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AutoPlay Media Studio 8.5 光碟選單及自動播放軟體
AutoPlay Media Studiog可讓你製作CD/DVDROM光碟自動播放(Autorun)的程式。
AutoPlay Media Studio 8.5 光碟選單及自動播放軟體

AutoPlay Media Studio 8 - Major New VersionAutoPlay Media Studio 8.5 兌現快速應用系統發展的承諾。通常需要幾天或是幾周內建立的傳統軟體開發工具(C, C++, Java, Visual Basic),現在不管任何使用者都可以在短時間內創建開發工具。而且他不只是簡單的小腳本/形式。而是全功能的光碟互動式選單製作軟體,可以設定滑鼠指標在上的音效、背景音樂、自行輸入文字及圖片、插入影片檔,還有內建多個樣本供套用及修改。
你可能已經非常熟悉AutoPlay Media Studio。這麼多年來一直是創建自動播放(autorun) CD/DVD/USB menus的工業標準。總而言之,成千上萬的光碟都是AutoPlay Media Studio而發佈(還有舊版本AutoPlay Menu Studio)。
你不知道的是,AutoPlay Media Studio已經成為成千上萬軟體開發人員、諮詢者和IT專業人士的祕密武器。實現其獨特的快速編程的潛力,開發人員開始使用它來建立原型和全面的圖形豐富的多媒體應用軟體,且可以顯著的節省金錢和時間。
現在,AutoPlay Media Studi推出最重要的版本更新。在第八版中,我們的目標是改善一切有關自動播放軟體開發商喜歡的AutoPlay Media Studio,我們充分考慮了應用領域的快速發展,而使用者會非常喜歡這個新功能。

Software Creation that’s Drag and Drop Easy

AutoPlay Media Studio flips software development upside down. It’s visual and fast. You design first and then program later. You can build your first AutoPlay software application in less than 5 minutes.

From images, text and music to video, drop-down lists and web content, you simply move things into place using your mouse. Then, you can add powerful interactivity with a built-in library of over 865 easy to use actions. The only limit is your imagination. 

Visual Software Programming for Windows

You don’t have to be a programmer, but with AutoPlay Media Studio you’ll feel like one. Visual development makes programming easier for beginners and hardcore users alike.

While a full scripting language is available for power users, the Quick Action wizard lets new users get up to speed right away. Just fill in the blanks to handle the most popular actions like opening documents, running programs, switching pages and more. AutoPlay Media Studio is easy enough for anyone to use. 

20+ Visual Objects = Rapid Software Development

AutoPlay Media Studio 8 includes nearly two dozen built-in object types. The great thing about objects in AutoPlay Media Studio, is that they are already ‘smart’. You simply drop them onto a page (or dialog) and then edit their ‘properties’ and ‘events’ to customize them however you want.

Choose from buttons, videos, web/HTML, Flash, QuickTime, PDF, checkboxes, radio buttons, edit fields, rich text, slideshows, data grids, menu bars, tree controls and more. Plus you can easily add more thanks to 3rd party plugins. 

Easy Scripting Language with 865+ Built-in Actions

AutoPlay Media Studio isn’t just a pretty face. When you really need to get down to business, our Lua scripting engine is going to knock your socks off. It’s very powerful, yet very easy to use. The Action Wizard can even write the code for you!

But we didn’t stop there. We spent years adding in over 865+ high-level functions. It’s code you can use but don’t have to write. There’s everything from XML parsing and SQL database queries to web server script interaction, file transfers and much more. 

Expandable with AutoPlay Plugins and Addons

Plugins are one of the best features of AutoPlay Media Studio. They allow 3rd party software developers to extend and expand the product in an extremely integrated and seamless fashion.

Plus, with new Lua 5.1 module compatibility, you have access to a wealth of free code you can download and use in your projects. Just some of the useful modules out there include Bit Operation, Date, Canvas Draw, Imaging Tool, GD, Crypto, Colors, Speech, Alien, Social (Twitter), CURL and Regular Expression Parsing. 

Not Just Dependable: Battle Hardened

AutoPlay Media Studio 8.5 is already ready for Windows 10! It’s just one more reason to go with the pros. Plus, it works 100% on Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

AutoPlay Media Studio has been the industry standard tool for creating autoplay CD and autoplay DVD menus for over 15 years. Heck, we invented the category! All told, hundreds of millions of applications have been distributed thanks to AutoPlay Media Studio. 

You’re going to love what we’ve done in AutoPlay Media Studio 8. Our goal was to improve everything you love about AutoPlay Media Studio, while pushing it fully into the realm of rapid application development (RAD).

While AutoPlay Media Studio’s roots are in making beautiful interactive menus and launchers for CD-ROM and DVD-ROM applications, savvy software developers have been using it for years to rapidly prototype and build full-scale graphically rich software applications.

AutoPlay Media Studio 8 takes it to a whole other level, bringing visual WYSIWYG software development to the masses. What would take a professional programmer days or weeks to build using traditional software development tools like C, C++, Java or even Visual Basic can now be created by just about anyone in less time than you’d have ever thought possible.

While AutoPlay Media Studio is still the best tool out there for making autorun/autoplay menus, its true strength in visual programming now shines through. There’s no faster or better software development tool for combining multimedia elements like video, image, sound, music and animation with advanced business logic, database manipulation, text parsing, web interaction, data collection and graphically-rich data visualization.

You’ll turn to AutoPlay Media Studio 8 over and over again to quickly create full-featured software applications. It’s destined to become an indispensable part of your software development toolbox! Here’s just a taste of some of the features new to AutoPlay Media Studio 8…


NEW!
Faster & More Powerful Lua 5.1 Scripting Engine

AutoPlay Media Studio 8’s scripting engine is now faster, more powerful and much more extensible. The Lua 5.1 system features a new module system, incremental garbage collection, new mechanism for varargs, new syntax for long strings and comments, mod and length operators, metatables for all types and a fully reentrant parser.

NEW! Support for Lua 5.1 Code Modules

With the new scripting engine upgrade comes compatibility with Lua 5.1 modules. You now have access to a wealth of free Lua code you can download and use in your AutoPlay Media Studio 8 projects. In most cases you simply copy the module files into your project and “require” them in your script. Just some of the useful modules out there include Bit Operation, Date, Canvas Draw, Imaging Tool, GD, Crypto, Colors, Speech, Alien, Social (Twitter), CURL, Regular Expression Parsing and so much more. It’s a whole treasure chest of addons and tools just waiting for you!

NEW! Blu-ray Disc Support
Do your projects contain huge database and video files? AutoPlay Media Studio 8 now includes full support for burning directly to Blu-Ray media (BD-R, BD-RE). The integrated Bluray disc burning allows you to publish your project directly to single layer and dual-layer BD-R and BD-RE media, supporting 25 GB, 50 GB and even 100 GB formats.

NEW! Application Styles / Skinning
AutoPlay Media Studio 8 gives you the freedom to create applications that look exactly the way you want. Perhaps you prefer that your programs to take on the same appearance as the operating system (e.g. Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 Aero)? Or do you want them to be entirely customized with completely custom drawn background images, buttons and window shapes? Or perhaps you’d like to simply make use of the hundreds of ready-to-use MSSTYLES themes (like OS/X Tiger and Panther) that you can download on the Internet? In any case, AutoPlay Media Studio makes it possible – and easy!

NEW! Integrated Database Access
It’s never been easier to write database applications using AutoPlay Media Studio! Easily connect to a variety of popular local and remote/Internet database systems including MySQL, SQLite3, ODBC, Oracle and PostgreSQL. Execute any SQL statements you desire like CREATE, INSERT and more – even easily retrieve data results using a row-by-row cursor system. Features full integration with our fill-in-the-blanks style Action Wizard, plus intelligent code completion.

NEW! PDF Object

AutoPlay Media Studio now features integrated support for displaying PDF documents right in your application. This highly requested feature also gives you full control over the display and formatting. You can show/hide toolbars, scrollbars and borders. Layout options include “Single Page”, “One Column”, “Two Columns” and “User Preference”. View options include “Fit Page”, “Fit Page Width”, “Fit Page Height” and “Actual Size”.

NEW! PDF Actions
Take control of the PDF object with 18 easy-to-use actions. Fully integrated into the fill-in-the-blanks Action Wizard, you’ll be able to easily create dynamic applications to work with PDF files. Actions are provided to Print, Load, Navigate, Zoom, Resize, Hide and much more.

NEW! QuickTime Object
Thanks to the new Apple QuickTime object, Your AutoPlay Media Studio applications are now compatible with over 80 video, audio and image formats. Video formats include .MOV, .DV, .M4V, .MP4 and dozens more – including the amazing h.264 format. Audio formats include .AAC, .AIF, .M4A, .MP3, etc. Visual formatting options let you lock an aspect ratio, resize the media to fit the object dimensions or center it within the object area. Border styles include 3D, plain or none.

NEW! QuickTime Actions
The Quicktime object by itself is great – but a Quicktime object plus 22 built-in high-level actions is just plain awesome! Brought together, your AutoPlay Media Studio actions have exceptional control over the QuickTime object. Using simple script commands you can Play, Seek, Set Volume, Load, Mute, View Full Screen, Hide, Show and much more. Your only limit is your imagination.

NEW! xButton Object
If you’re trying to create an application that blends in beautifully with the operating system, the new xButton object is just what the doctor ordered. However, that’s just the beginning! The new xButton object supports far more customization than was previously possible. Now you can modernize your applications by adding “icon” images to your buttons, plus you can “markup” the text however you desire! This object lets you control the relative placement of button text and button images; choose between normal and toggle styles; adjust fonts and colors; and even markup you text using dozens of XAML tags – including hyperlinks right on your buttons! By default, the xButton styles itself according to whatever operating system it is being run on. If your application is running on Vista, the button looks like a standard Vista button. If you’re running it on Windows 7, it looks like Windows 7. However, you can easily override this and choose from many included styles like Flat, Office 2000, Office XP or many different Office 2007 styles. Or hundreds of MSSTYLES themes… The options are endless.

NEW! Checkbox List Object
Checkbox lists are a long awaited addition to AutoPlay Media Studio! We’ve integrated this feature into the existing Listbox object – you just need to turn it on. Once you do, you can easily present lists of items with corresponding checkboxes. Actions are included to get and set the checkbox state for any listbox item with ease. You’ll find dozens of great uses for this one!

NEW! Rolling Code Data Security
AutoPlay Media Studio 8 adds another layer of protection to your applications and scripts. A unique random encryption code is now generated every time you build your project, making “hacking” of your applications much more difficult. As we all know, anyone determined enough can break any protection system given enough time and resources, but the use of rolling codes renders generic attacks ineffective. You can now sleep a little easier!

NEW! Multiple Timers
You’re no longer limited to just one timer event per page! You can now set as many “named” timers as you want. Having multiple timers running really opens up the creative possibilities for animations, games, status updates and dozens of other applications.

NEW! Service Actions
Easily control Windows Services using the seven new actions included in AutoPlay Media Studio 8. Everything you need is included, such as Create, Start, Stop, Pause, Delete, Query and Continue.

NEW! FTPWI Actions
AutoPlay Media Studio 8 includes a set of built-in FTP actions, enabling your application to easily download files over the Internet from FTP servers. These new FTP actions make use of the WinINet API to ensure compliance with the RFC 959 File Transfer Protocol specifications. Actions include FTPWI.Download, FTPWI.GetErrorInfo and FTPWI.GetFileSize.

NEW! System Restore Actions
This trio of system restore actions are extremely powerful and essential for any application that might want to make system changes or install software in a failsafe manner. By creating a system restore point using System.SetRestorePoint before making changes to the computer, the user can easily rollback those changes using the operating system’s “restore” feature (found on Windows Vista and Windows 7). Actions include System.IsSystemRestoreAvailable, System.SetRestorePoint and System.RemoveRestorePoint.

NEW! Dialog.ComboBox Action
Here’s an action that’ll find a lot of use! The Dialog.ComboBox action is used to pop up a dialog box presenting the user with a drop-down list of items they can choose from. You simply pass in a list of items to select from, choose if you’d like them sorted or not and whether or not to restrict the user to just the items in the list, or allow them to type in their own text response. It’s a fast and compact way to get user input, while offering suggestions to them at the same time!

NEW! Balloon Tooltips and Extended Tooltips
In addition to the standard popup tooltips you’re used to from previous versions, AutoPlay Media Studio 8 now lets you display Balloon tooltips! It’s an extremely attractive option for presenting context sensitive help within your application. It’s also much more useful than the old style tooltips, as you can use multiple lines of text to present your instructions. In fact, multi-line tooltips were so useful, we also added the feature to the standard looking popup as “extended” tooltips.

NEW! Modernized Visual Workspace
AutoPlay Media Studio has always looked pretty slick, but that wasn’t good enough. The entire project workspace has been overhauled. Selection boxes, toolbars, context menus – everything has been redone using a consistent color palette, light source and 3D perspective. You spend a lot of time working on your projects. Your tools should serve to increase your productivity, rather than distract you. With AutoPlay Media Studio 8, you’ll find everything is more logically arranged and attractively presented – so you can get more done.

NEW! Plugin SDK v2
Action Plugins and Object Plugins are one of the best features of AutoPlay Media Studio. They allow 3rd party software developers to extend and expand the product in an extremely integrated and seamless fashion. By simply dropping a plugin into your project, you can easily save yourself hours of work and add significant functionality to your application. The great news is that with AutoPlay Media Studio 8, plugin developers can now fully leverage the advantages of the Lua 5.1 language. The Plugin SDK v2 is available for free download on the indigorose.com website.

Improved! Grid Object
Working with data grids in AutoPlay Media Studio is more useful than ever, especially with the new integrated database features in v8. As always, the grid object allows you to add spreadsheets, grids and list controls to your applications. With over 110 scriptable actions, it is extremely powerful. To help you easily preload data, you can now even specify a CSV (comma separated value) data file at design time.

Improved! Flash Object with ExternalInterface Support

The Adobe Flash object now supports calling and responding to Flash actionscript functions with the addition of the new “Flash.CallFunction” and “Flash.SetReturnValue” actions and new “OnFlashCall” event. Access to Flash’s external API opens up many new uses for the Flash object and advanced interaction with your AutoPlay Media Studio application such as playing FVL video files using a Flash loader.

Improved! Web Object
The web object now uses the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer SDK. New scrollbar and border options have been added to give you increased visual control over the object – allowing you to better integrate web pages into your AutoPlay Media Studio applications.

NEW! Stack Traceback for Syntax Errors
We’ve made it easier for you to debug syntax errors in your scripts by providing you with better error reports. Error messages now include additional details about exactly where the problem occurred – right down to the event name and line number!

NEW! Debug Message Logging
Testing and debugging your projects is much easier in AutoPlay Media Studio 8. You can now send all debug message to a human-readable text format log file, to a debug window or simultaneously to both locations. Between the automatic “Trace Mode” logging, “Event Context” information and “Last Error” actions, you’ve got a formidable collection of tools to help squash those pesky bugs and logic errors!

NEW! Eyedropper Color Picker
Easily match colors thanks to the new eyedropper style color picker. Integrated into all color choosers, simply move your mouse pointer off the dialog and watch it turn into an eyedropper cursor. Click on the color of any pixel on your screen and voila – you’ve automatically set the color to match.

NEW! Updated Dependency Modules
All of the dependency modules have been updated in AutoPlay Media Studio 8. Dependency Modules make it fast and easy to detect whether or not common 3rd party software applications and technologies are installed on the user’s computer. AutoPlay Media Studio 8 can detect the current versions of such products as Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Flash, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Apple QuickTime, Windows Media Player and more. If the required product is not detected, the user will be alerted to the problem and conveniently directed to the appropriate website for download and installation.

NEW! Windows Object Styles
In order to enable you to create applications that can look and feel exactly like those created using traditional Windows platform SDK development tools, we went through all of our existing objects and updated them. For example, objects like the Checkbox, Radio Button and Progress Bar will now take on the look that users expect to see on their operating system. On Windows 7, they’ll look consistent with the standard operating system theme. On Windows XP, they’ll look like XP – and so on. The best part though is that they’ll also now respond correctly to changes in the application theme or MSSTYLES skin files that are supported in AutoPlay Media Studio 8. It all adds up to a 100% professional look!

NEW! Visually Identify Plugin Actions
The Action Wizard now marks any actions that are contained in Action Plugins with a “plugin” identifier. This makes it much easier to quickly identify what is built-in to AutoPlay Media Studio and what you’ve added later through 3rd party additions. It’s especially handy when you’re looking for documentation, help files, samples and technical support.

Improved! Video Object Transport Skins
The Video object has been modernized with a variety of new graphic styles. Choose from attractive new blue, green and gray skins. If you don’t find a style you like, it’s super easy to create your own video transport skins using Photoshop or any other graphics editor. We’ve also made the skin format more flexible, removing the constraining height restrictions that may have hampered your creativity in the past.

Improved! Paragraph Object Scrollbar Styles
The Paragraph object in AutoPlay Media Studio 8 has been updated to default to Windows 7 style scrollbars. This will give any of your scrolling textboxes a much more up-to-date visual appearance. Of course, you can still make your own scrollbar styles from scratch (or download shared skins from http://www.autoplaymediastudio.com) or choose from old favorites such as Chrome, Euro, Corporate, Charcoal, Industrial and more.

Improved! Application Startup Dialog
AutoPlay Media Studio 8 is all about helping you get things done faster and easier. Even small things like the startup welcome screen have been improved! The startup screen now gives you fast access to multiple recently used projects, one-click restore of the last used project, or simply creating a new project using a template or blank project. Additionally, an integrated RSS feed keeps you updated on product improvements, updates, bug fixes and news!

Improved! Project Explorer Window
The Project Explorer in AutoPlay Media Studio 8 has been revamped to give you a better overall view of your project. Things like better icons, collapsible Dialog and Page categories and better visual indications for hidden and locked objects will be much appreciated. Additional context-sensitive right-click menus have been added and reworked to present you with only the most appropriate commands for working with objects, pages, dialogs and events.

Improved! Quick Script Snippets
A variety of changes were made to the script editor to help more quickly write your code. Of course the popular Action Wizard, Code Completion and Intellisense are still there to guide you. We’ve also expanded and reorganized the one-click “Quick Script” feature. Many common programming “snippets” are included, making it super easy to add loops, control structures and other often-used bits of script. Additionally, “object tables” have been moved into their own category in order to help you find what you’re looking for at a glance.

NEW! Centralized Repository for Plugins, Templates and Addons

With all the new possibilities available to AutoPlay Media Studio 8 developers, we’ve put together a centralized archive to help organize everything. At http://www.autoplaymediastudio.com you’ll find an easy-to-navigate repository for everything related to AutoPlay Media Studio. You’ll find action plugins, object plugins, application themes, Lua modules, video transport skins, scrollbar skins, MSSTYLES skins, custom .BTN format button files, background images, project templates, example projects, scripts, audio files, tutorials, tools and lots more.

Much More…
Hundreds of other changes have made their way into AutoPlay Media Studio 8. Some visible, some hidden deep within the core… All of them designed to make AutoPlay Media Studio 8 your “go to” tool when you’re on a deadline and need to create graphically rich interactive software applications.

Design Environment

The minimum and recommended system requirements for the AutoPlay Media Studio design environment are:

Minimum

Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later
Pentium 4 or greater processor (or equivalent)
256 MB RAM or greater
1024x768 display resolution with 16-bit or higher color depth
150 MB of free hard disk space for installation
Mouse

Run-time Application (Published Project)

The minimum system requirements for the AutoPlay Media Studio run-time executable are:

Minimum

Windows XP or later
Pentium 120 MHz
32 MB RAM

Note: Requirements may vary according to the needs of your project. For example, a faster system may be required to view large videos at high bitrates, or your project may require a specific version of the Flash player, or the presence of a specific video codec.

Minimum for Video Object

DirectX 7 or greater
Internet Explorer 4.0 or newer

Minimum for Flash Object

The Flash object will only work if the Adobe Flash Player control is installed on the user's system. The Flash object's On FlashCall event is only supported in Flash version 8.0 or later.

Minimum for Web Object

The web object will only work if the Internet Explorer ActiveX control is installed on the user's system. It is compatible with version 4.01 or newer of the Internet Explorer control.

Minimum for PDF Object

The PDF object will only work if version 8.0 or newer of the Adobe Reader ActiveX control is installed on the user's system. It is installed with version 8.0 or newer of either the free Adobe Reader application, or one of the Adobe Acrobat professional products.

Minimum for QuickTime Object

The QuickTime object will only work if the QuickTime ActiveX control is installed on the user's system.

Software Development Tools for Smarter Programming

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AirBop Push Notification Service for Android Apps

AirBop GCM Push Messaging Platform for Android
AirBop is a high-performance Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) server platform for Android app developers. Don't reinvent the wheel. When you need to add push notifications to your Android apps, AirBop makes it easy, fast and affordable. 

AutoPlay Media Studio 8.1 Multimedia Software Development System

NEW! AutoPlay Media Studio™ 8.5
Our award-winning, visual approach to multimedia software development makes it easy for anyone to create their own software applications. Create CD/DVD autorun menus, interactive presentations, training applications and other custom multimedia software in a drag-and-drop environment.


Setup Factory 9 Software Installer Builder

NEW! Setup Factory® 9.5 
For projects needing the custom installation logic that only a scripted installer can give you, there’s no better choice than our extremely popular “classic” installer builder. It’s extremely easy to use, but it’s also incredibly powerful. Creates both 32 bit and native 64 bit installers for Windows applications.



TrueUpdate 3.6 Automated Software Updating System

NEW! TrueUpdate® 3.8 
Add an automated software updating system (i.e. ‘Check for Update’ feature) to your software. The TrueUpdate client can be integrated quickly and easily into new and existing software product, regardless of the installation, patching or deployment solutions being used. Works with any standard web server.


Autorun MAX! 2.3 Autorun CD Creator

NEW! Autorun MAX! ® 2.4
If you don’t require the power and flexibility of our flagship product AutoPlay Media Studio, but you still want to make professional CD/DVD autorun menus, then Autorun MAX! is for you. Features a completely visual drag-and-drop development environment and dozens of ready to use templates.


MSI Factory 2 Windows Installer Builder

MSI Factory® 2 
When you need to create .MSI format software installer packages, choose the next generation intelligent setup builder. It’s the only visual setup builder to fully leverage Microsoft’s next generation Windows Installer XML (WiX) compiler technology for creating 100% pure MSI format installer packages in a faster and more intuitive way.


Visual Patch Binary Patching Tool

NEW! Visual Patch® 3.8
Create exceptionally small and secure binary patch files for your software products. Features state-of-the-art binary differencing and compression algorithms, combined with a powerful full history patching engine. Pair it with TrueUpdate for a totally automated Internet software updating solution.



Android App Development

AirBop Push Messaging Server for Android Apps

AirBop Push Messaging Server is a high-performance Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) server platform for Android app developers. Don’t reinvent the wheel. When you need to add push notifications to your Android apps, AirBop makes it easy, fast and affordable. Built on a world-class server stack, we instantly adjust for load, have continuous data protection, and can scale to handle billions of Android devices. Start off with 1,000 managed devices for free… 

Andromo App Maker for Android

NEW! Andromo App Maker 3 for Android
Andromo is Indigo Rose’s new app maker for Android. It creates 100% pure native-code Android apps that run on hundreds of millions of Android smartphones and tablets. All without coding! With over 900,000 Android devices being activated every day, you need to start making Android apps today…


Software Libraries

DeltaMAX Binary Patching Library

DeltaMAX Binary Differencing Library
Embed our advanced binary differencing (delta compression) engine into your software applications. This 32-bit Windows DLL/ActiveX is written in C++ (ATL) and requires no additional runtimes or DLLs to be distributed with it. DeltaMAX is incredibly fast and works with all file types.





 
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