I'm in the process of researching the feasability in
developing my next project in Director. I've already determined
that Flash won't be able to do everything I would like (Breeze
doesn't fulfill my requirements either). My goal is to create an
internal whiteboard system that supports multiple content types ie.
QuickTime, Real etc.
I've read a lot of articles regarding Director and it seems
like it will do what I want but I wanted to know how easy/realiable
the technology would be once I finish coding it. Here are my
- The ability to dynamically connect to a server and "share"
the window just like Breeze.
- The ability to download and store video content to the
users harddrive then pull it up on request (remotely).
- Control element types such as QuickTime, Real, WMA ie.
support for play, stop, stepping are very important.
- Communicate through voice or webcam.
- On server end access other scripting languages to perform
more intense server-side functions such as file manipulation and
other command-line functions.
It seems ambitious and I have no knowledge of Director but I
am a Flash user.
As you say, that is a very ambition project. Trying to do
that many different tasks is often impossible in one application,
particularly integrating web-based real-time voice/video (the
programs dedicated to nothing but that often have problems working
For viewing other media, it is pretty reliable if you have
control over the format of the media, and have good coding. Since
there are so many ways to compress media on the two platforms, it
is always a challenge to insure that "any" media will play
Director can do a lot, but trying to build an application
that does everything is a big challenge.