I remember trying to control a DVD-video disk in MX 2004
(using something in the Goodies folder). I didn't have much luck as
the video play back was stuttering. Does anyone know if v.11 is any
better as controlling a DVD-video disk?
In April Allen Partridge published a list saying: "The
following legacy issues were all FIXED in Director 11...
FIXED ** 25. Crash is happening while tried to change
location of DVD asset to some invalid location. ** FIXED".
I guess this fix addresses just one of the problems of DVD
Event Manager from the Goodies folder.
To say the truth, I have not enough tested DVD-Video with
Director 11, and thus cannot directly answer your question. Certain
features of my project other then DVD keep away from 11.
I do not use and do not like the DVD Event Manager, as it is
restrictive and buggy (at least it was buggy with MX 2004).
Currently, it is much more effective to learn to control DVD-video
directly with lingo, tracking DVD events with DVDeventNotification
handler and using the relevant metods and properties. A good way to
learn the tricks, I think, is to read about similar events, methods
and properties in the documentation to OnStageDVD Professional
Xtra, from the Visible Light. A complimentary way would be to print
out the code of DVD Event Manager of Director.
The OnStageDVD Professional Xtra, in my experience, is more
reliable than DVD cast member of Director. However,the Xtra is for
Windows XP, NT and 2000 only (though Vista was mentioned in their
plans). And it is not for Director 11.