How do you do....it? Thread, autorun video cd in Technical; How would you go about creating a CD/DVD that will automatically play a folder of videos? I've had a go ...
1st March 2010, 03:12 PM #1
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?
1st March 2010, 03:13 PM #2
have you tried creating a playlist
and then make an autorun file?
1st March 2010, 03:35 PM #3
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.
Originally Posted by adameye
1st March 2010, 03:43 PM #4
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?
1st March 2010, 04:01 PM #5
Aye, that's a good point. I'll look into it.
1st March 2010, 04:09 PM #6
have you got a linux machine? dvd styler is what i use for making dvd's like that
1st March 2010, 04:34 PM #7
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.
1st March 2010, 04:36 PM #8
Or if you want to go the DVD route on a Windows machine, you could use DVD Flick
1st March 2010, 04:42 PM #9
any preference on scripting language or you ok at making your own script to do this ?
Originally Posted by abullett
2nd March 2010, 09:38 AM #10
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!
2nd March 2010, 09:45 AM #11
dvd styler ?? as in dvd flick ?
Originally Posted by fafster
2nd March 2010, 09:49 AM #12
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
2nd March 2010, 10:07 AM #13
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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