any help with this one anyone??? It's really important. Someone with experience with dirOpener can probably pull it off or at least provide some clues.
Hi try this,
You can get only Asset not script
1) Open Dcr Files in Movie in a window DIrector Authoring.
2) Access That MIAW like : Window("view").movie
3) Copy Cast member like:Window("view").movie.memberObjRef.copyToClipBoard()
Using Murali's suggestion you can write a function to pull the members out of a dcr.
Paste the following in a Movie script:
on getMembers movName
winRef = window().new(movName)
NumberOfMembers = winRef.movie.member.count
repeat with memNum = 1 to NumberOfMembers
window("stage").movie.member(memNum + 10).pasteClipBoardInto()
Then in the message window type the following and Enter.
Director will probably complain about memory. Ignore that. The DCR assets should now be available in the Internal cast.
To get at the members in the external casts, you simply have to open them up.
Create a new External cast called "x".
In the message window type:
castlib("X").filename = "M5A032_art.cct"
And, that is all there is to getting at the "Protected" media.
The Dir Opener application is basically a projector that opens protected movies in a MIAW and then saves them. So, what murali_kumar and Production Monkey were suggesting is achieveing what DIR Opener does but directly inside Director.
Looking at your files, they were made with an old version of Director. The Dir Opener EXE was made with D8.5 and so only works with maybe D6-8.5 files. The good thing is that opening a MIAW through Director works even with older files.So, following Production Monkey's steps gives a solution.
As has been mentiond, what is restored is assets like images, text, sounds. Scripts are always protected and cannot be restored.
I know this is an old topic but I have had a problem while following @ProductionMonkey instructions.
I did as he explained (changing the dcr file name ofc) but I get a pop-up window saying " This application requires an Xtra (Havok physics scene) that either does not exist or failed to initialize properly. Please make the appropiate Xtras are in the Xtras folder(s)", followed by another pop-up: "A fatal error has occurred. Director will quit now" and yet another one "Warning! Director is completely out of memory and must exit inmediately" after which Director indeed closes.
I'm guessing the problem is related to Director 11 using Ageia instead of Havok since the dcr file is from early 2006 (I tested the process with a recent dcr file and worked perfectly), but in Director > Modify > Movie > Xtras > Add there is no option to add Havok and I don't really know where or even if I have to add it.
Havok is gone, except in the backwards-compatibility components for Shockwave (essentially SW10 for Windows only). So, you will need a D10 projector to open your file, and preferably with a message window so that you can issue a "go movie …" and then "saveMovie()" command
I actually hadn't thought of that but messing around with Adobe folders I saw Xtras in Configuration, made there a folder called Havok and put the Havok file I had downloaded and effectively now it works (although the movie itself won't load, it's just black, but all the assets are avaible in the internal cast)