How to auto run flash presentations and flash-based CD menus?
This tutorial will show you what you should do to make your flash-based
CD menu or SWF flash presentation run automatically from a CD, DVD
or USB stick when it is inserted into a computer.
Turn your SWF project into EXE application
First, you should compile your flash-based CD menu or SWF flash
presentation into executable EXE file. You can use Chameleon Flash
for this purpose. It enables you to create CD menus and presentations
with many features from SWF flash projects.
See how to create a CD menu in the “How
to create an autorun CD menu for a DVD, CD and USB stick?” tutorial
Setup the autorun.inf
For the presentation or CD menu to run automatically, the CD, DVD or USB stick
must contain a special file named autorun.inf in its root directory. This file
contains instructions as to what action to perform when the CD is inserted.
Keep in mind that autorun can be disabled on some
systems. However, even when autorun is disabled, a double click
on a drive containing AUTORUN.INF in its root directory will still
To create the autorun.inf file:
1. Open Notepad or another plain text editor.
2. Enter the following text:
Replace app.exe with the name of the executable file of your presentation
or CD menu. The “open” instruction tells the system what file must be
run automatically. The “icon” instruction specifies the icon that
represents the autorun-enabled drive in the Windows user interface. It can be
the name of an .ico, .bmp, .exe, or .dll file containing the icon information.
The “label” instruction specifies the text label that
represents the autorun-enabled drive in the Windows user interface.
It can contain spaces and should be no longer than 32 characters.
All file paths are specified relatively to autorun.inf. Thus, for
example, if the CD menu, presentation or application is stored in
the Data directory, the text in autorun.inf will look like this:
Detailed information about all available autorun instructions is
available at the Microsoft site: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa969327.aspx