It should be possible to do a VCD (put in the VCD structure, files etc. etc.) and insert a autorun.inf- file in the root of the cd, which is the file read as autorun config on CD insertion (at least in Windows). The url has some instructions and a program that can be used to make such files (although the whole process is so simple you could make it in notepad very easily - actually I would recommend that). After that you can insert all that stuff that needs to be started/used on the CD.
Basically you could specify these things in the autorun:
- A program that checks if the MPEG-1/-2- codec/player is installed and launches setup if needed.
- The actual player, which is launched after installation of the codec/player.
If that's too much, just put an opensource player on board (mplayer, VLC etc.) your CD and put the command line options to the autorun.inf (or, if possible, make a playlist file in your player's format and launch it instead of long command lines). That way it would open the file as soon as the disc is in (in Windows).
Hope it helped. Basically it should play on the DVD/VCD player, because usually it just looks for the right files on the CD (just like with DVDs).
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