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  1. I've read the FAQ but can't make out exactly what it's saying. Can someone explain this to me please. Thx!!!
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    Did you read this guide? http://www.vcdhelp.com/autorun.htm What is the special problem?
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  3. The problem is I'm not sure what this means..

    "And last do you save the file as AUTORUN.INF , remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad. Now it is just to drag that autorun.inf to root folder when creating the VCD example like this in Nero creating a VCD:"

    I know it means to save the text:

    ([autorun]
    open=start mplayer2.exe /play /close \MPEGAV\avseq01.dat)

    Do you include the word *autorun* and where do you save it at?

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    Yes, type that two lines and save it to anywhere (c:\my documents\) as
    AUTORUN.INF !!not AUTORUN.INF.txt!!
    That means, save as file type: All files !!not text file!!
    Then open Nero and add AUTORUN.INF to the directory structure of the VCD (like explained in the example)
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  5. Thank you for your reply!
    I know what to do now.
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  6. Another option is get a copy of I-VCD Player. It's a small program (couple of KBytes) that you can add to the VCD. This player is freeware. You have to add three files to the root of the VCD: ivcdp.exe (the player) gui.dll (library) and autorun.inf.
    If you leave an email address I'll send you these files. What I like about this method is that it'll always work because it's not dependent on what's installed on the Windows PC and how. You'll supply the PC with the necessary software. I noticed that it also works with "chaptered" VCD's (Media Player maybe too, haven't tried that yet).

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    <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: willem on 2001-08-16 22:56:02 ]</font>
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    Note that the tech tip file ... at least currently leaves out the important "Start" command at front of line... that drove me crazy for a while....................

    Also, mplayer2 does support the /fullscreen switch if desired:
    for example:


    open=start mplayer2.exe /play /fullscreen \MPEGAV\avseq01.dat


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    Thank you for dredging up a 6 year old post that no-one has read in almost as long, just to clarify a point.

    That people still create or care about VCDs as much as they amazes me.
    Read my blog here.
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    guns1inger:

    Well... I'm working on a low budget charity project and we are trying to create a "marketing" CD and I wanted to do a "slideshow" from a bunch of digital images that would run on a computer and a DVD player ... geezzzzzzzzz you'd think that wouldn't be too hard eh?

    Alas... it is, like many things, harder than it looks.....

    Thanks,
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    If you have access to a Mac, you can use this handy tool:

    http://www.angelfire.com/mac/rnc/files/MMS.html

    And if you pop up a level or two, you'll see all of his other useful tools, too.
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    Thanks ... alas no Macs here ... but I may need one soon

    In case anyone else has the issue I have downloaded the "Media Player Classic" files from SourceForge

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_id=84358

    I "upgraded" from VCD to DVD format using Nerovision Express

    and put that and the vts_01_1.vob file in the top level of the CD.

    then did:

    open=start mplayerc /fullscreen vts_01_1.vob

    I realize this is "bad form" as I've created a video CD that's not really a video CD format but... um it works.... and I'm kinda in a hurry it works well for the Windows world... going to Mac would be another step.... I think this would work for VCD as well.

    also the Mplayerc only works on XP and W2k but there is a version for 9X.

    I have not tested yet, but think the following batch file would test for the version of the OS and then play correctly... I did it so no promises but ... hey if it helps somebody let's rock!

    @echo off
    echo.
    echo.
    echo The slide show is now loading... this will take a few seconds
    echo.
    echo.
    Ver | Find "XP" > Nul
    If not ErrorLevel 1 goto XP_2K
    Ver | Find "2000" > Nul
    If not ErrorLevel 1 goto XP_2K
    mplay9x.exe /fullscreen vts_01_1.vob
    goto end
    :XP_2K
    mplayerc /fullscreen vts_01_1.vob
    :end


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