In this article we will cover one of the many ways to autorun html files such as index.html.
To create an autorun CD we will use a program which enables the CD to autoplay from the CD ROM drive.
There are several free autorun programs available for download on the Internet. The one we will be working with here is called AutorunPro. AutorunPro is a Freeware program which you can use with your CD projects.
AutorunPro has the capacity to autorun multiple files at once and can also autorun applications already installed on the users computer like the system clock or Internet Explorer with your website displayed.
The only drawback with AutorunPro (and other free Autorun programs) is that it will not create an autorun menu for your project and it is not a quick job when compared to using a professional autorun menu creation program.
Replace yourfile.exe with the actual name of your file and save it.
Congratulations! You have just created an autorun CD.
Edit or create an inf file with notepad and insert the following code:
Replace youricon.ico with the actual name of your icon. You can specify any path to the icon which is in your directory structure. For example, if your icon is in a folder called images and this folder is in the root directory, the code to use would be like the example below:
Note: You do not need to add the icon= parameter when autorunning exe files because the application will already have an icon and it will be displayed.
Autorun Typhoon creates professional looking Autorun CD and DVD projects. The easy to use drag-and-drop Menu Editor means that no programming skills are required! Slide-shows, web pages, Flash animations, videos, buttons, images and text can also be added to create dynamic Auto-running Menu systems for your projects. One of the best features Autorun Typhoon offers is the ability to create time-limited password protected Shareware CD's.