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Old April 14th, 2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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Anybody With Macromedia Director Experience

Hello,

I am presently authoring interactive CD's for my wedding demo and everything works right on my Mac but a PC won't run my projector file. This project would be worthless if I can't make it work in windows. Is there a lingo code or something to make the projector file cross platform.

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Old April 14th, 2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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I can't remember exactly how to do cross platform, I have happily forgotten all I learned about Macs :) However, I do remember that you will need to use a PC, and transfer certain files into your project. If you were to go to www.macromedia.com , you could do a search for "cross platform" in their forums. You should find your answer there.

I will give you one bit of advice- your movies will not play in the projector, if the other person doesnt have the same player/codec. If you use QT clips, and all they have is Windows media and avi codecs, all they will see is a big red X. Just some food for thought from someone who did something similar.

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Old April 14th, 2003, 10:25 PM   #3
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P.S. I just remembered that Macs don't always add file extensions. You may have to do this manually. For example, if you save a QT clip as something named "wedding", Macs somehow know it is a QT video, and don't need the .mov extension. PCs do need to know what the extension is, in order to know what to do with the file. Just more fun, eh?
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Old April 14th, 2003, 11:06 PM   #4
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Unfortunately projector files are not cross platform. For a PC the projector is a .exe file and needs to be created on a PC. Shockwave is cross platform, but your audience must have shockwave player installed on their machines.
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Old April 15th, 2003, 12:04 PM   #5
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You can get permission from MM to distribute players for both platforms on a single CD. Last time I checked, there was no charge, you just had to sign a license agreement. That includes either the shockwave or flash player (ActiveX for Win platforms).
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