2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2007 8:30 AM by eddiwill9

    Differences Mac/Windows versions

    eddiwill9
      Just getting back into Director after 5 or so years. I know that there are small difference between the two platform versions. My employer is only going to get 1 version, so I am trying to figure out which will best suit our needs. I can work on either platform, though I prefer the Mac and do almost all of my work in that environment. The vast majoity of projects, however, will be played back on PCs. Is there a summary of what's different/missing from each version?

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Differences Mac/Windows versions
          Level 7
          eddiwill9 wrote:

          > Just getting back into Director after 5 or so years. I know that there are
          > small difference between the two platform versions. My employer is only going
          > to get 1 version, so I am trying to figure out which will best suit our needs.
          > I can work on either platform, though I prefer the Mac and do almost all of my
          > work in that environment. The vast majoity of projects, however, will be
          > played back on PCs. Is there a summary of what's different/missing from each
          > version?

          Hi,

          If you're more comfortable with a Mac, I'd say stick with a Mac Director. There
          are no major differences in terms of the features available for each OS. With the
          current version of Director, you can make a PC projector on a Mac and a Mac
          projector on a PC. But, it's generally easier to port PC files from a Mac to a PC
          than the other way around.

          If you're going to do a lot of PC projects, you will need a PC for testing. Things
          that may look slightly different on each OS include fonts and text spacing/size,
          colours, OS controls like scrollbars, cursors..

          Hope that helps.
          By the way, I have Director tutorials (many beginner level) at:
          ttp://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director
          and a resources page with all the best Director sites on the web at:
          http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director/resources/

          regards
          Dean

          Director Lecturer / Consultant
          http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director
          http://www.multimediacreative.com.au



          • 2. Re: Differences Mac/Windows versions
            eddiwill9 Level 1
            Thanks, Dean! Very helpful.

            I seem to recall some sort of issue/problem (something!) concerning video. I think a lot of the video I will be using will be WMV files. Is that a problem creating the projector on the Mac? Wish I could remember what I saw....

            Thanks again!