints Klimanis

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



-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.

Christopher Lefchik August 15th, 2005 04:21 PM

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

Emre Safak August 15th, 2005 06:01 PM

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.

Gints Klimanis August 15th, 2005 06:20 PM

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.


Gints Klimanis August 15th, 2005 07:02 PM

bitsetting utility

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 :


Thanks for all for getting me started on this.

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