Is the problem with an .swf or and .flv file? Are you authoring on Windows only? And then testing the projector on the Mac? Is it possible that the Mac projector is using a different version of the Flash xtra?
Sorry I didn't include all the info.
It was authored on a PC, but using the cross platform settings and both projectors were made seperate from each other. It uses an swf (in director) that is calling an FLV.
all plays well when I launch the projector on the desktop of the Mac, but after I burn all files to a CD the video part of the Flash doesn't show, although it has all it's functions and audio working.
I've completed the PC side of this project and it all works fine.
The PC and Mac share the same Flash files.
I've been playing with the Mac Xtras and grabbing those right off my Mac, and to me it seems like that somehow should be the culprit. I'm just not sure which Xtras I should be swapping out, there seems to be only 3 to choose from.
If the projector plays on a Mac then it should also play from the CD on the Mac. It sounds like you may have problem with the location of the files on the CD. Is this a single hybrid CD, or a purpose built Mac CD that is causing the problem? If it is a hybrid CD then the common files are usually placed on the ISO partition and only the projector and xtras are on the Mac partition.
Rob Dillon-llRlul wrote:
If it is a hybrid CD then the common files are usually placed on the ISO partition and only the projector and xtras are on the Mac partition.
My experience is the other way around: all the common files go on the HFS(+) partition and are shared to the ISO partition
The Mac can read the files on the ISO partition, but Windows can't read the files on the HFS partition, so how would putting the common files on the Mac side work? Are you using Toast to make the CD? Or something else?
Hello again Rob,
This is a Hybrid CD made using Roxio Toast 7 Titanium.
I put the Mac Xtras on the Mac side of the partition and the PC Xtras on it's side. One thing I want to mention, I don't have Director MX 2004 on my Mac, but I have access to all it's files which are included on the PC. The Mac does have Director MX (9) on it however.
Originally I upgraded the Mac from MX to 11, skiping MX 2004 and everything seemed to work, but now I wonder if some important componant is missing since I didn't have MX 2004 on the Mac to begin with?
When I upgraded my PC it did had MX 2004 on it.
Still one would think if I made the projector on my PC using the cross platform settings it should still work.
If you are using the Mac Xtras as they come from the Windows version of Director, did you unpack those Xtras on a Mac before you burned them to the CD. The Mac Xtras aren't usable as they are from the windows version. They are compressed. Could that be the problem?
Hello again Rob,
I guess I don't follow what you mean by un pack the xtras?
Is there another step for Mac's reguarding the xtras?
If so I haven't done that and I'm un sure how to.
But also if that was the case why would it play ok before burning to a CD?