I'm seeing an intermittent problem with sound stopping in my Shockwave projectors. The projector seems to play correctly but the sound simply stops. I'm trying to understand how Shockwave/Director 11 handles sounds. It seems to me that, when the projector is downloading to the user's computer, it also downloads the sounds. However, this problem seems to indicate that the projector doesn't always have the sound to play. I'm learning about streaming sounds in Shockwave and I'm wondering if this will solve the problem. If so, why is streaming better than simply embedding the sounds in the projector?
Does anyone know of a resource where I can get the big picture of how Shockwave handles audio?
Your message is confusing. You refer to a "Shockwave projector" which is a very specific thing - a projector that relies on an installation of Shockwave for libraries and (some) xtras. You then talk about the projector downloading, which is where the confusion (for me) lies.
Have you in fact created a projector (i.e. a desktop application) or are you playing a movie in a browser window via the Shockwave plugin?
Sorry for the confusion. I am new to Shockwave.
I had a collection (over 100) Director movies designed to run on a computer desktop as exe's. They have been converted to play as Shockwave. Our customers download these Shockwave movies dynamically and run them in a browser.
Does that make more sense?