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rovingcowboy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:22 am    Post subject: DVD Movies how to autostart them?

i went to the properties of the dvd drives and set the handlers
to what i wanted it to use to auto start the dvd with.

but no matter what i use or how many times i reboot the computer.

the dvd movies won't autostart?

winXp pro. lots of ram and good working programs
if i go through their menus to start the dvd's but none
will just start up when i have put the dvd in the drive.

i have used xteq to adjust the handlers that are shown in the
auto run panel. and have used it to turn on dvd usage in the
wmp 11 but still no auto playing of the dvds

is there anything else someplace i have to turn on. the programs have been told to start from file when the file is seen
but still no auto start.

is this the new way dvd's are to be played with having to do a
zillion and a half clicks to get it started? Shocked
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brat



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: DVD Movies how to autostart them? [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I'm using Nero, when i put a DVD movie in it pops right up then i hit play.

I checked Properties the only thing is, checked Prompt me each time to choose an action.

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Baby_Tux



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Does the DVD PLAYER program automatically launch? - I not 100% sure but I think to actually play depends on the way the program works

If it is doing what I think it is:
you put the DVD in - program comes up - you have to hit play to run.
Am I correct?
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zlim



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

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the programs have been told to start from file when the file is seen ...
What programs? If it is something like VLC or Intervideo that you use to watch the movies then these programs must be put into the startup folder so they are running in the background when windows starts (using up more resources). Otherwise just start the movie viewing program and the DVD will start to play.
IMO, it's better to put the shortcut to the movie program on the desktop and click it when I need it then to have the program always running in the background.
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rovingcowboy



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:30 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

yes its those programs. and wmp and any other program.

the last one i had that worked was power dvd on the old windows me system.

but even the ati dvd player won't start up when the dvd is put in.

all programs are making me start the program and find the start button for the dvd drive then click full screen then i get to see the movies.

nothing just pops open the movies and runs play like power dvd use to.
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goretsky



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:32 am    Post subject: Re: DVD Movies how to autostart them? [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello,

What program are you trying to have play the DVD when one is inserted into the computer?

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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rovingcowboy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:25 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

all the known programs i had.

vlc and wmp11.

and some other thing i did not know i had but i found out it was not a player but an editor thats why it did not auto start my movie with it.

it seems i have a dvd burner, in that sony vaio.

also in searching on that sony vaio for more software i did not
know was stuck in a little cubby hole. i found a copy of windvd 5.

so i tried that. and it seems the sony vaio requiers the dvd's if wanted to be autostarted and played just by putting them in the drive, needs to have them played by the windvd program.

so that one is working like normal now.

i just got the free avs dvd player and am going to try it on this window Xp pro dell computer to see if that works.?

edited in. No the new player did not change anything.
i have just now noticed that the properties for the dvd player
does not have the option to set autoplay for playing dvd.
i have been telling it to autoplay movie files.
where did the option for autoplay dvd's go to?
Shocked

Also ON a Side note in FYI.

the vlc dvd player starts playing the dvd before it starts showing the images on the screen. by about 10 seconds.

and it only plays the feature on the dvd. not any of the previews. so it seems that the skipping of the previews is also
possible cause of the images not being showed at the proper start time of the video.
this is the latest vlc version that is doing that.

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Baby_Tux



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Sounds like it is working as expected - the only thing that the OS's auto play is going to do is auto run the player. In order to play the movie itself, you have to adjust the settings within the player to do so. That is if the player is designed to let you do that, otherwise you have to hit play.

--- Just as I already posted ---
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goretsky



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:49 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello,

Have you contacted technical support for all of the different programs you have been trying to see if any of them can give you steps on how to set up the program to automatically start when a DVD movie disc is inserted in all of the different PCs you are using?

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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rovingcowboy



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

no i have not i come here and one other forum for major issues support.

but i have found that this dell does not have the option on the drive properties for picking an handler to play dvd movies.

that is one major error i think?

i have on the sony vaio found that when i told one program to open the IFo files that there was a setting in the file reg.. for IFo" which they don't have the " on them so it was not playing them.

i have set that to a correct one now of IFo so it did play that when i clicked on the file. but i still had to click on the file.

and it is also now working with the windvd 5 that i found loaded on the system from the manufactory. it was not loaded with any icons so i did not see it until the other day when i started poking around in the system looking for anything wrong.

so the vaio is working.

its just this dell and the old winMe i put together and upgraded to winxp pro. that do now auto play the dvd's.

i'll have to look around maybe there is a setting wrong in that other computer too.
but atleast the sony vaio is working Cool Very Happy


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zlim



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

If there is a dvd player in the computer, it probably came with software to support it. My oldest computer a micron notebook running 98SE came with an AliMpeg player which is supposed to play dvds. It stopped working and I couldn't understand why. I started looking through and I had downloaded Media Player Classic. That player took over all the file associations (plus it added codecs that the player needed to play newer DVDs). I now can play dvds if I use Media Player Classic. Of course they don't auto run - the auto run feature is associated with the broken player, I suspect. I have no problem firing up the player - I keep a shortcut on my desktop and then click file open to play the movie.
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rovingcowboy



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:09 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

i thought that was going on so i keep asigning the files to the newer players hoping they would start up and play.
but they don't only the old player in the sony vaio plays them with autoplay.

this dell had somesoftware in it for dvd's i think it was wmp9
but now its on wmp 11 and wont work.

the old windows me i had used power dvd 3. but that does not
work in anything but winMe. so i added new players that should have took over the auto play but did not.

its just a pain in the a.... but something will play them on the computers just not in autoplay mode.

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