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    autorun video cd

    How would you go about creating a CD/DVD that will automatically play a folder of videos? I've had a go with portable VLC, but it's having issues with relative paths when I want to pass it the video folder. There's a method that uses VLC Portable, but it references and older version. Unfortunately I can't find any archives that store the version (prior to June 2008 work for definite), so I'm out of luck so far.

    Does anyone else have an alternative method?

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    have you tried creating a playlist

    and then make an autorun file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adameye View Post
    have you tried creating a playlist

    and then make an autorun file?
    Sorry, I meant to explain that, too. The method I've been trying to follow involves creating the playlist file, but you have to edit the file locations so that they're relative paths. The current version of VLC doesn't let you do that.

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    Could you not write a batch script or vbs that can be autorun that will startup your portable version of VLC (via a relative path) then determine the appropriate drive letter and pass the string of filenames to it in an absolute form?

    I've never done this, but it must be possible, surely?

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    Aye, that's a good point. I'll look into it.

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    have you got a linux machine? dvd styler is what i use for making dvd's like that

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    Nope, XP. But after checking out the website, it has a windows version.

    Originally I wasn't going to bother with converting to DVD because of mixed results with other tools. Will give this a chance, though.

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    Or if you want to go the DVD route on a Windows machine, you could use DVD Flick

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    Quote Originally Posted by abullett View Post
    Could you not write a batch script or vbs that can be autorun that will startup your portable version of VLC (via a relative path) then determine the appropriate drive letter and pass the string of filenames to it in an absolute form?

    I've never done this, but it must be possible, surely?
    any preference on scripting language or you ok at making your own script to do this ?

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    Well I used DVD Styler in the end. It worked beautifully, transcoding the videos and putting them into an iso for me to burn. I couldn't tell you how long it took, because I let it run overnight and it was finished when I got in this morning.

    Two thumbs up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    Well I used DVD Styler in the end. It worked beautifully, transcoding the videos and putting them into an iso for me to burn. I couldn't tell you how long it took, because I let it run overnight and it was finished when I got in this morning.

    Two thumbs up!
    dvd styler ?? as in dvd flick ?

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    dvd styler as in Dvd Styler

    it normally takes me anything from 20mins to a few hours for it to create ISO images for me

    Toby

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    If its for playing within a computer setting then I would look at HTML auto run or even a clunky power point front end.

    Neither is a fantastic solution but both will work on multiple versions of windows.

    More info, including auto run of movies. http://www.ezau.com/latest/articles/autorun.shtml



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