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There's no danger of Director going away. You're far better off
producing the project in Director. You have much more control of a CD
based project using Director than you do using Flash.
While flv files are a good solution when you want streaming video, all
of those files will be local on the CD. The downside of using flvs in
Director is that you will have to place them in an swf to play them
through Director. Director doesn't support flvs.
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If all you're doing is playing FLV's then it's probably better to just use
Flash, IMO. There are no Xtras in Flash, so no worries with packaging and
Flash will make a mac projector just as nicely as Director does. FWIW, you
can use MacImage to burn a hybrid CD on Windows. It will take the .hqx and
expand it properly when it burns the disk. Works a treat, I've been using it
on some recent projects.
For some projects, I'd certainly pick one product over the other. But for
many projects I don't find it matters to much. Use what works... And if
there's any chance of going online, then the choice is obviously not
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Thanks guys, I appreciate both of your perspectives. I had been wondering whether or not Flash deals with Xtra's at all, seemed Actionscript may take care of the whole cross-platform issue. Personally, I've been having a tough time crossing over from Director to Flash. But it is what most of my clients are asking for, whether they know what they're talking about or not. Director seems more visually intuitive. Flash is heavy into programming.
And thanks Dave on the "heads up" on MacImage. I actually went out and bought a Mac mini last year for the sole purpose of burning my Director projects (CD) masters. Thanks again for both of your insight.
I feel your pain. I just started learning Flash this week for some web-development. Not being a developer by trade, I do miss lingo sorely!!! But Flash is the way to go for a typical media web site for sure.
I feel like the interactive multimedia industry will be converting over to all-Flash by then.
I think it's more accurate to say the multimedia industry is already become all-internet. Adobe needs to position Director's purpose more clearly to the developers to define what role Director plays in relation to the internet distribution medium (aside from 3d games).
I actually went out and bought a Mac mini last year for the sole purpose of burning my Director projects (CD) masters.
That's funny, I'm buying an Intel mini so I can proof Windows applications! :-)