3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2007 4:52 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Publishing Problems

    TedMeister Level 1
      Can somebody tell me what error -50 problem writing file is when I'm trying to publish?


      Thanks in advance
        • 1. Re: Publishing Problems
          Level 7
          TedMeister wrote:

          > Can somebody tell me what error -50 problem writing file is when I'm trying to publish?
          >
          > Thanks in advance

          Don't know every error number, but do you have sound in your movie (perhaps a WAV file)? If
          you delete the sound and publish does it work? If so, may be a compression issue in the
          sound. Let me know how you go and I'll send further info if needed.

          regards
          Dean

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

          • 2. Re: Publishing Problems
            TedMeister Level 1
            I deleted all the sounds in the file and it did publish. If you can give me any info on what format are best for sounds for shockwave and what compression to use I would really appreciate it. Thanks for your help.

            Best Regards
            Ted
            • 3. Re: Publishing Problems
              Level 7
              TedMeister wrote:

              > I deleted all the sounds in the file and it did publish. If you can give me any
              > info on what format are best for sounds for shockwave and what compression to
              > use I would really appreciate it. Thanks for your help.

              Hi Ted,

              I assume you're on Windows so will give instructions based on that assumption.

              1. Right click on your WAV file (in Windows Explorer) and choose 'Record' from the
              popup.
              This opens the sound in Sound Recorder. You can open it through the start menu, but
              this is a faster way.

              2. Choose File > Save As
              Note the Format at the bottom. I'm guessing it says 'MPEG Layer 3...'. This format
              is not Shockwave friendly.

              3. Click on the 'Change' button, select 'PCM', whatever 'Attributes' matche your
              original sound, then press 'OK'

              4. Save the sound - as a new name so you have a copy just for safety reasons.

              5. Import this sound into Director in place of the other and see if the problem
              disappears.

              Let me know if this helps. Note, it only takes one bad sound to create publishing
              errors so it may not be every sound in your movie that needs changing. Also, you
              could do this in other Audio programs. For WAV files, always go with Windows PCM.

              regards
              Dean

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