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autoplay.ini and video files

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?
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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.
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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!
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