Your question/s suggest that the protected Director movies you are wanting to play aren't yours, otherwise you would take the source files and use _movie.go() to navigate between them. Can you clarify this?
In general, you could run them as linked Director movies (depending on how they're built) or play them in a MIAW (and hope they don't contain a 'quit' or 'halt' command)
The protected files are mine. I am experiencing with them. This is my first question on Director forum. I am not taking anybody's work. I just need to learn how to link them. That is all. Thanks indeed.
If the protected files are yours, then you have the source prior to protection. In that case, use _movie.go(1, "movie_name") where you want to jump to a different movie file.
I’ll elaborate on Sean’s reply.
As Sean mentioned you can use:
To jump to the marker named ‘Markername’ in a movie called ‘MovieName’.
I tend to still use the verbose syntax
go to "markerName" of movie "MovieName"
If you had:
go to movie "MovieName"
you’d jump to the start of the movie (frame 1)
you could use:
go to movie "MovieName.dir"
but the '.dir' is not needed and if you create a protected DXR or DCR, the statement (without the movie extension) would work.
Now, if you want to avoid writing a unique behavior for every link you’re creating, I’ve got a tutorial that describes how to do it at:
The above uses property variables and a parameter dialog box. It does require some understanding of programming (not too much though).
If you have D11.5, in the Library Palette, in the ‘Controls’, category, there is a ‘Jump to Movie Button’ behavior. This behavior can be dragged and dropped onto a sprite and then you can type in the marker name and movie name in a parameter dialog box to set the link for the sprite. I say D11.5 because while earlier versions of Director have this behavior, there is a small error (easily fixed) that makes the marker jumping part non-functional. Anyway, my behavior in my tut site does the same thing.
Thanks, Dean. Your answer is all I needed and I gained a lot by reading the tutorials on your web site. Thanks again.