I dusted off my copy of MX2004 (Win XP) recently to tweak a
project, and neither the authoring environment nor the CD as
mastered would work anymore, crashing as soon as Quicktime movie
was displayed. In fact, with a new project open Director would
crash just bringing up the Quicktime window. I figured something
else in my system was screwed so I bit the bullet and did a clean
install of XP, layered on the relevant mobo and video drivers, and
then put the latest Quicktime 7.41 and MX 2004, plus the authoring
update back on. Still no joy.
So I lowered the hardware acceleration settings for video,
and lo and behold, I got it running. Director won't display
Quicktime video anymore unless hardware acceleration is 2 stops
short of completely disabled. No idea what has changed to do this,
as it was running fine last year, on the same hardware. Perhaps my
nVidia video drivers are to blame, but it was quite disconcerting.
Anyone else had this issue?
Anyway, just thought I'd share. I'm a fan of Director, still,
tho I code in Flash / Flex now.