2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2007 4:09 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Movies in Director

    gibiti
      I'm trying to import a mpg movie into a presentation, but it needs the QuickTime to be installed on the client computer.
      I've tryed to put the movie into Flash 8 and save it as SWF file. But when I import it into the Director stage, it plays only sound without picture.
      What is the best way to solve that to get a projector file that will play the movie on every computer without Quicktime?
      How can it be saved from Flash so it played OK?
      Thanks a lot for any help/solution!
      GiBi
        • 1. Re: Movies in Director
          Level 7
          gibiti wrote:

          > I'm trying to import a mpg movie into a presentation, but it needs the
          > QuickTime to be installed on the client computer.
          > I've tryed to put the movie into Flash 8 and save it as SWF file. ...
          > How can it be saved from Flash so it played OK?

          Hi GiBi,

          I would suggest you look at an Xtra like MPEG Advanced, which is a very good cross
          platform Xtra that can play MPEG without the need for QT.
          http://xtras.tabuleiro.com/products/mpeg_advance/index.tdb

          Also look at the MediaPlayer Xtra (Windows only though):
          http://www.starsoftmultimedia.com/xtras/MediaPlayer/

          If you want to play through Flash, I would not recommend embedding the video in a
          SWF as you may not get the best playback. Instead, go through the process of
          importing the video into a SWF but then choose the 'Progressive Download' option
          and make the video a FLV. You can then import the swf which is linked to the FLV
          to play the video. That will mean you use the Flash Xtra to play the video and do
          not need any software like QT. FLVs are a but more difficult to control through
          Lingo in Director.

          So, if you want controls, rewind, wait till end or other things, an Xtra would be
          the best. If you just need to play the video without any controls and don't want
          to invest in an Xtra, then try FLV.

          regards
          Dean

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

          • 2. Re: Movies in Director
            Level 7
            GiBi,

            If you scroll up to May 25 in the macromedia.director.lingo group, I have a
            response with how to put flv's in your Director piece that so far has been
            working quite well for me. Or google timm swf flv. I still want to make it
            more dynamic so it only uses one swf but for now it works fine.

            Also be sure to get the flash 8 xtra update.

            Cheers,
            Timm


            "Dean Utian" <d.utian@unsw.edu.au> wrote in message
            news:46912335.55CA3F6E@unsw.edu.au...
            > gibiti wrote:
            >
            >> I'm trying to import a mpg movie into a presentation, but it needs the
            >> QuickTime to be installed on the client computer.
            >> I've tryed to put the movie into Flash 8 and save it as SWF file. ...
            >> How can it be saved from Flash so it played OK?
            >
            > Hi GiBi,
            >
            > I would suggest you look at an Xtra like MPEG Advanced, which is a very
            > good cross
            > platform Xtra that can play MPEG without the need for QT.
            > http://xtras.tabuleiro.com/products/mpeg_advance/index.tdb
            >
            > Also look at the MediaPlayer Xtra (Windows only though):
            > http://www.starsoftmultimedia.com/xtras/MediaPlayer/
            >
            > If you want to play through Flash, I would not recommend embedding the
            > video in a
            > SWF as you may not get the best playback. Instead, go through the process
            > of
            > importing the video into a SWF but then choose the 'Progressive Download'
            > option
            > and make the video a FLV. You can then import the swf which is linked to
            > the FLV
            > to play the video. That will mean you use the Flash Xtra to play the video
            > and do
            > not need any software like QT. FLVs are a but more difficult to control
            > through
            > Lingo in Director.
            >
            > So, if you want controls, rewind, wait till end or other things, an Xtra
            > would be
            > the best. If you just need to play the video without any controls and
            > don't want
            > to invest in an Xtra, then try FLV.
            >
            > regards
            > Dean
            >
            > Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
            > http://www.fbe.unsw.edu.au/learning/director
            > http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
            > email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au
            >