AutoRun Wizard is an application you can use to easily create and design autorun menus for your CDs and DVDs.
As the name implies, the interface of the program is represented by a wizard-like layout, where options are configured through several tabs.
You can get started by filling the base folder with all the files and directories prepared for the disc burning session, whether they are applications, images, videos, music or other file types.
This menu can be set to automatically launch one or more files located on the disc, to open Windows Explorer to a directory on it, or to launch a website.
As far as customization settings go, you can use the default AutoRun Wizard icon, the one from an auto-launch EXE file, or custom icon. Plus, you can show a startup and closing splash screen with a custom image from the base folder (BMP, JPEG, ICO, WMF or EMF format), static or animated image, or fill the entire background with a solid color.
Last but not least, you can play a sound file (MP3 or WAV format), display an End User License Agreement (EULA), edit the CD label, and test your new autorun menu before burning it to disc. The project can be saved to file for further modifications.
AutoRun Wizard is very light on the system resources as well as responsive to commands. We have not encountered any issues throughout our evaluation, since the app did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. Thanks to the task descriptions shown at every step of the wizard, first-time users can effortlessly learn how to create an autorun project. Unfortunately, AutoRun Wizard has not been updated for a while.