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Thread: Here's an easy way to Autoplay Audio CDs, DVDs, & whatever in Road Runner!

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    Lightbulb Here's an easy way to Autoplay Audio CDs, DVDs, & whatever in Road Runner!

    Hi everyone,

    Don't know if this has been done before, I searched and did not find... It seems lots of people are looking for a way to autoplay Audio CDs and DVDs when they are inserted, and as we know RR doesn't support this. However, you can easily make it work using the windows Autoplay feature and exec.exe that comes with RR. Using the TweakUI program you can add entries to the autoplay list, so to make RR do something when you insert a disc you simply set windows to Autorun exec.exe and pass the appropriate command to RR (i.e. DVD, or LOADCD, etc). For example, my RR will autoplay a DVD when inserted, and using the tools from the CFX skin I can also auto play an audio CD when it's inserted and then revert back to the original playlist when it's ejected! Perfect! I attached some screenshots of how I used tweak UI to make RR autoplay audio CDs in the CFX skin, for those not familiar with it.

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    Let me know what you think!

    Dean

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    thats pretty damn nice. Good job!
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    Great tip! I <3 screenshots.

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    LOADCD is a command? its not in skin commands.txt. And care to explain how you got ur old list back after eject?

    and fyi for those who dont use windows shell. .This wont work for you. I'm gonna whip up a script that does.
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    The LOADCD command is a part of the CFX skin, it is in the execTBL.ini file:

    "LOADCD","SETVARBYCODE;SAVEDTRACKNUM;TRACKNUMBER|| SETVARBYCODE;SAVEDTRACKPOS;CURRENTTRACKTIME||RUNQW ;C:\Program Files\Road Runner\CFX_Tools\BATs\LoadCD.bat" "E||LOADLIST;C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.m3u;Audio CD||!BROWSE"

    It runs a batch file that loads all .cda, .mp3 files into a playlist. There is also UNLOADCD, which runs another batch files that restores the old playlist, and I've also made it eject the disc. I have a button on my skin that calls UNLOADCD, so pressing it restores the playlist and ejects the disk. You could add these commands to any skin by copying the required parts (and batch files) out of the CFX skin. To autoplay DVDs you simply just sent RR the DVD command, which is in the standard skin commands.

    Hope that clears things up a bit? I could probably make a program that auto configs the windows autoplay features, batch files, and RR commands if people were interested, but it's really not that hard to setup yourself.

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    great idea, man. I'm currently using Girder for this task but looks like I'll make a switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanthom
    I could probably make a program that auto configs the windows autoplay features, batch files, and RR commands if people were interested.Dean
    Yes please.

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    and fyi for those who dont use windows shell. .This wont work for you.....
    Check out this thread (CD Drive Monitor)to download a small app that does pretty much the same thing but works for any disk with music on it .mp3, .cda or any combination of music and files. DVD's do not work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet05
    Check out this thread (CD Drive Monitor)to download a small app that does pretty much the same thing but works for any disk with music on it .mp3, .cda or any combination of music and files. DVD's do not work though.
    deanthom's solution works for mp3 cd's, too. You just need to check Music files.
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