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Auto-run Menus for CD, DVD, and USB Flash

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Platforms: Windows 98, NT, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
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So, you've worked hard on your presentation, taken the time to burn it to a CD, even tested the CD three times to make sure that it works. You slipped it into an interoffice envelope, dropped it in the mail bin, and waited for feedback. One day passes, then two, then a week, and finally, you call the recipient to ask what they thought about your presentation. "Oh," they say, "we put the disk into the computer and nothing happened, and we didn't know how to run it." If your fist could travel through a phone line, you'd be in real trouble!

This happens in real life, and more often than any of us would care to admit. That's why there's Discstarter. Discstarter creates professional auto-run menus for CD-ROMs, DVDs, and USB flash drives. With Discstarter, anyone inserting your disk or flash drive into a computer will be greeted with menu choices that'll make it pie-simple to launch your content. No more complex notes starting with "Click START, then RUN..."! Discstarter is the perfect solution for building front end menus for software CD-ROMs, eLearning publications, electronic catalogs, manuals, digital business cards or company and product presentations!

The menus that you create with Discstarter are all based on HTML, which means you can use any combination of multimedia elements such as Flash, Java, and embedded video content. Better yet, there aren't any complicated authoring tools or learning curves to navigate. In fact, you don't need any programming knowledge at all. Just use your favorite HTML or Web design application!

Discstarter provides full control over the look and feel of your interface. Include background music, a customized splash screen, implement modern GUI effects, execute programs (even with command line parameters), even run your Discstarter menu in kiosk mode. Even better, with the integrated Server2Go, you can run Web applications on a local machine without using a remote Web server!

From a technical perspective, Discstarter has been tested and proven to work with all Windows platforms, no matter how old or new. Not convinced? Discstarter is the tool used by major magazines to build their front end interfaces for those millions of CD-ROMS that you see packaged with each issue! Just design your menu, then deploy the small runtime file on your CD-ROM, DVD, or USB flash drive!

Please note, today's Discstarter promotion comes in two flavors:

  • The Project License is for a single CD-ROM project that uses the Discstarter Runtime System. There are no further royalty fees so you can distribute unlimited copies of your CD-ROM. Also updates and new releases of your CD-ROM project are covered by this license.
  • The Publisher's License is for use with an unlimited number of CD-ROM projects that use the Discstarter Runtime System. There are no further royalty fees so you can distribute unlimited copies of your various CD-ROMs.

This promotion includes the following:
Project License ($145)
Publishers License ($731.88)
Review Written by Derek Lee
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  • Your discount coupon code will be applied to your purchase when you click the 'Buy Now' button.
  • BitsDuJour downloads use a discount coupon code that comes direct from the software vendor, so you'll always get the latest version of the software app sold under the same terms as a regular sale, just at a great promotional price.
  • Prices do not necessarily include taxes, which will vary by country.
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Jake P. Wow! How did you get this product at such a fast discount? Can't wait for this to become available....
Jul 15 2009 at 3:29am Copy Link
gail f Hello--could you clarify this? Which one is the advertised price on Bits? Seems really high if it is for ONE project only? As in, use once? Thanks!

"Please note, today's Discstarter promotion comes in two flavors:
The Project License is for a single CD-ROM project
The Publisher's License is for use with an unlimited number of CD-ROM projects"
Jul 15 2009 at 3:46pm Copy Link
R G Well since the Publisher's license is 500EURO, it's obvious it's the Project license that's on offer here. A bit too limited for my liking, but I guess it's great if you need a job done.
Jul 18 2009 at 1:45am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Hi folks. Just to clarify, both the Publisher's License and the Project license will be available with this discount on the 22nd. The listed price is for the Project license ($35 down from $145). The Publisher's License will be offered at $199 (down from ~$731).


BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 18 2009 at 6:02am Copy Link
Ed Gali I downloaded the demo and when making a project there are non English windows while making the project.

Is this just part of the demo or on the full version still needs to be translated?


Jul 20 2009 at 12:17am Copy Link
mirabyte Support You might see non English dialogs if the language of your system is not set to English (Discstarter contains English and German translations!). Please contact if you feel that something does not work as expected. mirabyte offers free e-mail support for all it's products!


mirabyte Support
mirabyte GmbH & Co. KG - Jul 20 2009 at 12:22am Copy Link
Ed Gali Hi, I am using Australian English, on XP Pro.

Let me know if I buy it will work and if it does not do you offer any money back?


Jul 21 2009 at 6:45pm Copy Link
mirabyte Support It will work; if something does not work as expected, please contact us (mirabyte support), describe the problem and we will get it fixed for you!


mirabyte Support
mirabyte GmbH & Co. KG - Jul 21 2009 at 8:24pm Copy Link

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