2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2008 8:19 AM by Newsgroup_User

    CD-ROM based off-line search?

    Level 7
      Hi there folks.

      I'm in the process of evaluating a project that requires the need to search
      the contents of a CD-ROM - in particular it will be searching and returning
      results with respect to the names of PDF documents.

      I've found AF Search ( http://www.afsearch.com/) that will allow for such
      functinality; but it's Windows only and ideally I require it to be Mac
      friendly as well... Although there could be an arguement that Spotlight will
      acheive the same level of functionality out of the box on OS X!

      Does anybody out there in Director land know of a graceful alternative to
      the one already found? Or indeed if there are any pointers or guidance as to
      how this could be achieved / implemented?

      Many thanks in-advance and kind regards, Mark.


        • 1. Re: CD-ROM based off-line search?
          rafa@mediatech Level 1
          Hi Mark:
          I have used INM's VizionDB. I think it only works with PDF, but it is fully cross platform. Here's the link:
          http://www.inm.com/products/

          Hope this helps
          Rafael.
          • 2. Re: CD-ROM based off-line search?
            Level 7

            "Mark Bateman" <markbateman@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
            news:g86ut5$gpk$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Hi there folks.
            >
            > I'm in the process of evaluating a project that requires the need to
            > search the contents of a CD-ROM - in particular it will be searching
            > and returning results with respect to the names of PDF documents.
            >
            > I've found AF Search ( http://www.afsearch.com/) that will allow for
            > such functinality; but it's Windows only and ideally I require it to
            > be Mac friendly as well... Although there could be an arguement that
            > Spotlight will acheive the same level of functionality out of the
            > box on OS X!
            >
            > Does anybody out there in Director land know of a graceful
            > alternative to the one already found? Or indeed if there are any
            > pointers or guidance as to how this could be achieved / implemented?
            >
            > Many thanks in-advance and kind regards, Mark.
            >

            Hi Mark,

            why can you not simply read all the filenames including paths from the
            CD?
            Or do you mean the name of the document INSIDE the pdf file?

            You can also generate a list in a textfile after you have completed
            the contents of the CD, and read that at runtime. There are many tools
            to do something like this.

            Richard.