After a hiatus from doing much with Director, I am upgrading an old project (MX 2004 and QT6) that uses embedded quicktime videos.
Considering a nearly unlimited budget, what is currently the best option for embedding video into director apps targeted to a Windows (XP and higher) platform? I have the original source footage, so rendering to a new video type is not an issue. Should I be looking at flv? wmv? mpeg-1?
One of the challenges with the current version of the application was the requirement that QT be installed, and most of the users, both current and future users do not have admin rights to install.
I am willing to use any xtras necessary, but don't want the user to have to install anything.
Very grateful for any advice or recommendations you may have. Thanks in advance.
On thing I forgot to mention... the third-party Xtras used are BuddyAPI and Print-O-Matic Lite. If an upgrade to Director 11.5 is necessary to take advantage of newer video support, I'll still need to use those Xtras. Is this a consideration?
I would suggest using FLV, since your video is then completely self-contained and wholly independent of any CODECs or player software installed on your user's systems.
POM isn't released for 11+, so you should stick with D10.
Valentin has a demo FLV Player you could strip apart and examine