Author video to USB Flash Drive
by Doug Wiggins on May 12, 2011 at 9:59:34 am
Can anyone help me to figure out how to put my promo clip and a DVD style menu onto a USB memory stick? We wish to use these as promo gifts. We need for the recipient to see the menu load when they put it in the USB slot and be able to choose which video clip to play from a familiar DVD style menu. I believe this will become very popular if it is possible. Any ideas folks?
Re: Author video to USB Flash Drive by Stephen Mann on May 13, 2011 at 1:32:22 pm
Since you don't control what platform the end user has, the answer is generally, no. Specifically, before Windows 7 you could simply write an Autorun.inf file to run your DVD video straight from the USB stick. Windows, however, removed this ability from Windows 7.
One malware that used the AutoRun functionality as a spreading mechanism was the Conficker worm. The Conficker worm added a false “Open folder to view files” action in the action list in the AutoPlay dialog box and if the user clicked on this false action, their computer was infected. And if the user with the infected computer plugged another USB stick in the USB port, also that USB stick got infected.