9 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2006 2:33 PM by Newsgroup_User

    autorun

    Level 7
      Hi.. I just did a flash project and my client needs to create a cd with it
      for mac computers, and asked me to create this cd with an autorun feature..
      i have been searching over the internet... apple site.. and found no
      worthwile information on this... somebody knows haw to do this.. I'm
      begening to think it's really difficult to do..
      thanks a lot
      german


        • 1. Re: autorun
          Level 7
          AFAIK Autorun is not supported on Mac OS X.. apparently its a feature....



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          • 2. Re: autorun
            Level 7
            thanks.. i was afraid that was going to happen...
            thanks alot.
            german

            "mProjector Support" <support@screentime.com> wrote in message
            news:e38pev$jv7$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > AFAIK Autorun is not supported on Mac OS X.. apparently its a feature....
            >
            >
            >
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            > John Pattenden
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            > http://www.screentime.com
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            • 3. Re: autorun
              caesarm Level 1
              No such thing as an autorun command for Mac, only PC. It was disabled for security on system 10 and above.
              • 4. Re: autorun
                Level 7


                mProjector Support wrote:
                > AFAIK Autorun is not supported on Mac OS X.. apparently its a feature....
                >

                Tho it can be done using Mac tools.

                http://www.adobe.com/go/tn_15212
                • 5. Re: autorun
                  Rothrock Level 5
                  mProjector support – Yes it is a feature. Unless you believe that have a CD autostart and install viruses, trojans, or "rootkits" is a better feature?

                  urami_ have you actually done this with a Mac? I don't think that it really is possible anymore. That note is from 2001, just shortly after OS X came out and before it was widely used. I believe that all the stuff it talks about refer to OS9 which really isn't an option. It is kind of like saying something is possible on Windows, but only on Windows 95 or earlier. That isn't going to work on too many machines! (I would imagine, I don't really know what kind of Windows most people have but I'm guessing it would be newer than that.)
                  • 6. Re: autorun
                    Level 7
                    Apparently Apple is with you.. There a lot of legitimate uses for CD
                    autostart, and plenty of room for abuse, making a user option to turn
                    it on or off and letting the user use their judgement would be my
                    favored solution...



                    > mProjector support ? Yes it is a feature. Unless you believe that have
                    > a CD autostart and install viruses, trojans, or "rootkits" is a better
                    > feature?

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                    • 7. autorun
                      Infinite_Darkness Level 1
                      How about this? Anyone tried this before?

                      http://www.phdcc.com/shellrun/autorun.htm
                      • 8. Re: autorun
                        Rothrock Level 5
                        Infinite Darkness – Again I haven't exhaustively searched every link on that page, but they talk about QuickTime 2, we are now at QuickTime 7 so that page is from a long time ago. Additionally one of the tools listed for the Mac does say OS 9 and below.

                        There was some virus back in the OS 9 days that got distributed by a reputable source that used the autostart feature. After that Apple, pulled the hooks from QuickTime for the autostarting. I really don't think there is any way to make an autostarting CD on the Mac.

                        I think the downside far outweighs the upside and I can't really think of anything that is made that much better by starting without my specific bidding. But then again I've got some control issues.

                        • 9. Re: autorun
                          Level 7


                          Rothrock wrote:
                          > mProjector support ? Yes it is a feature. Unless you believe that have a CD
                          > autostart and install viruses, trojans, or "rootkits" is a better feature?
                          >
                          > urami_ have you actually done this with a Mac? I don't think that it really is
                          > possible anymore. That note is from 2001, just shortly after OS X came out and
                          > before it was widely used. I believe that all the stuff it talks about refer to
                          > OS9 which really isn't an option. It is kind of like saying something is
                          > possible on Windows, but only on Windows 95 or earlier. That isn't going to
                          > work on too many machines! (I would imagine, I don't really know what kind of
                          > Windows most people have but I'm guessing it would be newer than that.)

                          Done it long ago, never bother recently because my client, last surviving Mak user,
                          switched to PC. Rest all use PCs so never had the need. Plus I don't even know how to
                          spell Mak so thanks for the info


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