I'm new in Director and have had to edit some files I didn't
build. When I try to create a projector file, it keeps asking for
Xtras. I downloaded some media-player xtras from Star-soft but they
don't seem to help.
How do I identify what Xtras does a particular file use?
This will tell you what Asset Xtras are required by the
If you are using Script Xtras (like FileIO), these will not
appear in the list. My approach with Script Xtras is to use the
Xtras Broker movie script which you can find at
This includes an XtraMissing() handler. In my prepareMovie()
handler, I maintain a list of all the Script Xtras that I use in
the project, and ask if any of these are missing:
vXtras = [#fileio, #FileXtra4]
if XtraMissing(vXtras) then
When I run my projector, this immediately lets me know which
Script Xtras I have forgotten to include in the Xtras folder. You
must be pro-active though: you must add the name of each xtra to
the list as soon as you use it while authoring.