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You need to mark the xtra as "Download if needed..." so that your
Shockwave installation (as well as the authoring environment) has a copy
of the required xtra/s. Modify -> Movie -> Xtras, select the relevant
xtra and check the box - you need to be connected to the Internet when
you do this.
Many thanks Sean but I dont think this is the problem. I have ensured that the "Download if needed check box" is checked for the "QT6Asset X32 " Xtra when it is selected in the Modify>Movie>Xtras list of the dir file. However the embedded Quicktime movies still do not show in the Shockwave player when the HTML is opened in a browser. The play /stop control bar of the Quicktime movies do show in the Shockwave player when the HTML is played but they are not functional, and the movies are not visible.
Then you are perhaps viewing it locally (rather than from a web server)
and therefore need to have a folder named 'dswmedia' somewhere in the path
Many thanks Sean. I am viewing the html files locally rather than from a web server. However when successfully viewing html in a browser using a PC with operating system Windows 2000, there is no folder called 'dswmedia' in the path. The path is as follows
D:\ MSC lab2 task3\lab2 task 3director movie and source files\ lab2 task3 htm.
D is a partition of the hardrive of the PC.
MSc lab2 task3\ is a folder that contains various fles and folders.
lab2 task3 movie and source file is a folder containing the files
1. Director movie named lab 2 task 3
2. Shockwave movie named lab 2 task 3
3. Html file named lab 2 task 3
4. Copies of 4Quicktime movies that are embedded in the Director movie
Are you saying that if I include copies of files 1,2,3,(and the quicktime movies) in a folder named dswmedia on the hard drive of my PC that runs Windows XP the htm file will open and play OK in a browser. This would be great. Unfortunately my PC that runs XP is not working at present but I will try it out as soon as possible. Many thanks for your help.
If you search the docs for 'dswmedia' you'll find a number of references
you should perhaps read.
In short, to access linked content from a local HDD this named folder
needs to be part of the path (so that a movie can't browse the local
Including a folder named dswmedia in the path has solved the problem.