I made this cool CD-ROM app in Director MX a few years ago
and now I want to put it as part of my online portfolio. However, I
dont want to convert the whole thing to Flash because that would
require converting all my Lingo programming to ActionScript etc.
But I would like to instead publish it as a reasonably sized
Shockwave app. The app is a video player, like a projection room.
The reason it's on CD is that the movies played total approx 100MB.
I would like to know how one would proceed to make it web friendly.
I'm assuming I would convert the video assets to the .FLV
format...but then what? From what I have read, Director will not
recognize this format....Any tips, advice, or feedback?
The first thing that you need to consider is whether or not
will work well on the web. If you have to make a bunch of
get it working on the web, then it may not represent you
That said, you can use FLVs in Director MX 2004 with the
However, you can't stream the FLVs, you have to encapsulate
each one in
an SWF and then use the SWF. So if its the streaming that
you may want to use QT instead. You can stream that.
Regardless of the video media that you use, you need to be
sure that you
aren't taking a smooth CD based experience and turning it
into a click
and wait, click and wait, less than elegant web experience.
If you want
to showcase your video capabilities then you may want to
build a web
specific tool. Or, you may want to let site visitors request
a CD to be
mailed to them.