Ashampoo MyAutoPlay Menu is an autoplay menu creator. AutoPlay menus are those screens that pop up often when you insert commercial CDs or DVDs into your CD/DVD drive. Generally all video games and applications have them and they allow you to access certain features of the application (other than, of course, installing the app). Ashampoo MyAutoPlay Menu is a very affordable tool that allows you to create those professional-looking menus with ease.
Ease of use has been a great focus of the developers of this application and I have to say that using Ashampoo MyAutoPlay Menu couldn't be easier. This is so mainly because the application uses a wizard to create a project and to give you the right tools to edit the many aspects of the menu.
The first thing you do is add files to your CD or DVD compilation. If you want to create an installation disc you need all the applications that you want to install along with the images and sounds that you want to use for your menu on the same medium (a CD or DVD). After that has been done, you can start creating a splash screen (a sort of loading screen) and the main menu. Both steps allow you to add images or use any of the many templates included. During the actual menu building, you can add buttons that can carry out a variety of operations, like executing a file, opening a folder, changing active page, opening a website, sending an e-mail or quitting the program. All the actions are very easy to configure.
The application has help at every step of the way and Ashampoo has support on its website. The menus look good and are very functional.