It must be 5 years ago now when I first got my hands on Director and Flash and as a video editor handing out bog standard DVD's I could see the beauty of a more interactive experience on DVD/CD ROM. I more or less fell at the last hurdle when I looked into the problem of simply having the whole presentation open automatically as soon as a disc was inserted in either a Mac or Windows machine. I got sidetracked by After Effects and Flash fell by the wayside. I now have a client that wants to hand out 3 of my videos on a branded USB pen and I figured it was time to make Flash my friend again. No such luck, the autoplay/autorun snag is still there (in fact it's worse as there is no way of doing it now on a MAC, I could be wrong of course).
Ok so I am resigned to let autorun work for windows users and leaving Mac users out in the cold, but herein lies my question; if I need to include a "read me" file, is there a cross platform Notepad type file that both Mac and Windows users can read (I'm expecting some problems for Windows users as I haven't even looked into autoplay on W7 yet). So I want a way of generically adding a small note to users of either platform.
Just in case you think this is too general a question for a Flash forum, maybe one of you clever boffins out there have found an elegant solution to my problem, if so let me have it. By the way I am a Windows user historically but am not the least bit precious about the Windows versus Mac issue, it's just that my studio has developed around PC's due to historical serendipity. I love Macs, I just can't find a justification for buying one at the moment (my god that is like a red rag to a bull).
Am looking forward to getting my head around Flash, maybe I need to get out more!!!!!