AutoPlay Media Studio 8 delivers on the promise of rapid application development. What would normally take days or weeks to build using traditional software development tools (C, C++, Java, Visual Basic) can now be created in record time - even if you've never programmed before. Its perfect for making anything from AutoPlay CD menus and utilities to games and interactive multimedia applications complete with web interaction, database connectivity, video playback and much more.
Software Development that's Drag and Drop Easy
AutoPlay Media Studio flips software development upside down. Its 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 more than 865 easy to use actions. You'll be able to layout your graphic user interface as fast as you can drag and drop. The only limit is your imagination
Visual Software Programming for Windows
You don't have to be a programmer, but with AutoPlay Media Studio youll feel like one. Visual development makes programming easier for beginners and advanced 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. Its very powerful, yet very easy to use. The Action Wizard can even write the code for you!
But we didnt stop there. We spent years adding in over 865+ high-level functions. Its 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
Dependable software doesn't happen overnight. AutoPlay Media Studio was originally released on October 8, 1997 (then called AutoPlay Menu Studio), and we've been improving it ever since.
Its been the industry standard tool for creating autoplay CD, autoplay DVD and autoplay USB menus for years. Heck, we invented the category! Over time, it became the secret visual programming weapon for thousands of savvy software developers, consultants and IT professionals. All told, hundreds of millions of applications have been distributed thanks to AutoPlay Media Studio.
Changelog for this release:
# Fix: Fixed a bug where setting the enabled or disabled state of a ListBox in checklist box mode, using Lua, would not work.
# Fix: Fixed a bug where double-clicking on an item in a Tree object on a dialog, where that Tree object's On Double-Click event closes the dialog, would cause a crash.
# Fix: Fixed a bug where events from the Video object would be lost after exiting fullscreen mode on Windows Vista.
# Fix: Fixed a bug where code signing preferences weren't being used for new projects.
# Fix: Fixed a bug where ListBox objects in Checklist box mode would display incorrect text if the Vertical scrollbar was turned off.