4 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2006 2:38 PM by profjoe1

    HELP

    profjoe1
      I have an interactive training CD and I am trying to get it to work on my web site, it was made with Director 6. When I link to start.exe it wants to download, when i link to Autorun it just shows the info, when I link to start.DIR it starts then says that I need Quicktime v 2.1 or greater (I have QT 7installed on my computer) when I click ok it says wrong path to QTW. Everything works well on the CD and it will install and play off of the CD Rom. I am new at this, so any input will be greatly recieved.

      Thanks
      profjoe1
        • 1. Re: HELP
          Level 7

          Usually one shockwave compresses the director files to improve
          download speed. The shockwave plugin can play standard .dir or
          compressed .dcr files, you might just have to add the correct embed html
          code.
          As a first cut test you should be able to directly open the .dir file
          from your hard drive with the web browser.



          A fallback option is to zip the entiure pachage to be downloaded and
          installed on the user's system.
          • 2. Re: HELP
            Level 7
            > I have an interactive training CD and I am trying to get it to work on my web
            > site

            Rather than uploading the executable, or unprotected source file, you
            should publish it as Shockwave and embed the resulting file in an html
            document. Check the help for more details.
            The success of this process and the files it produces will depend
            largely on how the original file was structured. You will also need to
            upload any QuickTime files in the same relative location. And to test
            Shockwave locally you should have a folder somewhere in the path named
            'dswmedia'
            • 3. Re: HELP
              Level 7
              On Wed, 03 May 2006 15:10:19 GMT, profjoe1 posted in
              macromedia.director.basics:

              > Quicktime v 2.1 or greater (I have QT
              > 7installed on my computer)

              QT 2.x was a completely different beast than QT 3 and higher. It can actually
              co-exist with newer versions.

              Many programs that look for QT 2 will not be aware of QT 7. I suspect
              Directors QT Asset Xtra from those days is one of them.



              --
              Mark A. Boyd
              Keep-On-Learnin'
              • 4. HELP
                profjoe1 Level 1
                THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH