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Our World-Class Autorun Version

ABOUT:
     Autorun (Quick Divx Starter) is a FREE utility that scans its directory (or CD), and executes predefined commands when you press Player(s) buttons.

  • This software is specifically designed for the Lazy people. 🙂
  • You just copy the Autorun to the folder where the movie is placed and press button to watch the film.
  • If the folder or CD contains any picture file (acceptable formats are JPG, GIF or BMP), Autorun uses it as film’s poster.
  • If the folder or CD contains any text file (acceptable file extensions are TXT, SUB or SRT) that has the same name with divx file, the Autorun accept it as a subtitle file.
  • Simply, you can press the button and watch the film.

INSTALL:
Copy Autorun.exe (and autorun.inf optionally) to the folder where the movie is placed.
The best way to learn it is to try it out.

PREPARE:
First, you must copy the file Autorun.exe to the folder that contains your DIVX file. You can also copy VPlayer and BSPlayer files to this directory.
These files are:

  • VPlayer.exe (VPlayer executable file)
  • bplay.exe (BSPlayer executable file)
  • bsrendv.dll (BSPlayer library file)

Optional files:

  • vplayer.ini
  • bplay.ini

Or you can use Select Player button to run your favorite player.

HOW IT WORKS:
When Autorun executed

  • It scans directory or CD where it is.
  • It checks VPlayer.exe or bplay.exe, if they exist, the play buttons are enabled.
  • If the folder or CD contains any picture file (acceptable formats are JPG, GIF or BMP), Autorun uses it as a film poster.
  • If the folder or CD contains any text file (acceptable file extensions are TXT, SUB, or SRT) that has the same name with divx file, the Autorun accepts it as a subtitle file.
  • If the folder or CD contains the file any text file (the file extension must be “NFO”), Autorun uses it as title release information and it enables Show Info button. Otherwise, this button is not visible.
  • If the folder or CD contains VPlayer or BSPlayer, it enables its play buttons.
  • If the VPlayer button is enabled, you can press the VPlayer button and it runs VPlayer with predefined parameters (full screen, auto-pan etc.). If you add a section in Vplayer.ini as:
    [QuickDivxStarter]
    Param=/F /A /P55
    V player uses these values as a parameter.
  • If BPlayer button is enabled, you can press the BPlayer button and it runs BPlayer with predefined parameters (full screen, auto pan etc.). If the folder or CD contains the file bplay.ini, Autorun uses it as parameter file.
  • The configuration file (called autorun.ini) is read from where Autorun.exe is located if it exists when Autorun starts up.
    If you add a section in autorun.ini as:
    [Options]
    Language=French
    Autorun uses these values as a language directive.
    Or alternatively, you can set the language from the (called About box (the selection is written in the registry).If you add a section in autorun.ini as:
    [Options]
    ButtonTitle=Load Codecs
    ButtonRun=codecs\DivX511.exe
    Autorun uses these values to change the Select Player button. The text of Select Player button changes to Load Codecs and then it executes DivX511.exe in the folder codecs if pressed.
    Another example:
    [Options]
    ButtonTitle=All Player
    ButtonRun=ALLPlayer.exe
    ButtonParam=Guru.avi FULLSCREEN
    When Autorun starts, the text of Select Player button is changed to All Player and starts the movie file (for example Guru.avi) as fullscreen mode if you press this button. If you add a section in autorun.ini as:
    [Options]
    Picture=DATA\movie_poster.jpg
    Autorun uses these values to use (display) as a film poster. Another example:
    [Options]
    ButtonTitle=Start
    ButtonRun=DATA\Vplayer.exe
    ButtonParam=Guru.avi /F
    Picture=DATA\guru_poster.jpg
    When Autorun starts, the text of Select Player button is changed to Start and starts the movie file (for example Guru.avi) as fullscreen mode if you press this button. Also, it shows the file DATA\guru_poster.jpg as a film poster. If you add a section in autorun.ini as:
    [Options]
    Title=Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country
    Autorun uses these values to use (display) as the film title which will work with the right button menu commands. For example:
    [Options]
    ButtonTitle=Start
    ButtonRun=DATA\Vplayer.exe
    ButtonParam=Guru.avi /F
    Picture=DATA\guru_poster.jpg
    Title=GURU

ADVANTAGES:

  • Easy! You just put the file onto CD or any folder where movie is placed.
  • It is not necessary to describe the autorun and write a movie title there, Autorun get the information from movie filename and it deletes crap words (like DivxSCR, DVL-verified etc.) and shows properly. For instance;
    if movie filename is:
    Cradle.2.The.Grave.DVDSCR.XViD-DVL.avi
    in Autorun screen
    Cradle 2 The.Grave is displayed as movie title.
  • It has not any DLL or another file(s). It is just a single “EXE” file: Autorun.exe
  • No installation necessary.
  • Size is acceptable to fit in free space in your movie CD.
  • It handles picture, subtitle and info files automatically.
  • If you have internet connection, you can simply press movie image (poster) or title and get the movie information from IMDB.

AN EXAMPLE OF AUTORUN.INI (optional)
[Options]
Language=English

ButtonTitle=Start
ButtonIcon=Data\start.jpg
ButtonRun=Data\Vplayer.exe
ButtonParam=Guru.avi Guru.srt /F /A /P55

ButtonTitle2=All Player
ButtonIcon2=Data\all.gif
ButtonRun2=Data\ALLPlayer.exe
ButtonParam2=Guru.avi FULLSCREEN

ButtonTitle3=Load Codec
ButtonIcon3=Data\a.jpg
ButtonRun3=Data\XviD_Install.exe

Picture=Data\guru_poster.jpg
Info=Data\New Text Document.txt
Title=GURU

WHAT’S NEW:
Version 1.2.2.8 – January 19, 2005

  • Fixed button replacement dynamically.
  • Minor changes.

Version 1.2.2.5 – November 10, 2004

  • Support for default player if any player software does not exist or does not defined.
  • Added translation: German.
  • Minor changes.

Version 1.2.2.4 – October 29, 2004

  • Corrected button parameter handling.
  • AVI Test routine completely is rewritten.
  • Support for ini-configuration file to add extra buttons.
  • Support for ini-configuration file to show film info. (Info item in autorun.ini)
  • Support for ini-configuration file to display film title. (Title item in autorun.ini)
  • Minor changes.

Version 1.2.1.5 – September 7, 2004

  • Added Divx Planet internet site to the context (right-click) menu.
  • Support for ini-configuration file to display film posters. (Picture item in autorun.ini)
  • Minor changes.

Version 1.2.1.0 – July 20, 2004

  • Fixed reading language information from registry (for Windows 9x/ME).
  • Minor changes.

Version 1.2.0.5 – May 10, 2004

  • Added Amazon internet site to the context (right-click) menu.
  • Minor changes.

Version 1.2.0.1 – April 24, 2004

  • Support for ini-configuration file to customize Select Player button.
  • Added Show Fullscreen option when displaying movie info.
  • Changed title bar / menu options.
  • Some language specific changes.
  • Added translation: Spanish.

Version 1.1.0.2 – February 9, 2004

  • Added translations: French, Polish, Turkish.
  • Support for ini-configuration file to select language.
  • Or alternatively you can set the language from the About box (the selection is written in registry).

Version 1.0.1.12 – December 15, 2003

  • Portions of poster (movie picture) resizing routines are rewritten from scratch.
  • Select Player button is always visible even if there is no video file.
  • You can play .OGM, MPG (MPEG) files by BSPlayer if its button is active.
  • Added About box including hyperlinks and version ID.

Version 1.0.1.10 – December 6, 2003

  • Minor changes.

Version 1.0.1.8 – November 18, 2003

  • Changed title bar / resizing / centering routines.

Version 1.0.1.5 – October 4, 2003

  • Test AVI file at program startup.
  • Arrangement of the buttons is changed automatically.

Version 1.0.1.3 – September 27, 2003

  • Revised film search at Beyazperde.com (Turkish movie info site).
  • Auto launch after 60 seconds if not clicked or pressed any key.

Version 1.0.1.2 – September 26, 2003

  • Checks if it is located on a removable media.
  • Dynamically resizes itself to the size of the movie picture.
  • Variable font size (in Show Info) according to Window size.
  • Added French (movie poster) internet site to the context (right-click) menu.

Version 1.0.0.9 – September 19, 2003

  • Auto launch after 10 seconds if not clicked or pressed any key.
  • A context menu can be activated by right clicking the mouse if you have an internet connection.
  • Shows technical information (like FPS, used audio/video codec, etc.) of current AVI file when pressing Show Info button.
  • Autorun now uses New Text Document.txt file automatically as movie information file.
  • Optimize parameter passing technique of Vplayer.
  • Fix some bugs.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

  • Picture and/or “NFO” files can have any name (it takes the first in alphabetical order). The program does not suppose there is more than one movie on each folder or CD.
  • Picture file can be JPG, GIF or BMP format and any size. But it is stretched into 240×350 (Width x Height).
  • You can use Select Player button to play your favorite player if you want, or you can rename it to Vplayer.exe or Bplay.exe. So, when you press VPlayer button, Autorun executes VPlayer.exe like this:
    VPlayer.exe <avi_file>
    or if there is any suitable subtitle file
    VPlayer.exe <avi_file <subtitle_file>
  • BPlayer button is also run in the same way:
    bplay.exe <avi_file>
    or if there is any suitable subtitle file
    bplay.exe <avi_file> <subtitle_file>
    or if there is a “bplay.ini” file
    bplay.exe <bplay.ini>

RECOMMENDED SITES:

APPENDIX A:
Sample Vplayer.ini
Example Movie File: TEST.AVI
Example Subtitle File: TEST.TXT

----- BEGIN HERE -----
[Autorun]
FileNameMovie=TEST.AVI
FileNameSubtitles=TEST.TXT

[Fonts]
DistansOfBottom=0
FontName=Arial
FontSize=28
Colour=12648447
Style=nnnn
Charset=1
BorderColour=0
BorderWidth=8
IsAutoBorderWidth=1
RowsOfText=3
AutoSizeOfFont=1
MaxSizeOfFont=20
Transparent=1
HowManySec=4
TurnOffCursor=1
TurnOffCursorSec=3

[Play]
AutoPlay=1
CheckBoxScreensaver=1
CloseAfterPlay=1
AutoSize=1
AutoLoadSubtitles=1
PanScanPercent=15
SkipOnError=1

[Misc]
CheckForNewVersion=0

[View]
PanScanType=4
PanScanCustomZoom=3

----- END HERE -----

APPENDIX B:
Sample bplay.ini
Example Movie File: TEST.AVI
Example Subtitle File: TEST.TXT
http://us.imdb.com/Find select=Titles for=xxx

----- BEGIN HERE -----
[Movie]
Directory=.
FName=TEST.AVI

[Subtitles]
Title=
Directory=.
Sub1=TEST.TXT
DefaultSub=1
Font=162;Arial;28;0;12648447
FontColor=00C0FFFF


[Options]
FullScreen=1
PanScan=1
CPanScan=370
ExitAtEnd=1
----- END HERE -----

THANKS:
Thanks to all for the suggestions and comments.
Thanks for valuable advice, inspiration, and other assistance to PauL from Canada.

BUG REPORT:
Before you e-mail us about possible bug, check our homepage and be sure you have the newest version of the file. If you want to e-mail us, send us also your additional files (such as JPG, GIF, BMP, INI, NFO) version of Autorun and player(s).

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, suggestions, bug reports or anything else, feel free to contact us at theorica@gmail.com

MIRROR SITES:

DOWNLOAD:

  • From this site.

VISUAL EXPLANATIONS:
Your movie directory:

Safe XP

Safe XP allows users to quickly tweak various security and privacy related settings in XP. T

he options include Media Player settings, Services settings (error reporting, time synch, remote registry etc.), as well as an option to remove items from the Start menu, network security settings, and more.

Safe XP improves your system performance and makes Windows to run faster, more secure, and reliable!

The main features of the program are:

  • It allows you to take control of your PC.
  • Make Windows to run faster and more secure.
  • Protect your privacy and strength Internet protection.
  • Disable Spyware-like activities of Windows XP (also 2000&ME&98) Operating System, Media Player, Internet Explorer and Outlook.
  • Disable unnecessary Windows services like System updates, error reporting and much more…
  • Prevent Internet attacks, any RPC/DCOM related vulnerabilities and fix exploits like DSO.
  • Disable script-based attacks on Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Outlook.
  • Block Windows Messenger (spam) vulnerabilities.
  • Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous “HTA” (Hypertext Application) capabilities in any version of Windows.
  • It does not need any DLL or another file(s). It is just a single “EXE” file: SafeXP.exe
  • No installation necessary.

System Requirements
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Compatibility
Safe XP has been successfully tested and developed under Windows 98 and XP.
It also works under all versions of Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and 2003.

Command Line
Safe XP allows working with command line parameters now. It could be helpful if you use SafeXP in any network environment.
Syntax for execution from the command line is as follows:
SafeXP.exe <configuration-file>
where <configuration-file> is the name of the previously saved file.

Example:
SafeXP c:\safexp\safexp.dat

This will start Safe XP in minimized (invisible mode), load values from c:\safexp\safexp.dat. Then it will apply values into the running/calling workstation. After execution program will be closed automatically.
In network (domain) environment, you can copy both SafeXP.exe and (for instance) SafeXP.dat files to the Netlogon share to load your predefined Safe XP settings silently to every workstation which is connected to the network.
The command-line parameter is optional. If no parameter is specified, the program will start normally.

What’s New
Version 1.5.7.14 – July 14, 2005

  • Improved backup/restore state routines.
  • Some minor issues fixed.

Version 1.5.3.21 – March 21, 2005

  • SafeXP does not change any settings anymore unless you click the option’s check box (previously it detects current setting and sets it to the default value).
  • Optimized Media Player privacy settings.
  • Some minor Windows XP Service Pack 2 Automatic Update issues fixed.
  • Made some cosmetic changes.

Version 1.5.1.25 – January 25, 2005

  • Changed Internet zones for vulnarabilities to allow active content and web pages running locally.
  • Improved Windows XP Service Pack 2 Automatic Update issues to check running state of wuauserv service at startup.
  • Added the ability to work with Office 2003.
  • Added small icons for sections.
  • Made some cosmetic changes.

Version 1.4.11.20 – November 19, 2004

  • Improved Windows XP Service Pack 2 Automatic Update issues.
  • Made some cosmetic changes.

Version 1.4.11.1 – November 1, 2004

  • Improved Remote Desktop service settings.
  • Optimized Media Player internet connection settings.
  • Added the ability to handle Error Reporting for Office 2003

Version 1.4.10.20 – October 20, 2004

  • Fixed I/O errors when the current media (disk, drive or directory) is not writable.
  • Redesigned the behaviour of “Restrict Anonymous Guest Access” option in the TCP/IP & NetBIOS section.
  • Optimized and enhanced “Disable Script Debugger” option in the Internet Explorer 6 section.
  • Optimized “Prevent Execution of Risky Commands” option in the Internet Explorer 6 section.
  • Improved reading any data from registry without error and checking for appropriate data type.
  • Made some cosmetic changes.

Version 1.4.9.15 – September 15, 2004

  • Added an option to disable Help service.
  • Added an option to disable listening on TCP port 445 to prevent NetBIOS attacks.
  • Disable Script Debugger and JIT compiler options are improved and divided into two different options.
  • Added an option for removing Help and Support from the Start menu.
  • Added an option to secure DNS cache against pollution in the Network section.
  • Removed Classic Shell option in the Miscellaneous section.
  • Removed Search option in the Remove from Start Menu section.
  • Optimized Media Player settings to work with new Media Player version 10.
  • Start or stop checked/unchecked services immediately.
  • Added the ability to recover back to computer itself’s original state in the first run of Safe XP.
  • Improved reading / writing binary data from registry.
  • Made some cosmetic changes.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 1.4.8.20 – August 17, 2004

  • Fixed Windows XP Service Pack 2 Automatic Update issues.
  • Made some cosmetic changes.

Version 1.4.7.30 – July 30, 2004

  • Fixed registry data type errors.

Version 1.4.7.25 – July 23, 2004

  • Fixed Classic Shell settings for Windows 2000.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 1.4.7.10 – July 8, 2004

  • Made some cosmetic changes.

Version 1.4.5.15 – May 14, 2004

  • Added “Recommended Settings” button and removed Select All and Unselect All buttons.
  • Made minor cosmetic changes.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 1.4.4.20 – April 17, 2004

  • Many improvements in Media Player settings.
  • Made minor cosmetic changes.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 1.4.3.5 – March 5, 2004

  • Many improvements in the Improving Active Scripting (arbitrary commands) security issues like:
    – Eliminated ADODB vulnerability.
    – Optimized protection of vulnerability of HTML-applications (.HTA) and MHTML.
  • Added translations: Spanish.
    – Special thanks to Manuel for the Spanish Translations.
  • Improved reading / writing binary data from registry.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Version 1.4.2.1 – February 1, 2004

  • Added the ability to save and restore settings to/from the file. The created file that can easily be loaded by System Administrators to the other machines in the Network/Domain later.
  • Added command line mode.
  • Added translations: French, Turkish.
    – Special thanks to the hard work of Olivier JACQUES for the French Translations.
  • Added an option to disable RPC Locator service.
  • Added an option to enable Windows File Protection.
  • Added an option for deleting temporary internet files when the browser is closed.
  • Added an option to read messages as plain text in the MS Office XP section.
  • Added an option to block attached some kind of files in Outlook.
  • Added an option for removing username from the Start menu.
  • Added an option to stop recording user tracking information.
  • Added an option for removing pinned program list from the Start menu.
  • Added an option for removing shared documents folder in the Network section.
  • Optimized disabling automatic codec downloads.
  • Fixed slow loading of Outlook Express when Messenger is disabled or deleted.
  • Fixed “Hide Computer from the Browser List” option to work for Windows 2000 Server computers.
  • Modified method for checking for Internet Explorer updates on microsoft.com.
  • Made minor cosmetic changes.

Version 1.03.12.27 – December 27, 2003

  • Added Status bar with short help when the user moves mouse over the options.
  • Redesigned the behaviour of disabling DCOM support.
  • Many improvements in the Improving Active Scripting (arbitrary commands) security issues like:
    – Eliminated Activex bug which is found in the Internet Explorer and Adobe Browser Utility (Adobe SVG Viewer).
    – Added protection of vulnerability of HTML-applications (.HTA) and MHTML.
  • Added an option to disable Java JIT compiler in the Internet Explorer.
  • Enhanced the TCP/IP Stack Security to Protect Against Denial of Service Attacks.
  • Help file updated.