3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 16, 2009 10:13 PM by Dean Utian

    Mac projector looking for shockwave?? from CD

    rf222
      Just got Director 11 for a hybrid cd and all works fine until I try to run from cd. Authoring on XP and burning standard hybrid disc on Mac 10.4. with older version of Toast (5). Director publishes the 2 projectors fine and no problems with pc version. The mac projector plays fine from hard drive or usb drive but not from cd. Is this just a hybrid cd issue or something deeper?
        • 1. Re: Mac projector looking for shockwave?? from CD
          Level 7
          rf222 wrote:

          > Just got Director 11 for a hybrid cd and all works fine until I try to run from
          > cd. Authoring on XP and burning standard hybrid disc on Mac 10.4. with older
          > version of Toast (5). Director publishes the 2 projectors fine and no problems
          > with pc version. The mac projector plays fine from hard drive or usb drive but
          > not from cd. Is this just a hybrid cd issue or something deeper?

          Hi rf222,

          This is an issue I've come across as well and has been reported to Adobe:
          If a Mac projector is launched from a non-HFS volume (e.g. ISO-9660, UFS), it
          cannot find its resources and throws an error message (needs shockwave). If you
          copy files from a non-supported partition back to an HFS volume, the projector runs
          fine with the copied files.

          So Macintosh D11 Projectors Will Not Run From Non-HFS Volumes

          Was dicovered when also trying to create a hybrid CD. The workaround was to creat a
          Toast binary image file.

          regards
          Dean

          Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
          http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
          http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
          email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au

          • 2. Re: Mac projector looking for shockwave?? from CD
            BSpero Level 1

            Hey folks,

                Like a few posters here, I have come across this same problem. Trying to make a Hybrid DVD, any attempts to launch the Mac executable results in the error message about needing shockwave. Dean, you say that the solution is to create a Toast binary image file. Can you explain a bit more? I created an image file out of my hybrid setup in toast, and then used toast to burn that to a disc, which of course did not work. I am sure I am just missing something small here, but I'd love if you could point it out. Can I assume that the solution will allow you to burn hybrid PC/Mac discs of projectors created in Director 11/11.5? Or does this not solve that problem fully? Thanks for your help.

             

            - B

            • 3. Re: Mac projector looking for shockwave?? from CD
              Dean Utian Adobe Community Professional

              Hi BSpero,

               

              I saw the problem with D11. I thought it was resolved in D11.5. I'm not sure if you can create a hybrid DVD - ie. a DVD that reads differently on a Mac (sees Mac only files) as compared to a PC (sees Windows only files).


              Here's the Toast page on burning a disc

              http://kb.roxio.com/search.aspx?URL=/content/ET6000102&PARAMS=set-locale=en

               

              You can burn a CD so that a PC user sees an ISO-9660 format and Mac users see HFS CD. I'm suggesting you burn/create an CD image that does not have ISO-9660 for the Mac side.

               

              MacImage could be used. See:
              http://www.macdisk.com/mimhyben.php3

               

               

              Hope that helps.

               

              Dean

               

              Director Lecturer /  Consultant / Director Enthusiast
              http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
              http://www.multimediacreative.com.au