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Director is NOT a DVD production tool, it 's capable of playing a dvd
video within the director projectt much like it can play avi video
Here's one note on PC/DVD-Video hybred production
> Here's one note on PC/DVD-Video hybred production
Wahey!!! That's me!!! Crikey I don't remember posting to that forum!?!
Anyway, back to your problem - as already noted there really isn't an
elegant way of solving it! You quite literally have to whack everything into
one folder - when it comes to hybrid DVD-Videos there's no 'nice partitions'
as we have with hybrid CD-ROM I'm afraid!
The route I took was to develop the DVD-Video and add the Director Windows
projector and its gubbings via the ROM content folder [used Encore - but
DVDSP isn't too far apart].
Also within this DVD-ROM folder lay a Mac disc image [DMG] of our Director
Mac projector with it's associated Xtras, etc. - with enough time on my
hands I could easily have added asset sharing but time was tight to say the
least and I knew I had lots and lots of space on the DVD so basically
packaged all the assets together with the projector within the
aforementioned Mac disc image. I also added a PDF + text document at the DVD
root level explaining to Mac users that they would have to mount the
included Mac disc image to gain access to the data side of the disc.
As it's been pointed out already it isn't pretty and it isn't elegant,
but... it works!! I was also advised by our replicator's that this is the
"safest" way to go. Yes you could try the Mac partitions route but there
really is NO guarantee that all standalone DVD players are capable of
reading the final disc - I wasted numerous coasters with such ideas and it
was very, VERY hit and miss!
If you've a wide DVD-Video collection take a look around at some of the
titles that hold ROM content as well and you'll find that the big studios
also produce their DVD's in the same fashion, for example [off the top of my
head] the Matrix trilogy are produced in this way.