AutoPlay Media Studio’s Visual Development Environment

Creating professional multimedia software can be both easy and fun, thanks to AutoPlay Media Studio. In fact, with our award winning WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) visual design environment, anyone can do it! Simply drag and drop your media content (text, photos, videos, Adobe Flash, QuickTime, PDF and much more) onto “pages” and then add interactivity with over 865 built-in actions. It couldn’t be easier!

Action WizardEasy to Learn Visual Software Development
It couldn’t be easier to create powerful multimedia software applications. AutoPlay Media Studio is filled with wizards, tutorials, a user’s guide, context sensitive help and much more. It’s also backed up with world-class technical support options, online discussion groups, and video training lessons.

No Programming – Simple Scripting – Hardcore Coding. It’s Your Choice!
You don’t need to be a programmer to use AutoPlay Media Studio. It’s easy enough for anyone to use. While a full wizard-assisted scripting engine is available for power users, the new Quick Action tab lets new users get up to speed right away. Just fill in the blanks to handle the most popular actions like opening documents, running programs, switching pages and more. It’s really that easy!

NEW! Modernized Visual Workspace
AutoPlay Media Studio has always looked pretty slick, but that wasn’t good enough. The entire project workspace has been overhauled. Selection boxes, toolbars, context menus – everything has been redone using a consistent color palette, light source and 3D perspective. You spend a lot of time working on your projects. Your tools should serve to increase your productivity, rather than distract you. With AutoPlay Media Studio 8, you’ll find everything is more logically arranged and attractively presented – so you can get more done.

Professional Templates to Jump Start Your Development
Choose from a variety of ready-to-use projects and then modify them to fit your needs. We include examples of software installer menus, electronic business cards, marketing brochures and many others. It’s also easy to make your own project templates or to add in templates made by others.

Project ExplorerImproved! Project Explorer
Get an overview of your project in one place. You can see all of the pages, events, dialogs and objects in your project organized into a tree hierarchy. Double-click any item to edit its properties or right-click for common commands. It’s a great way to see how everything is connected. The Project Explorer in AutoPlay Media Studio 8 has been revamped to give you a better overall view of your project. Things like better icons, collapsible Dialog and Page categories and better visual indications for hidden and locked objects will be much appreciated. Additional context-sensitive right-click menus have been added and reworked to present you with only the most appropriate commands for working with objects, pages, dialogs and events.

Properties Pane
The properties pane is a fast way to view and edit all of the attributes of a page or object. You can interactively edit the object text, font, size, color, tooltip and much more without missing a beat.

Improved! Application Startup Dialog
AutoPlay Media Studio 8 is all about helping you get things done faster and easier. Even small things like the startup welcome screen have been improved! The startup screen now gives you fast access to multiple recently used projects, one-click restore of the last used project, or simply creating a new project using a template or blank project. Additionally, an integrated RSS feed keeps you updated on product improvements, updates, bug fixes and news!

Page and Dialog Management
Pages (and dialogs) are the backbone of AutoPlay Media Studio. Consider that you can have up to 1000 of them in each project and you’ll realize the importance of effective page management. Accessing pages is easy in AutoPlay, thanks to the page tabs on the main window. You can also easily change page order, rename or remove pages and more with the click of your mouse.

Drag and Drop File Layout System (Asset Management)
When you want to add or remove whole folders of files, or fine-tune the structure of a CD/DVD/BLURAY project, the File Layout dialog comes in very handy. It’s split into two panes, with your computer’s file system on the top and your project on the bottom. Select the files you want, click “add” and you’re done!

Thumbnail File Browsers
The file browsers in the product support thumbnail view, making it much faster and easier to locate files.

Quick Preview
Click the preview button and try out your project whenever you want. There’s no lengthy compiling process to wait for, so you can test changes as you make them.

NEW! Eyedropper Color Picker
Easily match colors thanks to the new eyedropper style color picker. Integrated into all color choosers, simply move your mouse pointer off the dialog and watch it turn into an eyedropper cursor. Click on the color of any pixel on your screen and voila – you’ve automatically set the color to match.

Undo/Redo
Full support for undo and redo operations make it quick and easy to try out new ideas.

Align and Arrange
A full suite of alignment tools helps make quick work of your layout tasks. Simply select a group of objects and click the desired alignment button to line up their edges on the top, left, right or bottom. You can also easily distribute objects over a given space, make them all the same size, adjust their “z” order, and more.

Group, Pin, Lock & Hide
Professional design tools like object grouping allow you to move and work with multiple objects at once. The lock and pin tools keep you from accidentally moving an object out of place, while the hide and show feature is great for trying out different designs.

Grid and Ruler
Toggle on the grid for easy object placement – the automatic snapping feature makes it quick to use. The ruler is a helpful precision tool assisting you in pixel level placement of your design elements.

Guidelines
Just like in your favorite image editing software, but now in your favorite multimedia development software! Using guidelines, you can set up margins and placement rules to make sure your design looks perfect.

Customizable Toolbars
All of the toolbars and keyboard shortcuts can be reconfigured and customized to your preference. You’re not restricted by the default set up – you can lay out your favorite features the way you like to work with them.

Built-in Spelling Checker
Make sure that typos don’t creep into your projects. Just about anywhere you can type, you can perform a spell check to ensure error-free text. Dictionaries are available for over a dozen languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Croatian, Czech, Polish and Slovenian.

Content Gallery
We’ve included a ton of great content to get you started including background images, photos, abstracts, panels, bars, bullets, buttons, sound effects and even music files. Simply mix and match to put together a great looking project in no time.