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AutoPlay Media Studio 8.0 is the software development tool of choice for professional software developers wanting to create reliable autorun CD / DVDs and autoplay menu systems. It's used by thousands of programmers to build a wide variety of multimedia software development projects. AutoPlay Media Studio is ideally suited to creating visual programming projects like intereactive training applications, video players, software demos and other extreme programming, database programming, business application development and agile software development projects.
Simply combine images, music, video, flash etc - and drag n' drop your way to fully interactive software applications. To help you get started quickly we provide extra resources including video training, professional content add-ons, an online user forum, and much more!
Main purposes: Testing. Writing Autoplay Media Studio plugins is one thing, but getting them to work requires testing. We have done some applications using AMS, but in the end PureBasic will outwin AMS thanks to it's extended functionality. AMS is perfect for CD/DVD menu's, training applications etc, but when you are talking about applications using MDI controls and childwindows, we choose PureBasic. It is possible in AMS, but it takes much more effort and debugging before you get what you want. Although, thanks to Lua Devils, a large amount of plugins is available allowing you to create all sorts of objects and controls on an AMS window, without much trouble. AMS has Lua 5.1 embeded in it's engine, all code written by the user is therefore in Lua. We develop back-end systems (Plugins) for AMS so the user can spend less time on researching, debugging, trying and even failing. For example, heavy AES encryptions or Whirlpool fingerprinting can't be done using AMS' native functions, that's where plugins come in.
Nothing is impossible in Autoplay Media Studio, it sometimes just requires a plugin or two to help you out!
We have now got a license for Autoplay Media Studio 8.0, which is using Lua 5.1 and has loads of new options. Go check it out at indigorose.com