[bct] Re: auto play cds

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 17:00:51 -0600

Rick, Thanks for this.  It will go in my things to look at folder.  Very
helpful.
 
neal
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rick Harmon
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 4:57 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: auto play cds 


Hi,
 
Look at this, hope it helps you.
 
Contrary to what you may have heard from the RIAA, burning a CD-R or
CD-RW is not restricted to music pirates. In many business situations,
the burned CD
is the best way to distribute information to a target audience. For
communications involving PowerPoint presentations, HTML, PDF forms,
Flash animations,
or a number of other applications, the portable and durable CD has
become a common delivery method.
 
The compact disc drive autoplay feature, common to most operating
systems, is a good way to simplify user experience. Autoplay is
controlled by a simple
text-only file called autorun.inf. While there are dozens of software
utilities
available that will help you create the file, all you really need is a
text editor and some basic knowledge.
 
Solution 1
 
The basic configuration of the autorun.inf starts the program to run
when the CD is inserted in the drive, and the icon to display when the
disc is viewed
by Windows Explorer or other directory listing software. The text-only
file, which resides in the root directory of the CD, should look like
this:
[autorun]
open=myprogram.exe
icon=myicon.ico
 
The icon file should also reside in the root directory of the CD.
 
Variations
 
Often the program you want to run will not be located in the root
directory of the CD. If that is the case you must include the path:
[autorun]
open=folder1\folder1A\myfile.exe
icon=myicon.ico
 
Sometimes you may need to pass an argument to the program to be
autoplayed:
[autorun]
open=myprogram.exe /argument
icon=myicon.ico
 
Not a program
 
Sending customers, salespeople, investors, and employees presentations,
PDF files, and HTML documents requires a slight variation to the basic
autorun.inf
file and the addition of a DOS batch file to the CD root directory. The
autorun.inf file opens a batch file, which then opens the file using the
default
program designated for that file type. For example:
[autorun]
open=autorun.bat index.htm
icon=myicon.ico
 
And the autorun.bat file reads:
echo off
@start %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
@exit
 
Using the autorun.inf file to autoplay your burned CDs will prevent
another headache for your users and increase the likelihood of reaching
your target
audience. And because it is a simple text file, it can be created with a
text editor and your normal disc-burning software.

 
 

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Rick Harmon <mailto:rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 5:48 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: auto play cds 

I know a autorun file can be made from something as simple as notepad
and then renamed after creating it.  I'd have to google the info as what
to put into the autorun file as I haven't messed with them in a long
time.
 
Rick
 

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Contact Information:
 
Skype ID: rharmon928
MSN ID: rharmon928@xxxxxxxxxxx
Email: rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone: 330-724-6093
Location: Akron, Ohio USA
 

"The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of
seeing people towards them."
- Helen Keller, 1925
 

 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: CB <mailto:cnoc78@xxxxxxxxx>  
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 5:44 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: auto play cds 

Any ideas on how to go about doing this and how do you launch the menu?
Also what do you use to create the menu?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Rick Harmon <mailto:rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 4:44 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: auto play cds 

Hi,
 
I think you can setup a autorun.inf file on teh cd that will do
something like that.
 
Rick
 

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Contact Information:
 
Skype ID: rharmon928
MSN ID: rharmon928@xxxxxxxxxxx
Email: rickharmon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Phone: 330-724-6093
Location: Akron, Ohio USA
 

"The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of
seeing people towards them."
- Helen Keller, 1925
 

 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: CB <mailto:cnoc78@xxxxxxxxx>  
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 5:40 PM
Subject: [bct] auto play cds 

Hi all,
 
Just wondering if anyone knows of an accessible program to create
autoplay cds.  I would like to create a data cd that has a menu pop up
as soon as you put it in your drive.  I would like to be able to have
different menu options like play this video file or play this audio
file.  If anyone has any ideas that would be great.
 
Thanks,
 
C
 

 



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