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Hi, first off want to say, kwag your KVCD & KDVD templates are amazing... and sansgrip's avisynth plugins too.

Secondly, I have a seemingly strange request... I need my KVCD's (352x240, if that matters) to play automatically in windows. I need this because when I give and/or mail to prospective customers I need it to play with little effort on their part in their PC. Customers aren't going to spend a lot of time figuring out how to play it.. lol.

My first thought was to create an autorun.inf file, and I did and it worked... sort of. I used the instructions from : http://navasgrp.home.att.net/tech/autoplay_vcd.htm
works great in WinXP Pro, but Win2k PRO with media player 7 was unable to open the file. And because I can't rely on everyone having XP, I must (hopefully) find another alternative.

Thanks for any help!

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Hi NyteSkyy,

Why don't you burn your KVCD MPEG-1 on the CD as a "Data" CD instead of VCD, and then you can even burn a small software MPEG-1 player with a bootstrap (Autorun) on the CD
This way, the movie will start to play as soon as you insert the CD.

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You are quite correct, I tested zoom player and it worked like a charm. Also d I want to thank you for the incredibly fast reply... your board is quite the resource, I know I've spent many hours reading it already.

Is there any specific player you'd recomend? And I wonder, even though I won't be selling it, it would be used to display the product my friend is selling... I'm not sure if this would violate any "free for non-commercial use" restrictions. any comments?

Thanks again, Kwag.
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Well, you can sure bundle the KVCD Media Player
It's really basic and light weight player, but it's also very and I mean VERY small
Get it here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1736
Let me know if it works for you

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Excellent, and thanks for giving me permission. ^_^

Ok, I have a couple of Q's regarding your player. I noticed that upon loading the media it doesn't autoplay, and doesn't automatically resize to 100%.

If you wouldn't mind helping me fill in the autorun file, I'd really appreciate it.

Code:
[autorun] 
open=KVCDPlayer.exe [next..? ]
What I need to do is load vcd.asx (which is below, and it doesn't have to be named vcd.asx.. in fact, not sure what it should be) have it autoplay and resize to 100%.

Code:
<ASX Version = "3.0">
<Title>Title Here</Title>

  <Entry>
    <Title>Title Here</Title>
    <Ref href = "MPEGAV\AVSEQ01.DAT" />
  </Entry>

</ASX>
I don't have a whole lot of experience coding, so this is all fairly new to me, and I appreciate all your help and input. Thanks a ton.

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Hi NyteSkyy,

You might be better off setting WMP to autorun
The KVCD Media Player lacks many friendly end user controlls like seeking to different parts of a movie, etc. It was really a quick hack player to test different video and audio formats. WMP already resides in every Windows version, so it's just a matter of setting the autorun.inf to execute. This way users have full control of volume slider, etc., which doesn't exist in the KVCD player
I haven't worked with autorun too much, so I can't tell you exactly how to wrap that up . Here's the complete info on autorun setups: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...oplay_cmds.asp
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a few months ago a do a simple "autorun.inf"
that open the wmp or zoomplayer and play automatically.(of course)

is very simple!

a problem:
i save it on cdr and have to find it now! don't remember where....

i'm searching!
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hi NyteSkyy

after a long search i found where i was saved the autorun.inf !

(puf,puf,puf)was in a cd with lots of prog burn in october 2002.

i test it many times and use to autoplay my divx cds:

for WMP7: copy "this" and save as autorun.inf
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
[autorun]
open=start mplayer2.exe /fullscreen /play /close \yourvideo.avi
icon=youricon.ico ding=0 cellspacing=0>
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


for "old" WMP: copy "this" and save as autorun.inf
----------------------------------------------------
[autorun]
open=start wmplayer.exe \yourmovie.avi
icon=youricon.ico
----------------------------------------------------

i do it to play divx(.avi)
change to xxx.Mpg or what you need,it will work!
change the names of xxx.avi and xxx.ico !
if you don't want to use icon,remove the line
" icon=youricon.ico" (of course)
the icon that you choose will be the icon of the cd
when you see it in explorer(of course)

ps:
do a test with a little sample and burn in cdr-w.

don't bore about lots "of course" that i wrote
is my way to turn it all clear to you understand me,ok?

i think it could be usefull for you!



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Quote:
Originally Posted by kwag
Why don't you burn your KVCD MPEG-1 on the CD as a "Data" CD instead of VCD, and then you can even burn a small software MPEG-1 player with a bootstrap (Autorun) on the CD icon_idea.gif
This way, the movie will start to play as soon as you insert the CD.
I just wanted to check to see if the max mb to fit on 80 min cd would be 700mb if burned as data? Or another way to ask the question- is this mode 1?

thnx,
ren
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rendalunit

I just wanted to check to see if the max mb to fit on 80 min cd would be 700mb if burned as data? Or another way to ask the question- is this mode 1?

thnx,
ren
Hi Ren,

Yes, data CDs are burned as MODE-1. There's a program called mode2cdmaker that let's you burn the full 800MB as data in MODE-2
Get it here: http://es.geocities.com/dextstuff/mode2cdmaker.html

Edit: Or you can use my old trick, and that is to fire up VCDEasy, and go to ISO menu and drag@drop your files to the root of the disk. Then you'll burn a VCD in MODE-2 without any movies, but your files will be there .
There will be a small overhead of VCD headers, etc., ~10MB. You can call it a dummy VCD with data



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hey thanks kwag,

I'm interested in the Autoplay for my dad who's not able to play my backup of Amadeus- so i need to simplify it for him

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Kwag, you're micro-player is amazingly impressive given it's a whole 23K (that probably would have fit on a VIC 20 ).

A few things I thought of that would make it much more useful; not sure how hard (or easy) they are to add:

- drag-and-drop loading of movies
- info screen with basic specs (res, fps, MPEG1 or 2, maybe audio specs)
(ideally displays automatically or via simple keystroke- no mouse menu)
- that basic info on the status line (res, fps)

Given that you might not be interested in any updates, anyone have recommendations for a blazingly fast loading video player that has those features?
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02-18-2003, 11:22 PM
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anyone have recommendations for a blazingly fast loading video player that has those features?
IrfanView http://www.irfanview.com/

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