I have a Flash CS3/AS2 project containing swfs with FLVs. When I Publish the "START.fla" which pulls all the files together, I tell Flash to create a "Projector" for Mac and an "EXE" for Windows. On my (OS X) desktop this Projector thing works perfectly...swfs open from a menu in my GUI, the swfs reference flvs and the flvs play. The swfs are in the same folder as their flvs.
If I put this whole folder full of files over to the WinXP box (via shared folder), double click on the EXE - no flvs will appear. Everything "leading up to" an flv works - but where there should be a video there is none.
Moving on I burn the project onto a CD. When I open the CD on the Mac and find the Projector - I double click and it still works great. Everything flawless.
I put that same CD into the WinXP (SP3) box, find the EXE and double click. As I expected - no improvement, the GUI opens,the swfs can be launched from the menu, but no flvs appear. I get the swf that references the flv - but no flv. I even waited extra time thinking it would eventually happen. No.
Can anyone give me an idea why it should work on Mac and not on XP? Where should I look for the glitch?
TIA some expertise.
For those lost souls who found themselves on my path...
As far as why disc didn't work on XP.
When using Toast 9 (Mac) to burn CDs/DVDs -
-use Data / Mac & PC. (not UDF)
Then use Toast's own way of writing .inf files and including icons. No other app is required. everything is inside Toast under "More".
Also - files can be hidden from opposing platforms. Very handy.