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    Question "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM" HUH?

    What does it mean when I get this message in NERO Burning: "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM"

    Can I not use the +ROM-type disks for archiving some videos?

    Will they play OK in my DVD players and not just in the computer optical?

    I ask because I got 500 free Memorex DVD+R discs from a friend and if they aren't gonna work, I can just use them for ...uh.. ....what?


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    Default Re: "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM" HUH?

    Yea you should have no problems.
    I have found that DVD+R discs are more reliable than the DVD-R discs. They seem to play in more standalone DVD players.

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    Default Re: "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM" HUH?

    It means it'll be more compatible with whatever you put it in.

    You can either set it by opening up Nero (the main program - recorder menu / choose recorder option)

    Highlight the burner / options down the bottom / change it to DVD-ROM, it's usually on automatic.

    Or before you burn whatever to DVD. However, not all burners have this option

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    Default Re: "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM" HUH?

    Setting the book type to DVD-ROM instead of leaving it as DVD+R means the disc will be more compabtible with some older set top boxes which may have problems playing non DVD-ROM discs.

    I set all my discs to DVD-ROM, even DVD+RW. The book type for each disc can only be set once I think (the first time it is burnt), even for DVD+RW.

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    Default Re: "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM" HUH?

    So, does this mean that I can change the type of DVD via the burner?

    I was under the impression that the + or - values were in the matrix of the physical disc itself and not re-settable.


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    Default Re: "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM" HUH?

    You can't change the type of the disc, but you can change how the disc appears to other devices.

    So the dvd player will think the disc is a DVD-ROM, even if it is actually a DVD+R or DVD+RW.

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    Default Re: "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM" HUH?

    Correct, the DVD-ROM option makes the dvd you've burned more compatible with any dvd player.

    And you've got more chance of the dvd player reading it / and playing it

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    Default Re: "Book Type Set To: DVD+ROM" HUH?

    Thanks...a lot clear-er now.


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