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"Play Now" link/button
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantBboozier
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Would like to see a "Play Now" button with configurable links for playing movies on my Cloud Drive. Should work with local hard disk files as well and perhaps Vudu or similar web servers with static file addresses. Web server addresses would likely need Username and Password integration as well.

*Update* I just came across a previous post for a similar request that was directed to LoadDVD Pro, which looks like a great solution, but I was looking for something more simplistic that simply opens a file or network location and lets the PC control what program is used to view the file.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Would like to see a "Play Now" button with configurable links for playing movies on my Cloud Drive. Should work with local hard disk files as well and perhaps Vudu or similar web servers with static file addresses. Web server addresses would likely need Username and Password integration as well.

*Update* I just came across a previous post for a similar request that was directed to LoadDVD Pro, which looks like a great solution, but I was looking for something more simplistic that simply opens a file or network location and lets the PC control what program is used to view the file.

Why not use "My Links"?

And by the way, the free plugin LoadDVD also does it, but has fewer additional functions over LoadDVD Pro.

The list of things you want your "simple" capability to do is easy to write down, such as "Username and Password integration," but harder to implement.

You might find some interesting reading here.

Just tried MY Links with VUDU. Works great. Just login and keep your browser active, and there is no need to logon each time you switch movies.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantBboozier
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Please don't mistake my desire for a more "simplistic" solution to mean I believed the solution was simple to implement. As a home automation programmer, I am well aware of the constraints to integration. I would just prefer to use my existing media player solutions instead of adding another

I will look further into the basic LoadDVD plugin, but at first blush it doesn't seem to support anything beyond ISO or AVI and I think I would be back to having another media player.

Again, thank you for the feedback.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Thanks for the suggestions.
... but at first blush it doesn't seem to support anything beyond ISO or AVI and I think I would be back to having another media player.

Again, thank you for the feedback.

Huh???? I guess I need to take another shot at my documentation. There is no restriction on the type of files that LoadDVD can play. In the simplest implementation, LoadDVD launches the file, and whatever file association you have set up, plays the file. Think of it as LoadDVD does the "double-click" for you automatically. You can associate each profile disk with the launch of a separate file, or with the opening of a folder that allows you to pick a file.

LoadDVD Pro goes even further, in that it created an embedded player in DVDP. You can play pictures, almost any kind of music file, Youtube, web URLs, etc. and create playlists of any mix of media. I don;t know of any other player that allows a heterogeneous mix of media in a single playlist.

If you are into Home Automation, then you will find the automation capabilities of LoadDVD amazing.

For example, this command "[PLY] \\myserver\music\mysong.mp3" will play a file anywhere on your network, video or audio, whatever. The command "[SAY] %overview%" will text to speech the overview of the currently selected DVD. There are dozens of commands that do everything from control your disc changer to raise and lower your projection screen - you can even talk to Alexa.

So, I invite you to take a "second blush" look at LoadDVD.

Now my first comment was about My Links. It is built into DVDP by Invelos, and it was designed to do almost exactly what your original post was asking for. Did you take a look?
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