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The question is, how do you delay AutoPlay in Windows 7? (Below is the reason and the scenario)

I am using DVD Fab to decrypt movies (that I own) into the raw Video TS and Audio TS folders so that I can then convert them to mp4 files for streaming and mobile entertainment with my IPod.

I have DVD Fab set as the default program for DVDs in the Control Panel -> AutoPlay section (as seen below).


When AutoPlay tries to start DVD Fab, like it is supposed to, I get the following error.

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I can then proceed to click "OK" in the pop up, start DVD Fab manually (Ugh... manual...), and everything works as it is supposed to. Is there anyway to delay AutoPlay? I think that is the issue, it is going too fast and cannot see the D:\ before it is recognized. If it is another issue, please tell me. I have Google-ed this for a while with no results.

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From a security perspective, Autoplay is best left disabled entirely. But, I'm sure that's not what you wanted to hear. – Iszi Aug 2 '11 at 1:29
Does not make any sense to me, Autoplay starts when it recognizes the medium. At that point it has a path already.. – soandos Aug 2 '11 at 2:04
I don't understand it either @soandos... – David Aug 3 '11 at 15:13

I'm taking a bit of a stab in the dark here. Take this as guidance, not a solution.

Open the Registry Editor and navigate to:


Here is the command that executes DVD Fab when you insert a DVD. I'm assuming it resembles something like:

"C:\Program Files\DVDFab\DVDFab.exe" "%L"

The "%L" stands for "drive letter", in this case "D:". DVD Fab expects more details. Take a look at the DVD Fab Command Line reference. Try:

"C:\Program Files\DVDFab\DVDFab.exe" /MODE "FULLDISC" /SRC "%L\VIDEO_TS"
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Thanks a lot for the great answer @Han-E-Food! +1, I will accept it if it works. Sorry I have not had enough time to check to see if this works yet. (I haven't even had time when at home to start that computer up... lol) – David Aug 3 '11 at 15:19
This did not fix it unfortunately... But, I am still playing around with this idea and some of the tools you have given me. Thank you very much! – David Aug 4 '11 at 20:30

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