Old 21-11-2001   #1
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how 2 create a autostart.ini for a MP3 cd?

Ok,

I have a CD full with MP3's and I want that the *.m3u is played automaticly by Winamp. I heard that I have to make a 'autostart.ini' file on the cd for it, but don't know how....

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks,

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Old 22-11-2001   #2
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autostart.inf would the the correct filename.

If m3u files are associated with WinAmp then I believe all you have to put in the file autostart.inf is the following:

Code:
[autostart]
open=file.m3u
I don't exactly know whether it will open WinAmp with this, but I don't know if the works:
Code:
[autostart]
open="c:\program files\winamp\winamp.exe" file.m3u
But I think the first option will work.
You can always try on a rewritable, so if it doesn't work, nothing's lost
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Old 23-11-2001   #3
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Thanks for the answer!

I've found out even more in the meantime, but it still doesn't work like I would like....

I have made a autorun.inf file, but it only starts up Winamp, not my .m3u list...

I tried this:

[autorun]
OPEN="c:\program files\winamp\winamp.exe"
OPEN=test.m3u


and this:

[autorun]
OPEN="c:\program files\winamp\winamp.exe" test.m3u


But both didn't work... What I am doing wrong?


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Old 23-11-2001   #4
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Try TaxMans First option...

Or better yet try to double click on on the .m3u file.. If you do that and it start playing.. Then go for the first option.
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Just tried some things found out how it works! The trick is doing this:


[autorun]
OPEN=c:\program files\winamp\winamp.exe test.m3u


This works!!!!

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Old 28-11-2001   #6
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if you put the absolute path in autorun.inf, your CD works fine only on PC with "standard" winpamp installation (on mine winamp is located on disk e: )


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Indeed. If you want to give the CDs to other people you can better put a winamp version on the CD itself. If you only use the CDs for personal use u can link to c:\program files etc...
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