> 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?
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.
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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.
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
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:
Hope that helps.