6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2009 2:55 AM by Newsgroup_User

    files xtra 4

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      I'm cycling through a list of volumes on the mac and testing to see if one
      is a CDROM drive

      the call to volumeIsCDROM (<volume name>) always returns zero. The CD
      that's inserted is named "MP"

      I have tried the call with and without the colon that is included after each
      volume in the volume list but I always get zero.

      Does anyone know why this is not working? It works fine on the PC

      I'm using OS10.3.9 with Director MX

      Craig


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        • 1. Re: files xtra 4
          Level 7
          Does it work with a different CD in the drive - perhaps try a
          commercially duplicated one and a music CD. Is the drive itself a CD-ROM
          drive, or a DVD drive?
          • 2. Re: files xtra 4
            Level 7
            You could of course use Buddy API's baDiskInfo(drive, "type")
            • 3. Re: files xtra 4
              Level 7
              I believe it's a CD/DVD drive although I'm not sure I have ever actually
              burned a DVD on it to verify that.

              But I worked around it by checking to see if the drive is removeable...that
              worked, then checking the disk name for a match. It's not as accurate as
              the driveIsCDROM but of course even with that the user could burn a disk
              with the proper name and get around the requirement of having the original
              disk in the machine.


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              Craig S. Wollman

              Word of Mouth Productions
              159-00 Riverside Drive West
              New York, New York 10032
              (212) 928-9581
              "Sean Wilson" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:gorv5v$k8j$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Does it work with a different CD in the drive - perhaps try a commercially
              > duplicated one and a music CD. Is the drive itself a CD-ROM drive, or a
              > DVD drive?


              • 4. Re: files xtra 4
                Level 7
                My client doesn't want to fork out the $300 and I'm already using 2
                functions

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                Craig S. Wollman

                Word of Mouth Productions
                159-00 Riverside Drive West
                New York, New York 10032
                (212) 928-9581
                "Sean Wilson" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:gos0e7$lu5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > You could of course use Buddy API's baDiskInfo(drive, "type")


                • 5. Re: files xtra 4
                  Level 7
                  > My client doesn't want to fork out the $300 and I'm already using 2
                  > functions

                  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the Mac version (prior to version
                  4 of Buddy) was free. You know my opinion about this, though. Buy
                  *yourself* a copy (imagine the time you'd have saved already!) and add
                  an invisible $10 bucks to every project that uses it until you've paid
                  for it - if you have difficulty justifying it otherwise.
                  • 6. Re: files xtra 4
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                    Sean,

                    I bought the full version myself several years ago but when I contacted the
                    company who sold it to me about an upgrade price, they turned me away and
                    said I needed to contact Gary. I haven't had a chance to do that yet.

                    penny wise and pound foolish

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                    Craig S. Wollman

                    Word of Mouth Productions
                    159-00 Riverside Drive West
                    New York, New York 10032
                    (212) 928-9581
                    "Sean Wilson" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:got49v$2rm$2@forums.macromedia.com...
                    >> My client doesn't want to fork out the $300 and I'm already using 2
                    >> functions
                    >
                    > Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the Mac version (prior to version 4
                    > of Buddy) was free. You know my opinion about this, though. Buy *yourself*
                    > a copy (imagine the time you'd have saved already!) and add an invisible
                    > $10 bucks to every project that uses it until you've paid for it - if you
                    > have difficulty justifying it otherwise.