My company has made some CD's that have an application made
using Director MX 2004. If we take the CD out of the CD drive with
the application running, the application freezes up and locks the
PC. We would like this action to automatically close the
application. Is there anyway we can do this and how?
Also, these CDs have 5 flash movies imbedded into them. The
size of the executable file is about 360 mb. When you insert he CD
it loads all 360 mb onto ram and then opens. This obviously takes a
very long time. What can I do to have it "stream" off the CD so the
application loads much faster?
Removing the CD from the drive - It depends what the
application is actually doing (ie how it is communicating with the
cd/how it loads etc) but the easiest and most robust way would
probably be to remake the projector so that it copies an exe to the
comp's hard drive and then runs from that. Or you can make an
Loading faster - Again it depends how the project has been
made, but generally speaking you can have links to the external
flash files rather than embedding them in the exe - there would
probably be a bit of lag when each one loads tho. Google for making
a stub projector too, that could reduce loading time. Other than
that it is just a case of going through the project and seeing
where graphics/video/sound can be compressed down further or things
can be re-arranged or removed to save space.