2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 26, 2007 7:21 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Shockwave paths issues?

    eddiwil9
      I have just attempted to create a Shockwave presentation, but it did not go too well. The first file opens and plays, but when it should go to the next movie, I get this error; "Unable to open fille " http://www.mysite.com/shockfiles/intro"

      I tried having the file point to just "intro" and also to "intro.dir" but neither works. Am I missing something? The first file "start.dcr" loads and works perfectly; it's just any of the files that this one points to. Is it because THEY also need to be saved as Shockwave files?

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Shockwave paths issues?
          Level 7
          > I have just attempted to create a Shockwave presentation, but it did not go too
          > well. The first file opens and plays, but when it should go to the next movie,
          > I get this error; "Unable to open fille " http://www.mysite.com/shockfiles/intro"

          What command are you using to navigate to the next file?
          When running in SW you should perhaps be using 'gotoNetMovie()'. You can
          test in lingo and issue the appropriate command:
          case _system.environmentPropList.runMode of
          "Projector":
          go to movie "@/name"
          "Plugin":
          gotoNetMovie("@/name")
          end case
          • 2. Re: Shockwave paths issues?
            Level 7
            Hi Eddi,

            I'd say the most likely cause is you're using 'go to movie' instead of
            'gotoNetMovie'. Also, when using gotoNetMovie, make sure you either use the @
            reference or 'the moviepath'. So, you may have
            gotoNetMovie the moviepath & "intro.dcr"
            or
            gotoNetMovie "@/intro.dcr"

            Make sure you include the '.dcr' extension. When playing the movie in Director, the
            DIRs will open if you use gotoNetMovie and link to a '.dcr.'

            regards
            Dean

            Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
            http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director
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            email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au