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Command line options for PowerDVD XP

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by MarkHudds, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. MarkHudds

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    Hi,

    Just experimenting with the 4am media console (www.overnighttech.com) and I'm trying to get it to play a DVD film from my hard disc. I can get it to launch PowerDVD, or any other program, however I wany it to automatically start a DVD.

    Does anyone know of where I can get a list of PowerDVD functions to put in a command line and how I get it to play the VIDEO_TS.IFO file?

    Cheers
     
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    Come on guys, someone must know???

    what do I need in <x> to make it read the IFO???

    c:\program files\cyberlink\powerdvd\powerdvd.exe /x "c:\film\video_ts\video_ts.ifo"

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    Does anyone play DVDs from their hard discs?
     
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    I've not tried what you're proposing, but I would have thought ZoomPlayer could do what you want.

    If you install ZoomPlayer it will use the PowerDVD filters, but you'll get access to all of ZoomPlayer extra functionality, including an awful lot of command line parameters to kick off certain actions.
     
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    Cheers Gerbil!

    I'll get it a go

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    Mark, what you want to do is possible as I do it myself with 4amMC and Zoomplayer.
    When I get home tonight I'll look at the command line and post back here.
     
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    OK mate, I've just checked what I did and it isn't what I thought, but it still works fine and should work with PowerDVD.

    All I did was put a link directly to the VIDEO_TS.IFO file (in my case F:\DVD\Shrek\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO)
    This just launches the file and uses the default program to run it.
     
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    Thanks for that Desmo, I shall try it asap ... :clap:

    Any more tips for 4am MC??? What do you think of it? Do you use links to playlists to start MP3 albums?

    I've just had an email reply from overnighttech saying they are hoping to include support for 16:9 resolutions in the next version of Music Console - something which I've been complaining about!
     
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    I trialed it from launch and found it great for a quick and easy to use front-end. I even helped iron a few problems as not many people were using it in the early days it was like being a beta tester :)

    In the end, I found it great for quick and easy setup but soon hit a few limitations. I now use Main Lobby.
     
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    Am I right in thinking by editing the VIDEO_TS.IFO file you can start the movie my double clicking on this file.

    I opened the VIDEO_TS.IFO file for Harry Potter, but all the information in the file was scrambled, where do you actually insert the line like you have done for Shrek??:confused:
     
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    Okay .... I've downloaded and tried both v2.90 Final and v3.0 Beta versions of Zoomplayer and it seems highly configurable, HOWEVER, I keep getting strange error messages (standard XP pop ups) saying things like "memory address space violation" and "abstract error" ... I usually get them when Zoomplayer has just opened a file. I don't get these with any other program so it seems like my system doesn't like Zoomplayer for some reason!

    I've tried reinstalling and downloading from different places but still get the same errors.

    Any ideas? :confused:
     

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