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Old Mar 27, 2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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How to Create an Interactive Thumbdrive?

A bigwig is showing up in a week and my boss is asking me whether I can create an interactive thumbdrive as a takeaway.

It would include slideshows, a few videos and key links to sections of the company website.

The end user is most likely Windows and not Mac.

Has anybody done this?
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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Unfortunately newer versions of Windows have disabled most Autoplay functionality due to virus concerns. If you created an exe file to drive the content this would work but I don't know of a better automatic sort of option.

Something created in Flash could drive slides and video pretty easily, could be labeled and given a slick icon with a readme file in case someone doesn't figure out they're supposed to click it.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Something created in Flash could drive slides and video pretty easily, could be labeled and given a slick icon with a readme file in case someone doesn't figure out they're supposed to click it.
I was wondering if Flash might be the best way to go. I have no idea what system the Big Wig uses, so making this as usable as possible would be preferable.

Doesn't self-played Flash create .exe files for PCs? Wouldn't that encounter the same problem of virus concerns and playability?
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It does create .exe files (or can at least, .swf is the standard web format) and you're correct in that you can't autoplay that (at least I have yet to find a way to). You'd just have the drive come up showing a cool snazzy icon that would run the .exe when clicked.
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