PC/Windows Downloads - CD-i authoring tools
On this page, you will find some utilities and applications to author your own CD-i titles on a PC. These tools are especially designed for CD-i developers. Note that some of these tools are 16-bit Windows 3.x applications which will sometimes work fine in Windows 95/98/NT/2000, but lack the use of long file names.
ShowBuilder is a complete Windows-based package for creating presentations with audio, stills and video on CD-i. It includes all of the necessary audio and video conversion options (except for the creation of MPEG videos). A ShowBuilder disc can be customized at runtime, i.e. the user can change the behaviour of the presentation on his CD-i player. Be carefull when writing the final disc image: the program supports only older Philips CD-Recorders. A note explaining how to use Gear to write the CD is included.
Download showbuilder101.zip (18620 KB)
HAL90 is the first High Level Authoring tool for CD-i, based on a complex scripting language called CD-i Talk. Dedicated knowledge of this language is required to use the tool. Several example scripts are included.
Download hal90_152.zip (1525 KB)
Presentation CD is in essence a (Windows 3.x) printer driver that allows you to 'print' to a CD-i disc image format. All 'pages' will be added in sequence and are combined with a CD-i application. The created file can then be burned onto a CD and played on a CD-i player. Please keep in mind that the driver only supports up to 16 colors due to a limitation in the Windows 3.x printer driver system.
Download prescd.zip (54 KB)
MoguLike 1.0 Trial Version
MoguLike is an application for Windows 95 written by Robin Burrows of Cambridge Multimedia that lets you create MediaMogul script files on a PC without the need for a CD-i development player or board and MediaMogul. However, you still need OptImage Script2Disc to convert the script to a CD-i disc image file (not included).
Download mogu11t.zip (180 KB)