AutoPlay Express 4.5 Build 250 | Size 7.88 MB
AutoPlay Express is a powerful yet extremely easy-to-use tool for creating autoplay CD and DVD discs. It's designed to create colorful menus, presentations and shells which appear automatically when a disc gets inserted into the drive.
The product is intended for a broad range of consumers that are interested in creating live, content-rich CD and DVD discs that make great first impressions. It's best suited for creating software discs, CD catalogs, CD presentations, CD photo albums, slide shows, CD business cards and promotional CDs, etc. It is an essential tool for software companies, retailers, marketing and PR professionals, photographers, designers and many others specialists, as well as for home users interested in creating professional looking attractive discs with family albums or home videos for example.
AutoPlay Express allows creation of autoplay menus of any complexity level. At your service is available set of various customizable basic objects, each of them is able to react on mouse movements by changing its appearance and on mouse clicks by launching some actions. Speaking about actions AutoPlay Express offers you a large amount of various actions to perform: from just opening a web link or file to launching the slide show of pictures you store on the disc without any additional viewer required, just by using autoplay menu means.
Another essential feature of AutoPlay Express is full web and multimedia integration. There are three special objects that allows you to integrate your CD menu with web pages and multimedia files such as digital video and flash animations. This means that your clients and customers will be able to view html documents on your CD or DVD disc, open web pages, play video and flash animations - all right inside autoplay menu frame! You can integrate your CD with the World Wide Web to insert a link to your website, for example. This makes CD distribution a tremendously powerful marketing tool and a great money maker. Your customers can instantly order any product you carry on your CD, look for updates and new additions, send you e-mails, browse your website, etc.
Once you're done with designing of your autoplay CD front end AutoPlay Express doesn't leave you one on one with pretty tough for most not experienced users task of publishing the results of your work to the final CD or DVD disc. The ultimate publishing and testing features such as Virtual CD-ROM and integrated CD/DVD burner lets you forget about the headache with right files placing on the disc to make sure everything works fine and make disc actually AutoPlay. The software will handle all by itself. Thus with AutoPlay Express you may start working from blank project and end up with burning the final ready-to-use autoplay disc, all just in one program!
Working with AutoPlay Express is very easy and fully visual. The entire process of creating CD menus is based on a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) idea, so everything you see on the design screen will end up as a final autoplay menu. The professional animated tutorials available on this site and project templates supplied with the program will help you to get started and give practical examples how to build upon. The integrated CD/DVD burner helps to publish the results of your work and get the final autoplay disc ready. Just combine all the variety of product features and possibilities with the fact that it costs only a fraction of what the competitors charge for their products, and you will start to understand why AutoPlay Express is one of the most popular CD autorun assistant tools available on the market. And since AutoPlay Express is "try before you buy", you can download and start using it without any cost to you just right now!
Ease of use.
AutoPlay Express utilizes the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) principle allowing you to see what the ready autoplay menu will look like. While you design your project everything you see on the design screen will be just like the final autoplay menu when you publish the project or give it a test run. The entire process of creating autorun menus using AutoPlay Express is fully visual: you just use your mouse to draw the interface, no additional knowledge of Windows programming is required! Learning how to create an autorun CD menu with AutoPlay Express is easy and takes just a couple of minutes! Just see our animated tutorials here to make sure of that.
Multiple pages supported.
You can create an unlimited number of pages within your autorun menu. That's right! There is no need to try to put all the information on one screen making it unreadable. Instead, you can create menus of any size and complexity that involve multiple screens and extended navigation. This is very useful for disc catalogues and other menus that present large amount of information. Watch our animated tutorials here to see the multiple pages in action.
A variety of fully customizable interactive objects.
AutoPlay Express offers a large amount of basic objects used for creating interfaces for your autoplay menu. All objects are fully customizable: you can change their shape, color, border, fonts, etc. This means absolute freedom in creating user interfaces of any level of complexity. To make your autoplay front end more interactive, our dynamic objects can react to mouse movements by changing their look when a user drags the cursor over an object. These options can be used to implement advanced interface features such as text highlighting, link underlining, context-bound tool tips, dynamic menus, etc.
A variety of actions.
Disc menus created using AutoPlay Express feature an extensive set of outer world interactions. Each and every object reacts to mouse clicks by performing a set of assigned actions. There are over 25 actions available for each object including running external programs and opening documents from the disc, pointing a web browser to specific web page, displaying short messages, navigating inside the autoplay menu pages, etc. The set of available actions is well designed and sufficient to suit all your needs!
Slide show feature.
If you use CD/DVD discs to store your photos or other images, you will definitely enjoy this feature. Using AutoPlay Express slide show you can create autoplay shells that provide end users with a slide show capability. This feature is one of the standard actions that become available when a user clicks an object (see previous paragraph). To utilize it you only need to specify the location of your graphical images on the CD disc and let the program do the rest. An autoplay menu will perform the slide show by its own means, no additional image viewer software is required.
Seamless integration with web and multimedia content.
AutoPlay Express has three special objects that seamlessly integrate with web pages, digital video and flash animation files. These are the Web Browser, Media Player and Flash Player objects.
The Media Player object is used to play video files right inside the autoplay menu window frame. The object is based on the Windows Media Player core so it plays any kind of video file supported by the Windows Media Player. The same applies to the Flash Player object. It's based on Macromedia Flash Player engine and plays flash content right inside the CD menu frame.
Advanced sound system.
AutoPlay Express has a built-in audio player that allows WAV, MP3 and WMA sound files playback (no need for 3rd party programs). Also there are various background sound options available in the program, such as background sound for the whole menu or for every page separately, slide show background music, etc.
Virtual CD-ROM feature.
The Virtual CD-ROM feature is intended to help you organize CD/DVD disc files. Working with a virtual disc is easy and very similar to working with any CD/DVD burner software: in the beginning you have a blank disc, then you fill it with the files and folders you are going to write on the CD or DVD disc and arrange them there as you like. When designing an autoplay menu, you are allowed to select files from the virtual disc only. Once you're done with menu designing, you may burn the virtual disc content right to the CD or DVD disc or recreate it in the specified folder. See the animated tutorial illustrating how to work with the Virtual CD-ROM feature and how to handle files with it.
AutoPlay Express not only has a Virtual CD-ROM feature where you can create the complete image of your future CD or DVD disc, it also has an integrated CD/DVD disc burner. Thus using AutoPlay Express, you can design an autoplay menu and then burn the final autoplay disc with all the related files.
Using this feature you can test and debug your autoplay front end without burning it to the disc. Just call this feature from the menu and you'll see your autoplay menu in action, just like it will run from the real CD or DVD disc.
All Windows operating systems supported.
AutoPlay Express software and all autoplay menus created using it are fully compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows starting Windows 95 and up to Windows XP and higher. Autoplay front ends created using AutoPlay Express software are fully independent and do not require any additional modules or additional software to run.
OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Program is full version 100% working and tested.