2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 20, 2008 5:40 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Pre dir11 memory issue

    Level 7
      Not sure if it is widely known, but when creating a windows projector with
      an older director version, each instance allocates aprox. 10% of the
      machine's physical memory - just run a projector, open the task manager, and
      check the pf usage increase under the performance tab.
      E.g., on a machine with 2gb ram, running 2 projectors will occupy 400MB!!
      Though dir 11 is now released, I'd really like seeing an update for mx04,
      addressing the issue - especially since it must be an easy fix (an updated
      Proj.dll probably).


        • 1. Re: Pre dir11 memory issue
          Level 7
          alchemist wrote:

          > Though dir 11 is now released, I'd really like seeing an update for mx04,
          > addressing the issue - especially since it must be an easy fix (an updated
          > Proj.dll probably).

          Hi,

          Chances of getting any updates/improvements tp pre-D11 versions of Director are
          pretty close to 0. It's just not worth Adobe's time. I'm not sure if the D11
          proj.dll would work with D10. You could try at your own risk.

          If you find D11 suffers the same memory issue, please report it in the new
          community bugbase at:
          http://directorbugs.creativeperspectives.com/

          Adobe people are monitoring that site so they will be looking at anything posted
          there.

          regards
          Dean

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


          • 2. Re: Pre dir11 memory issue
            Level 7
            > If you find D11 suffers the same memory issue
            The bug was reported and fixed for d11. And, from what I got, it was an easy
            fix -just a line of code that was inherited from ancient versions.
            The way I see it, dir11 is certainly a version worth upgrading to. But,
            fixing a legacy bug in the previous version would show respect for existing
            clients. Besides, unlike previous releases, there may be movies that can not
            be updated to dir11 easily - e.g. movies that performed binary buffer
            access/modifications (numtochar/chartonum). So, chances are that even dir11
            owners might need to publish certain movies with mx04 for a while.

            > I'm not sure if the D11 proj.dll would work with D10.
            No way it would.

            > the new community bugbase
            Thanks for the link. It may come handy.


            "Dean Utian" <d.utian@unsw.edu.au> wrote in message
            news:480AF3A0.3B43486C@unsw.edu.au...
            > alchemist wrote:
            >
            >> Though dir 11 is now released, I'd really like seeing an update for mx04,
            >> addressing the issue - especially since it must be an easy fix (an
            >> updated
            >> Proj.dll probably).
            >
            > Hi,
            >
            > Chances of getting any updates/improvements tp pre-D11 versions of
            > Director are
            > pretty close to 0. It's just not worth Adobe's time. I'm not sure if the
            > D11
            > proj.dll would work with D10. You could try at your own risk.
            >
            > If you find D11 suffers the same memory issue, please report it in the new
            > community bugbase at:
            > http://directorbugs.creativeperspectives.com/
            >
            > Adobe people are monitoring that site so they will be looking at anything
            > posted
            > there.
            >
            > regards
            > Dean
            >
            > Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
            > http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
            > http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
            > email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au
            >
            >