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Adding Clone DVD to auto launch options

Discussion in 'CloneDVD' started by resare, May 6, 2007.

  1. resare

    resare New Member

    Can anyone tell me how to add CloneDVD to the autolaunch options that pop up when you put the source DVD in the drive?
  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    I don't think you can. I've not seen any way to add things to the autoplay options. Neat idea though. I rather like it. Unless it's something you can hack in the registry...there's no way to do it through the autoplay gui.
  3. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Microsoft's powertoys' TweakUI?
  4. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    Possibly. That might work for XP but I don't think it'd do much for me in Vista...I did find this in my travels though:


    I realize it's for DVD Shrink, but, you could probably edit it for CloneDVD.
  5. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    I thought the same thing and you can create new entries but... um, I feel so stupid because I can't remember how to get it to work. I've had AutoPlay turned off since the first time I used XP back when it went Gold.

    I don't see why it wouldn't work. A bit of editing would need to be done, of course, but it looks useable [for XP].

    I'll stick with AutoPlay just completely turned off, though.
    Last edited: May 6, 2007
  6. ilovegadgets

    ilovegadgets New Member

    actually it does work using Microsoft TweakUI (google it, it is part of Microsoft Powertoys).

    Go to MY COMPUTER within TweakUI and select AUTOPLAY, then HANDLERS. Click on CREATE, Type in e.g.:
    description: Backup with CloneDVD
    using: CloneDVD
    and using CHANGE PROGRAM... select the CloneDVD2.EXE program (default location may be: c:\program files\elaborate bytes\clonedvd2\clonedvd2.exe)
    now check the Supported Media checkbox: DVD
    and you are done. Now just reboot and from now on it will give you the option.

    CAVIAT: The only small issue is that CloneDVD does not seem to allow any parameters, so you will have to select the drive with the DVD manually (as usual). But at least it starts the program and likely you only need to push the cursor down key to select your drive.
    TIP: If you have other apps you do NOT want to use for autostarting DVD, just select that application here and UNCHECK DVD.


    P.S.: CloneDVD Developers: Are you listening? EVERY other program without exception supports autoplay. It can not be so hard to implement that ...
  7. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member

    Neat idea. I am gone try know and see how it goes.