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From what I understand, I’m currently working on a similar project. The app I’m working on allows my client to select items from their showreel, then burn the files to disk…. It basically allows them to make custom showreels, tailored to each of their prospective clients.
The way mine’s working at the moment (which will no doubt change), is that the client selects parts of their showreel through an interface I’ve created. This data is then stored in global variables for use later on. The client also has the option to customise logos/images etc… that will be displayed on their custom showreel. The app allows them to browse their hard drive and locate a logos/images, then discreetly copies the files to the correct locations on the disk to be burnt, along with the other selected elements. I’m using the FireFly Xtra to do the burning.
The disk that is burnt has some set files: a projector, autorun.inf and a specific folder structure. By keeping a certain folder structure I can use the projector to see what files are contained on the disk, then dynamically list them in a menu. The menu at the moment is just a text box… when the user clicks on the text, it reads the text, then goes off and fetches the corresponding part of the showreel and displays it. Since only the elements the client picked have been copied to disk, only those files will be displayed and playable. The CD won’t list or show any of the other files.
With logos/images and the likes, the projector uses placeholder images and pulls external files in. These are then dynamically resized with their proportions constrained, so as to fit in with the design. I thought this was safer instead of relying on people to resize the images correctly themselves before burning!!
Don’t know if this helps in the slightest, but might give some ideas!