auto starting a .wmv file upon inserting a cd..

how do i get a cd to auto play a .wmv (windows media player) file using the autorun.inf text file ??

i know you just have to edit the autorun.inf file but what do I write??

[autorun]
open=filename

but then what ?? do I need windows media player to be on the disc as well ??  

thanx
ludikrisAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
MrBillisMeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The proper command is:

[autorun]
open=start yourfile.WMV

Of course replace "yourfile" with the proper file name in the proper case. The "start" command will work on files other than .exe or .com

0
 
petesimpsonCommented:
If you have the media player installed on your computer, and it is associated with WMV files, then it should autostart.
0
 
CrazyOneCommented:
autorun.inf allows only programs, files that end in .exe or .com, to be run.


The Crazy One
0
Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
CrazyOneCommented:
0
 
ludikrisAuthor Commented:
with no spaces at all ??  

open=startmyfile.wmv
0
 
LeeTutorretiredCommented:
No, there must be a space between start and myfile.wmv
0
 
MrBillisMeCommented:
As stated by LeeTutor, there must be a space between start and myfile.wmv and as stated by petesimpson the media player must be installed on your computer and associated with the .wmv file.
0
 
ludikrisAuthor Commented:
cheers.... will try...
0
 
ludikrisAuthor Commented:
didn't work... it's looking for the file "archive.exe"

why?? and now what ??

chris.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.