Py2exe... & hiding propritary stuff in the exe

Thomas Heller theller at
Mon Feb 16 10:07:58 CET 2004

"Will" <wstandley at> writes:

> Maybe there is another group for posting this... I am a total newbie to
> Python... so please forgive me if I ask a bunch of inappropriate
> questions... as I am a big question asker.
> If I develope an application in Python and use the Py2exe (hope I have that
> right) tool... can I embed certain files... like graphic files... and even
> video files... into the exe... so that they reside there, during
> execution... as opposed to uncompressing into seperate files upon
> installation.
> For example, if I have a propritary graphic/slide and/or short propritary
> video that I don't want to be a 'standalone' file... like a jpg or mov or
> whatever... as I don't want people to be able to re-distribute the proteray
> graphic/movie files w/o my application... will Py2exe or some other tool or
> method bury those some way... like keeping them as data in the exe file?

py2exe allows to include data files as windows resources in the exe
file.  Another thing you may be interested in is Mike Fletcher's


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