autoplay.ini and video files

From Visual Basic to GNU C, this is the place to talk programming.

Moderators: SecretSquirrel, just brew it!

autoplay.ini and video files

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2003 1:18 am

Ok, so it's barely programming, but...

Looking into getting a CD to autoplay a video file that's on the CD whenever it's put into a computer with at least Windows 98 on it. From what I've seen, it's easy to use an autoplay.ini to call a specific application to play the video file, but is there a way to call the the video file by itself and let the OS decide which app to use when playing the video?
Dissonance
TR Staff
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 532
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2001 7:00 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Postposted on Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:26 pm

have you tried issuing the "start zie_video.avi" in autorun.ini? In the command prompt, you can "start something", whatever "something" is, and if it's a media file, the OS will decide what the hell to do with it.
morphine
Grand Admiral Gerbil
Silver subscriber
 
 
Posts: 10066
Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2002 8:51 pm
Location: Portugal (that's next to Spain)

Postposted on Sat Aug 02, 2003 4:11 am

If you are running XP, you dont even need the "start xxxx"

Just type in directly to the command prompt and windows will automatically detect it!
Windows XP - The 64-bit wannabe with a 32-bit graphics interface for 16-bit extensions to a 8-bit patch on a 4-bit operating system designed to run on a 2-bit processor by a company that can't stand 1-bit of competition
fc34
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
 
Posts: 2816
Joined: Wed May 08, 2002 8:39 am
Location: Somewhere


Return to Developer's Den

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest