As has been noted elsewhere, using QT in Director projects on
Intel-based Macs is a non-starter, because Director executables are
not Universal Binary yet.
I'm working on a very high-profile project that has a fixed
deadline of Sept. 11th (I suppose you can draw your own conclusions
from there). It involves a number of standard definition (not HD)
video-based kiosks. The app is very simple -- it just triggers the
video on a mouse click -- but the key thing is we need to display
the highest possible image quality. We had hoped to use H.264.
We've also tried 3IVX and Motion JPEG B, which play beautifully in
the QT Player but stutter noticeably once in Director.
I've also tried making a QuickTime Media Link (QTL) file that
allows us to "quit when done" so that we can use BuddyAPI to open
the program with the QT Player and then drop back to the Director
app when done.
That works great, except for the fact that BudAPI's
"baHideTaskBar" is broken as of OSX 10.3, so we can't get rid of
the Director app menu bar when we shell out to the QT Player!
I'm assuming I can't use Sorenson 3 because of the audio sync
issues. Sorenson 2 maybe?
These are running on bottom of the line off-the-shelf
single-core Intel Mac Minis w/ 512MB RAM. No, we cannot change the
platform. We have to make it work with what we have.
Any help appreciated. (What would be even more appreciated
would be an interim build of Director in the next few weeks that at
least supported QT properly on Intel Macs...)
I'm running into the same issue. Intel MacMini's playing HD
footage in Director. I can't find a codec that displays properly
(except poor quality jpeg or DVCPRO codecs). Stuttering when using
H.264. Did you find a solution? Any tips would help.