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Old December 2nd, 2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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Has anybody burned a CD with an auto run feature?

I need to send some video - encoded in WMV 9 to some folks and I would like to have them pop up when they insert the disk in theri computers - has anybody ever done this - and how do you do it?

Where do you find the autorum feauture? Thanks a bunch,
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 05:32 AM   #2
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You need to create two files in addition to your video file all in the root of the cd:

1st file: autorun.inf - with the following lines in it:

[autorun]
ShellExecute=vcd.asx


2nd file: vcd.asx - with the following lines in it

<ASX Version = "3.0">
<Title>put your title here</Title>
<Entry>
<Ref href = "myvideo.wmv"/>
</Entry>
</ASX>


You need to replace the "put your title here" with your own name and "myvideo.wmv" with your actual name of the video.

Hope this helps.
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Old December 3rd, 2004, 03:40 PM   #3
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I bought a program called Autorun from Typhoon Software, It makes an inf. file....It works really well....
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Old December 6th, 2004, 10:37 AM   #4
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Hart, it's easier than all that. You can have the autorun file execute the wmv file directly by opening windows media player followed by the file name. I forget the sytax but something like:

open=mediaplay32 myfile.wmv

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Old December 6th, 2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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Sean,

You might be right but I like using a ASX file as I can control much more that just starting a video. You can control the start offset, play length, create a play list for more that just one video and add advertisements if you what to as just some examples.
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Old December 7th, 2004, 03:35 PM   #6
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Ah, true. I still use MPG-1 files in my self running powerpoint sessions for CDROM. MPG-1 plays quite well and has the ability to be played on any OS, including Linux.

See ya.

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Old December 9th, 2004, 10:36 PM   #7
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Autorun is really great for $40!
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Old December 9th, 2004, 11:30 PM   #8
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i second auto run..great little app...i also applaud anyone for using mpeg 1 files...there is nothing worse then sending out video to the mases only playable on windows...
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Old December 10th, 2004, 07:36 AM   #9
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If you really want to do some great multimedia stuff with CDROM and don't have the time or energy to learn all that you need for Director, take a good look at AutoPlay Menu Studio. It's by Indigo Rose. It's amazing. A bit pricey but you can't do what it does without going to director or Toolkit.

Multiple pages, clickable links, media player friendly, mouseover actions, sound, and lots more. I have used it to author CDROMs for weddings. I use MPG1 there too when I can.

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