AutoPlay Media Studio 7.5.1004.0 | Size 39.1 MB
Create your own custom autorun menus, interactive presentations, multimedia applications, and custom software in just minutes. Use your favorite content such as images, music, video, flash, text, and more, and simply drag n' drop your way to amazing projects. To help you get started quickly we provide extra resources including video training, professional content add-ons, an online user forum, and much more! Even if you have no programming experience you can create your own custom software - with comparable features and performance to software products built by professional programmers using C++/Java. AutoPlay Media Studio is a full blown rapid application development platform with a wide selection of options and support for most popular technologies. Owning AutoPlay Media Studio is like having your own professional software programmer on call 24/7.
Features of AutoPlay Media Studio
AutoPlay Media Studio 7.0 makes it easy to create your own interactive multimedia software. Even if you’re not a "programmer", you'll be creating professional projects in no time. It’s all done in a completely visual, drag-and-drop design environment. From images, text and music to video, drop-down lists and web content, you simply move things into place using your mouse. Then, you can add powerful interactivity with a built-in library of more than 640 easy to use actions.
Features of AutoPlay Media Studio
AutoPlay Media Studio 7.5 makes it easy to create your own interactive multimedia software. Even if you’re not a "programmer", you'll be creating professional projects in no time. It’s all done in a completely visual, drag-and-drop design environment. From images, text and music to video, drop-down lists and web content, you simply move things into place using your mouse. Then, you can add powerful interactivity with a built-in library of more than 640 easy to use actions.
Whether you're a complete novice or a seasoned programmer used to working with Microsoft Visual Basic, Macromedia Director, Microsoft Visual C++ or Borland Delphi, you'll find that AutoPlay Media Studio 7.5 deserves a place in your toolbox. It's perfect for making autorun CD/DVD’s, software installer menus, electronic business cards, training material and just about any other interactive multimedia project you can think of!
10 quick actions
Multiple audio channels
Support for action plugins
Support for object plugins
Seventeen built-in objects
Resizable application-window and object positioning support
2500 pages per project
System language detection for multilingual applications
On Timer, On FSCommand (Flash), On Key, and On Size events
Application version detection (dependencies)
Built-in CD/DVD burning
Visual Development Environment
Application development has been raised to a new level in AutoPlay Media Studio 7.5 with the addition of customizable dialogs. Dialogs support the same background settings, objects and events as pages do...but the options don't stop there. Dialogs have features above and beyond pages including custom sizes, multiple windows styles, and even a custom icon. Complemented by both its own "DialogEx" action category containing 21 new actions, as well as 6 additional "Application" actions, you'll surely find this powerful new feature a welcome addition to your design arsenal.
Creating professional multimedia software can be both easy and fun, thanks to AutoPlay Media Studio 7.5. In fact, with our award winning WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) visual design environment, anyone can do it! Simply drag and drop your media content (text, photos, videos, Macromedia Flash, and much more) onto "pages" and then add interactivity with over 640 built-in actions. It couldn't be easier!
There are 17 different object types to choose from. Objects types include buttons, text labels, paragraph text, rich text, images, videos, Macromedia Flash, web browsers, slideshows, hotspots, input fields, list boxes, drop-down lists, radio buttons, checkboxes, progress bars and tree controls. Each object includes a variety of events and is fully customizable.
AutoPlay Media Studio makes packaging up and distributing your finished project a snap. Whether you'd like to create a single-file executable for distribution by web download or email, or burn it to a CD/DVD data disc, it just takes a few clicks. You can even choose to publish to ISO CD/DVD images or to a hard drive folder for packing it up with an installer/setup builder.
Choose from a variety of ready-to-use projects and then modify them to fit your needs. We include examples of software installer menus, electronic business cards, marketing brochures and many others. It's also easy to make your own project templates or to add-in templates made by others.
Easy to Learn
It couldn't be easier to create powerful multimedia applications. We've packed the software with wizards, tutorials, a user's guide, context sensitive help and much more. It's also backed up with world-class technical support options, online discussion groups, and video training lessons.
We've included a ton of great content to get you started including background images, photos, abstracts, panels, bars, bullets, buttons, sound effects and even music files. Simply mix and match to put together a great looking project in no time.
Get an overview of your project in one place. You can see all of the pages, events and objects in your project organized into a tree hierarchy. Double-click any item to edit its properties or right-click for common commands. It's a great way to see how everything is connected.
The properties pane is a fast way to view and edit all of the attributes of a page or object. You can interactively edit the object text, font, size, color, tooltip and much more without missing a beat.
Pages are the backbone of AutoPlay Media Studio. Consider that you can have up to 1000 of them in each project and you'll realize the importance of effective page management. Accessing pages is easy in AutoPlay, thanks to the page tabs on the main window. You can also easily change page order, rename or remove pages and more with the click of your mouse.
File Layout System
When you want to add or remove whole folders of files, or fine-tune the structure of a CD/DVD project, the File Layout dialog comes in very handy. It's split into two panes, with your computer's file system on the top and your project on the bottom. Select the files you want, click "add" and you're done!
Thumbnail File Browsers
The file browsers in the product support thumbnail view, making it much faster and easier to locate files.
Click the preview button and try out your project whenever you want. There's no lengthy compiling process to wait for, so you can test changes as you make them.
Full support for undo and redo operations make it quick and easy to try out new ideas.
Align and Arrange
A full suite of alignment tools helps make quick work of your layout tasks. Simply select a group of objects and click the desired alignment button to line up their edges on the top, left, right or bottom. You can also easily distribute objects over a given space, make them all the same size, adjust their "z" order, and more.
Group, Pin, Lock & Hide
Professional design tools like object grouping allow you to move and work with multiple objects at once. The lock and pin tools keep you from accidentally moving an object out of place, while the hide and show feature is great for trying out different designs.
Grid and Ruler
Toggle on the grid for easy object placement - the automatic snapping feature makes it quick to use. The ruler is a helpful precision tool assisting you in pixel level placement of your design elements.
Just like in your favorite image editing software, but now in your favorite multimedia development software! Using guidelines, you can set up margins and placement rules to make sure your design looks perfect.
All of the toolbars and keyboard shortcuts can be reconfigured and customized to your preference. You're not restricted by the default set up- you can lay out your favorite features the way you like to work with them.
Built-in Spelling Checker
Make sure that typos don't creep into your projects. Just about anywhere you can type, you can perform a spell check to ensure error-free text. Dictionaries are available for over a dozen languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Croatian, Czech, Polish and Slovenian.
Video, Flash, Web, Images & More
We include a wide variety of interactive objects so that you can create truly impressive projects. Compare it to any other tool (including Macromedia Director, Microsoft Visual Basic and Borland Delphi), and you'll see that AutoPlay Media Studio is much easier to use, giving you better results faster.
Multi-Channel Audio Mixing
Your projects can take advantage of the fastest, most advanced sound effect and music handling engine available anywhere! You can play up to 8 channels of audio simultaneously with automatic selection of either hardware or software mixing. Most incredibly, it does not require any version of DirectSound or DirectX to be installed, using them only if available.
Transparency, Shadows and Blending
No competitive tool can match AutoPlay Media Studio when it comes to fast and efficient handling of complex graphics files. With our support for 32-bit PNG images, you gain access to incredible shadow effects, blending options, opacity levels and full alpha channel information. In simple terms, it means that your projects will look better than ever!
Startup Video or Flash Movie
Start your project up with an introductory video or flash animation. It can run full screen and makes an eye catching start to your project. Of course, there are a variety of options for customization including size and background color.
Custom Window Shapes
Forget about being restricted to rectangular windows. With the window mask feature, you can create projects of any size and shape you desire. Select from the included masks like "star", "bubble" and "oval", or make your own.
Add a bunch of music files to the play list, and they'll play in the background while your project runs. All of the music is automatically mixed in real-time with mouse-over sound effects and up to 6 other channels, such as audio narration.
Run your project as a standard window, or go for something more extraordinary like bordered, flat or even kiosk mode. Paired with the window mask option, you don't even have to make it rectangular. Talk about eye-catching!
Automatic Sizing and Positioning of Objects
The Auto-Resize options for each object allow you to control how each side of the object responds to the page being resized at runtime. This makes it very easy to have resizable applications look right at different sizes.
Now you can pick your own project icon and have it show up in the window title bar, task bar and as the executable's icon.
It's now possible to add a standard Windows style menu bar to your project. It's easy to configure and edit, even letting you configure nested items. When a menu item is selected, it fires a project event telling you what was chosen, allowing you to take whatever action you desire.
Set your own version resource information and have it stored in the executable. You can now change the company name, product name, copyright notice, trademark information, version identifier and other useful fields.
Automatic Code Signing
Automatically have your applications code signed during publishing. This provides a more secure experience for users and helps make applications Windows Vista compliant.
Page Keyword Searching
Specify a list of keywords associated with each page. Then at runtime use the new actions to search for keywords on pages, create an indexed table of keywords, or even show a common dialog to allow the user to perform keyword searches.
A button responds automatically by changing its appearance when you move the mouse over it or click on it. With multiple image states, text options and a toggle state, buttons are used for many interactive tasks. We include a variety of pre-made button files for you to use, as well as a full featured button editor for making your own.
Text Label Object
Perfect for headlines and single line sentences, text label objects support interactive design-time resizing, custom fonts, sizes, colors, sound effects and more. An advanced anti-alias algorithm eliminates jagged edges and makes all of your text look great - even at large sizes.
Use any font, size, color or style of text you want. The software handles the required logic to automatically embed the TrueType fonts you use so your projects look great on any system. Add text effects like bold, italic and underline, set alignment options and pick from a variety of scroll bar skins.
Rich Text Object
The rich text object allows you to display rich text (.rtf) in an object. It supports background transparency as well as design-time and runtime character and paragraph formatting.
Display pictures and other graphics in both 256 colors and 16.7 million colors. Supports all the major image file formats, including PNG, JPG, GIF and TIF. Supports interactive resizing, transparency, alpha channel, variable opacity, mouse over and click sounds, tooltip, cursor changes and more. Dynamically reduces and increases image color depth to work on all monitors and display cards.
Embed digital video into your pages, like AVI, MPEG and WMV. You can make use of the skinable control panel for controlling the video and an extensive action set if you require the video's playback to be controlled internally.
Macromedia Flash Object
Play Flash movies right on your page! It’s even possible for your project to interact directly with the flash SWF file, through the use of FSCommands and variables. An extremely popular format for animations, videos, demos and many other tasks.
Web Browser Object
The web browser object lets you display a web site right on your page, just like it would appear in Internet Explorer. Easily create custom web browsers by responding to a comprehensive set of events. It’s an extremely powerful feature!
The slideshow object allows you to show a series of images in a set area. It supports automatic resizing and scaling as well as transitions between images.
Make any part of your background image “live”. The hotspot objects add flexibility to your projects by making background design elements interactive.
Create forms and other information collection systems. Supports single and multi-line input boxes, as well as password masking, custom input masks and a variety of customization options.
List Box Object
Show a scrollable list of information, allowing single or multi-selections. For example, you could display a list of song titles (so the user could choose a song to play), or a list of topics (so the user could decide what topic to view next). Includes options for text style, colors, auto-sorting and more.
Combo Box Object
When you want to present a list of options, but need to do it in a compact and efficient manner, this object shows a dropdown list box. You can control the look and feel of the object with properties such as font face, text color, size and background color.
The checkbox object wraps the standard Windows checkbox control but takes it to a new level by allowing transparent background and mouse state text color changes.
Radio Button Object
The radio button object is great for quiz and test applications. Radio buttons support transparent backgrounds and changing text color as the mouse passes over them. Radio button selection and grouping is also handled automatically.
Progress Bar Object
Whether you need to show a percentage of a completed task, or a simple indicator gauge to keep your users informed, the progress bar is ideal. You can control the background and bar colors, text, fonts, vertical or horizontal orientation, step size, min and max values, and a variety of styles such as standard or XP look.
The tree object allows you to display a hierarchal list of items on the page in the well known tree format. Items can have checkboxes associated with them, or simply be selectable. The tree object has an extensive action set so you can load and manipulate tree items at run time for full flexibility.
Once you’ve got your project ready to go, the Publishing Wizard will package it up and make it ready to distribute. There are a variety of powerful options to choose from, including direct CD/DVD burning, single-file executable, ISO image or hard drive folder.
Integrated CD/DVD Burning
You can now publish directly to CD-R/CD-RW or DVD±R/DVD±RW media. Simply insert a blank disc and the wizard will burn your finished project right to it.
Turn you finished project into a compressed, single-file executable. It’s perfect for distribution by web and email.
Hard Drive Folder
Rather do the CD/DVD burning yourself? No problem. You can easily output your project to a folder on your hard drive that’s ready to package up however you want. It’s a great choice if you are creating a traditional application and want to distribute your application with a professional software installer tool, like Setup Factory.
An advanced option, for people wanting to produce an ISO image for use by a CD/DVD replication company or service bureau.
No Programming Required
You don’t need to be a programmer to use AutoPlay Media Studio. It’s easy enough for anyone to use. While a full wizard-assisted scripting engine is available for power users, the new Quick Action tab lets new users get up to speed right away. Just fill in the blanks to handle the most popular actions like opening documents, running programs, switching pages and more. It’s really that easy!
Open Any File, Program or Document
Using the built-in actions your project will be able to open any file with an associated viewer application. Whether it is Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT), Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Word (DOC) or any other document or program (EXE), it’s a snap.
Print Pages at Runtime
The addition of the Page.Print action allows you to print pages at runtime including options for whether or not to show a print dialog and whether to scale the pages to fit the paper.
Events include things like clicking on an object or moving the mouse across a page. Simply add actions to the appropriate object’s event handler and they’ll be performed automatically. This simple system, while easy to work with, is also incredibly powerful!
If you want to make things happen on a repeatable schedule, then timers are for you. For example, you can configure a timer to fire every 5 seconds. When it does, you can run an action of your choice like querying a web server, moving an object or playing a sound effect. It’s very powerful and very easy to do.
Flexible Scripting Engine
AutoPlay Media Studio 7.5 includes the same scripting engine as other Indigo Rose products. Based on the popular “Lua” language, this all-new and incredibly powerful free-form scripting engine gives you unprecedented control over your project. This easy to use language features everything from “for, repeat and while” loops, to “if/else” conditions, functions, variables and associative arrays. Paired with the built-in action library, full mathematical evaluation and Boolean expressions, there is simply nothing you can’t achieve. We’ve also built in an Action Wizard so even complete novices can create powerful projects that handle the most demanding tasks.
Comprehensive Action Library
We’ve included a library of more than 640 powerful yet easy to use actions. There are high-level actions to handle everything from text file editing to system registry changes. You can execute programs, open documents, query drive information, manipulate strings, copy files, enumerate processes, interact with web scripts, display dialog boxes and much more.
Easy to Use Action Wizard
You don’t have to be a wizard to create incredible multimedia applications. We’ve built the wizard into the software! Simply choose the action you want from a categorized list (complete with on-screen interactive help), fill in the requested information fields and the wizard does the rest. You don’t have to know anything about scripting or programming — just fill in the blanks, and you’re done! Making changes is just as easy. Click on the line you want to change and press the “edit” button to go back to the original form. It’s that easy!
Expandable with Action Plugins
Add on modules can extend your projects in infinitely powerful ways, such as adding support for databases, FTP file transfers and CD audio playback. Tight integration with the design environment makes plugins just as easy to use as built-in actions. Plugins are available through Indigo Rose as well as third-party developers thanks to Indigo Rose’s freely available plug-in development kit.
Trusted by Professionals
Thousands of companies trust Indigo Rose software tools. In fact our products, such as AutoPlay Media Studio, Setup Factory, TrueUpdate and Visual Patch are used to create, distribute and manage software on millions of customer and client systems around the world. You can trust the people who invented the visual autorun CD development environment to stand by our products with world-class support!
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or greater
Pentium 4 or greater processor (or equivalent)
256 MB RAM or greater
1024x768 display resolution with 16-bit or higher color depth
100 MB of free hard disk space for installation
Run-time Application (Published Project)
The minimum system requirements for the AutoPlay Media Studio run-time executable are:
Pentium 120 MHz
32 MB RAM
Minimum for Video Object:
Pentium 120 MHz
32 MB RAM
DirectX 7 or greater
Internet Explorer 4.0 or newer
Note: Due to a limitation in Windows NT 4.0, a video's audio track will only be heard if the AutoPlay Media Studio audio engine is disabled. You can disable the audio engine on Windows NT 4.0 by choosing Project > Settings from the menu, selecting the Advanced tab and checking the Disable Audio Engine option. For further information, see Disable Audio Engine.
Note: Projects that use the video object will only work on a Windows 95B system if it has a newer version of DirectX and Internet Explorer installed.
Note: Requirements may vary according to the needs of your project. For example, a faster system may be required to view large videos at high bitrates, or your project may require a specific version of the Flash player, or the presence of a specific video codec.
Minimum for Flash Object:
The Flash object will only work if the Macromedia Flash Player control is installed on the user's system. It is installed with any of the following:
Macromedia Flash Player
Windows 95 OEM upgrade CD
Internet Explorer 4.01 (or newer)
Netscape Communicator 6 (or newer)
America Online (AOL) 7.0
Minimum for Web Object:
The web object will only work if the Internet Explorer ActiveX control is installed on the user's system. It is compatible with version 4.01 or newer of the Internet Explorer control, which is installed with:
Windows 98 (or newer)
Internet Explorer 4 (or newer)
Program is full version 100% working and tested.